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Minna Vineyard Rouge 2012 IGP Bouches du Rhône
Vintage
2012

Region Southern Provence - between Salon and Aix
Colour/Style Dry red - aged 2 years in oak barrels
Grapes 50% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Mourvedre
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red meats, game, rich casseroles
Next day
As good, or even better
Drink Approachable now, but will age for 10+ years
Clear, bright, translucent cherry/blood red colour. The nose is complex, expressive and wonderfully herby/spicy, displaying raspberry and red cherry fruit aromas, intermingled with notes of thyme and oregano, cumin and clove, not to mention little hints of freshly-baked bread, orange peel, vanilla, damp earth and polished old wood. The palate is on the medium side of full-bodied and beautifully focused, offering bright, fresh, spiced red fruit flavours, again laced with garrigue herbs and just the merest hint of oak, with wonderfully ripe, lapsang tea-like tannins and cracking acidity. The result is a gorgeously tangy, sweet-sour wine, so elegant to be almost soft and easy to drink already, but with enough grip and structure to ensure it will evolve nicely for a good 5 to 10 more years. One of the things that first attracted me to the wines of Minna Vineyard was the way that both the reds and whites possessed a flavour profile and structure more reminiscent of the finest Languedoc wines, more than those of Provence. And this is a classic example - a wine that, at 5 years of age, is already so deliciously drinkable, but with further capacity for ageing. Then again, I'm tempted to ask - why wait? It really is a gorgeous wine!
 

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Minna Vineyard Rouge 2013 IGP Bouches du Rhône
Minna Red 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Southern Provence - between Salon and Aix
Colour/Style Dry red - aged 2 years in oak barrels
Grapes 39% Syrah, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Mourvedre
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Red meats, game, rich casseroles
Next day
As good, or even better
Drink Approachable now, but will age for 10+ years
Clear, bright, translucent cherry/blood red colour. There's really not a lot to choose between this and the 2012. Again, the nose is complex, expressive and herby/spicy, with raspberry and red cherry fruit aromas and a hint of cassis, notes of garrigue herbs, mint, soft curry spices, sous bois and polished wood. And once again, the palate is medium-to-full-bodied, offering bright, fresh, spicy, herb-infused red fruit flavours, little bready/brioche notes, a hint of licorice, the deftest lick of oak, ripe, tea-like tannins and excellent acidity. And as with the 2012, it certainly possesses the structure to age and evolve for 5 to 10 more years. Another beautifully crafted and classy wine.
 

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Minimum order value, delivery charges, times and restrictions
We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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