2015 Chateau de Mattes-Sabran 'Le Viala' Corbieres

$14.95

Corbières is the epicenter for value in Southern French Reds – this one illustrates why! Look for aromas of lavender honey, grenadine, ripe red summer plums, and black fruits laced with garrigue in this knockout little red, so pure and fruity for the money. Is this the best French value in our entire inventory right now? 

Pro tip: this sun-drenched Grenache/Syrah/Carignan mix will appeal to lovers of California wines.

If Bounty Hunter had a "Biggest Flavor Bang for the Buck" list, Château de Mattes-Sabran might top it. Located in Corbières, a large wine-growing district near the Mediterranean coast in France's Languedoc region, the estate is run by Jean-Luc Brouillat, who continues a family winemaking tradition dating back to 1733. Jean-Luc crafts his extraordinary wines from estate vines planted in poor, chalky, rock-strewn soils on hot, dry hillsides. Much like the red wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mattes-Sabran's blends of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre are deeply concentrated and deliciously layered, with wonderful freshness and purity.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Jean-Luc Brouillat
Vintage:
2015
Oak Treatment:
Stainless Steel
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub-Appellation:
Corbieres
Total Varietal Composition %:
Greanche, Syrah, Mourvèdre
SKU #:
1WMSA15IR3V