2014 Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) Ventoux Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1271608

Alain Corcia founded his negociant company back in 1983. Originally focused on bottling urgundy, they expanded their grower relationships to include wines from the Rhone, Bordeaux and even Champagne. Our relationship with the Alain goes back over three decades and he and his wife Patricia have supplied us with some of our greatest values from their respective regions. As a negociant, Mr. Corcia is very hands on with the wines, making each one in its home region and choosing not to blend across appellations, all the better to reflect each wine's true terroir. One of our favorite values is always the Comte Louis Ventoux. Ventoux is a region in the southeastern portion of the Rhone Valley. It has much in common with Cotes du Rhones but because it is not as well known, the cost of most Ventoux wines is much lower than many of the CDRs to the north. The new 2014 is a loaded with zesty red fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry. The Ventoux is medium plus in body with zesty acidity that makes it an ideal wine for food pairing. The complex nose is loaded with tons of spice notes and great aromas of pipe tobacco and garrigue. As the weather cools down (it is December right), nice hearty dishes of braised beef, Texas chili or pork en verde would pair really well. And if it's still not cool enough, throw some burgers on the grill and go to town.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 14