2018 Touraine, Cent Visage

The ripe aromas of blackcurrant and red berry get you in an affectionate bear hug, before hints of prune and violet conduct a forbidden dance on the tongue and pound you into submission.  And if you’re still not ready to surrender, why not allow the deep garnet tones and Malbec grape induced aromas to hammer home a sweet finish that completes the coup de grace.  It’s a very stunning but rustic wine that does amazingly well on spicy or full bodied dishes. 

Price
£15.50 per bottle
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Grape
Malbec
Country
France
Region
Loire
Product code
TOURCCVIS

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot, Scallion

Baking Spice

Cinnamon, Allspice, Vanilla, Clove, Fenugreek, Nutmeg

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Marjoram, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Exotic Spice

Anise, Cardamom, Asian 5-Spice, Ginger

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Colby, Ossau-Iraty, Muenster

Funghi

Crimini, Porcini, Shitake, Miatake, Chanterelle, Oyster

Marinades

Barbecue, Teriyaki, Vinegar Marinades

Nightshade

Capsicum, Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Provolone, Edam, Emmental, Mozzarella, Scamorza,

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Caraway, Turmeric

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu, Seitan
The producer

Domaine Merieau

The Vignoble des Bois Vaudons estate spreads over 35 hectares across the hillsides on the banks of the Cher River, its rich and complex soils ensuring the production of a range of wines that are varied and rich in colour while supporting vines that encompass the young to the ageless.  The estate has been run by the Mérieau Family for four generations, Jacky handing the reigns - and the vines -  to his son Jean-François in 2000, who along with his wife Emilie have committed themselves to the cause. Jean-Francois, who studied in Amboise then in Bordeaux before training in famous vineyards across the county tirelessly works the soils, plowing, cutting heavily and harvesting by hand  Jean-Francois and Emilie continue to produce wines of the highest quality, each with their own identity that perfectly adheres to the Mérieau family ethos; honesty, passion and excellence.

Reviews

Marc