Elian Da Ros Abouriou Cotes-du-Marmandais 2015
Forget your everyday French grape varieties-- this unique Abouriou-based wine from South West France is deliciously spicy, full of crunchy red fruit flavors. Semi-carbonic maceration keeps the wine light on its feet, while 15 months in large oak barrels adds structure and texture to the wine. Perfect for pizza, burgers, and low-key Friday nights in.
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