Grenat, Vin Doux Naturel, Mas des Caprices
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Organic

Grenat, Vin Doux Naturel, Mas des Caprices - 2017

Item # 38742 500mL
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$24.96 $19.97 / Single Bottle
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$299.52 $239.64/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A red dessert wine made from the Grenache grape. The wine was fortified early on during fermentation leaving residual sugar for the final wine. What's so intriguing about this is the tannic structure blended with the berried fruit and acidity. A formidable match for a plate of aged cheeses. Drink lightly chilled.


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Staff Pick Notes

I've never been big on the dessert wine thing. If I'm having a drink after dinner it's usually an amaro/digestivo. Always something that comes after dessert, never to go along with it. I recently tried a few dessert wines and to say I'm a convert would be an understatement. I would now prefer to drink my dessert rather than eat it. But if you are ever looking for the ideal match for your Black Forest cake or even just a Cadbury fruit and nut bar, look no further. This amazing Grenache is freeze dried raspberries and chocolate dipped strawberries. It's sweet, but not cloying. A beautiful wine on its own, but an amazing partner for rich chocolate and fruit desserts.

- TI

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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