Domaine Virgile Joly

Virgile Rouge

Virgile Rouge 2013

AOC Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

  • 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah,
  • 30% Carignan
  • Manual harvest
  • Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks,
  • 18 months in oak casks, 3 months in bottles
  • Cellaring: 5 to 15 years after harvest
  • Alc. percentage: 15% vol.
  • Serve at around 18°C and decanted

Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grew on old vines and are harvested when they reach full maturity, then sorted by hand. The Virgile rouge’s texture and velvety tannins soften this bold, dark-fruited, and spicy wine. On the nose we smell chocolate, unfolds to generous perfumed cherry. Then, the intense mouth leads us to liquorice and subtle vanilla notes, that weave harmoniously with pepper and black fruit aromas. Sublime.

Food & Wine Pairing: Expressive and soft at the same time, it reveals the most refined cuisine, and goes perfectly well with boeuf bourguignon or game cooked in pepper sauce, dry goat cheese, and black chocolate in dessert.

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Virgile Rouge 2010

AOC Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

  • 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah
  • Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks,
  • 12 months in oak casks, 3 months in bottles
  • Cellaring: 5 to 15 years after harvest
  • Serve at around 18°C and decanted

One-third each Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. One year in barrel and one-and-a-half years in tank. Lower yield: 20-25 hl/ha. Chocolatey on the nose, unfolds to generous perfumed cherry. The fruit is so ripe that it bursts in the mouth, sweet and as generous as the bouquet. Tight tannins, and very dense. Liquorice and a roasted-fruit edge and dusty church-pew spices. Some elegance, just countered by perceptible heat on the finish, holding it back from greatness. (Tamlyn Currin for Jancisrobinson.com)

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Virgile Rouge 2009

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Saturnin

  • 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah
  • Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks, 12 months in oak casks, 3 months in bottles
  • Cellaring: 5 to 15 years after harvest
  • Serve at around 18°C and decanted

One-third each Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. One year in barrel and one-and-a-half years in tank. Lower yield: 20-25 hl/ha. Chocolatey on the nose, unfolds to generous perfumed cherry. The fruit is so ripe that it bursts in the mouth, sweet and as generous as the bouquet. Tight tannins, and very dense. Liquorice and a roasted-fruit edge and dusty church-pew spices. Some elegance, just countered by perceptible heat on the finish, holding it back from greatness. (Tamlyn Currin for Jancisrobinson.com)

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Virgile Rouge 2007

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Saturnin

  • 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah
  • Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks, 12 months in oak casks, 3 months in bottles
  • Cellaring: 5 to 15 years after harvest
  • Serve at around 18°C and decanted

One-third each Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. One year in barrel and one-and-a-half years in tank. Lower yield: 20-25 hl/ha. Chocolatey on the nose, unfolds to generous perfumed cherry. The fruit is so ripe that it bursts in the mouth, sweet and as generous as the bouquet. Tight tannins, and very dense. Liquorice and a roasted-fruit edge and dusty church-pew spices. Some elegance, just countered by perceptible heat on the finish, holding it back from greatness. (Tamlyn Currin for Jancisrobinson.com)

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Virgile Rouge 2006

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

  • AOC Coteaux du Languedoc St Saturnin
  • 30% Carignan, 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah
  • Serve at around 18°C
  • Cellaring : 5 to 15 years after harvest
  • Ageing : 12 months in concrete tanks, 12 months in oak casks, 3 months in bottles
  • Serve decanted.

A deep ruby red, almost crimson. The nose is blackcurrant, prune and cocoa. In the mouth it is structured with firm tannins and a fruity acidity, the aromas on the nose being confirmed in the mouth, with hints of the garrigue persisting in the length. This wine is powerful and tense. Best served decanted at about 18°C. It can be cellared for 15 years and should be at its best in 2018.

Food & wine pairing: recommended with grilled lamb with thym or with the Corsican cheese “fleur de maquis”. It is also very good with red meats in sauce.

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Virgile Rouge 2005

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

A beautiful garnet red colour with mahogany highlights.

The delicate nose reveals lots of fruits including elderberry and blackberry, black pepper and cedarwood.

In the mouth, this complexity persists, revealing a slightly more jammy taste, ending in a final which reveals the limestone minerals of our slopes, while remaining silky and smooth.

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Virgile Rouge 2004

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

A ruby red, crimson colour. The nose is fresh, with notes of violet, blackberry, leather and camphor.

In the mouth, the delicate feeling provided by the acidity is supported by the delicacy of the aromas and by a final revealing eucalyptus.

This charming and sensual wine shows great class in its fineness and length. Best drunk at 18°C after having been gently decanted.

Food & wine pairing: it is perfect with a rib of Beef and very good with a dark chocolate soufflé.

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Virgile Rouge 2003

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

This red wine presents a ruby colour with reflections of purple. The ‘tears’ are long and slow. Superb, the nose is very pure with aromas of pureed blackcurrants and spices, with an elegance of vanilla aromas from the oak. The second aromas express the scents of spices, olives and the garrigue.

The mouth is supple and round. Its tannins are dense and closed with final flavours of wood and minerals. The lasting length rests on tastes of liquorice and black olives.

This wine has very good structure, aromas and clarity, expressing enormous potential.

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Virgile Rouge 2002

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc SAINT-SATURNIN

This red wine has an intense ruby colour with lively red glints. The ‘tears’ are long and slow. Intense, the first ‘nose’ is of ripe black fruits, the second expresses spices, olives and aromas of the garrigue. It is nicely complex and ripe.

The ‘mouth’ is round with a rich finish and a harmonious balance of freshness and very elegant tannins. The lasting taste is of black olives and liquorice.

This wine is deep and well balanced and is a splendid expression of the vintage too. Ce vin profond et équilibré est une splendide réussite compte tenu du millésime.

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