Messy Business

2010 French Red Wine

Nothing gets Fat Louis' wings flapping faster and feet stomping harder than fireworks, fine feathers and freedom. Always inspiring an unrivaled esprit de corps, a Fat Louis soirée doesn’t typically stop until the streets run red. With wine, of course!

Vive la Résistance and pass the Fat Louis. A cautionary word to the wise, however:  Mixing this much free-flying pleasure can make for Messy Business.

Description

Deep, jammy purple color. Juicy blackberry and ripe raspberry dance on a spicy foundation with nuances 
of mineral and leather. Well-balanced with discrete tannins and a delicious Mediterranean character.

Grape Varietals

40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan

Gastronomic Companion

red meats, game, leg of lamb, cheese

Special Prizes

Bronze Medal, Macon 2007

Silver Medal, Macon 2008

Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2008 and 2009

Vinification

Primary maceration of the Syrah and Grenache for 15 days, and carbonic maceration for the Carignan

Maturation

In oak vats for 12 months

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Soil

Schist; altitude 200-300m, south facing; from specially selected plots under close scrutiny; manual harvesting

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