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Famille Duffour, La Salette Rouge 2019
Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Cotes de Gascogne
An easy drinking style which has plent of strawberries and raspberr notes, lots of juicy fruit with minimal tannins. A blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, its a crowd pleaser thats for sure.
Domaine Duffour (aka Domaine La Salette) is located near the town of Condom, in the Armagnac area of southwest France It is considered as one of the finest wine properties in Gascony, itself one of the most beautiful historic vineyards in France. Indeed, given England’s long historical association with the area, including, at one point, ownership, it is surprising that the vinous links are not more evident…we seem to reserve all of our energies for the purchasing of wines from near-by Bordeaux. . Current owner Michel Duffour started in 1982 and was joined by his son Nicolas in 2005. Alongside Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, the family specialize in local varietals Gros Manseng, Tannat, Colombard (80+ years old) and Ugni Blanc vines, the last of which is also used for the production of Armagnac.
Rose Murray-Brown MW - "This blend of lemony, nutty flavours has a surprisingly rich weighty palate, considering its moderate alcohol (12 per cent)."