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Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* From one of the largest private vineyards in France (2,300 acres), this wine epitomizes the light and fresh style that comes from Gascony in the hidden southwest of France. It is fruity, citrus-crisp with a touch of honey from the Gros Manseng in the blend." (8/2015)
Cotes de Gascogne is primarily known for the production of Armagnac; it wasn’t until the last 20 years or so that producers began to take table wine production seriously. Traditionally, these wines would have been distilled into Armagnac. Producers found that by fermenting at lower temperatures in stainless steel, they could develop and preserve more powerful aromatics. Though yields are high, costs have stayed low and the wines are consequently some of the best bargain whites in France. Domaine de Millet is first and foremost an Armagnac producer. They ... Read More »
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* From one of the top estates in Cahors, this complex, dense wine is both structured and packed with great fruit. At the moment, the tannins are in charge, big, bold and dense. Over the next few years the opulent black fruits will come out strongly, bringing richness along with impressive concentration. Drink from 2019." (8/2015) K&L Notes: These days, when you think of Malbec you often think of Argentina. But the Cahors appellation in South West France is the ancestral home of this black grape, situated in the high country (Haut Pays), equidistant f... Read More »
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tirecul’s sweet and decadent 2004 Cuvee Chateau exhibits apricot/peach marmalade, creme brulee and maple syrup aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, unctuous, but well-balanced, pure style. This dessert wine is already remarkably evolved, and should drink well for another 10-15 years - good luck deferring your gratification! As always, this wine is a sensational value. (RP)" (6/2014)
From French Basque country comes this gorgeous red from Irouleguy! Composed of 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in older bariques. Forthcoming nose hints at black fruit and rose hip tea. Medium to full-body. Notes of currant and red fruit in the mouth. A hint of licorice, a touch of smoke and well-integrated tannins on the finish. Enjoy with a tranche of Bayonne ham or Poulet Basque! (Certified Organic) Irouleguy is a small wine region located 125 miles (200km) south of Bordeaux in Le Pays Basque – the French Basque Country. ... Read More »
Called one of Cahors' "top producers" by Wine Enthusiast. (05/2012) A blend of 97% Malbec with 3% Tannat, this Cahors is sourced from 30-50 year old vines planted in calcareous clay. The vineyard yields a modest and concentrated crop of grapes which are sorted before pressing and given an extended, temperature-controlled maceration to extract the best of what the fruit has to offer. The wine then spent 12 months in 50% new oak barrels before being bottled.
The Albert family farms 68 hectares of stony slopes in the Gaillac AOC on the southern coast of France. Their vines average 30 years in age and produce powerful red wines from local grapes Braucol (Fer-Servadou), Duras, and Syrah. From the producer: "A beautiful ruby color, complex aromas with spicy notes, suppleness on the palate, and a dominant red fruits."
Domaine Berthoumieu is owned by Didier Barre, who took over for his father Louis in the mid-eighties. Inspired by Alain Brumont of Domaine Bouscasse/Chateau Montus fame (regarded as the founder of modern Madiran), Didier produced a style of Madiran that is meant to be more approachable when young, with riper fruit and less brutal tannins. His top red wine is the cuvée Charles de Batz, which was the original name of d'Artignan. It is composed of 90% Tannat with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines that are at least 50 years old. To make this wine more access... Read More »
The Côtes du Frontonnais winemaking region is located on the left bank of the Tarn River about 20 miles north of Toulouse. The area is generally flat, with occasional hills that create small slopes. The subsoil is composed of ice age deposits, topped by alluvial soil and rouget, a material very rich in iron that evokes parallels to the character of the wines. The typical climate of the region is similar to that of Bordeaux: warm and dry in the summer, and mild and wet in the winter. The grape that sets Fronton apart from other winemaking regions in Franc... Read More »
Made from old vine Gros Manseng, harvested in three passes from the end of October to the end of November. The wine has notes of tropical fruits and white flowers with rich sweetness and a delicate finish. Ideal with foie gras or a variety of desserts.
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In 2002 Didier Dagueneau embarked on his journey to produce sweet wine. He sought out an area that in his opinion, was not fully realizing its potential, and landed in Babylone at the foot of the Pyrenees south of Pau. Here, just outside of the village of Aubertin, he found a few hectares located in a natural ampitheatre facing a spectacular panorama of mountains. The vines were in good shape and it took only minor changes in the vineyards for Dagueneau and the Petit Manseng varietal to adapt to one another. Dagueneau's approach is to produce wines that ... Read More »