Corbières, Dom. Faillenc Sainte Marie
Staff Pick
Organic

Corbières, Dom. Faillenc Sainte Marie - 2018

Item # 37850 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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Red
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

A harmonious, rustic-styled blend of Cabernet, Syrah, and Grenache. Dark fruit, with tons of violets, leather, spice, and great acidity on the palate. Pairs very well with grilled sausages, stews, and meats. There is a bit of a spritz when the bottle is first opened, some may prefer to decant.


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Staff Pick Notes

You know that friend that is always willing to meet you for a drink? They’re usually stout of heart but carry themselves in a light and jovial fashion. That’s how you should think of reds from Corbières. The primary flavors (dark bush fruit, violets, spices, a bit of game) and body of this wine are certainly hearty, but the accompanying acidity makes it versatile and light on its feet. This gives you a wine you can truly chew the fat with and feel quite refreshed afterwards. Fry up some Bangers & Mash, pop some Corbières, and give thanks to that unfailing friend.

- SD

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