SUD DE FRANCE
The South of France consists of the Languedoc, Rousillon and the Côtes de Provence regions, producing plenty of good value French wine. We love this region especially for their quality to price ratio. Where else in France can you find a range of varietals from Albarino to Viognier!
$15 kermit lynch vaucluse blanc '18
This VdP Blanc from Vaucluse in Southern France is a simple but satisfying blend of 50% Viognier and 50% Chardonnay produced by Domaine de Durban for importing legend Kermit Lynch. Soft texture with tropical fruit and golden apple notes balanced by pleasant underlying acidity.
$13 DOMAINE LA MANARINE “LE CARIGNAN” ‘17 (ORGANIC)
A tiny parcel of old-vine Carignan owned by the folks at Domaine La Manarine of Cotes du Rhone fame, Fabulous juice.
$16 CHATEAU DE CIFFRE SAINT CHINIAN ‘17
$13 Domaine Boudau, Clot del Pila Les Cargolines Côtes du Roussillon ‘17 (BIODYNAMIC)
The entire estate is run with the utmost discipline: everything is put in place to allow the vines to grow naturally and produce a balanced yield. All of these aspects form the basis for producing rich, well-structured and complex wines.
A very significant part of the production process relies on people. Benoit Vergé, the vineyard manager, leads a team of 5 permanent employees, supplemented by seasonal staff. There are no herbicides used; rather, the strict management of the soil tillage allows the ground to maintain its biodiversity, thereby avoiding a battle for water between grapevines and weeds.
For over a decade, Sandra has supported us in marketing our products. She brings the tasting room to life with her passion, and shares her wealth of knowledge about the estate’s wines.
$17 DOMAINE FAILLENC CORBIERES ‘17 (ORGANIC)
$12 PAUL MAS CARIGNAN “VIEILLE VIGNES” ‘17
$22 MAS CAL DEMOURA ROSE “ Qu’es Aquo” ‘17 (ORGANIC)
A rich, expressive and aromatic rosé, the Qu’es Aquo is made in the same spirit as the domaine’s red wines, using the same five cépages – Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan – but in a different blend that favors Cinsault and Syrah. The rosé is saignée and vinified like a white wine to emphasize its aromatics. Note, however, that the Qu’es Aquo is a substantial, full-bodied rosé that performs exceedingly well at the table and expresses proudly its roots in this special part of the Languedoc. Certified Organic.
$23 Château du Vieux Moulin “VOX DEI” Corbières ‘17 (ORGANIC)
$18 mas de gourgonnier rouge les baux de provence '16 (organic )
I don't think there is a tastier more complete red wine in the store than the Mas de Gourgonnier Rouge. Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carignan. Far from any pollution and having the advantage of a very hot, dry and windy climate, the Mas of Gourgonnier uses biological farming methods, following the “Nature and Progress ” laws which forbid any use of chemical fertilizer, weed killer and insecticide. The soil is fertilize only by compost, manure and annual green manure.
$13 CHATEAU MASSIAC “SENTINELLE DE MASSIAC” minervois ‘17 (ORGANIC)
$13 CHATEAU MASSIAC SAUVIGNON BLANC’18 (ORGANIC)
The Chateau Massiac has a long history that dates back to the Roman Empire when this area was colonized by the Romans using the nearby Mediterranean port (30 kilometers) of Narbonne as an access point. In the 17th Century, two brothers from Massiac in the Auvergne region traversed the area in service to the King of Spain and eventually settled at this spot situated almost precisely halfway between the clock towers of the villages of Azille and Rieux Minervois. During the French Revolution, the “chateau” was burned to the ground.
$12 DOMAINE DE LA MADONE PICPOUL DE PINET ‘18 O/S
The vineyard stretches over the Thau Bassin and the Herault river. The Domaine de la Madone, family owned single estate for many generations, covers 15 hectares of vines planted on the high terroir des Castelnaux.