The Saint Chinian Cuvée Baptiste 2012 comes from the La Croix Sainte-Eulalie wine estate , in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
The Gleizes family has owned this 31 hectares property since 1971. The village where the wine grows is named Pierrerue. The schist, sandstone and calcareous soil offer it this particular taste. The grapes are harvested manually and, when they have been rigorously selected, the grapes are put in oak barrels.
This wine has an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Côntrolée) Saint Chinian Rouge. It is made with approximately 50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Carignan.
The editorial staff had the opportunity to taste it.
This wine has a dark robe, with ruby and dark violet reflection. The nose is spicy and fruity. It is well-balanced in mouth, but also tannic, bold and gourmet, with some fruity accents.