Jeff Carrel Lilac Côtes de Roussillon Rouge 2015
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon|
A brilliant Côtes du Roussillon Villages, "Lilac Wine" is one of the newest additions to Jeff Carrel's increasingly eclectic portfolio. Loaded with layers of dark berry fruit, the name of this inky, fragrant wine was inspired by the Nina Simone's rendition of this much-covered song. Tasting Notes: Offers both freshness and ripeness, with layers of dark berry fruit (plums, blackberry) and hints of violets and licorice. Smooth, soft, structured, and very polished on the palate, with a long, persistent finish. Serve With: A versatile food wine that will work splendidly with a wide range of meats (smoked duck breast, pepper-rubbed bison steak) and vegetarian fare (Eggplant and Tomato Confit, grilled maitake mushrooms brushed with garlic and olive oil).