"About the wine:
A deeply coloured, richly textured, full bodied Languedoc red. The flavour is of a very ripe, dark, fruity blackcurrant and blackberry with a touch of oak.
Family-owned for many years, this domaine of 60 vineyards produces some of the region's finest carbernet-merlot blends. The Teisserenc family have experimented and innovated for many years now, and farm their many and varied plots sustainably, having earned Terra Vitis certification for their environmental thoughtfulness. Paradoxe Rouge is a blend of Mediterranean and Bordelais varieties, grown on sandy-silty and stoney soils and hand-harvested well into October. Now to 2023.
Wine and Dine:
An excellent time to revisit the art of the daube be it lamb or beef, enriched with olives, orange peel and the extra kick of dried provence herbs. Bursting with deep southern warmth and ripeness, this dark, sweet, velvety red is aso the perfect match for an aubergine stew (see SocietyGrapevine.com)"
What we say:
Germanic came to stay the other day, which was lovely. On the second night, we met up with Elena and we all went skating at the Natural History Museum (unsurprisingly I was terrible but eventually nearly got the hang of it - the other two were pretty good - I was impressed). We then returned and cooked some burgers together. We had a lovely evening and Elena provided some rather splendid apple cake and ice cream! Niiciceeee.
First thing to note about this wine is the bottle. Funky as. The only issue I discovered was that the neck of the bottle is a tad wide for some bottle openers but this really is not a big issue and where there's a will to open a bottle, there is a way!
I personally thought that the wine was nice - it was not too strong and we all seemed to enjoy it with the burgers. At 14% it is quite strong but you don't really taste it as you can do with some wines (if that makes any sense).
Good stuff. Personally think I prefer something a little more "robust" #winewords #technicalterm #basicallyIMeanStrong.