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Blanville Haut-Blanville Horus
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Blanville Haut-Blanville Horus 2014

Languedoc, South of France, FranceChâteau Haut-Blanville is a family-owned wine estate founded in 1997 by Béatrice & Bernard Nivollet. Their goal was to find unique vineyard sites and produce single parcel, low-intervention wines when most of the local wineries were producing volume and bulk. They now own 70ha of vineyards, and make a range of single site wines, as well as regional blends like this. Horus is a blend of 50% syrah, 40% grenache, and 10% cinsault, with from from both their estate and from neighbours. The lots were fermented separately in stainless, with the syrah aging for 7 months in old barrique prior to the final blend. Woodsy florals, plums, cherries rule this medium-bodied red, floored with stones and herbed salami. Tannins are finely grippy, well pitched to house the sun-drenched fruit. No overripeness here; a juicy, spicy red, well suited for grilled sausages.Tasted: 07 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 19.99 consignment Producer: Chais de BlanvilleDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Syrah - Grenache - CinsaultUPC: 3590410000389