Le Fruit Defendu 2010 Domaine Magellan
Brand Domaine Magellan
When Bruno Lafon bought this old estate in the village of Magalas with his sister-in-law, Sylvie Legros, the property was a collection of run down vineyards planted with a wide variety of grapes. Lafon has transformed the vineyards, bringing his experience as an established grower in Burgundy, and now cultivates 13 varieties of vines that are best matched to the local conditions (and traditions).
The Fruit Defendu is from a special plot of 60-year-old Cinsault brought from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In the glass, the wine has a bright, medium ruby color. The nose unfolds with small red berries and a bit of citrus peel - seasoned with just a suggestion of white pepper. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with pretty flavors of ripe red raspberries and a touch of plum (from 15% young-vines Syrah). Long and lively on the finish, with just the perfect hint of thick-skin tannic structure. - Winery
Grape: 100% Syrah