Wine Offerings: Languedoc-Roussillon

Domaine Mas Champart – A Lifetime Among the Vines

Domaine Mas Champart “Causse de Bousquet” (Saint-Chinian 2015) Special 6-Pack Price: $135 (~$22/bottle) Back in 1976, Isabelle Champart, a Parisian with a degree in Geography, and her husband Mathieu, from a family of farmers in Champagne, began cultivating vines on…

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Posted on 2018.02.21 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

A “Marriage” of Great Terroirs in the South of France

Domaine d’Aupilhac “La Boda” (Montpeyroux Languedoc 2014) Special Price: $243/6-pack (~$41/bottle) The 44 acre lieu-dit known as Aupilhac is a renowned, fully biodynamic certified property located in the enclave of Montpeyroux just across the river Hérault…

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Posted on 2018.01.24 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Charming, World-Class Mediterranean Red Wines from a Top Producer in Fitou

Fitou is the very first granted appellation in the southern French region of Languedoc. It consists of two small enclaves within Corbières: Fitou Maritime, a clay-limestone band around the saltwater lagoons on the coast, and Fitou Montagneux, a patch of…

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Posted on 2018.01.11 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Terrasses du Larzac – Hip Southern French Reds

One of the most exciting wine regions in France right now is Terrasses du Larzac. Newly minted with appellation status in 2014, the area is distinguished for its unique climate that benefits from both the warm Mediterranean sea and the…

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Posted on 2017.12.14 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Classic Mediterranean Red from a Rising Star in a Rising Appellation

Domaine Saint Sylvestre Red (Terrasses du Larzac 2014) Special 6-Pack Price: $216 ($36/bottle) It seems absurd to think that a winemaking region as old and storied as the Languedoc in southern France would have sub-regions to “discover” but the truth…

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Posted on 2017.11.11 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Southern French Red from Biodynamic Pioneer

Domaine Léon Barral (Faugères, 2014) ~$29/bottle (6-pack discount price) We’ve been bringing in Didier Barral‘s wines for several vintages now and not only are they extraordinary wines of power and complexity that speak of the earth, his top cuvées are tasting better…

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Posted on 2017.08.10 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Inexpensive Party Wines for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Tis’ the season of backyard barbecues, hanging out on the patio, picnics in the park, and any excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and wine. While…

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Posted on 2017.05.25 in Burgundy, France, Italy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Misc Spanish, Ribiero, Saturday Sips, Spain DO, Veneto  |  Read more...

 

Charming & Unique Southern French Red

Maxime Magnon Rozeta (Corbières 2015) Special 6-pack Price: $194 (~$32/bottle) It was only a few decades ago that the Languedoc-Roussillon was known mainly for its cheap and plentiful wine. Yet the best growers have proved that the region has far…

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Posted on 2017.01.04 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Serious and Seriously Drinkable Old Vine Carignan from Southern France

Domaine d’Aupilhac “Le Carignan” (Mont Baudile IGP 2014) Red Special Price: $189/6-pack (~$31/bottle) Formerly the most widely planted grape in France, and quite often overproduced, Carignan doesn’t have the best reputation. Generally, it’s high levels of tannins and acidity work…

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Posted on 2016.10.12 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2012 Grange des Pères – Cult Wine from Languedoc

$117/bottle If we ever questioned why Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères Rouge has attained cult status, a recent tasting of an early 2000s vintage presented us the answer. It was near perfection. Layers of earthy, herbal complexity…

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Posted on 2016.07.27 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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