Chateau des Adouzes 2016 'Le Tigre' Faugeres AOC
Item Number: 11690
Sub Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/AVA: Faugères AOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 35% Carignan / 35% Grenache / 30% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Schist
Elevation: 650-1,300 feet
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested at optimal maturity. The Carignan is vinified with whole-cluster carbonic maceration in order to extract intense aromas and flavors. The Syrah and Grenache are vinified traditionally with destemming and 20-30 days of vatting. The wines are aged in tanks for 12 months before blending and bottling at the château.
Tasting Notes: Le Tigre shows cassis and raspberry with hints of pepper and spice on the nose. The palate is structured and smooth with fresh fruit flavors. Nice acidity provides freshness on the finish. Try Le Tigre with duck, lamb, beef and pasta dishes.