Costières de Nîmes , France
This charming cuvée from Château Cornut offers juicy plum and cherry flavors spiced with juicy roasted herbs and pepper. It is distinguished by its polished, savory texture and a full, rich finish. The wine is aged in stainless steel and cement. Château Cornut is located on the rolling slopes of southern Costières de Nîmes, nearthe village of Saint-Gilles and the famous Camargue section of the Mediterranean. The vineyards are planted primarily to Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the 200-plus acres in production are characterized by ancient riverbed soils,similar to what is found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The château or “mas” is owned by Silvia and François Cornut, who bought the property after finishing their studies in oenology and agriculture in 1976. In 2008 their twin sons Numa and Alexis joined the château. Today, this 9th generation of vignerons manage the operations with diligent oversight from their parents. The family’s efforts have clearly paid off, as the wines made here have become reference points for the appellation over the last 20 years.