Tortoise Creek Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2009
This old vine Carignan has a deep, red color and lovely aromas of wild herbs and red berries. On the plate it is rich and full bodied with hints of spice and leather. Excellent with beef, barbeque or firm cheeses.
This cuvée of old vine (vieilles vignes) Carignan comes from a vineyard in the village of Cruzy which is located in the hills of the Herault region, north east of Beziers. The Carignan grape has been planted in the Languedoc for a great many years and the vineyards that produce this wine are all over 50 years old.