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Dans New York Times (Mai 2015) :

DOMAINE DE BABIO 2011

ORIGIN

Craggy, dry and ruggedly beautiful, the Minervois AOC is a sub-appellation of southern France’s Languedoc region. At its center is the medieval village of Minerve, named after the Roman goddess Minerva. Most of the wines from here are red, generally blends of carignan, grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Structured and powerful, the wines can show dark, voluptuous fruit and a compelling minerality.

WINEMAKER

In 2003, Cecile Weissenbach, a young woman in her 20s, made an enormous leap and took over Domaine de Babio in Minervois.
Raised in Alsace with a passion for wine, Weissenbach studied biology in Paris and then got training inwinemaking. Then, suddenly, the opportunity to acquire Domaine de Babio arose, and she took it. Climatically and culturally, moving from Alsace to Minervois is like moving from well-heeled Connecticut to South Texas. But Weissenbach has thrived here, doing all the vineyard
work and winemaking by herself, and ultimately producing delicious, polished wines from a rugged terroir.
THE WINE
With its dark color and beguiling nose of boysenberry, roasted game, white pepper and dark chocolate, the wine is powerful, savory and complex. A Rhône-style blend of syrah and carignan with a little grenache, its structure and underlying texture give it a sense of metallic strength and minerality, while firm but ripe tannins offset the pretty, generous fruit. The layers of flavors interweave to achieve a great, earthy complexity.
PAIRINGS
Even though the rich gaminess of this wine makes it especially well suited to lamb and beef — braises, stews and slow-cooked roasts — it is also flexible enough to pair with veal, pork, rabbit, feathered game and even poultry. It could be a prime candidate for the holiday table, complementing main courses like prime rib, rack of lamb, ham or turkey. Full-flavored vegetable dishes and composed salads, preferably embellished with a little cheese and/or smoked meat, are also excellent accompaniments.
Serve slightly cool (64 degrees).

 

BACON-TOPPED MEATLOAF BURGERS INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1› pounds ground beef, or a combination of beef, pork and veal
› cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
› teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon, cut into thirds crosswise
Burger buns and trimmings like pickles, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise, if desired
Originally published in The New York Times “PAIRINGS; A Dinner Partner for a Strong-
Minded Wine: Steak, of Course” by AMANDA HESSER, January 8, 2003

 

Dans Wine Enthusiast (Août 2014) :

DOMAINE DE BABIO 2011

This wine’s black core and miniscule maroon meniscus look foreboding. The nose is almost shockingly mineral and earthy; it’s packed with peat, freshly plucked mushrooms, iodine and rust. The palate offers up black fruits as well as old leather, incense, lavender and raw meat. Solidly constructed, with a full body, generous alcohol, sculpting tannins and crisp acidity, some time in bottle wouldn’t hurt. The lingering finish confirms this. Still, it drinks just fine today with hearty meat-driven meals. Drink now through 2020. August, 2014 90 POINTS
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Dans International Wine Report (Août 2014) :

babio_winereport1DOMAINE DE BABIO 2011

This is a blend of Grenache Noir (15%) on limestone slopes, Syrah (45%) on limestone slopes and clayey soils and Carignan (40%) on sandy-clayey as sandstones. A powerful wine, with lovely aromas of currant, black fruit, plum, cigar box, and graphite. The palate has big fruit and tobacco with spice on the long finish. Overall this is a solid showing and over delivers for the price point. (Best 2014-2017) – August, 2014 (MD) 89 POINTS

babio_winereport3DOMAINE DE BABIO ‘Cuvée Syrius’ 2012

The Cuvée Syrius is a blend of Syrah (90%) from limestone soils and Carignan (10%) from clayey soils. There is an expressive nose of black fruit, tobacco, blueberry jam, brown butter, fresh mineral, dark chocolate, tar and herbs. It is powerful and structured with good concentrated fruit that stays balanced through the finish. A great food wine, especially for BBQ season. Very approachable now and can be cellared for up to a decade. (Best 2014-2022) – August, 2014 (MD) 91 POINTS

babio_winereport2DOMAINE DE BABIO ‘Babiole’ 2013

This is a lovely blend of Carignan on clayey soils and limestone (70 %) and Cinsault on limestone (30 %). It has a very elegant nose of rose pedal, cherry pie, tobacco, red currant, cardamom, bergamot, pepper, and red berries. Very fresh with pure fruit and good acidity. The finish is mouthwatering and leaves you wanting more. Drink it now or over the next 5-7 years. (Best 2014-2020) – August, 2014 (MD) 90 POINTS

On parlait déjà du domaine de babio…

DOMAINE DE BABIO 2010

 babio_guide2014guide des meilleurs vins à moins de 20 euros 2014 p  babio_ht2014guide Hachette 2014 p  babio_lesoirLe Soir, 2014 (quotidien belge) Disponible chez « Un soir un vin », Nivelles, Belgique

 

Et plus anciennement :

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Revue de Presse
Cett page regroupe les journaux / sites internet qui parlent de nous.
Si vous avez lu un article parlant du domaine de Babio, n’hésitez pas à nous en faire part par email à contact webmasterL’Est-Agricole : Une Alsacienne conquérante (juillet/août 2005) p. 70

Minervois Rosé (c) Revue du vin de France Revue du Vin de France

Coup de coeur du mois 1000 & 1 vins (décembre 2005)
1000 & 1 vins (c) 1001-vins.com

Le Blanc :

 

Blanc 2007 VdP : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2009 noté 15/20 (p 765).

 

 

Le Rosé :

 

Rosé 2004 Minervois : La Revue des Vins de France Juillet /Août 2005 (p. 70)

Rosé 2006 Minervois : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2008 noté 14,5/20 (p. 687)

Rosé 2007 Minervois : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2009 noté 15/20 (p. 765)

Rosé 2009 Minervois : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2010 noté 15/20  (p. 608)

Rosé 2010 Minervois : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2012 (p. 592)

Terre de vins n°12 Juillet/Août 2011 (p. 56).

 

Les Rouges :

 

Babiole 2009 VdP : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2011 noté  13/20 (p. 574).

 

Rouge Minervois Domaine 2005 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2008 noté 14/20 (p. 687)

Rouge Minervois Domaine 2007 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2010 noté  15/20 (p. 608)

Terre de vins Février 2010 (p50-52)

Rouge Minervois Domaine 2008 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2011 noté  15/20 (p. 574)

Le guide des meilleurs vins à moins de 20 euros 2012 noté 15/20 (p.                                187).

Rouge Minervois Domaine 2009 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2012 (p. 592)

 

 

Rouge Minervois Cuvée Syrius 2004 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2008 noté 15/20 (p. 687)

Rouge Minervois Cuvée Syrius 2005 : Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2009 noté une étoile (p.771)

Rouge Minervois Cuvée Syrius 2006 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2010 noté (p. 608).

Rouge Minervois Cuvée Syrius 2007 : Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2012 noté (p. 592).

 

MEDAILLES

 

Rouge Cuvée Syrius 2006 : Médaille de bronze au Decanter 2009

Médaille de bronze au Concours des Grands Vins de Macon 2009.

Rouge Cuvée Syrius 2007 : Médaille de bronze au Concours Général Agricole 2009.

 

Babio médaille d'argent
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