Purveyors of fine grape juice
2011 La Sorga Sereibroc languedoc roussillon, france
$50

Ahh, Corbieres spelled backwards. Winemaker Antony Tortul was approached by the Corbieres AOC officials who knocked on the winery door with his bottle of Corbieres and told him to pay up on the tax for using the appellation on the bottle.
Tortul, says the legend, told the AOC to get lost citing that if he pays tax to the AOC he doesn’t get reward out of it. So he took Corbieres off the bottle… sort of, wink wink. This is a blend of 90% carignan and 10% grenache, sourced from a certified organic vineyard in the south of Languedoc. All whole bunch, sent to plasticy tank, sits as whole bunch for a few weeks, then presses it off into a similar vessel for 10 months before bottling. No additions used in winemaking. No sulphur.
Amazing purity and concentration, hand-in-hand, in this wine. Peppery aromas coupled to dark cassis and cherry elixir kind of fruit characters. Some meatiness and animale growling around in the background, but ripe fruit the essence here, with suggestions of sarsaparilla and amaro sour/sweetness too. Engaging. Drives across the palate with a chewy, dense slick of dark berry fruit character and sandy tannins. Almost suede in texture, and finishes with a drizzle of citrussy acidity. Ripe and juicy fruit flavours, sweet upfront and then dusty and savoury to finish. Delight! A glorious expression here and with heft and structure jostling with purity. Amen. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin languedoc roussillon, france
Year 2011
Varietal red blend
Style complex & interesting