Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017 FranceChateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017 France
|Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017. Chateau Gigognan is located in the town of Sorgues, on a tributary of the Rhone River which originally belonged to the Jesuit community. Built atop the foundation of a centuries old monastery, the vineyard, a selection over one hundred year old vines, are farmed in organic and bio-dynamic fashion. Soils range from sand and limestone for the Cotes du Rhone to the rocky soil studded with galets roules for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The rounded cobble stones, which the Southern Rhone is famous for, provides excellent drainage, absorb heat during the day and radiate the heat back to the vines at night.|
A bright and fresh vintage for the perennial favorite. Ripe dark plum and roasted herbs comingle on the nose. The palate is lush and super silky in texture with loads of dark plums, violets, spiced garrigue all unfolding into a wave of velvet tannins and finishing ripe. Another stunner from this estate
Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2019 FranceDelas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2019 France
Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2019
Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the “Côtes-du-Rhône” category.
Delas Freres is a winery of tradition and renewal. Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, the winery enjoyed the dynamism of its original founders and their heirs and more recently, the renewed energy of the Lallier-Deutz family. Today, the Delas wines are crafted by a panel of experts headed by winemaker Jacques Grange. Together, the team makes wines that have been heralded for their intensity of flavor and excellent value.
Domaine Alary Cairanne 2010 FranceDomaine Alary Cairanne 2010 France
92+ Jeb Dunnuck – The Rhone Report
“More tight, backwards, and mineral-driven than the La Font d’Estévenas, the 2010 Domaine Daniel et Denis Alary Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne Vieilles Vignes is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre that is aged all in neutral wood. It is a gorgeous, classy effort that delivers clean aromas of black cherry, spiced raspberries, licorice, crushed stone, pepper, and subtle roasted herbs. This elegant, yet concentrated Cairanne has a lively, energetic texture, great acidity, and fantastic persistence and focus on the finish. Give bottles 2-3 years in the cellar, and then enjoy over the following decade.”
La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant Cotes Du Rhone 2019La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant Cotes Du Rhone 2019
La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant Cotes Du Rhone 2019
In a dark red color, our Côtes du Rhône Villages exudes notes of very ripe fruit, black cherry, pine, olive and black licorice. The bay and pepper notes complete the aromatic palette. The palate is marked by the sweetness of the fruit and of the tannins placed on a regional freshness giving it finesse and elegance.
At the beginning of our story, there is a certain idea of wine and life, then plants, stones, fields, first rays, water and light return us to the origin of smells and flavors.
We thought we could better understand what surrounds us by dedicating our work to it, to better restore it to our senses, but the more we advance and the less we know exactly. Nature is surprising. No certainty except that of application and envy in a world of strength and nuance.
Often the result of these touches becomes perfumed sensations, the sum of these sensations becomes our wines. Always there to meet and share with you. Always want to answer your questions and live together some fleeting moments in a story that flows between hopes and convictions.
Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Syrah 2020 FranceMatthieu Barret Petit Ours Syrah 2020 France
Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Syrah 2020
In the east of France, over 100km south of Lyon, lies this family domain consisting of 20 hectares of vineyards on hillsides known locally as ‘Gore’. Matthieu is part of the new wave of Cornas winemakers building upon a rich history of the world-class Syrah. He has a superb group of appellations from the northern Rhône Valley, Cornas, and Ardeche. Matthieu studied viticulture in Beaune and is the 7th generation vigneron in his family. He is a certified organic and biodynamic winemaker and replaced machines with mules, horses, and manual labour in 2012. Matthieu believes promoting biodiversity enhances the final product. He has created green spaces around the farm, adding watering holes to support the species that make their home in the ecosystem. As such, he continues to pursue purity in wine production. The ‘Petit Ours’ Côtes-du-Rhône, translates as ‘little bear’ and is a Syrah sourced from vineyards planted on clay and gravel soils. The north-facing vineyards are all farmed organically and worked using biodynamic methods, in keeping with Matthieu’s approach. Grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed prior to fermentation with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. This takes place for around 15 days. The wine is then lightly pressed and aged for approximately eight months in concrete ‘eggs’ to preserve freshness and purity of fruit. Incredibly elegant fruit driven wines made to express the honesty and beauty of this region without any manipulation.
Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2017 FranceMont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2017 France
Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2017
In 1344, “Mourredon”, part of the Pope’s land holdings, was officially recognised as a vineyard. In the middle of the 18th Century, the nobleman Joseph Ignace d’Astier, a lawyer with a doctorate in Law from Avignon, acquired Mont-Redon. The Mathieu family, descendants of the Astiers, then took ownership.
Anselme Mathieu, who called himself the “Marquis of Mont-Redon”, ran the domaine until his mother, Claire Mathieu, died, causing the inheritance to be split up amongst her children. At the same time, in 1866, phylloxera ravaged the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.
In 1923, Henri Plantin took over Mont-Redon and its 2.5 hectares of vines spread out across the appellation. He worked on grouping together as many parcels as possible, and had the foresight to plant on the wide open plateau, with its rocky soil and forest patches, never before cultivated, that looks over the Château. Alive with the same passion for their work, always in quest of the highest quality terroirs and the grape varieties that are best adapted to them, Henri Plantin’s descendants continue to search out the best pieces of land with which to ensure the domaine’s growth.
For four generations, in the middle of their vines and through the centuries, the family has continually enhanced its wine-making knowledge, always in pursuit of greater quality.
Today, Château Mont-Redon owns 186 hectares in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, of which 100 are planted with vines. In 1980, another domaine was acquired in the Côtes du Rhône, and in 1997, one in Lirac.
Mont Redon Cotes Du Rhone 2016 FranceMont Redon Cotes Du Rhone 2016 France
A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah from sandy and galet stone soils. 100% destemmed and
fermented for 2-3 weeks in stainless steel tank, followed by 8-10 months maturation in stainless steel. This wine has all the perfume and fleshy generosity of fully ripe Grenache fruit with freshness and finesse of tannins and that faint hint of provence herbs that makes southern Rhone reds, and Mont-Redon, so popular. Amazing value.
4 stars, John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com, October 2018. “Dark red robe, full. The bouquet is well lined with blackberry fruit, has the 2016 vintage inner sweetness, a soaking of the fruits. There’s a note of licorice. The palate carries abundant, rolling, vivid cherry fruiting, really gathers good momentum and finishes splendidly, on an up wave, its tannins well sealed within, a note of black olives and slight tar from them on the aftertaste. This has captured the amazing vivacity of the fruit of the year well. 2027-28 Oct 2018”
Pierre Amadieu Cairanne Les Hautes Rives 2018Pierre Amadieu Cairanne Les Hautes Rives 2018
Pierre Amadieu Cairanne Les Hautes Rives 2018
Charming and full-flavoured, this red Cairanne offers aromas of blackberries, cherries and plums. It opens easily in the glass, developing notes of spices, garrigue and undergrowth. It is a round and balanced wine thanks to its structure, with fine tannins and a pleasant freshness on the finish.
Our history begins in 1929 when my grand father decides to bottle and trade under the signature Pierre Amadieu his wine coming from the 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyard in Gigondas passed on by generation to generation. He is then one of the firsts to print the name of the appellation on his bottles and obtains from 1932 a golden medal in the National Agricultural Concours of Paris.
We are presently at the head of the company. Pierre is in charge of the winemaking. He is working with his uncle Claude, who runs the vineyard, and with his three cousins : Henri-Claude manages the sales, Jean-Marie helps him for cellar management and vinification, and Marie is in charge of B to C sales and our wine shop. Together, we perpetuate the long-established family Amadieu spirit, respecting traditions and soils, in order to produce wines that reflect and embody our unique terroir. Our aim is to offer you wines that are faithful to my grandfather’s quality standards, adding a touch of modernity to delight the most discerning of palates.
We are not followers of over-extracted wines and often “heavy” to taste ; our ambition is rather to obtain well-balanced wines with a Burgundy fineness. Through the ageing we try to reveal all the elegance and richness of our protected terroirs located on the heights of the appellation Gigondas. From vines to the bottling patience and observation are required. Today appreciated all over the world, every vintage reserves its subtleties which we are happy to subject to your appreciation.
Pierre, Claude, Henri-Claude, Jean-Marie and Marie Amadieu