Full Review

La Croix Saint Jean

La Croix Saint Jean
2013 Lo Mainatge, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99

La Croix Saint Jean
2013 Lo Mainatge, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bright violet color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of berry chutney and blossoms, dark chocolate mint, caramelized nuts and yams, and hints of pencil lead and bouillon with an tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, intricate, long finish evoking notes of chocolate orange peel, spiced peach, and nougat with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A sumptuous and satisfyingly silky and seductive French red sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Funky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry chutney and blossoms, dark chocolate mint, caramelized nuts and yams, and hints of pencil lead and bouillon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate orange peel, spiced peach, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Reuben Sandwich, Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sumptuous and satisfyingly silky and seductive French red sipper.

The Producer or Importer

Louis Glunz Wines Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
630 Margate Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
USA
1 847-808-0800

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.