Saint Chinian, is at the centre of 20 villages that create an extraordinary wine with original tastes, strengths, and colors.
The terroir extends from the Orb, to the Verzanobre, and the mountains of the Caroux, and Espinouse.
An AOC since 1982, Saint Chinian wine is now the 4th largest wine producing area in the Languedoc, after Corbieres, Coteaux de Languedoc, and Minervois.
With Saint-Chinian wines, the wine lover will find red wines rich and generous, and rosés - delicate pink and fruity. Tastes have a pleasant earthy taste, the warmth of micro-climates, with elements of tannins. The main varieties are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre (60%). The ground soil of red shale, creates deep exuberance. There is often a scent of coffee or cocoa, as well as liquorice and garrigue.
The velvety wine with low accidity, good tannin, will keep well for a number of years. Clay and limestone combine to resonate the often hints of fruit (blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry).
Saint Chinian is a wine well worth tasting, buying, drinking, and keeping for the future .
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