Wine of the Week
SAINT ROCH CHIMERES
COTES DU ROUSSILLON
Jean-Marc Lafage is a seventh generation winemaker in Southwest France. The Cotes du Roussillon, near the Mediterranean and just north of Spain has a long history. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, all lived in this area. Jean-Marc has made wine all over the world, but found nothing that compared to his home. Working with Eric Soloman and European Cellars, his wines have become a standard for Roussillon wines throughout the U.S. This wine is a blend of Grenache (60%), Syrah (30%), and Carignan (10%), and is aged in barrels and concrete tanks for 8- 12 months before blending. Deep purple in color, it has aromas that range from black fruits to smoky herbs and damp earth. The palate is full bodied and rich with dark berry fruit, pepper, and a slight touch of edgy tannins on the finish.
Lamb Stew, roasted pork loin with root vegetables, chicken cooked with tomatoes, and peppers, leg of lamb with eggplant, or that old stand by Cassoulet. Put on your beret, break out “The Art of French Cooking” and get cooking. Football season is over, what else are you going to do on Sunday?
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Sale ends Feb 21