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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Domaine Roc de Chateauvieux, Touraine

A very well-made and awarded red Touraine from Intermarché

Domaine Roc de Chateauvieux, Touraine, 2018

This is the last of the wines we brought back from the Loire last year; I had a good feeling about it (it has a gold medal from Macon).

With high acidity low tannins and cherry flavours, it is somewhat Pinot-esque. I find rather prefer it to red Burgundy costing several times more.

The blend is undisclosed, but may include Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and others.

Domaine Roc de Chateauvieux, Touraine, 2018 (Intermarché, c. €5) red and black berry fruit, plums, sour cherries, florality, herbaceous rubbed sage, spice and savouriness; vibrant, fresh and supple with an inky texture and gentle, very fine tannins.

Good.

Match with roasted or grilled red meats, such as lamb chops.

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