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Les Bronzinelles

Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue
Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue

Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue

Name of cuvée : Les Bronzinelles

Type : Red

Appellation : AOC Coteaux du Languedoc

Grape varieties :

Syrah 42%, Mourvèdre 13%, Black Grenache 26%, Carignan 19%

Viticulture :

Certified as “reasoned agriculture” by Terra Vitis

Vinification :

Separate for each variety. Syrah and Carignan by whole berry fermentation, bunches intact, Mourvèdre and Grenache destemmed.
Blended straight after the end of all fermentation then 12 to 15 months in barrels of 2 to 5 harvests. Light filtering.

Description :

- Appearance: purpley red with a bluish tinge, very bright and deep
- Nose: very aromatic, with suggestions of spice and the garrigue (rosemary)
- Taste: Fleshy, fresh and fruity, finely-grained tannin, intense flavours of black currant, blackberry, spices

Keeping :

5 to 8 years

Matching fine food :

Pays homage to lamb in any shape or form, goes well with good cuts of grilled meat, stuffed vegetables and well-garnished cheese boards. Don't hesitate to carafe this wine.

Serving temperature :

Best drunk when at 15°C to 17°C and in summer can be even cooler

Press and guide commentary :

SWA (Sommelier Wine Award): Gold medal for the 2013 vintage.

Guide Hachette (Vintage 2013, 1 star): Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan compose this dark wine with generous aromas of rmatured ed and black. As well expressive, on the fruit, grilled notes and moka, the mouth is rich, smooth, warm and long. A rich wine, which will age very well.

RVF (Revue du Vin de France), june 2014 (Millesime 2014): Success:  clean fruit, limpid, direct, very right mouth feelings. The Tradition Cuvée is recommandable as well.

 Bettane&Desseauve: 2013 Vintage (16/20): full body, smooth, Bronzinelle 2013 is in a perfect shape, with its fine notes of tapenade.

General Agriculture Tasting Contest in Paris: Silver Medal for 2011 vintage.

Gilbert&Gaillard: Vintage 2010 (Gold Medal - 88/100): deep colour, garnet. Engaging nose on ripe fruits (blackcurrant, redcurrant, raspberry). Chewy mouth, which impresses with its great fruity presence, his warmth, its assertive Mediterranean personality. Typicity and character. A call for small game."

Bettane&Desseauve: Vintage 2010 (15,5/20): "captivating nose, pretty velvety, juice fine and fresh, garrigue, smoky larded. You drink it very easily on his greedy sweetness."

Cuisine et vin de France : "when crickets and insects hum and buzz in the vines in summer, the people in the Languedoc say they “bronzine”, hence the happily-named Bronzinelle. A red that lays full claim to its Mediterranean origins. It is a full fleshy wine, well-balanced and fine, stamped with the attractive scents of thyme and bay."

Guide Parker des vins de France : "Bronzinelles stands out for its spicy aromas of dark creamy  fruit. This explosive wine is astonishingly lively and pungent (***)"

le Guide Hachette des Vins
: "At Saint Martin de la Garrigue, talent finds expression in many colours. This red with a purply blue hue displays complexity throughout the whole tasting... its tannins are smooth, giving a well-rounded supple wine with real length. Its longlasting smoky finish is the crowning touch."

Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2009 : "nose of the garrigue along with tertiary aromas, it runs easily off the palate yet possesses density. (15/20)"

Guide Fleurus des Vins : "A wine for many-facetted pleasure resulting from a lovely blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan."

Phaneuf 2008
: "the years may go by but the cuvée Bronzinelle remains the same wine with its characteristic fruit and and delicious spiciness. An excellent spectrum of grape varieties enhances its aromatic profile and structured mouthfeel"