Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou 2018Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou 2018Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Domaine du Possible "Tout bu or not tout bu" 2019Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Varietal: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre
Full carbonic maceration of 15 days in concrete vats. Aging five to six months in concrete. 7mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.
Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Domaine du Possible is the brainchild of Loïc Roure. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to Lansac. He also recently purchased four hectares in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, a half an hour drive from the Agly Valley. The estate now consists of 10.5 hectares spread over many parcels and communes, all falling under the Côtes du Roussillon AOC.
The wines are vinified to be fresh, bright and easy-to-drink. Extraction and alcohol remain low, and instead the focus is on fruit, minerality and acidity. Most of the wines are initially
Foot-trodden, then whole clusters are added, resulting in a spontaneous, semi-carbonic maceration. Sulfur additions, if any, are decided each vintage, wine by wine. In cases where sulfur is added, Loïc never uses more than 10mg for the reds and 20mg for the white, and only at bottling.
Chateau du Trignon Gigondas 2015Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah
Vinous 92 points - "Deep vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, incense and baking spice scents show impressive clarity and pick up a smoky mineral element with air. Sappy, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, spice-tinged raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of fruitcake. Closes very long and spicy, displaying excellent focus, well-knit tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence..February/2020"
The wine estate of Chateau du Trignon was acquired in 1895 by Joseph Roux and run by his descendants until 2007, when Pascal Roux, a passionate winemaker, who had kept the quality of the wine at the highest levels, sold the vineyard to another esteemed Rhone Valley winemaker, Jerome Quiot , who also owns and runs Domaine du Vieux Lazaret and Domaine Duclaux in Chateauneuf du Pape and Domaine Houchart in Provence. The wine is made from 150 acres of vines in five villages: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Sablet and Beaumes de Venise.
Domaine du Gour de Chaule Tradition Gigondas 2017Regular price $37.00 Save $-37.00
Varietal: Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, and Mour- vèdre 10%
This wine, the domaine's standard-bearer, is sturdy, braced with sweet, dusty tannins, and is intensely aromatic with notes of crushed white pepper, oriental spices and game. Raised with no new oak and picked while its grapes still carry refreshing levels of acidity, it is a reminder of the greatness that this village's wines have achieved since the Romans first founded Jocunditas, today's Gigondas.
Domaine de Durban Beaumes-De-Venise Rouge 2018 750mlRegular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Varietal: 70% Grenache 25% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre
A big wine that seems light as a feather? A luscious mouthful and after the feathery part, a tannin kicks in. This red Rhône has wild strawberry in its pretty fruit bouquet and dried thyme as the aftertaste subsides.
At the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail the Domaine de Durban seems to blessed by the gods. Located on a plateau of a hill overlooking the village of Beaumes de Venise, the Domaine de Durban backed by a pine forest, looks at the vineyard and offers a breathtaking panorama. It is in an exceptional setting that the Leydier family pays full attention to the production of its various wines.
On the Durban label there is a coat of arms with three “Ts.” This is the official coat of arms of the village of Beaumes-de-Venise. The modern day city was originally three villages (Aubune, Beaumes, and Saint Véran). The “T” is a tau which is also an old form of the cross. The three taus, or crosses, are for the protectors of the three villages, Sainte Anne, Saint Roch, and Saint Sébastian.
Dom Des Sanzay Champigny Les Poyeux Saumur Rogue 2018Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
A wine with a personality marked by its terroir, very ripe grapes offering a deep red color, a pretty nose of small black fruits, a fleshy and opulent wine on the palate, with a silky tannic structure.
Domaine des Sanzay has an amazing range of wines from the town of Saumur using primarily Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The clay on limestone soil provides wines that are light on their feet with good intensity and acidity. Louis and Julienne founded the estate in 1880 and it is now run by the fifth generation. Didier, who took over in 1993, works in the vineyards and winery while his wife Celine manages the office and sales. Their son Ludovic helps his father more each year. This 28 hectare domaine produces around 1400 hectoliters annually and is maintained with minimal plowing and grass between the vines. Indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation. Officially organic starting with the 2019 vintage, but in reality, their farming practices changed little to meet the certification as their house is in the vineyards they always farmed as gently as possible.
Hervé Souhaut Romaneaux-Destezet Syrah 2019Regular price $43.00 Save $-43.00
Varietal: 100% Syrah—30 year-old vines
Violets, bacon fat and black cherry all interplay on the nose. Deep black cherry and juicy plum flavors meshed with candied violets and cool strawberry flavors on the palate. The moderate tannins highlight the fruity components on the finish.
Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without destemming. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Hervé Souhaut created Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet in 1993. Hervé works 5-hectares of old and ancient vines—between 50 to 100 years old. He is very fortunate to own two vineyards in the Rhône Valley just opposite the storied hills of Hermitage in Saint Joseph. This region is widely recognized as being one of the finest areas for wine production on the planet; thanks in part to its elevation, ancient vineyard sites, and southeastern and southern exposures. The domaine is located further into the hills of the Northern Ardeche in the tiny town of Arlebosc, about a 30-minute drive, winding through the hills from St Joseph. The winery is underneath the 16th century “les romaneaux” fortified farm and sits in the middle of the vines that make up the Souteronne, Syrah, and white cuvées.
Domaine du Possible "Le Fruit Du Hasard" 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Fruit du Hasard translates to "Fruit of Chance", an expression meant to celebrate the good things that come to us by complete chance.
Semi-carbonic macerationof 15 days. Pigeage of the Syrah but not the Carignan. Aged in cement vats for six months. 7mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.
Chateau d'Oupia "Les Heretiques" IGP Pays d'Herault 2019Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00
Varietals:Â 80%Â Carignan,Â 20%Â Grenache
Les HÃ©rÃ©tiques is named in recogntion of the Cathars, a heretical Christian group once based on theÂ LanguedocÂ but wiped out by order of Pope Innocent III in 1208 in response to the murder of a papal representative by a Cathar supporter nearÂ Minervois.
Joe Dressner designed the original label.
TheÂ CarignanÂ goes through a fullÂ carbonic maceration. TheÂ GrenacheÂ isÂ destemmedÂ andÂ maceratesÂ 21-30 days inÂ concrete tanks with oneÂ remontageÂ per day. Three grams of S02 perÂ hectoliterÂ are added afterÂ malolactic fermentation.
Domaine de la Chapelle St. Victor rose 2019Regular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
Domaine Bienaime Trousseau 2018Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
J.L Chave Mon Coeur Rouge 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Famille Perrin Les Sinards Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2017Regular price $42.00 Save $-42.00
Gaspard Saint Pourcain Pinot Noir 2019Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Rouge 2018Regular price $49.00 Save $-49.00
Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabes 2018Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone 2019Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00
Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge 2018Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Mas la Chevaliere Pinot Noir 2018Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00
Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie La Landonne 2017Regular price $199.00 Save $-199.00
St. Roch Chimeres 2013 GrenacheRegular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Confidence Eloquent Gsm 2013Regular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre“Fruity scents of cherry, cranberry, red currant and plum are hit with good doses of menthol and licorice on the nose of this Rhône-style blend. The medium tannins are fine yet fleeting, lending only a subtle structure to the direct plum and cherry flavors.” LAUREN BUZZEO Wine Enthusiast
Richaud Bulbille Cotes Du Rhone 2019Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Vins De Vienne C-D-R 2014 CranillesRegular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Zazou 2012 MinervoisRegular price $18.00 Save $-18.00
J.L Chave St. Joseph "Offerus" Rouge 2017Regular price $42.00 Save $-42.00
Laurent Habrard Crozes-Hermitage 2018Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Domaine Richou Anjou Villages Brissac 2015Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2017Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00