Full Review

Domaine Chabbert

Domaine Chabbert
2014 La Livinière, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Domaine Chabbert
2014 La Livinière, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Nearly opaque violet color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of delicate potpourri, black raspberry torte, corn relish, and caramelized bacon with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish evoking accents of vanilla nuts and pencil shavings with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A delicious, seamless red that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: delicate potpourri, black raspberry torte, corn relish, and caramelized bacon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of vanilla nuts and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Beef Stroganoff, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, seamless red that will be very versatile.

The Producer

La Croix de Saint Jean

The Producer
30 Rue de Laage
Saintes, 17100
France
33 -468463532

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.