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Light citrus, red flowers, white fruit, and a touch of cassis. The clean, direct sensation of the nose changes radically in the mouth where it combines a smooth, voluminous and fruity texture with a pleasant freshness and fine bubbles. Driven by a very good balance, with low dosage.
Southern Wine and Spirits
This unique Super Tuscan blend is the result of the meeting between two wine producers, Stefano Casadei and Fred Cline, respectively Italian and American. In this project, they put together their experience and their love for viticulture to create a blend that would express at their best some of the most representative Mediterranean varietals.
Eucalyptus and sweet cassis on the nose, juicy fresh fragrant fruit palate dry firm well integrated tannin, lovely long finsih
Blend: 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre
Pairs well with with beef, lamb or poultry.
A beauty, with mouthwatering savory and rosemary notes gilding the edges, while the core of white peach, watermelon rind and blood orange takes center stage. The long, mineral finish ripples pleasantly. It will pair perfectly with grilled fish and other seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
60% Mourvèdre per “saignée” 20% Grenache and 20% Cinsault per slow pressure
Blend: 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan
Boz & Dominique Scaggs planted 2.2 acres to Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah & Counoise on their ranch at the northern crest of Mt Veeder in 1998. Situated on what was once a high valley lake; the soils are interspersed with gravely and Aiken loam deposits as you plunge the 300 vertical feet from top to bottom. One of the few remaining organic vineyards dedicated exclusively to these varietals in the Napa Valley, Scaggs was going to be a cornerstone to Newfound production when Boz transitioned control of the vineyard over to them in 2016. Except for a few rows of Counoise, the vineyard was lost in the tragic fire of October 2017.
Alert! Newfound’s rising star winemaker Matt Naumann should be on your radar!!
100% whole cluster fermentation. 2 stainless barrels / 1 neutral oak barrique. Alcohol: 11.5%. Harvest date: September 25th. 76 cases produced.
VARIETALS a symphony of 13 varieties of Châteauneuf du Pape, from old vines 60-100 years in age, with a dominant aroma of Grenache, and other red grapes varieties (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarese, Terret Noir) and white (Grenache, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Picardan).
GRAPES HARVEST: The harvest is 100% manual, with selection of grapes. Each picker is given two buckets and, once the bunches are cut, they separate the finest bunches from the damaged or immature grapes.
WINE PRODUCTION: The grapes are destemmed, slightly crushed and placed in a fermentating vat. These steps, combined with long vatting (26 to 31 days), gently extract the maximum amount of phenolic constituents, tannins, anthocyans and resveratrol which give the wine its structure and colour and also have health-promoting properties.(Yield are low : 15 à 20 hl/Ha).
AGING: The aging during 12 to 18 months in foudres and barrels (with very little new oak, less than 10%) ensures a good clarification and roundness of the tannins and so of harmony and balance of the wine before bottling, with care at the Estate.
Rimauresq is named for the river Real Mauresque that traverses the domaine. This 60 hectare property was reestablished in 1882 after the phylloxera epidemic devastated the region. Domaine de Rimauresq was also one of the original fourteen Cru Classé producers that received historical Cru designation even before the appellation board named Cotes de Provence as an AOC. These historic properties still produce some of the most sought after and long lived rosés of the region. The 2017 rosé is a blend of 43% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah, 6% Carignan and 9% Rolle. The grapes undergo a light maceration when harvested and are then gently pressed. No malolactic fermentation occurs keeping acidity fresh and lively and the wine undergoes a light filtration for clarity. A perfect summer rosé for any classic Mediterranean fare.
The 2018 is gorgeous with its luminous pale rose-gold hue and heady perfume of roses and Meyer lemon blossoms. The palate is focused with prominent salinity laced with citrus, essence of guava, delicate mountain strawberry, cranberry and white peach. The finish is laser-crisp and mouthwatering.
Southern Wine and Spirits
Contra Costa County provides the Lion’s Share of the grapes for this blend. The sunny and warm climate coupled with deep sandy soil and limited rainfall create grapes of great flavor intensity and dark color.
The North Coast Merlot provides a bright cherry and herbal character and excellent tannin.
This pink Bandol is adorned with a beautiful color with peach reflections. Its nose, very expressive, distills powerful and racy scents of peach, nectarine, grapefruit, as well as spicy notes.
On the palate this wine presents a nice array of flavors. First restrained, it quickly reveals the essence a Mourvedre rosé, with good structure and finesse, with a tender salty freshness. It is a rich, complex and well balanced wine.
100% Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain. Deep purple/black color. Explosive aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked notes. Rich, powerful and voluminous on the attack, a huge mouthful of crème-de-cassis concentration, silken and juicy in the mid-palate with excellent length and persistence. Fine, ripe tannins, at once supple and structurally present.
Rices with meat, stewed meat, stewed vegetable, mushroom, poultry, sauces fish, smoked seafood, blue and cured cheese, red meat, roast and baked meat.
• All grapes are harvested by hand; 55% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
• Rosé made 65% direct press, 35% maceration with partial malolactic fermentation
• Wine ferments and ages 50% in stainless steel tank and 50% in concrete tank for 7 months
Absolutely delicious on release, but (unusually for a rosé) this is capable of ageing and developing increasing complexity over many years.
*limit 2 bottles per customer/address
Chambers and Chambers
Liberty is a unique collaboration resulting from the experience of two winegrowing friends who have dared to go back to basics. In the vineyard, they freely explored their outstanding terroir off the beaten track, and transformed their emotions into a unique experience. Liberty means not only the freedom to do as you wish, but also the freedom to reveal who you really are.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 55% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault, 5% Carignan.
Blend: 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and 1% of the other permitted vareties
Domaine Juliette Avril Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. However, that blend can vary. The terroir is galets, sand and clay soils. The vines are planted in various parts of the appellation as you can see, as these grapes are planted in the le Bas Serres, Coste Froide, Coteau de l’Ange, Farguerol and les Galimardes lieux-dits.
On average the vines are 50 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in used oak tanks. The wine is aged in used tanks foudres for less than 12 months before bottling. The production is on average close to 850 cases per year.
Southern Wine and Spirits
This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine goes exceptionally well with grilled lamb or pork, sautéed asparagus and curried deviled eggs.
With cellars dating from the 16th century near the village of Castellet, Chateau Vannieres is one of the great domaines in Provence. It consists of 47 hectares, 33 of which are planted to vines, with clay-limestone soil and an average age of 35 years. Agriculture is sustainable.
Eric Boisseaux and his son (the family hails originally from Burgundy) craft exceptionally expressive wines from the traditional varietals of the area: Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault. All the grapes are harvested by hand and destemmed. Each varietal and each parcel are fermented separately so that the estate can retain maximum flexibility in blending the different elements of each cuvee.
Made primarily from Mourvedre, the substantial Bandol Rouge is fermented in epoxy-lined cement tanks and aged in foudre and barriques for 20-24 months when they are bottled.
These are long-lived wines of class and distinction.