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Ready, but will keep
| Code: 43521 |
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Medium Bodied, Dry | 12.0 % alcohol
Mondeuse, Le Pied de Barme, Domaine Saint-Germain, Savoie Domaine Saint Germain is comprised of 13 hectares in the commune of St Pierre d'Albigny. The domaine was established in 1999, but brothers Etienne and Raphaël Saint Germain hail from a long line of Savoyard winemakers. There is a distinctly alpine vibe to Savoie and its wines, which start out crisp and angular then become broader and more mellow with time in bottle. The colour of Princely purple rain, the wine’s nose is exceptionally complex with cranberry, red cherries, earth and savoury spice (thyme, perhaps). The palate toys with sourness, then delivers sweeter red fruit towards the finish. At present, the tannins are tooth-coating and grainy in the most satisfying way, but will become silky with another few years in bottle. A tremendous alternative to Cru Beaujolais and a winning accompaniment to all manner of dishes, notably charcuterie or steak tartare.
There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.