Saint-Cyrgues, Saint-Cirice ‘Syrah – Grenache’

15.95

   

St Cirice shows aromas of ripe tomato, along with Mediterranean herbs. With a little air, it reveals cherry confiture and warming spice. It is light to medium-bodied and has a very soft, almost plush mouthfeel, with flavours of red berries and finishes with a lift of fresh acidity and a savoury twist. It will have broad appeal and would be a perfect choice for house wine, or for any occasion where the need for a pleasurable drop and a keen price are essential. 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Marselan and 10% Merlot

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The 40-hectare Chateau Saint Cyrgues is based in the village of Saint-Gilles in the Costieres de Nimes appellation and is run along organic lines by Guy de Mercurio. The region received full appellation status in 1986 and although notionally in the eastern Languedoc it shares the same terroir as the southern Rhone, i.e. galet stones and sandstone. ‘Saint Cirice’ is the estate’s entry-level red and is a warming blend of Merlot, Syrah and Grenache Noir. Spicy and rich, this makes for a warming Sunday lunch red.

Cherry-red in colour, on the nose look for aromas of cherries and raspberries. Richly balanced on the palate, full of red berry flavours with a hint of vanilla and wild herbs. Excellent tannins and a long finish make this an ideal wine to serve with wild mushroom risotto, gardiane ( a local stew made from smoked bacon, black olives and garlic) or a chunk of my delicious cheeses on one of the Amazing Grazing boards!