Maison Ventenac Coup de Sang 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Cabernet Franc (20%)
Stephanie & Olivier Rame, wife and husband, are the third generation of their family at Maison Ventenac. Their vineyards are in Cabardès, the only Languedoc appellation that allows Atlantic and Mediterranean grape varieties, offering a unique exploration of flavours. Their location around Ventenac-Cabardès is famed for limestone, chalky soils, which gives their wines saline & fresh characters. Olivier's philosophy is to allow their unique terroir to shine through in the wines, presenting them as naturally as possible and raising in terra cotta urns and concrete vats to enhance their purity..
This is an unoaked blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, which though 'Atlantic varieties' benefit from the cooler aspects in their vineyards and a fresher winemaking approach, with only stainless steel tanks used for fermentation and ageing.
You get so much wine for your money here. Aromas of freshly ground black pepper and ripe blackcurrant. It is rounded with a silky feel and more blackcurrants. Fresh and lingering and just lovely really.