Vignobles Sarrail, VS Cabernet Franc 2014, IGP Cite de Carcassonne, France
Tasting Note: An average cabernet franc.
Medium-intensity purple in color this wine has a nose of red plum, violet and pencil shavings.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc shows simple red and black fruit flavors, medium-plus acidity, and completes with a tart, red-fruit finish.
The wine is straightforward and is a basic one that would likely be served in a French bistro by the glass.
Bottle Note: Domaine Sarrail is a 250 acre, 12th century property located on the foothills of the fortified city of Carcassonne (Languedoc – South of France) a beautifully preserved medieval city where the days are warm and sunny and the evenings are tempered by the coolness of the Mediterranean Sea. Serious and solid. Delivers the good with a complex nose of tobacco, dry herbs and clove pomanders layered over flavors of green olive, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. There’s nice fruit in the mouth, with plum and blackberry shot through with notes of cinnamon. Supple and appealingly smooth tannins offering good elements of acidity and a long persisting finish.
Importer: Corus Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: March 31, 2017