St.-Chinian "Travers de Marceau", Rimbert
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St.-Chinian "Travers de Marceau", Rimbert - 2019

Item # 23586 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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Production Methods




Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

From a mix of local grapes: Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Syrah and Carignan with vines up to 60 years old. Grapes are hand-harvested and the bunches are destemmed before pressing. An unoaked, lively red wine.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is a classic Languedoc-Roussillon blend. Mourvedre gives color and body, Carignan gives smoothness, Syrah gives spicy notes. The result is a very balanced wine. The nose is packed with plum and blueberry aromas, the palate delivers concentration and flavors of black fruit with a pleasant minerality. Jean Marie Rimbert, the producer of this wine, owns forty diverse parcels of land, each with different soil compositions, which explains this wine's different layers of complexity. Additionally, this wine goes through a very gentle extraction, adding finesse and elegance. Simply delicious!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


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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Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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