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TESSELLAE VIEILLES VIGNES CARIGNAN 2018 IGP Côtes Catalanes
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Domaine Lafage
This very popular crowd-pleaser has a fairly deep purple-red colour with a hint of amber on the edge. Fragrant, spicy, bright, ripe cherry-plum-raspberry fruit nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, very bright, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, rather crisp finish. This very tasty, versatile, 100% old-vines Carignan has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L21021A on the lower part of the glass bottle. This 2018 is fermented in stainless steel and aged (80%) in concrete tanks and 20% in neutral French oak demi-muids. The recommended best buy 2017 (**+) was released on August 8, 2020 at $18.95. CSPC 343509
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country France
Region Southwest
Rating ***(90 points)
Attractive, Ripe, Juicy, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Tasted out of bottle, the 2018 Côtes Catalanes Tessellae displays a spicy, complex style that carries vivid red and blue fruits, leather, licorice, tree bark, and peppery herbs aromas and flavors. Playing in the more medium-bodied end of the spectrum, it has solid purity of fruit, silky tannins, and a good finish. Enjoy this plump, pleasure-bent effort over the coming 3-4 years. Maturity: 2020-2024. Score - 90 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Dec. 14, 2020) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 21, 2021
Cases bought 1099 (12 bottles per case)

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