Wine is fine: Bergerie de l’Hortus Classique 2007

10 Feb

Another wine from the Barriques tasting menu tonight, this one from the heart of French wine country – Languedoc. Like many wines from the region, Bergerie de l’Hortus is a blend – in this case, of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.  GSM blends are common in Southern France and increasingly in Australia.  So there you go.

Wine: Bergerie de l’Hortus Classique 2007

Vitals: Region – Pic Saint Loup, Laguedoc, France; Grapes – 2:1 tank vinified Syrah-Grenache, with roughly 10% barrel-aged Mourvedre

Company line: Contains Sulfites”.  Hey, leave something to the imagination.  Thanks for that, guys.

My take: translucent purple in the glass.  Blackberry, mint and spice dominate an otherwise subdued nose.  Palate is somewhat meaty with dark fruits and a lightly peppery finish.  Mouthfeel is velvety with low acidity and rounded dry tannins.  Highly drinkable and nimble enough to accompany a wide range of edibles.

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