90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2011
Light orange-pink. Mineral-accented aromas of strawberry and blood orange, with a hint of dried herbs adding complexity. Spicy and sharply focused, with very good depth to its bitter red berry and citrus flavors. The dry finish features excellent mineral cut and spicy persistence.
Provence, which stretches from Nîmes to Nice, is best known as a bottomless source of pink wine. But across the region, numerous Provence appellations produce highly distinctive red wines that express multiple variations on a ripe, Southern theme; the most famous appellation is Bandol, which is noted for powerful game- and earth-scented red wines based on the sturdy, late-ripening Mourvedre grape.
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Grenache (aka Garnacha)
One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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