Full Review

La Croix Saint Jean

La Croix Saint Jean
2014 du Pere Michel, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

La Croix Saint Jean
2014 du Pere Michel, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet color. Fruity, minerally, toasty aromas and flavors of berry tart, delicate spice, cedar pencil shavings, and sundried tomato with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, compelling, medium-long finish that presents notes of roasted nuts and beets and light minerals with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A round, savory, and elegant balanced dry French red that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: berry tart, delicate spice, cedar pencil shavings, and sundried tomato
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted nuts and beets and light minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Steak With Red Wine Demi-Glace, Beef Daube Provençal, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, savory, and elegant balanced dry French red that will be very versatile.

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.