Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wine Blogging Wednesday #33

What: WBW is the international Internet wine tasting event held monthly. Lenn is the mastermind. Details and past postings are here.

Host/Hostess: This month's event is hosted by Doktor Weingolb.

Theme: Languedoc-Roussillon value wines.

The Wine: 2003 Domaine de la Tour Boissee Minervois Red


2003 DOMAINE DE LA TOUR BOISEE MINERVOIS RED





Jean-Louis Poudou represents the fifth generation of the Poudou family to produce wine on this domaine in the Languedoc region of southern France. He has nearly 100 acres of vineyards in the Minervois. The wine is a blend of 30% Syrah 30% Grenache 30% Carignan and 10% Cinsaut, with the average age of the vines about 60 years old. The wine is unfiltered and aged in steel tanks. Full bodied, the wine has the taste of dark fruits and spice. A wonderful finish adds to the enjoyment of drinking this wine. Food and Wine Magazine rated this wine a “best buy” in September 2001.

In a last minute scramble I ran through the warehouse and stumbled onto this pick. Full-bodied and very accessible with a medium finish. A great quaffer that at $14 tastes like at least $15 to $30!

3 Comments:

Blogger Marcus said...

Sounds like it was a hit.

I think this is my favourite Minervois producer. All of its various lines which run from about $15 to $30 seem to be great values.

Thanks for participating!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous the foodboyz said...

Right On Target
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11:52 PM  
Anonymous the foodboyz said...

Many small vineyards are owned and run by those who truly live off the land they cultivate. To truly experience the life of the vine one should drive through the Provence region in France and experience first hand the labor of love that goes into every drop of wine produced. Families in these tiny wineries are eager to show you their talents (humbly unlike West Coast vintners) and teach you about terroir and what it takes to produce a grand bottle. Foodboyz.com is an internet publishing company that is circling the globe finding the top independently owned restaurants and libations. We are looking for affiliates who would like to join us in this mission. Drop a note to me, james@foodboyz.com and also visit our site at www.foodboyz.com.

11:53 PM  

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