Monday, March 26, 2012

Mas Carlot Les Enfants Terribles

Mas Carlot
Les Enfants Terribles 2010
Costières de Nîmes
Rhone Valley, France

50% Mourvedre.  50% Syrah.

Deep crimson, scarlet is a gorgeous color in the glass.  Fig, cassis and dark fruits are present, along with lush forest floor notes on the nose.  This follows through on the palate, with black and green pepper and earthy spice.  A soft mouth feel is immediately apparent, no doubt from the silky syrah, with spicy notes like exclamation points and slightly tart bing cherry.  A real MOUTHFUL from the Mourvedre!  Nice layers and depth.  Elegant & funky all at once.  I’ve been enjoying this through the winter, and now that we’re back to cooler temps presently, just what the doctor ordered!  

My friend is clearly enjoying this!
 This would pair well with grilled or roasted meats, fresh beet greens and rustic baguette for a simple meal.  Or maybe spicy sausage and couscous with roasted vegetables.  I might also have a small piece of dark chocolate thereafter for dessert.  Luscious!

Winemakers Nathalie & Cyril Marès reside in Costières de Nîmes, located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, southern France.  They have taken inspiration for this special cuvee’ from the “individuality and originality of their children”, Blanche, Eugene, Olympe, Achille & Alexander for this special cuvee’.  Les Enfants Terribles!  The Terrifically Unmanageable Children, so to speak!

This old vine blend was aged for nine months both in tank and oak barrels. 

From SoPo Wine Co., find it at Rosemont Munjoy ($13.99) & Brighton and also at Petite Jacqueline – 190 State St. Portland.

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