Open Bottle - Coteaux d'Enserune "Les Illustres" 2012

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Vignobles Foncalieu
Coteaux d'Enserune
"Les Illustres"

Languedoc, France
60% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Malbec.

Coteaux d’Ensérune (Ko-To' Dens -A- Roon) anyone?  
 South east of Toulouse this interesting old world wine was born among the  ancient silos dug by the Romans out of the soft rock of molasses at the Oppidum d’Ensérune, the famous archaeological site listed as a ‘Monument National de France’ where the remains of an ancient village still stands.
Thanks to time in the bottle this beautiful medium bodied red pairs well with a variety of foods and is drinking great right now!!

92 Points The Wine Advocate
 "The 2012 Coteaux D’Enserune IGP Les Illustres is a smoking blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec that comes from vineyards around Beziers. Inky purple in color, it offers fantastic notes of smoky black fruits, tobacco leaf, ripe herbs and dark chocolate that flow to a full-bodied, seamless and thrillingly textured wine that has building tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. Enjoy it over the coming 5-6 years."

 Elsewhere at $29.99

Our Regular price $25.99

Special Sale Price 

$19.00 a bottle

 $96.00 per six pack     that's only $16.00 per bottle!

Can’t make it Thursday?
Call us at 
703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Dark red appearance with hints of purple. Complex bouquet of cardamom, alcohol-soaked dark fruit and a hint of tobacco leaf. Licorice and spice notes with a wonderful freshness on the palate. Intense finish supported by caramelized silky notes. 25% of the wine is aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels (particularly the Malbec and some of the Cabernet Sauvignon), with a special selection of the finest grapes to develop the wines’ length and finesse. Just 19,500 bottles of the 2012 were produced.

A Fifty year history in their words….

Les Vignobles Foncalieu are a union of cooperatives anchored in the heart of Languedoc. Our territory stretches from the Corbie`res massif to the banks of the Mediterranean, from the Mistral- swept hillsides to the sun-caressed plains between Carcassonne and Be´ziers.
It is in the heart of these landscapes, situated between ocean and mountains, that all our wine- growers tend to our 4,000 hectares of vines every day in order to offer Foncalieu the high-quality grapes used to produce exceptional wines.
A cooperative with strong values since 1967, our 650 winegrowers cultivate team spirit, authenticity, innovation and a shared passion… all of which have led Foncalieu to be named as one of the 50 most well-known brands of wine in the world by the trade magazine Drinks International in 2017.
Les Vignobles Foncalieu stretch across 4,000 hectares between the Cite´ de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This vast territory characterised by a mosaic of terroirs and denominations has enabled the development of a wide range of wines, most of which are labelled PDO and PGI of Languedoc.
The largest and oldest wine-making region in the world is also a land of culture, art and gastronomy, characterised by mild winters and hot summers. Its multitude of terroirs swept by the Tramontane and the sea wind stretches from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, offering a wide palette of grape varieties from Carignan to Malbec, and Roussanne to Sauvignon.
The colour, nose and mouthfeel of a Languedoc vary considerably according to its terroir, the varieties used in the blend, the yields practised, the quality of the soil and the climate of the preceding year.

By mastering our terroir and selecting plots that we believe extraordinary, we produce fine Languedoc wines, including the Atelier Prestige collection and the Cha^teau Haut-Gle´on wines labelled PDO Corbie`res and PGI Valle´e du Paradis owned by Foncalieu since 2012.
We owe our know-how to all these people, who, thanks to their attentiveness and human qualities, have been developing Foncalieu for more than 50 years and have demonstrated their wine-growing spirit.