Domaine Sainte Cécile du Parc was started by Stéphane Mouton and Christine Mouton Bertoli in 2005. They moved to the Languedoc in southwestern France in 2003 after living in Tuscany for several years. The owner who sold them the property had sold his grapes to the cooperative winery in Pézenas, but Stéphane and Christine wanted to make their own wine. Along with Jérôme Debrun, the estate manager, they first undertook a complete examination of the property and vines, keeping the best and planting new where needed, and created a new winery, which saw its first production in 2011. Sainte Cécile du Parc is currently in conversion to organic grape production, and the 2013 vintage will carry organic certification. First Vine is the first U.S. importer of Domaine Sainte Cécile du Parc wines.
Notes d’Orphée is a full-bodied red wine made from 85% Syrah and 15% Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is a popular grape in Virginia wines where it can sometimes lack for fruit flavors, but not this one -- the Syrah predominates and the Cab Franc adds some lighter fruit and acidity. There's some oak aging for softness, but the oak doesn't predominate. It's big, smooth, fruity, spicy, and warm.
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Meats, strong cheeses, game, roasted vegetables, grilled tuna, eggplant, mushrooms