2018 ROC DES ANGES Segna de Cor 75cl (Roussillon, France)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 20% Syrah
Tasting - Succulent and surprisingly delicate. Here's a red that is both instantly appealing and easy to engage with while at the same time wearing its honest, 'taste of the land' purity on display. It's a hard trick to pull off. Being both artisan, intellectual wine while also being straightforward enough to require multiple glasses of it.
FYI - Assembled from a jumble of vineyard parcels growing around the limestone hills of the Agly Valley. Often on north-facing sides so the vines are naturally restrained by cooler locations. All adds up to a much more elegant style than the norm in the warm and dry climate of the French Catalan country.
ABV - 13.5%