Domaine Sainte-Cécile du Parc Sonatina
New Selection! The husband and wife owners of this winery each designed a wine -- this is Christine's. 75% Syrah, 25% Cinsault for a brilliant balance, softened in older oak barrels.
omaine Sainte-Cécile du Parc was started by Stéphane Mouton and Christine Mouton Bertoli in 2005. They moved to the Languedoc in France in 2003, after spending several years in Tuscany. The owner who sold them the property had sold his grapes to the cooperative 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 then created a new winery, which saw its first production in 2011. They had an easy transition to organic production, since the land hadn’t been treated for several years when they bought it. First Vine was the first importer of Domaine Sainte-Cécile du Parc wines.
Stéphane and Christine each wanted to design their own wines, and Sonatina is Christine’s. They call it the “iconic” wine of the Domaine. It’s made from 75% Syrah, 25% Cinsault. Cinsault is a red blending grape that features prominently in rosé because of its fresher fruit flavor. In the Sonatina, it adds components not usually found in Syrah, a little lightness to the balance of herbs, pepper, and dark ripe fruits. Aged in one- and two-year-old oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. The wine is certified organic in France, and labelled "Made with Organic Grapes" in the U.S.
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Grilled meats and vegetables, wild game, mushrooms, hearty stews