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Domaine Lafage 'Tessellae' Carignan Vieilles Vignes Côtes Catalanes 2013
- Varietal: Carignan
- Country: France
- Region: Côtes Catalanes
- Unit Size: 750 ml
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Wine Advocate 94 Points
A custom cuvee and joint venture with importer Eric Solomon, the 2013 Tessellae Vieilles Vignes is 100% Carignan and comes from 70-year-old vines and the schist soils of Maury and Les Aspres. It is an off-the-charts value that offers up thrilling notes of black raspberry, chocolate, graphite, tar and licorice to go with a voluptuous, decadent, yet seamless and gorgeously pure feel on the palate. Seriously, this wine is smoking good and should thrill for 4-5 years, if not longer. Just pretend you paid more for it.
Most of these wines are custom cuvees made for importer Eric Solomon. All of these are incredible values and should not be missed!
Deep red cherry color with purple highlights. There is a seductive aroma, with harmoniously interwoven notes of ripe berries, plums, cherries and dried fruits. The taste is charming, elegant, with notes of black raspberry, chocolate, graphite, tar and licorice, with an elegant texture and long finish.
This wine goes well with meat dishes, appetizers and cheeses.
One of the oldest viticultural areas of France, vines in the Roussillon were cultivated by the Romans, and perhaps even before that. With some of the most dramatic topography in France, many of the zones are composed of extremely steep hillsides – resembling the Priorat in Spain in many ways.
One of the most sought-after winemakers of Europe at the moment, Jean-Marc Lafage lends his expertise with Southern European varietals to several top estates in both France and Spain (he makes Evodia with Eric Solomon among other custom cuvee projects) and also in South America. However, his best work is perhaps at home at his estate in the hills of the Roussillon with his wife, Eliane, also a highly accomplished winemaker.
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