Wine Offerings: France

Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères – Cult Wine from Languedoc

If we ever questioned why Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères Red 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 balanced…

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Posted on 2019.07.08 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

4th of July Sale — All Wine in the Store 10% Off Six Bottles or More (Mix and Match)

If your holiday weekend plans have you staying home to work in the yard or watch players sweat it out on the courts at Wimbledon, take a break and join us this Saturday to taste a few wines in the…

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Posted on 2019.07.03 in France, Italy, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

2016 Gamay-Based Wines of Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais and Beyond

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various sharecroppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2019.06.27 in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Heady Southern Rhône Red — 2016 Gigondas from Top Producer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Les Pallières “Racines” (Gigondas 2016) Special Price: $232/6-pack (~$39/bottle) The next best thing to a great Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a less expensive, yet superb Gigondas (pronounced jhee-gohn-dahss) from celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. Brothers and fourth generation winemakers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are…

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Posted on 2019.06.20 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

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...

 


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