This weekend, after several satisfying runs on the slopes, you may want to stoke up the fire and put your feet up while enjoying a bold and delicious glass of wine. Well, we have just the wine for you.
The Dom Saint Damien 2012 Le Dix is a medium-bodied red blend from 20 year old vines consisting of 80% Grenache and 20% Marselan which is grape resulting from a crossing of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Because of this unusual combination, this wine is considered a Vin De France rather than a strict Cotes du Rhone from that region.
The color is dark and rich and the nose has plenty of red and dark fruit along with vanilla, tobacco, toast and some fennel. The mouth feel seems heavier than the “medium body” as stated in the tasting notes. In fact, it’s downright jammy in a good way. The flavors range from black currant, blackberry, tart cherry with a hint of earthiness and more fennel.
This wine will pair well with a wide assortment of winter stews and yes, it will work just fine with the large array of goodies including bacon burgers and Italian sausage hoagies for your Super Bowl feast.