Chateau le Plaisir 2014 Cotes du Rhone Rouge 750ml
Another Marquis Exclusive! Chateau le Plaisir has existed since the 18th century when it was owned by the famous Gaspary family. The house itself was purchased in 1712 by Thomas Gasparin, the pope's consul in Cairanne. Interesting fact: this property is the only one allowed to carry the "Chateau" designation in Cairanne due to the family's long history in the region. This Chateau covers 70 acres of vineyards over the Cairanne, Plan de Dieu and Cotes-du-Rhone Villages appellations. The production of wines has moved towards utilizing sustainable, organic agriculture.
This wine is a red blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. Deep ruby in colour, this wine shows off its complex bouquet filled with Syrah-based dark fruit and blackberry coulis. Experience this village-style wine's fuller body and fruitiness with a touch of black pepper followed by a smooth finish. Try pairing with grilled meats and lamb dishes. Like other wines from Côtes du Rhône, it also goes well with most Mediterranean/North African dishes.