Domaine Bassac Syrah 2009

A storm came through overnight and washed away the sticky humidity. I fancied a big, smoky, spicy glass to contrast with the lovely, refreshing Amphibolite Nature Muscadet that had assisted me in the previous day’s heat. I reached for Domaine Bassac Syrah 2009 as I began making dinner and roasting garlic and the assorted vegetables I had lying about in the fridge. Located in the Languedoc region in southern France, Domaine Bassac is a 150 acre family estate headed by the 3 Delhon brothers. Organically farmed since 1990, the brothers utilise the specific terroir of each plot of land; taking into account factors such as the particular climate and soil properties, thereby planting a grape in a vineyard best suited to its variety. They are committed to producing grapes in the traditional style that grow in harmony with the soil and to produce authentic wines “with a respect for nature”.  This Syrah is fermented in concrete tanks to allow the qualities of the grape to flourish uninhibited.

Inky dark purple with ruby highlights in colour, the aroma of smoky earth rose from my glass. Jammy grape and blackberry flavours were entwined with traces of herbaceous lavender and warm sandalwood elements in the velvety, full body. Smooth black tea tannins merged with spicy black pepper, rich dark chocolate and hints of smoky fruits in the lengthy finish. Big fruit flavours and lots of spice make for a vivid, easy drinking glass that enlivens a rustic meal or relaxed evening.
100% Syrah

Cotes du Thongue
France
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine Delhon Frѐres [Estate Bottled]
$10
Enjoy now thru 2014

2 thoughts on “Domaine Bassac Syrah 2009

  1. Thank you so much for producing such a wonderful wine [chemical free!].It was a pleasure to have and I am looking forward to more of your fantastic wines.Slainte,Cara

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