Chateau Jouclary, "Cabardes" 2016

Chateau Jouclary, "Cabardes" 2016

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The Cabardès appellation is located on the southern slopes of the Montagne Noir, the most southern outcropping of the Massif Central and just outside the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. One of France’s newest A.O.C.’s, it was established in 1998 and has fewer than 20 estate bottled producers. Its unique climatic situation with influences from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea give rise to the appellation’s motto “Vent d’Est, Vent d”Ouest. In fact, the A.O.C. laws mandate that a minimum of 40% of the varieties must be “atlantique”; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc and 40% “mediterranean”; Syrah or Grenache; also a maximum of 20% of Cot or Fer Servadou may be used. “Carbardes” is garnet-red. The intense nose suggestive of liquorice sweet, black olive and prune with toasted oak undercurrents. Powerful, warm palate. Ripe, mediterranean fragrances linger on and on. Melted oak. A chewy wine with a real sense of place.

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