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.
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Mis en Bouteille au Domaine Delhon Frѐres [Estate Bottled]
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