Posts Tagged ‘Costieres de Nimes’

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Costieres de Nimes, France

90 Points — Wine Advocate

The 2007 Trassegum is a blend of 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, and 25% Mourvedre (all from vines around 80 years old), aged in both tank and barrel for two years. Dense ruby/purple with floral, almost Cote Rotie-like notes of exotic Asian spices intermixed with honeysuckle, black currant, raspberry, and cherry, this is an attractive, delicious, medium-bodied wine with plenty of elegance and complexity. It should drink well for 2-3 years.