Thursday, November 19, 2009
DOMAINE DE NIZAS ROUGE 2005
One of my favorite wines is the Domaine de Nizas Rouge Coteaux du Languedoc 2005. Every year, I am continually impressed by this monster Syrah/Mourvedre/Grenache Noir blend. Always demonstrating both power AND grace, this Rhone-inspired red is a dark garnet color in the glass. Its aromas of black and blue berry fruit mixed up with a veritable spice rack speaks the language of a carnivore, and its flavors of herbs, spices and dark blackberry, blueberry, loganberry and black cherry notes instill visions of hearty meat dishes, hearth-baked breads, roasted root vegetables, and a warm night dining by the fire – Autumn or Winter time.
This wine has been, for the past several vintages, a favorite amongst our entire staff, even the folks that are NOT French wine drinkers. This wine speaks to a universal palate, bringing a little something to the table for everyone. Give it a try!