Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tasting of Monte Xanic Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine’s voluptuous aroma suggests a combination of black cherry, raspberry, plum, pepper, black currant, and wild strawberries. Intense flavor.A well-balanced wine with medium body, a velvety palate and a long, refined finish.The wine’s intense flavor lends it to be served with classic cuts of beef on the grill, leg of lamb, filet of beef tampiqueña, or to the strong flavors of game and such aged cheeses as camembert, manchego and parmesan. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon



Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
This wine is the perfect combination of the aristocracy of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smoothness of Merlot. Aromas and intense flavors of red fruits, cassis, chocolate, and oak.Accompanies a wide variety of dishes including cassoulet and Hungarian goulash. Brings out the strong flavors of wild game.Aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon,20% Merlot,10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec


Merlot
A voluptuous wine that is smooth and velvety with intense flavor and delicious aromas of raspberry and black cherry.A versatile wine that combines well with classic dishes including coq au vin and beef bourguignon. The intense flavor makes it an excellent accompaniment to grilled beef, duck or lamb chops. 100% Merlot


Syrah
Intense and elegant. From its deep crimson red color to its complex aroma of black fruits (red currant and blackberry) and toasted coffee with notes of white pepper and oak, this is a wine that dominates. Of full body and texture, it is sensuous on the palate with a smooth finish, long and memorable.The intense flavor of this wine recommends that it be served with heavy dishes including game (wild boar, venison and goose), but it is versatile enough to be served with grilled beef, turkey cassoulet or such cheeses as English Stilton or Spanish Manchego.
100% Syrah


Gran Ricardo
A complex bouquet of strawberries and wild raspberries with hints of cedar, chocolate and anise. With a smooth and velvety palate, this wine achieves excellent balance.A refined and harmonic wine, it can be served alone or to accompany classic beef dishes. It also complements strong flavors, such as venison, duck, goose, or aged cheese.The wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 24 months and in magnum bottles for 4 years. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc

Source: Montexanic.com

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