Domaine Magellan

Le Fruit Défendu Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Cinsault

8.769 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Cinsault
Top Notes For
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

8.8

Like the name (and taste) if this 100% Cinsault.

Like the name (and taste) if this 100% Cinsault.

May 2nd, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.3

Watery and lite.

Watery and lite.

May 1st, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

Yellow and white fruits, fresh, wax

Yellow and white fruits, fresh, wax

Sep 26th, 2013
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

This bottle is lucky #3 in the first ever #thetcwineclub box! Mr. Spittoon and I spent Saturday night in with this bottle, homemade pizza (the Mediterranean lamb pizza went superbly with this tipple) and reminisced about our days backpacking through the south of France (where this vino comes from). You can read all about our adventures on the blog.

This bottle of 'The Forbidden Fruit’ aka Le Fruit Defendu is made from the Cinsault grape. Cinsault is the 4th most widely planted grape in France and thrives in warm climates. It's not very common to see wines purely made of Cinsault as its typically a blending grape to add perfume & softness.

European wine labels can be a little trickier to understand seeing as they focus more so on where a wine is from than the grape variety. A quick run down for this Moulin Rouge-esque looking label:

Domaine de Magellan = winery name
Village: Magalas = village where it's made
Pays-d'hérault (Indication Geographique Protégée) = the legally defined and protected geographical area where the grapes are grown aka the appellation

In the glass this Frenchie is a lovely shade of garnet. It's super aromatic nature draws you into the glass with sweet plum and cherry notes alongside a bit of rustic earthiness and hint of spiced vanilla cream. The nose reflects the palate with an undeniably smooth mouthfeel. It was also nice to get the corkscrew out for this one, I love the sound of a cork popping!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

This bottle is lucky #3 in the first ever #thetcwineclub box! Mr. Spittoon and I spent Saturday night in with this bottle, homemade pizza (the Mediterranean lamb pizza went superbly with this tipple) and reminisced about our days backpacking through the south of France (where this vino comes from). You can read all about our adventures on the blog.

This bottle of 'The Forbidden Fruit’ aka Le Fruit Defendu is made from the Cinsault grape. Cinsault is the 4th most widely planted grape in France and thrives in warm climates. It's not very common to see wines purely made of Cinsault as its typically a blending grape to add perfume & softness.

European wine labels can be a little trickier to understand seeing as they focus more so on where a wine is from than the grape variety. A quick run down for this Moulin Rouge-esque looking label:

Domaine de Magellan = winery name
Village: Magalas = village where it's made
Pays-d'hérault (Indication Geographique Protégée) = the legally defined and protected geographical area where the grapes are grown aka the appellation

In the glass this Frenchie is a lovely shade of garnet. It's super aromatic nature draws you into the glass with sweet plum and cherry notes alongside a bit of rustic earthiness and hint of spiced vanilla cream. The nose reflects the palate with an undeniably smooth mouthfeel. It was also nice to get the corkscrew out for this one, I love the sound of a cork popping!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

Aug 28th, 2016
Ande Peterson

Pretty meh. Should have chilled it a bit

Pretty meh. Should have chilled it a bit

Jun 22nd, 2018
Shawn Tervenski

A fine light-medium bodied red. @dandelionwineshop

A fine light-medium bodied red. @dandelionwineshop

Apr 7th, 2018
Lindsay Breedlove

Light-medium bodied, pours very purple. A little fizzy right out of the bottle. Hint of tannins but juicy. No depth; very little fruit.

Light-medium bodied, pours very purple. A little fizzy right out of the bottle. Hint of tannins but juicy. No depth; very little fruit.

Sep 22nd, 2017
Kris tighe

Nice, lighter red, very good with grilled meat. Almost no finish though.

Nice, lighter red, very good with grilled meat. Almost no finish though.

May 29th, 2017
Brian Franke

Not a fav, a basic red table wine with some cherry taste.

Not a fav, a basic red table wine with some cherry taste.

May 8th, 2017
Tom Wood

This with pulled pork

This with pulled pork

Mar 22nd, 2017