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Corbières AOC (France)

Corbières is a French AOC in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Blueberry
Blueberry

Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper

Herbs
Herbs
Rose
Roses
Lavender
Lavender
Mint
Mint

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Leather
Leather

Strawberry, Dark Berries, and Plum are typical Corbières flavors.

Notes of Herbs, Flowers (Provencal Roses), Mint, and Minerals.

Profile

Red Languedoc wines are generally full bodied with rich but smooth tannins:

BODYHigh
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza
Soups
Cassoulets
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Corbières wines should be paired with rich flavors.

They pair perfectly with rich Stews, Cassoulets and Marinated Asian (Not Spicy).

They also love BBQ and Grilled Meat (Beef. Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Pizza. Hamburger.
Stews. Cassoulets. Goulash.
Sausages. Pepper Sauce.
Asian Marinated Dishes (Not Spicy).
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Game in Cherry Sauce.
Roast. BBQ. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Poultry. Rich Chicken. Turkey.
Duck. Roasted Duck with Plum.

Cheese:
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked). Pecorino. Asiago.

If You Like Corbières

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Corbières

Corbières is the largest AOC in Languedoc-Roussillon, responsible for nearly half of the AOC wines in the region.

Languedoc-Roussuillon

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