Anjou Rouge - Domaine des 2 Moulins
A stunning chewy red made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. As soon as we tasted this we new it would be a winner yet the Loire Valley is not always the first place you think of when you want a bold and chunky red. The colour is rich and intense with violet notes at the edge showing the youth. The nose is explosive and simply leaps from the glass with floral aromas of irises, roses and violets rapidly followed by red and black fruits. Right at the end there are hints of liquorice. On the palate it is bold, full bodied and round whilst being supple and with ripe, unobtrusive tannins. The finish can seem slightly rustic but put it with some hearty red meat dishes or spicy foods and it's a real joy as a companion.
As this wine is unfined and unfiltered there is a sediment in the bottle so decanting is reccomended.
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Full, robust and generous
Drink With: Sauced red meats, casseroled eel, grilled poultry.
Never underestimate this incredible red wine! It's no Chateau Lafite but it certainly packs a punch and offers incredible value. If you're serving it at home don't have it too warm so you can retain the freshness of the fruit and the acidity. If you have a decanter pop it in for an hour before serving. If not, just pour it into a jug then pop it back in the bottle and hour before drinking.
Why we like this wine
Quite simply, it's brilliant! Whether you want a fine dining experience or a quick, Monday night dinner, this will hit the spot every time. If it needs a red, this is the fellow!
- Brilliant! No more to be said.