Domaine Ledogar La Mariole
Introducing the 2021 Domaine Ledogar La Mariole, a captivating red wine that showcases the rich terroir and winemaking expertise of the Languedoc region in France. Domaine Ledogar is known for its commitment to organic and biodynamic practices, creating wines that express the unique character and flavors of their vineyards.
La Mariole is crafted from 100% Carignan grapes, carefully cultivated and hand-harvested to produce a wine that is both expressive and complex. The result is a red wine that beautifully balances fruit, structure, and elegance.
Nose: The nose presents an inviting bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of ripe blackberries, red currants, and dark cherries. As the aroma develops, subtle hints of dried herbs, violet, and earthy undertones emerge, adding depth and complexity to the olfactory experience.
Palate: On the palate, Domaine Ledogar La Mariole offers a medium-bodied texture with supple tannins and a bright acidity. The dominant flavors of dark berries, red fruits, and plums are beautifully complemented by the subtle spiciness, delicate herbal notes, and an underlying minerality. Mid-palate, the flavors evolve to reveal hints of licorice, black pepper, and a touch of leather, creating a well-rounded and harmonious profile.
Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with the lingering fruitiness of dark berries and red fruits fading gently, leaving behind a gratifying aftertaste of earthiness, herbal notes, and a whisper of spice.
The 2021 Domaine Ledogar La Mariole is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide range of savory dishes. Its rich fruit flavors and earthy undertones make it an ideal companion for grilled meats, such as a juicy steak, lamb chops, or pork tenderloin.
For a vegetarian option, consider pairing the wine with a hearty lentil stew, a flavorful ratatouille, or a mushroom risotto. The wine's bright acidity and herbal notes also complement pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, as well as pizza topped with fresh vegetables and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.