Joli Vin imports
Saint Chinian, Les Travers de Marceau, 2006
LIBERTÉ , BUVABILITÉ , FRATERNITÉ
Carignan 40%, Syrah 40% and Cinsault 20%
Taken from the steep sloping vineyards (Travers) of old vine Carignan, the composition of this cuvee changes ever so slightly by the year, but as with all of Rimbert’s reds, Carignan plays the lead with supporting roles from Syrah and Cinsault.
With more Syrah than in years past, Marceau is edging toward the blacker fruit flavor profile with more suggestions of the sauvage, of garrigue and of earth. A bit of grip on the finish adds some tension but at its center still the most charming of Rimbert’s line up with the trademark aromas of lightly cooked cherry and blackberry fruit as well as the enchanting perfume of crusted stone and herbal intrigue. And as always, owing to his higher elevations and cooler temperatures, the wine displays uncommon balance and a remarkably fresh palate.
Saint Chinian, Les Travers de Marceau Taken from the steep sloping vineyards (Travers) of old vine Carignan, the composition of this cuvee changes ever so slightly by the year, but as with all of Rimbert’s reds…
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