This wine is a blend of three grapes : Syrah and Grenache and Merlot Noir. Both the Syrah and the Grenache grow on the same plot that is emblematic of the estate – a gravelly terrace with large, round pebbles, evidence of a river bed here a few million years ago – while the Merlot Noir is planted on a sun-soaked south-facing slope.
Tasting notes: A lovely garrigue-scented Syrah, Grenache, Merlot blend from Dr Jacques Abet’s beautiful estate in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This is a very well made, easy drinking red, just about light enough to act as an aperitif but excellent with food as well
The nose has a subtle blend of black berried-fruits – blackberry and blackcurrant – and a hint of spicy pepper and Mediterranean herbs – Syrah’s signature flavour. I love the rounded, creamy front palate and the long, fresh finish. For me, Cassagnau is an open, generous, fruity and expressive wine. My greatest satisfaction would be for you to get the same pleasure out of it as I do, by passing it round at an informal meal or just sharing a glass or two with friends. Blackcurrant fruit, spice and garrigue on the nose, fresh and juicy on the palate