Regular price of $12 and available for 10% off to readers of The Reverse Wine Snob for a limited time (see below). Sample submitted for review. Imported by first vine.
From the importer:
“This medium-bodied red stands up well to spicier foods. The Luberon climate is particularly suited to Grenache, which makes the wine beautifully earthy.
Food Pairing: Goes well with red meat, goat cheese, spicy and earthy foods.
Today’s wine comes from Chateau de Clapier in the Luberon. The Luberon lies between Rhone and Provence near the Mediterranean coast in south-eastern France. This is a climate perfect for growing grapes with a large diurnal temperature variation (difference between the highest daytime and lowest nighttime temperatures).
And if you remember our Thanksgiving post, you’ll recognize the winery from their excellent rosé:Spend Thanksgiving In The Pink – Rosé Wine For Your Holiday Feasts. This area is known for their excellent rosé wines and this one was no exception featuring a highly quaffable blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Perfect for spring by the way, but let’s get on to today’s wine!
The 2011 Chateau De Clapier Calligrappe Red begins with a very pleasant aroma featuring musty and earthy notes of tomato plant, a little dirt, tart black cherry and and hint of dried herbs. Tasting reveals a delightful medium-bodied wine full of red and black fruit, a little spice and more earthy notes wrapped up in a dry, grippy texture. It ends with good length and more hints of tomato plant. Lovely!
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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