On my last visit to NYC I only had a short window of time to stop in at one of favourite wine shops, and additionally could only purchase as much as I could carry home on the train. I feel I was successful within those parameters, coming home with 6 bottles each under $10! As I tend to find IGP wines to be super tasty and excellent values, I was enthusiastic to give Domaine Tour Boisee Carignan 2012 a pour.
Domaine La Tour Boisee is a family estate founded in 1826 and located in the heart of the Minervois appellation in southern France. Today the estate consists of 200 acres of vineyards over 2500 olive trees, some of which date all the way back to the 17th century. Marie-Claude took over the estate in 1982 from her parents, and along with her husband Jean-Louis, himself from a long line of grape growers, and both are passionate about tending to the terrior and old vines. The grapes for the 2012 Carignan were sourced from 55 year old vines.
Inky red-violet in colour with aromas fruity aromas of plum, blackberry, raisin and baking spices. Blackberry and cherry jam flavours joined hints of cinnamon in the medium to full body, whilst spicy crushed black peppercorn and sweet raisin elements comprised the velvety finish. A straightforward balance of jammy fruit and cozy spice, this is a phenomenal value with each sip encouraging you to reach for more.
Coteaux de Peyriac Red
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine Marie-Claude et Jean-Louis Poudou [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2015