Our latest Wine-Aid box features a selection of wines that represent the value that can be found from Rhône Valley’s top producers when you dig deep into their portfolios. While these “Country Wines” are generally everyday drinkers, they all rise above simple sippers and clearly express a sense of place.
Northern and Southern Rhône are quite different from each other in terms of terroir. Northern Rhône’s steeply terraced hillsides and granite soil mixed with stone, shingle, and clay produces powerful wines with only a few grape varieties, mainly Syrah and Viognier. Southern Rhône tends to be flatter, with a climate that goes between continental and Mediterranean, and better known for its blends, typically based in Grenache.
The price for this Wine-Aid package includes tax and delivery, as well as a 10% discount. We will also honor a 10% discount on any bottles you might wish to add to the Wine-Aid package.
Included in the Northern & Southern Rhône “Country Wines” Wine-Aid Package are four bottles each:
Stéphane Ogier “Syrah” (IGP Collines Rhodaniennes 2016) Regular Price $39
Seventh generation winemaker Stéphane Ogier knew he wanted to follow in his winemaker father’s footsteps from a very early age. The domaine produces wines from 27 acres of vineyards in some of the most famous Côte-Rôtie areas, such as Lancement, Côte-Rozier, and La Viallière. These wines have become a reference point for the appellation and have brought Stéphane international acclaim. The vineyards of Collines Rhodaniennes are on the plateau above the Cru-classified vineyards yet can offer a glimpse into the greatness of Northern Rhône Syrah at a more reasonable price.
Frédéric & Daniel Brunier “Le Pigeoulet” (IGP Vaucluse 2017) Regular Price $21
Brothers and fourth generation winemakers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are rightfully well-known for Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe – their world-class wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s La Crau plateau. Year after year, respected French wine guides like La Revue du Vin de France and Bettane & Desseauve give Vieux Télégraphe the highest of ratings. Is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault that has all of the depth, power, finesse, drinkability, and typicity that you would expect from wines much higher in price.
Michel Chapoutier, Ferraton Père & Fils “Samorëns” (Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2017) Regular Price: $17
Starting in 1998, Ferraton embraced biodynamic farming techniques for their range of vineyard parcels across Rhône. To help with the transition, Michel Chapoutier, who was already enjoying great success with biodynamic farming was brought in to form a partnership. “Samorëns” is a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Clairette from vines planted in clay and limestone soils. The wine is matured in vats without malolactic fermentation, which helps to maintain freshness and energy in the warm climate of Southern Rhône. A glass is filled with the scent of white flowers and a sip will reward you with lush orchard fruits.
We are committed to providing you with your wine needs in the safest way possible. We do encourage you to take advantage of our back door pick-up or free delivery. We can easily process the payment of your purchase over the phone and load you up without you needing to get out of the car. Or we can deliver it to your doorstep for free (within a reasonable distance of our shop) and leave it there for you to bring in at your convenience.