Robert M. Parker’s Wine Advocate: 91 Points “The 2015 Cotes du Roussillon (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan) is another winner from this estate. Notes of black cherries, cassis and crushed flowers give way to a medium to full-bodied, supple, hedonistic Roussillon that has superb purity of fruit and outstanding length. It's going to be hard to beat on the QPR scale.”
After 27 years importing wine, Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased his own vineyard in Roussillon. Named Cabirau after the vineyard’s original designation, this estate is in the town of Maury, on a hillside below the ancient Cathar fortress of Queribus.
Here, the backbone of Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with opulent Grenache, giving a medium-bodied wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs. Approachable now, this wine will accompany fine meals of lamb, wild birds or game for years to come.
Côtes du Roussillon is an appellation for the red, white and rosé wines of the Roussillon wine region in the south of France. It covers the eastern half of the Pyrenees-Orientalesadministrative district, whose name (which means literally 'eastern Pyrenees') aptly sums up its location at the eastern edge of the Pyrenees Mountains. The western half of Pyrenees-Orientales is simply too mountainous for effective viticulture.
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