By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/2/2012 | Send Email
I am very pleased we have added the wines of Montirius to our ever expanding Direct Import program. This estate works entirely biodynamically and never uses new wood in any of their wines, striving for a purer, more elegant expression of fruit and terroir, which is why their wines have always stood out to me amidst the sea of competition as a step above in elegance and craft for the price. This Cotes-du-Rhone displays classic Southern Rhone charm, with characteristic raspberry/blackberry aromas and flavors, accented by subtle garrigue and savory spice notes. The texture is smooth and silky, with nice density on the midpalate, while the finish stays lifted, leaving the impression of balance and terroir-driven character. This is a gem.