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Château Crès Ricards Stécia

Château Crès Ricards Stécia
2015 Terrasses du Larzac AOP

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99

Château Crès Ricards Stécia
2015 Terrasses du Larzac AOP

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of berry creme brulee and orange blossom honey on raisin toast with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish displaying accents of creme Anglaise, delicate cinnamon and brown spices, and nuts with well-integrated, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, finely tuned red for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: berry creme brulee and orange blossom honey on raisin toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of creme Anglaise, delicate cinnamon and brown spices, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sausages With Mostarda, Grilled Duck Breast With Cherry Reduction, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, finely tuned red for all occasions.

The Producer

Les Domaines Paul Mas

The Producer
Route de Villevryrac
Montagnac, 34530
France
33 -467 901 610

Southern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Southern French red is a catchall category that covers many different types of wines from the south of France. Included in this are red wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussilon and the Rhone Valley. Most of these wines are made from Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan and while may of them are moderately priced wines for short term-drinking, as with a Provence red or a Cotes-du-Rhone, there are some red wines from the southern of France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are medium-full to full bodied and crafted to drink well for more than a decade.

These southern French reds work with a variety of foods, such as casserole for the lighter versions, all the way to lamb shank or wild game for the more robust wines.