2014 Cabriac Corbieres

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2014 Cabriac Corbieres

Corbières is the main appellation of the Languedoc with 87 villages, 38,000 acres of vineyards, and 11 different terroirs. It's a region that produces a significant amount of wine for everyday consumption. Regarding quality, wines from Corbières have a considerable range. Its sheer size and output work directly against producing wines of high quality. However, there are always exceptions. Chateau de Cabriac sits amidst hillsides of vines and pines at the foot of Mount Alaric. They have pockets of limestone that sit on sandstone, and their northern vine exposure protects the grapes from the heat while promoting gradual maturation. The red wine we'll be tasting is a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Carignan. It's a fantastic example of a high-quality wine from Corbières complete with all the classic earthy, spicy, rustic reliability of the Languedoc.