OUR FAVORITE APPELLATION
Cotes du Rhone, our favorite appellation.
2015 DOMAINE DE BELLE-FEUILLE $12
We found this little gem on our way to Bombay. Gremache, Syrah, Cinsault.
2015 DOMAINE DE LA BUISSONNE $11
The wines from Côtes du Rhône are the perfect Bistro wines. Perfect with salads, crudités, grilled meats, all sorts of cheeses, shepherds pie, moussaka, goulash, sausages, ratatouille, and vegetarian casseroles.
2017 DOMAINE La MANARINE BLANC $17
"The sole white wine of the estate is produced from a blend of Clairette and Bourboulenc. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled cement tanks and are left in contact with the fine lies for several months. Bottling takes place in early spring of the year following harvest. Production is quite limited; 2400 bottles are reserved for our use in the USA. Organic." ROSENTHAL
2016 LES GARRIGUES $12 O/S
Les Garrigues Cotes du Rhone is reminiscent of the local, lusty, easy-drinking reds in Southern France that are downed by the pitcher in the local cafes.
The wine gets its name from the French word, Garrigues, which means "underbrush of wild herbs and spices".
The indigenous Garrigues which grows wild throughout Southern France is said to impart a slightly spicy flavor to the wines of the region.
60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% cinsault &
Marselan with no oak used (aged in around 50 cement/50 stainless).
2016 KERMIT LYNCH $15 (organic)
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvèdre.
2016 DOMAINE DU JONCIER "L'O" $17
The feisty, vivacious Marine Roussel took her time finding her place in the family domaine. Her father, Pierre, was an agronomist and started Domaine du Joncier in 1964. However, as a young graphic artist, Marine was seeking adventure beyond her small, sleepy town in the Southern Rhône. After living in both Marseille and Paris, Marine eventually felt a strong pull to return home. She joined the domaine in 1989, and has since taken on her new vocation with the zeal that only a true artist could possess. Marine aims to achieve balance, purity, and minerality in her wines—a noble, if not challenging, goal given the sunbaked terroirs she farms. On the right bank of the Southern Rhône, Lirac shares many similarities to both neighboring crus Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
2016 DOMAINE LA MANARINE $15
The standard bearer of the domaine is the Côtes du Rhône Rouge produced from the younger (but not young) vines (average 35 years old) of the estate. This wine is 100% Grenache and produces a classically spicy, full-bodied wine that speaks clearly of the “garrigue” of the region. The grapes are destemmed before the fermentation and the cuvaison is on the order of three weeks duration. The wine is bottled without filtration after twenty to twenty-four months of “elevage”.
2016 DOMAINE DU GOUR DU CHAULE $20 (extremely limited)
2016 DOMAINE LA TERRE LUNE $12