Wine Offerings: France

Sunny Provence — Domaine de la Tour du Bon and All the Colors of Bandol

Although relatively small, Bandol is easily Provence’s most recognized appellation. It’s sun-soaked southerly terraces brushed with Medditerranean breezes are ideal for cultivating Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is a grape variety with one of the longest growing cycles, but when fully ripened has…

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Posted on 2019.06.06 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – June 2019 Selection

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Réserve Non Dosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Champagne region is France’s northernmost production zone. It is at the very limits of vine cultivation. The finest vineyard sites, both in soil and microclimate, are…

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Posted on 2019.06.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Newly Arrived 2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Stéphane Magnien — Classic Pinot Noir from Hallowed Soils

Domaine Stéphane Magnien holds 11 acres in total. To give you a visual representation, this is almost the amount of land that comprises the entirety of the Detroit Institute of Arts campus — one block bordered by…

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Posted on 2019.05.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Extreme Corsican Terroir Expressed in an Everyday Red Wine

Domaine Giacometti “Cru des Agriate” (Patrimonio Rouge 2016) Special Price: $113/6-pack (~$19/bottle) We knew that Domaine Giacometti’s “Cru des Agriate” Patrimonio Rouge was a Corsican beauty when we brought it in last autumn. But after drinking several…

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Posted on 2019.05.23 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion — First-Rate, Second-label Bordeaux

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion (Pessac-Léognan 2016) Special Price: $189/6-pack (~$31/bottle) As the name implies, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion sits on hallowed ground in the Pessac-Léognan appellation within the region of Graves, very near the First-Growth estate of…

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Posted on 2019.05.15 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Sylvain Langoureau in Côte de Beaune

We’re always excited to receive a new vintage from the husband and wife team of Nathalie and Sylvain Langoureau, especially when they are as wonderfully drinkable as the 2016s. The couple farm about 24 acres of prime vineyards mainly in…

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Posted on 2019.04.25 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Southern Rock & Rhône: Dinner & Music with the Winemaker — Samuel Montgermont of Clos Saint Patrice in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm for an evening of wine, food, and music in the Parliament Room, a hip dining and music venue at Otus Supply in Ferndale (Nine Mile & Woodward). $120/seat all-inclusive —…

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Posted on 2019.04.23 in France, News & Events, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

New 2016 Vintage Burgundy from A Rising Star in the Côte de Beaune

Over the past few years we have become fully enamored with the wines of Rodolphe Demougeot. The 2016 vintage wines have arrived and they are tasting great. It’s always difficult to summarize vintage characteristics, especially in a land of…

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Posted on 2019.04.11 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – April 2019 Selection

Champagne Bonnaire “Rosé” or “Ver Sacrum” Price for The Champagne Society members: $50 Since 1932 Champagne Bonnaire has been a family-run winery based in the village of Cramant in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. This grower estate really hit its…

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Posted on 2019.04.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Old Vines, Deep Roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine La Barroche “Signature” (Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016) Special 6-pack Price: $297 (~$49/bottle) It was back in 1703 when the Barrot family first purchased plots of land in the village of Châteauneuf du Pape and that land has been handed down ever…

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Posted on 2019.03.28 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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