Patrick Lesec Apollon & Dionysos Syrah 2019
- Textured, savoury
Appolon & Dionysos as two opposite yet complementary forces governing art, according to Nietzche, the inspiration for the new Lumieres series by Patrick Lesec. In classic Lesec style, this is a powerful, classy and delicious wine. Made from syrah grown on pure clay which brings concentration and grenache from sandy soils bringing finesse, it’s a full-bodied and generous wine. The power in this wine comes from the fruit, not oak, with only 10% of the wine spending time in barrel and the remainder raised in concrete. See the Parker review below for what to expect from this great new wine.
“Mainly Syrah from the Gard, the 2019 Vin de France Les Lumieres Apollon & Dionysos does include some Grenache and Mourvèdre as well. It exhibits notes of blueberries and cherries on the nose, plus hints of garrigue and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, smooth and supple on the palate, it has enough tannic richness to stand up to red meats, but it's already approachable, finishing with decent length.”
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- Shiraz with Grenache/Mataro
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Looks like this is either a wine sourced from various regions in France or it's from a smaller region that we haven't gotten around to writing about for you yet! If it's the former, well, it's hard to make general comments about a multi-regional French wine. So let's assume it's the latter: we've been lazy. Forgive us, there's only two of us, and we're mere mortals. We'll get round to writing something inspirational about this obscure (hopefully, otherwise we're in trouble) region eventually. Meanwhile, shoot in your suggestions (and your resume?), or just rejoice in the fact that there's something magical about heading off the beaten track and telling your friends all about that amazing grape that grows in the hinterlands of a place that doesn't even make it on the map – or Vinomofo's regional writeup section, at least.