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ripening grapes in the Loire

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Corbieres from Castelmaure

Castelmaure la Chapelle
Have long been a fan of the superb Corbieres Wines from SCV Castelmaure – a small co-operative in the rocky “Durban” region near Fitou. So, it is encouraging to see that Oddbins are now stocking their “la Chapelle” cuvée. Whilst not as big as my preferred “Grande Cuvée” this is an excellent everyday red: “Corbières accounts for a large portion of the western Languedoc, and with its chaotic mountainous terrain, produces some very good value wines that seem to ooze fruit and spice. This bottle from the quality co-op based in the village of Embres-et-Castelmaure, is Carignan-dominated and ready to drink now.
A dark and fruity nose of blackcurrant precedes a palate of spicy bramble, plum and cassis flavours, all wrapped up in a soft, silky mouth feel.”

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