Coteaux des Travers Cairanne
Char à Vin 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah. A char is a military tank in French, and this release is a play on that word, as it is made in tank (enamel-lined vats). Clay and limestone soil with a slightly sloped, full Southern exposure. Vines range between ten and twenty years old. Grapes are destemmed, then aged in tank for 3 weeks.
Tasting Notes: Notes of cherry, wild plum and raspberries on the palate. Rich and round mouthfeel, with more cherry and a touch of white pepper. Enjoyable bistro wine.