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Old Vines Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône from a Top Estate in Southern France

The roots of Domaine Saint Préfert can be traced back almost a century. Founded in the 1920s, it quickly earned renown for superior quality, and even became one of the first wines exported from southern Rhône into the…

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Posted on 2019.09.05 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  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...

 

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...

 

Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Provence, 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...

 

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...

 

Château de Beaucastel – Foremost Châteauneuf-du-Pape at Pre-arrival Prices

Château de Beaucastel (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2013) $415/6-pack (~$69/bottle) We’ve sourced a limited amount of this world-class wine and although it’s already stocked in our shop we’re offering it at pre-arrival prices. Regular price is $89/bottle. Please call or email if you…

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Posted on 2016.05.20 in France, Southern Rhone, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Faugères – France’s Well Kept Secret

Domaine Léon Barral (Faugères, 2012) ~$29/bottle We have been trying to bring in Didier Barral‘s wines for years now and we were finally able to score the 2011 vintage last year, so some of you might already be familiar…

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Posted on 2015.10.07 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Value from Southern Rhône’s Vacqueyras

2011 Domaine des Amouriers Price: $26/bottle – SOLD OUT 2010 Domaine de l’Espigouette Price: $24/bottle – SOLD OUT We’re always talking about “value” wines. The reality is, when it comes to wine, there is no definition of value that…

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Posted on 2015.04.01 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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