With our Fall Into Spice food and wine pairing events, we’ve got an accompanying mixed case of six (6) wines available, allowing all to let the FIS fun live on! In all seriousness, though, this mixed case has been curated with flavourful cuisines in mind. Today, I want to introduce you to one of the wines in the Fall Into Spice 6-pack: Domaine Montrose Olivier Coste Cinsault.
This Olivier Coste creation is incredibly special as it is 100% Cinsault, and for once, this grape is not being blended.
Though rarely seen as a single varietal wine, the Cinsault grape has always been a fav
ourite of mine for its ability to smoothen things out around the edges when added to a blend, especially in rosé wines from the south of France.
Here, with Olivier Coste’s single varietal expression of the Cinsault grape, you get to see what it can give when put to stand on its own and when crafted by mindful vineyard management.
A bevy of ripe red fruit and thyme on the nose, and that concentration of fruit follows through to the palate. Tastes of ripe cherry and strawberry, red currant, cassis, cocoa, and fennel round out this excellent sipper.
This red is best served with a slight chill and can be paired with conversation, one-pot meat, and rice dishes such as cook-up rice, pelau, and pork.
Domaine Montrose is located in the South of France, in the Languedoc region, and the grapes for today's wine came from Coteaux de Béziers.