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Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016: Imagine a very famous french wine Merchant in Bordeux discovering great Malbecs in Mendoza Argentina, that inspired him and his partner to dedicate a whole vineyard to grow a fabulous wine in the limestone terroir of the slopes of Saint Didier Parnac with a gradient as an impressive 20 to 30%, in Cahors, the original home of Malbecs.
Domaine Lafage Nicolas Grenache Noir vieilles vignes 2018: Domaine Lafage has been a favorite vineyard for the lovers of Vin de Pays from old vines wines. With a superb terroir, this Grenache Noir wine is a sure pleaser, light but full of flavors and accomplishing great personality.
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc Petit Bourgeois 2018: This Light “Vin de France” is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Loire region in central France, produced by Henri Bourgeois with the same quality of the famous Sancerre and Poully-Fume.
Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016: Named for the ancient Celtic god of the sun, Bellenos (pronounced buh-len-os) wines are the ideal introduction to Burgundy. Bright, charming, affordably priced and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: “Can’t we drink Burgundy every day?”.
Produced by Nicolas Potel, the Bellenos wines are the result of the cool and sunny climate of Burgundy, of its terroir and its traditional grape varieties. The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge is primarily from the Beaujolais area in the south of Burgundy, where fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay Noir is grown on granite soils. It is blended with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward “Vin de Plaisir” — a deliciously expressive wine for everyday enjoyment.
Confidences de Prieure Lichine Margaux 2014: This jewel from France’s well known vineyard Château Prieuré-Lichine, regarded as one of Margaux’s most consistent producers is known for its elegance and suppleness, derived in part from the relatively high proportion of Merlot in the blend.
Bright floral and spice notes perk up the red stone fruit nicely in this sensual, silky Margaux.
Estate Notes: “In 1972, the pope of wine, Alexis Lichine, first made the estate’s second wine under its original label of Chateau de Clairefont, or as it is also called now, Confidences de Prieure-Lichine. This Margaux benefits from the same methods of harvesting, vinification, and follow-up as the Classified Growth. It is made with the grapes of younger vines and is aged in second and third-fill barrels for 14 months.” Winemaker: Etienne Charrier.
Louis Boillot Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2017: This light red wine is from two of Burgundy’s most gifted winemakers together-working and tasting side by side-with the alchemy you’d expect, using no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and meticulously pruning for balanced yields.
Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois 2019: This Cuvee made from our young Gamay is an explosion of fresh, sweet, fruit. Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives, and technology.
Château Roland La Garde Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux 2016: The Cuvée Tradition has a deep and brilliant ruby color. It is a wine with finesse and harmony, good balance, and a tannic structure that highlights the aromas of red fruits.
Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc 2018: This 2018 harvest was abundantly endowed with excellent ripeness and superb balance! a festive mélange of frisky Sauvignon with an enriching splash of Chardonnay remains one of the most quaffable whites we import.
Chateau de Saint Cosme Condrieu 2017: Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1570. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamic methods in 2010.
Domaine Lafage Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2016: Tessellae is Latin for Mosaic. This is a perfect description for a Thanksgiving wine! It is perfect with turkey, cranberries, roasted squeash and baking spices, a mosaic of flavors as the Carignan. Tesellae is perfect with a mosaic of flavors.
Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Cuvee Centenaire 2018: This amazing white wine receives its name from the 100 year-old vines of Grenache Blanc and Gris. It blends these ancient grapes with up to 20% younger vine Roussanne. Centenaire combines both minerality with white fruit notes. For those who prefer a glass of white with their turkey breast, this is not one to miss.
Le Charmel Pinot Noir Languedoc-Rousillon 2018: This elegant Pinot Noir wine shows deep red in color, with ruby tints. It is a complex but rather rich wine with long finish and well integrated tannins. Grown from vineyards planted in Limoux of Languedoc at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains.
Les Heretiques is a 90% old vine Carignan and 10% Syrah. The Carignan vines average 40 years in age, with some of them being up over 100 years old! The fruit is sustainably farmed and harvested partly by hand and partly by machine. Half of the Carignan is vinified traditionally–destemmed and fermented in used barrel and macerated with skins for 30 days–and half as whole clusters with carbonic maceration. Those wines are blended with the Syrah and aged in a combination of steel tank and neutral oak vats.
It is named after the Cathars, a heretical Christian group once based on the Languedoc but wiped out by order of Pope Innocent III in 1208 in response to the murder of a papal representative by a Cathar supporter near Minervois. The castle which is the home of Château d’Oupia dates back to this time as well.
Domaine de l’Ecu, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Classic 2018: Domaine de l’Ecu is one of the OG organic/biodynamic viticulturalists in the Loire Valley and have farmed their vines in such a way for over forty years
Château d’Aiguilhe, Comte d’Aiguilhe Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2015: The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 d’Aiguilhe gives up wonderfully expressive warm red and black plums, black cherries and spice box on the nose with touches of dried flowers and fallen leaves
Château Saint Didier-Parnac, Cahors Prieuré de Cénac Malbec 2016: On a limestone terrain, up in the highest of the plateaus in the Chateau Saint Didier-Parnac, Cahors, a blend of Malbec grapes render this fine wine, the creation of Herve and Diane.
A great gift set that includes a Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne in a gift box with two beautiful champagne flutes.
Le Charmel Pinot Noir Languedoc-Rousillon 2017: This elegant Pinot Noir wine shows deep red in color, with ruby tints. It is a complex but rather rich wine with long finish and well integrated tannins. Grown from vineyards planted in Limoux of Languedoc at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains.
Maison Roche de Bellene Chardonnay Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2017: The name comes from “Belenos,” an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty. It is the origin of the city name, Beaune, which was called “Belena” in Roman times, and “Bellene” in the Middle Ages.
The focus at Roche de Bellene is on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines – 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers are either BIO certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (sustainable viticulture). This enables the winery to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style. The Maison’s entry-level white Burgundy comes from old-vine parcels in the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. The vines have an average age of 48 years and, as with all the wines, harvesting is done by hand.
The Château Cap de Faugères was created in 1823 in the pretty village of Sainte-Colombe, earning it the appellation Castillon- Cotes de Bordeaux. The vineyard has a fine terroir of limestone and clay slopes, a continuation of that of Saint-Emilion.
Sustainable methods of natural viticulture are used to cultivate the vines. (ISO 14001 environmental certification awarded in 2009). the varieties used are 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
The vinification is made by vatting by gravity flow, cold prefermentary maceration, 30 temperature-controlled stainless-steel conical vats and 6 wooden vats, slow vatting over a period of 30 days
Robert Parker, the wine critic and Bordeaux expert has called this wine “One of my favorite Cotes de Castillons” For this vintage James Suckling gave it 93 points and said: “Refined and very pretty with blue fruit and dried berry. Full and tight. Cool fruit.”
Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015: The Paul Blanck estate traces its history in Alsace back to the 17th Century, where they produce a stunning and diverse lineup of wines from enviable parcels in the Haut-Rhin district of Alsace. Located in the village of Kientzheim, Domaine Paul Blanck produces wines that are balanced, terroir-expressive, and versatile. Owners Frédéric and Philippe Blanck farm their vines without the use of chemicals, seeking to gain the clearest possible expression of vineyard character.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Brouilly Domaine des Hospices de Belleville 2015 displays a deep red purple robe, a fleshy body with supple, caressing tannins, perfectly balanced, fruitiness is present with a delicately peppery note to finish. It is a great vintage. The colors are very pretty, often very intense. The bouquet is also intense with notes of ripe red fruits. Overall the wines show a nice tannic structure.
Malbec is a full-bodied red wine from France but found fame and a new home near the Andes mountains in Argentina. Although it’s grown in many parts of the world, Malbec is very much a tale of two regions, Cahors and Mendoza. Experience both great expressions of Malbec side by side and have a fun experience exploring the wonders of Malbec. You will receive (1) 750ml bottle of Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2015 and (1) 750ml bottle of Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016. Comes with a tasting sheet.
Leclerc Briant Réserve Brut Champagne: Brut Réserve delivers the depth and fruitiness expected of a Champagne made from black grapes with the underlying flavors of brioche and almond from nearly three years aging on its lees. Chardonnay brings an underpinning of lemony acidity giving an impression of lightness and freshness. The finish is firmly dry with lingering notes of chervil and coriander.
Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016: Vintage year 2016 is among the Best Vintages of Chateauneuf-du-Pape! This Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine is a dry, rich and intense red produced by Michel Maret, who produces a number of different cuvees all from low yields and all bottled without filtration. Michel produces wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance.
This organic Chateau de Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge 2015 offers a charming, medium-bodied, balanced and pure style to go with attractive cassis, black raspberry and licorice flavors and flavors.
If you are looking for a tasty sparking wine that can pass as Champagne in a blind test, yet without the price ticket of Champagne wines, this is it. Created in the nearby Jura region with traditional methods, this is a great value for an every day sparkling wine.