Domaine Forca Real 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages

Posted by Keith Wallace

Domaine Forca Real 2013 Cotes Du Roussillon Villages

Split between two countries –France and Spain– Catalan winemakers share a skill in making powerful wines from scraggly old vines grown on craggy hills of shale.  This unoaked bottling is mostly Grenache, with some Mourvedre and Syrah in the mix.  Aromas of pressed roses and oregano are lovely and textured. The palate, creme de cassis, is lightened by cranberry and acacia with savory notes of game and burnt earth.

The winery is named after the Forca Real  (royal castle in Catalan)  that once stood above the vineyards. The winery stands at the northernmost border of the medieval Aragon Kingdom.

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