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Castelmaure Col des Vents Corbieres
SCV Castelmaure
France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Corbieres   

Brambly berry, cherry and raspberry, spices, black pepper ... all are present in this authentic French country wine. There are also some aromas of Garrigue (Rosemary, thyme and lavender) giving a minty, herbal notes, that are quite refreshing as well.

Specifications
Appellation
Corbieres
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Vinification
Classic vinification in temperature controlled vats. The wine is fined and slightly filtered before bottling.
Pairings

The wine is a perfect match with a nice rosemary marinated roasted lamb.

Reviews and News

2016 Col des Vents Castelmaure Corbières Rouge - 88 PTS - WA

2016 Col des Vents Castelmaure Corbières Rouge - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"A terrific value, the 2016 Corbieres Col des Vents is a blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. It offers hints of garrigue on the nose, plus black cherry and black olive. Medium-bodied, those dark-fruit flavors are framed by supple tannins. It should drink well for a few years. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September, September 2018), 88 pts

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2016 Col des Vents Castelmaure Corbières Rouge - 88 PTS - JD

2016 Col des Vents Castelmaure Corbières Rouge - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Another good value from this noteworthy estate is the 2016 Col des Vents Corbières, which is 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault. This medium-bodied, rounded, fruit-forward effort gives up lots of darker fruits, dried herbs, pepper, and hints of olives. It’s a delicious charmer to drink over the coming 2-4 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 88 pts

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2015 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87-89 PTS - WA

2015 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87-89 PTS - WA

wa300"What could be a hidden gem in the vintage, the 2015 Corbières Col des Vents is 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah that’s aging all in tank. A big, sexy, fruit-loaded effort, it offers a liquid blackberry like style of fruit as well as crushed herbs, pepper and a hint of earth. It should drink nicely right out of the gate."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #224, April 2016), 87-89 pts

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2014 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 88 PTS - W&S

2014 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 88 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Pomegranate tang meets garrigue spice in the black fruit of this wine, making it a lively, palate-whetting companion to a pork burger."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2016), 88 pts - BEST BUY - Year's Best Languedoc-Roussillon

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2013 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87 PTS - WA

2013 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"Probably a step back from the ’15, the 2014 Corbières Col des Vents is nevertheless an enjoyable, medium-bodied effort that offers lots of garrigue, plums and sweet black cherry fruit. It’s best consumed in its youth."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #224, April 2016), 87 pts

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2012 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87 PTS - WS

2012 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 87 PTS - WS

wine spectator 87 pts"A peppery, medium-bodied red, with juicy red plum, berry and red currant flavors. Iron and hot stone accents show on the fresh finish. Drink now through 201. 25,000 cases made. –KM"
- Wine Spectator (July 31st 2014), 87 pts

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2011 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 89 PTS - WA

2011 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 89 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 89 Pts"My favorite of this trio is the least-oaked example, the 2011 Corbieres Col des Vents (50% Carignan and the rest Grenache and Syrah) displaying classic southern France notes of garrigue, wild herbs, sweet red and black currants, dusty, loamy soil and incense. The complex aromatics are followed by a fleshy, lush, velvety-textured, medium-bodied wine with loads of fruit and personality. This excellent Corbieres should drink nicely for another 2-3 years. "

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89 pts

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2011 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 88 PTS - WS

2011 Corbières Rouge Col des Vents Castelmaure - 88 PTS - WS

Wine Spectator 88 Pts"Dried beef and smoked cherry flavors are dominant in this full-bodied red. Sanguine notes linger on the minerally finish, which features plenty of spice, tannins and acidity. Drink now through 2016. 25,000 cases made. –KM"

Wine Spectator (October 15th 2013), 88pts

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Producer Information: SCV Castelmaure

S.C.V. Castelmaure is a cave cooperative founded in 1921. Today it consists of 65 members, 15 of which bring 85% of the production. The winery is located in the unofficial ...
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