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Mattes-Sabran Corbières le Viala
Mattes-Sabran Corbières le Viala
Mattes-Sabran Corbières le Viala

2009 Mattes-Sabran Corbières le Viala

Variety
Variety
Red Blend
Vintage
Vintage
2009
Style
Style
Juicy
Region / Country
Region / Country
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
This hale and hearty red blend of four grape varieties comes from one of the balmiest parts of France’s rocky Mediterranean coast.
$15.00 / each
Member Price: $13.50
This product is currently sold out in our wine shop but may be available in one of our gift packs.
Inside Story
Winegrowing in the Languedoc dates back to the Roman era, and the rugged, rocky terrain produces some exceptional and underappreciated wines that are often infused with native herbs and flowers like thyme, rosemary and lavender. Corbières is the largest appellation of southern France’s Languedoc wine region, and accounts for many of the region’s richest red wines. In fact, red wines account for about 95% of Corbières’ production. Carignan and Cinsault are the most traditional varieties here, but in the last few decades Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre are playing starring roles.

Mattes-Sabran has been family owned since 1733, and is now in the capable hands of Jean-Luc Brouillat and his wife, who consistently produce some extraordinary values. Despite its rich history, Mattes-Sabran is still a humble estate with a couple of cottages where visitors can stay the night in the Languedoc countryside for a reasonable rate.
In the Glass
This wine sees no oak aging, so the fruit is pristine and reflective of the area’s distinctive terroir. It has pretty hibiscus, rosemary and raspberry aromas and deep berry, cherry and grilled meat flavors with a perky mineral quality.
At the Table
Corbières is a sizeable red that wants a hearty meal, but this one is exceptionally balanced. The pepper, meat, herb and spice notes of the wine can handle a wide variety of seasonings and spices, from Moroccan lamb tagines to braised beef ribs or BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

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