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The 2011 Rouge is composed of 48% Grenache, 44% Carignan and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah. This rustic, earthy, bistro-styled red offers peppery, berry fruit, underbrush and Provencal herb notes, medium body, and excellent fruit as well as purity. There are no hard tannins in this cuvee, so it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.
Penya has long been one of the better selling value wines in the Hand Picked Selections portfolio. This consistent estate produces well-made wines that are meant to be drunk in their first several years of life. P.S. The two dry reds were tasted one month prior to bottling.
48% Grenache, 44% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Syrah.
This medium-bodied blend is packed with flavor, offering aromas of plums & cherries with smoky notes. The palate yields red and black fruits, spices, a hint of bacon, and silky tannins.
Enjoy with a variety of everyday foods including pizza, pasta and burgers, as well as Mediterranean classics like ratatouille, cassoulet and stuffed tomatoes. It is also excellent with fish!
Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of the Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as "French Catalonia". We celebrate this heritage with the Catalan spelling of the ancient Château and village Cooperative: "Penya". " ~ Winery notes
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