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Les Vignes de l'Arque Renaissance 2019 IGP Cévennes

(Code: ARQUE/RENAIS/19)
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Les Vignes de l'Arque Renaissance 2019 IGP Cévennes
Vintage
2019
Region Pays de Cevennes - near to Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Red - medium-to-full bodied 
Grapes 25% Syrah, 25% Marselan, 50% Merlot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Versatile - goes with most meats and cheeses 
Next day 
As good
Drink Perfect now, or to 2023
A blend of 25% Syrah, 25% Marselan and 50% Merlot. It may seem like an unusual blend, but Marselan (a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir) is an increasingly popular grape in Languedoc, whilst this particular grower has been producing really excellent Merlot-based wines for many years. The inclusion of Syrah, though, is a bit of a master stroke, adding a welcome streak of tangy, soused bramble and red cherry fruit to the soft, plummy/blackcurranty Marselan/Merlot base. The nose is so appealing, with myriad red and black fruit flavours leaping from the glass, accompanied by notes of white pepper, new leather, damp earth and garrigue herbs. The palate is relatively rich, yet beautifully fresh and full of vibrant fruit flavours, wrapped around a core of rustic but ripe tannins and juicy, cherry skin acidity. With a long, tangy, spicy, relatively dry finish, this wine should appeal to lovers of both Claret and Rhone.