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Domaine Rimbert ‘Cousin Oscar’ 2012

With its fun 1950’s label, and the fact that I am borderline obsessed with Languedoc wines, I effortlessly picked up Domaine Rimbert ‘Cousin Oscar’ 2012. Jean-Marie Rimbert established Domaine Rimbert in 1996 with a goal of cultivating vineyards with respect for the environment, and producing wines that reflect all of the “ beauty depth and flavor originating from those vines”. The 20 hectare estate consists of 40 parcels, each with a slightly different soil composition. All of Jean-Marie’s wines are crafted naturally, he practices agriculture raisonnée, does not use any chemical herbicides or pesticides, employs only naturally occurring yeasts and bottles with a minimum amount of filtration. Jean-Marie has gained a reputation as a passionate winemaker, consistently crafting wines that express the “character and soul” of where they are from. Oscar is meant to be a fun, soft, drinkable wine for all occasions with friendliness and good humour; “On se l’arrache” on the label warns “you’ll be fighting over this wine with whomever is present”!

Dark ruby-red in colour with aromas of wild blackberries and chocolate ganache. Vibrant cherry notes embraced rich vanilla in the medium body, whilst pink peppercorn and hints of chocolate comprised the compact finish. Simple and charming, this is a fantastic glass on its own or with a wide variety of dishes, [try it with a slight chill- it really pops!].

100% Cinsault
Vin de France
11.5% Alcohol [front label] 12% Alcohol [back label]
Enjoy now thru 2015

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