Domaine Sainte Croix La Part des Anges 2015 (50cl)
The Part des Anges from Domaine Sainte Croix is a sweet wine made from late-harvest Old Vine Carignan which oozes with the essence of black mulberry and fig on the nose. The fermentation is allowed to stop naturally to leave a sugar content of 65g/hl before aging on the lees for 24 months in old barrels. The palate is luscious with fig, prune, sweet spice, black chocolate and Turkish coffee on the palate. It is a delicious alternative to Port.
Domaine Sainte Croix is owned and run by the English husband and wife team of Jon and Elizabeth Bowen. These are truly artisan wines crafted in an unfashionable area of France that has long been dominated by co-operative production. They are based in the village of Fraïssé des Corbières which sits on the border between the Languedoc and the Roussillon, 20 minutes in from the Mediterranean. The 13 hectare Domaine is made up of gnarled vines that are over 100 years old, production is organic and the wines display all the hallmarks of elegant living wines that have been carefully crafted with minimal sulphur and loads of love. They are an amazing set of wines which are highly recommended.