Red Wine Chateau Sainte Marguerite Symphonie Red 2020. It can benefit from decanting. Owned by Brigitte and Jean-Pierre Fayard, the Chateau Sainte Marguerite is located in La Londe Les Maures, a small town near the Mediterranean coast that benefits from the climatic influences of the sea and enjoys perfect exposure to the sun’s rays. When Brigitte and Jean-Pierre saw the estate for the first time, in 1977, it was love at first sight: the couple immediately decided to try their hand at the wine adventure that, over the decades, has been carried on by the new generations of the family. Symphonie Rouge is a high quality Provencal red wine made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah, which ages for 12 months in barrels. The wine is made with organically grown grapes and it’s vegan. The wine is powerful, subtle and lean, with ruby red color and purple reflections. The nose is distinctive with aromas of red fruits, candied fruits, kirsch, and violet. It is a spicy Provencal red with great personality and flavors of chocolate, licorice, and black cherry. Château Sainte Marguerite Symphonie Rouge should be served at 17-18 ° C with a rib of beef, lasagna, duck breast, and game stews.
Red Wine Chateau Sainte Marguerite Symphonie Red 2020
Red Wine Domaine du Castel Petit Castel 2020. The Petit Castel is the second wine of Domaine du Castel and it is made in a classic Bordeaux-style from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes sourced from the estate’s finest plots. Following vinification the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and then matured in concrete tanks for an additional 4 months before bottling. On the nose there are seductive hints of crushed dark berries, wild roses, and leather while the first sip reveals a rich full body, smooth tannins, and bright streak of acidity which will help the wine to age gracefully over the next five years or so. The excellent balance between ripe fruit flavours and firm structure make this a great wine to pair with food, especially red meat dishes like a fine steak, beef stew, or even game. Domaine du Castel was founded in 1988 by Eli Ben Zaken who had emigrated to Israel from Milan and purchased a small farm near Jerusalem. He planted the first modern vineyard in the Judean Hills and received an incredibly positive response to his first wine, the Grand Vin, which he still produces in very limited quantities.
Red Wine Ktima Gerovassiliou Syrah 2020. It is recommended to decant it for at least half an hour. The story of Ktima Gerovassiliou began in 1981 when Vangelis took over the two hectares of land of the family estate and decided to plant two Greek white varieties: Assyrtiko and Malagousia. Vangelis comes from a family of farmers and winemakers and after his studies in Greece and France, the experience at the historic Domaine Porto Carras, and the research for the recovery of the almost forgotten Malagousia grape, he put all his efforts into his personal project. Today his wines are famous all over the world, and the company is managed by Vangelis’ wife Sonia Tziola and by his sons Argyris and Vasiliki. The Syrah grapes come from a single privately owned vineyard on the Gerovasiliou estate that spans 720 acres. The extraction and alcoholic fermentation lasts about 20 days. The refinement takes place in French oak barrels in the underground cellars. In the glass, the wine shows a dense and dark red color with violet reflections. The olfactive profile is complex, with predominant aromas of ripe plum, berries, and red pepper. In the mouth, Syrah Ktima Gerovassiliou is very rich, with firm tannins, excellent freshness, and a long aftertaste. It goes perfectly with lamb with vegetables, red meat filets, and hard cheeses.