Château de Caraguilhes Appellation Corbières
Soil Clay-limestone, rocky hillside Location Terroir de Boutenac, Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse Culture ECOCERT certification, organic wine since 1987
Grape Varietals 60% Syrah (carbonic maceration and traditional fermentation), 30% Carignan (carbonic maceration), 10% Grenache noir (traditional)
Eye Deep and dense ruby red colour displaying a nice concentration with glints of violet at the edge of the glass.
Nose Concentrated aromas of red fruits, cherry and raspberry, mingled with hints of mint and pepper. The nose is complex, which lends maturity to the wine, and has the distinctive freshness of the 2014 vintage.
Palate A silky attack, with notes of pepper and burlat cherry, which underlines the robust quality of the wine. The tannins contribute a good structure which strengthens the balance. The Classique is fresh and zesty, a modern expression of our ancient terroir. This is an elegant wine, with a fantastic long finish. The 2014 vintage is synonymous with low degrees of alcohol for this area, in this case around 13%.
Tips on service To benefit fully from the bouquet of this beautifully structured wine, open an hour before serving. Serve at 17-18°C. Food and wine matching suggestions Duck with olives, roast pork with prunes, grilled Toulouse sausage, cold meats, roast beef, grilled lamb… or on its own.