We had such a fantastic turnout for last Saturday’s tasting that we decided to hold another Southern Rhône tasting this coming Saturday. We’ll be pouring a handful of hearty, sun-drenched wines, both red and white. We’ll be offering a wide selection, from country wines for $10, up to the region’s most famous appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for around $35.
Even if you stopped in for the last tasting there will be something new to try. We’ll have no less than a dozen Southern Rhône wines available at 10% to 25% off the regular price.
Wines like the 2012 Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from 25 acres (in 27 parcels) of organically cultivated vineyards. Or the 2012 Château de Montmirail Gigondas Cuvée de Beauchamp, named for the granite cliffs at the foot of Mont Ventoux where Montmirail’s vineyards are situated at altitudes between 900 and 1100 feet – some of the highest in Gigondas.
And from the esteemed Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate, Domaine du Pegau, 2012 Château Pegau Côtes du Rhône Villages Setier is a blend of tank-aged Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre.
We love the freshness of Domaine de l’Oratoire St. Martin’s Cairanne wines, They are organically cultivated, low yield, and low sulphur. 2011 Les Douyes is a blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre from a lieu-dit with a north-north east aspect and distinctive yellow and blue clay soils. 2010 Coustias Blanc is a special selection of the estate’s oldest, lowest-yielding vines—some 70 years old – from the chalkiest, coolest part of the appellation.