Via Nostrum Corbières 2018 'A sensational, elegant red in a handsome bottle'
Via Nostrum Corbières 2018
The name Via Nostrum refers to the ancient Roman road which passed through what is now known as Languedoc in southern France. The heritage of the wine stretches back that far as well and the road helped to transport and popularise the wines at the time. Today they are still cherished, much-loved wines, particularly those of this style: from the appellation - the wine area - of Corbières.
Here the official red wine is a blend of Syrah (70%) and Grenache (30%), a not uncommon mix, and for good purpose; it works rather well.
The vineyards of Via Nostrum are located near Thézan-des-Corbières, a village 36 kilometres from Carcassonne. After pressing the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks and pumped over twice a day. 20 per cent of the wine is then matured in French oak barrels for 12 months before being added back into the tanks.
On the nose you'll get succulent blackcurrants and a hint of lavender. And on sipping you'll appreciate some toasty oak, subtle herbs and a velvety elegance.
It's a sensational wine, especially at this price and comes in a very handsome bottle. Get a good stew going, or a rib of beef. A cassoulet and Corbières' Via Nostrum are such a good match they could make babies...
14% ABV Cork