Wine "Le Cigare Volant", 2012
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Reviews of purchase "Le Cigare Volant", 2012
Wine of deep ruby color.
Taste wine elegant, soft and expressive, with a pleasant minerality and light acidity. Aftertaste - long, with spicy bitterness.
Rich and complex flavor of the wine reveals notes of black fruit - cherries and blackberries, hints of tart thorns, notes of violets, licorice and olives.
The wine goes well with steak, grilled meat, tuna carpaccio, a dish of beef, veal or lamb from the marinade and vegetable salads.
Wine "Le Cigare Volant", in 2009, in contrast to the powerful and structured vintages 2007 and 2008 - more elegant, graceful and tender due to the fact that in 2009 the taste of grapes Grenache was more reserved, and grape varieties Syrah and Senso - more expressive.
The first wine, which brought success Graham - "Le Cigar Shuttlecock" (ie, a "flying cigar" in French). It got its name because of the incident with the airship, which once stood in the sky over vineyards Chateauneuf du Pape (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and was mistaken for a UFO frightened residents. Probably "flying cigar" made a strong impression, and in 1954 a law was passed prohibiting the flight and landing of any equipment was over this village in the Rhone Valley.
When you create an elegant "Le Cigar Volant" each of the 4 varieties of grapes vinified separately and going. Fermentation takes place partly in oak, partly in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine is blended and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which are updated annually.
Bonnie Doon Vineyards manufacturer Wynyard located in California, whose climate and soil resemble Sredizemnorskoe coast than Bordeaux or Burgundy. Production owns Randall Graham, known for his unusual biography and non-trivial approach to winemaking. As a student, he started an apprenticeship Graham harvest wine warehouse, where he tried a variety of unique French wines. Obsessed with the idea to make the best American wine from Pinot Noir, it acquires land in the mountains of Santa Cruz, which local nicknamed Bonnie Doon. Although Graham's dream was not to be realized, as all his attempts failed, he soon plants this site different varieties of grapes, from which later turned out the most unusual and eccentric wines.