Organic at Karwig Wines
On a recent visit to the Carrigaline HQ of Karwig Wines I was surprised by the amount of organic wines they had on sale. Here are a few that I enjoyed.
|At Karwig in Carrigaline|
Latué Clearly Organic Tempranillio 2011, vdt Castilla Spain, 13%, €11.75, Karwig Wines
Apparently, this wine is also sold under the Latué label but this Clearly Organic label, reinforced by a Bio collar, is selling better than its unadorned stablemate. It has a bright ruby red colour and has aromas of fruits, including blackberries. This 100 percent Tempranillo is quite pleasant, slightly spicy, with a good finish. A really decent organic wine at a good price and Highly Recommended.
Domaine Bourdic, Octandre 2009, Cotes de Thongue IGT, 13.5%, €13.42 Karwig Wines
This very likeable red from the Languedoc (near Pezenas) is made from the eight red vines of the domaine. Each variety is vinified separately and blended after 12 months. Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Cinsault (24) and Tempranillo (15) are the main contributors. The fruit is picked from vines “in the course of conversion to biologique”.
Colour is medium red and the soft subtle aromas are of red fruits. On the palate it is juicy and fruity, easy drinking, well balanced and with a good finish. Highly recommended.
Domaine Bourdic, Density 2010, Cotes de Thongue IGT, 12.5%, €15.29, Karwig Wines
No major complications with this white as just two varieties are used: Vermentino and Roussanne. Colour is a sandy gold (micro bubbles cling to the glass) and the aromas are also rich. The initial contact on the palate is fairly complex, even hints of sweetness, followed by a long and dry finish. Takes a bit of getting used to but Highly Recommended. Maybe I'm a bit biased as I do like these two grape varieties.