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A taste of the sweet life

La Dolce Vita Cuvee, an original Minervois wine

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An original cuvee, made by Domaine La Parra in collaboration with La Dolce Vita.  This new wine is a mono-cepage made with pure, local Mourvedre grapes in a late harvest style producing a semi-sweet red wine.

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After several conversation with Sonia & Celian Parra last year about options to create a cuvee just for me, La Dolce Vita, we came up with a sweet red wine - coming from ideas about something original and not often found in the Minervois or the Languedoc-Roussillon.  However, I had tasted a sweet red many (many) years ago with a chocolate dessert, and I never forgot that tasting moment, so it was !

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A very light red, I decided to chill a bottle to see how it would taste at the level of a summer wine to refresh the palate . . . the results were a success, a nice chilled glass is the perfect wine for a light salad with fruit for lunch, or have a glass with some salty olives during the evening sunset.

 

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Cuvee "La Dolce Vita" is also a great compliment to a very aged, strong cheese.  Also, a glass with fruit and a salty cheese goes down quite nicely.

 

Don't forget to have a sip, or two, with your homemade La Dolce Vita ice cream as well, especially the chocolate sorbet...

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Currently the cuvee is only available here at La Dolce Vita, so come by for a taste and a bottle for your next adventure...a bientot !