2017 Corbieres Rouge ''Mazerac'' (Bouysse, Domaine la)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac", Languedoc, France 2017

{organic} 80% Carignan (120+ year old vines), 20% Grenache


Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried black raspberries, garrigue (rosemary, thyme, lavender), and a slightly smoky earthiness. The inky purple color of this wine is backed up with the essence of violets. Her best vintage in a decade!

Serving Suggestion: All grilled meats. It was also delicious with a salad of fresh frisée topped with sautéed chicken livers and gizzards then drizzled with the pan drippings touched with sherry vinegar.

$24.99 each