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The Vine

02/28/2009 04:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

L’Abbaye de Saint Ferme 2004 “Les Vinges du Soir”
• Called “ The Night Vines,” this wine comes from L’Abbaye de Saint Ferme, in Bordeaux. It is aptly named because the vines are planted furthest from the Abbaye, and receive the last sun of the day. These “Night Vines” produce fruit that is naturally richer and riper. The Abbaye dates back to the 11th Century and was constructed by Benedictine monks, whom tended vines on the land paving the way for a rich history to develop.

L’Abbaye de Saint Ferme 2004 is a classic Bordeaux, blended of 70 percent Merlot, 20 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 percent Cabernet Franc, and is 100 percent estate grown and bottled by time-honored traditional methods in a terroir driven fashion. Aged in French Oak for six months, this vintage has a distinct nose of dark fruits with hints of violet, rich mouth–filling fruit of black cherry, and a balanced, medium body that results in a very nice finish. This wine pairs well with red meat, hearty fare, and most all dishes that call for a good Bordeaux.
Rick Mindermann
Rick is a 30-year veteran grocer with Corti Brothers in Sacramento, personal assistant to Darrell Corti,
and “The Good Taste Guy” for oodleboxtv.com.

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