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Orin Swift D 66 2009

Orin Swift D 66 750ML 2009    
Sku: 19624

D66 is the inaugural release from our new winery and vineyards in Maury, France. The small town of Maury is in the outer Roussillon very close to the Spanish border and nestled in the Pyrenees-Orientales. We own approximately 235 acres (93 ha.) of mostly Grenache vines with a little Syrah and Carignan. The majority of the vines were planted more than 60 years ago, with many of the vineyards being even older. The terrain is dominated by black schist with a couple small deposits of Granite and clay-limestone known locally as ”argile-calcaire”. Schist is a crystalline rock based soil that retains heat well but is poor in organic nutrients and nitrogens. In other words, these vines really have to struggle. The result is a very dark, concentrated, and rich wine. We can’t say enough about this town, its people and the vineyards. With the help of our General Manager Richard Case and Vineyard Manager/ Cellarmaster Bob Doyle, we hope to make a wine we can be proud of that showcases this amazing place.

Tasting notes
Tasting Notes: The wine has a very dark, opaque red color with subtle aromas of toasted oak, ripe blueberry jam and dried rose petal. The entry is mouth coating and lush. Opulent plum and ultra ripe cherry are balanced with Asian spices and a bright vein of minerality and acidity that give great structure, weight and balance to the long finish. The tannin chains are long and will lend to ageability for 5 to 10 years.

Wine maker notes
A dark red almost opaque color to the wine coats the glass and drifts down the sides slowly after the swirl. Aromas of ripe crushed cherries intertwined with seasoned French oak dominate the nose and lead gently into an enormous entry. Ripe strawberries and bruised watermelon front the structured mid palate which bursts with bright acidity and subtle briar fruits. The finish is long, concentrated and lasting.

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Regional Varietals:
Grenache Blanc
Regional Wineries:
M. Chapoutier
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Sub-Region: Roussillon
Appellation: Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalane
Grape Varietal: Carignane,Grenache,Syrah
Type: Still wine
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