Wine Offerings: Languedoc-Roussillon

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 2017.11.02 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...

 

Fresh & Generous Red from Languedoc’s Larzac Plateau

Jean-Baptiste Granier “Les Vignes Oubliées” (Terrasses du Larzac, 2014) Price: $26/bottle Winemaker Jean-Baptiste Granier grew up in a family of vignerons that had always respected nature and minimal intervention in the vineyards and…

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Posted on 2016.04.13 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Revisiting a Seductive Mediterranean Red

Domaine Les Mille Vignes “Cadette” (Fitou, 2012) $248/6-pack (~$41/bottle) Loyal readers of our “Saturday Sips” email know that we rarely feature a wine and vintage that we’ve done before. But after drinking a stunningly good bottle of 2012 Domaine Les Mille…

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Posted on 2016.02.26 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Modern and Traditional Red Wines of France’s Deep South

Stop by for a taste of Mas Amiel Maury that was aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years. We’ll also be pouring their inexpensive, dry, and earthy 2014 Côtes du Roussillon, cuvée “Vertigo”. Mas Amiel is located in the Agly valley,…

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Posted on 2016.01.13 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pure, Concentrated, and Seductive Mediterranean Red

Domaine Les Mille Vignes “Cadette” (Fitou, 2012) ~$41/bottle Fitou is the very first granted appellation in the southern French region of Languedoc. It consists of two small enclaves, Fitou Haut, a patch of mountainous schist 15 miles inland, and Fitou…

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Posted on 2015.10.28 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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