Le Ballon' Cabernet Sauvignon

December 06, 2018

Le Ballon' Cabernet Sauvignon

Pure, particularly food-friendly, varietally correct Cabernet in a fruit forward, easy-going style

Producer: Le Ballon
Region: Languedoc, France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

In Brief
Medium Body, Crowd Friendly
Flavors: Cherry, blackberry, plum, bell pepper, approachable 
Pairings: Burgers, pizza, pasta, chicken, cheese

The Story 
With a moniker like ‘Vignerons de Nature’, the producers of Le Ballon pull no punches. Count on Le Ballon for wines made without fuss or fanfare or the attached triple digit dollar figure, which often follows suit. Healthy grapes make for healthy wines and these are pure expressions of healthy, happy fruit that don’t require the time and patience associated with the austerity of Bordeaux or the sheer ripeness of Cabernets from the majority of the New World. Le Ballon is great in your glass...today.
The Wine
Well-made wine is always a good thing. Cabernet Sauvignon is not only the world's most planted grape variety it is also known to produce wines of notable structure and depth. Of course climate, tradition, fashion and elective winemaking all contribute to the resulting style of a finished wine, but Cabernet can be anything from tame to unbridled in structure (acid and tannin) and run the gamut between mineral, overt fruitiness, and being expressive of marshmallow, vanilla and chocolate (see heavily toasted, 100% new American oak barrels). In essence, just like any other agricultural product, Cabernet grown in different places has different faces. From the rocky terrain of the Languedoc in southern France, Le Ballon has put forth a no-nonsense, varietally correct, easy-to-drink Cabernet with equal potential for enjoyment at the table or cuddled up near a fireplace on a brisk wintry night.

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