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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...

 

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...

 

A “Marriage” of Great Terroirs in the South of France’s Languedoc – Rich & Full-Bodied Red

Domaine d’Aupilhac “La Boda” (Montpeyroux Languedoc 2014) Special Price: $243/6-pack (~$41/bottle) After recently drinking a bottle of 2014 Domaine d’Aupilhac’s stunning cuvée “La Boda” paired with a luscious cut of beef we couldn’t be more pleased with its evolution over…

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Posted on 2019.01.04 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Finest Terroir + A Poundable Côtes-du-Rhône

Situated in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the vineyard Clos Saint Patrice has an unhindered view of the famous Château of the popes which has dominated the village and its vineyards for almost 800 years. But…

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Posted on 2018.12.12 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Bold & Balanced Red from an Emerging Sub-zone in the Languedoc

Domaine Saint Sylvestre Red (Terrasses du Larzac 2014) 20% Discount 6-Pack Price: $216 ($36/bottle) 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…

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Posted on 2018.11.08 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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 from Daumas Gassac and…

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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...

 

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...

 


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