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Chêne Bleu Heloise

Chêne Bleu
$85.00
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionVaucluse
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Elegant and exceptionally refined, their Syrah is named after the brilliant and magnificent Héloïse d'Argenteuil. It embodies her balance, concentration, restraint, and supple, mature texture. This delicate Syrah harmoniously combines with their old, fragrant Grenache vines and pairs beautifully with the floral notes of high-altitude white varieties like Viognier or Roussanne, connecting Héloïse to her cousins from the Northern Rhône Valley. These wines are produced to pay homage to Abélard and Héloïse because their own convictions mirror the undeniable commitment this couple had to each other. Read more
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  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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  • High price point
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4.4
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4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Chêne Bleu Heloise, a testament to craftsmanship, offers an elegant and complex experience. Its deep ruby hue hints at richness, with ripe red fruit aromas and subtle spice notes. The velvety, medium-to-full body reveals layers of blackberries, plums, and a touch of dark chocolate, with well-integrated tannins for structure and aging potential. While enjoyable now, it promises graceful aging. Versatile and refined, it pairs well with various dishes. This wine showcases artistry and dedication, impressing wine enthusiasts. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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