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About This Flight

Throughout the year, Lowes Foods’ globe-trotting wine purveyors are bringing their favorite labels back to the Carolinas. Each of these flights of wine are only available for a limited time and while bottles last.

This quarter we are featuring six labels from the Bordeaux region in southwestern France.

GAÏA DE PUYBARBE

This dry, medium-body wine is a beautiful ruby red color. The finish is spicy and fruity with fine tannins and a savory finish.

Pairings:

A delight with various dishes including rich salads, roasted chicken, and moderate red-meat dishes.

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TERRE DE PIQUE

This is a well-balanced, deep red garnet wine. Enjoy notes of black fruits, cherry, woody vanilla, and a finish that is intense and lingering.

Pairings:

Serve at room temperature with refined dishes like game, red meat served in sauce or even strong cheese.

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CHATEAU DE GASSIS

A well-balanced wine with a deep red color, red fruit notes, and hints of spice. With a round attack, good concentration, and long finish, and nice balance.

Pairings:

Pairs especially well with beef, veal, game meats and poultry dishes.

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CHATEAU FREYNEAU CUVEE

A drinkable red with notes of spice, cinnamon, and a touch of licorice. This round and concentrated wine has nice balance between tannins and fruit.

Pairings:

Works well with a variety of dishes such as dark meats, poultry, roast lamb, or hearty beef stews. Let aerate before serving.

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LE ROC DEPUYBARBE

A luscious wine, full of tannins along with generous black fruits. Exhibits a nuanced oaky taste.

Pairings:

A crowd-pleaser best served with roasted duck, grilled meats, red-meat dishes, or game meats.pair well with game meats, roast lamb, or hearty beef stews.

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CHATEAU LES COMBES

A deep red wine with intense red fruit and toasted flavors. The attack is smooth and generous, making for a very drinkable wine.

Pairings:

A good accompaniment to both meat and vegetable dishes and a variety of cheeses.

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