Location, location, location!
From the south facing slopes of the Hautes-Corbieres comes this Domaine du Grand Arc, Corbieres, Nature d'Oree (2008).
It blends no less than 5 grapes: Carignan (20%), Cinsault (10%), Grenache noir (30%), Syrah (20%), Mourvèdre (20%), all handpicked.
No sulfites were used for the 2008 vintage.
From cassis to apricots, the fruit notes are varied with a touch of spice to balance them.
As Florence and Bruno say, "it's not because you are young that you have to be rambunctious"
This is only the second vintage for Nature d'Oree yet it shows great promise.
A wine that reflects its terroir, around $12