OUR FAVORITE APPELLATION
Cotes du Rhone, our favorite appellation.
2015 FERRATON COTES DU RHONE BLANC $13
A delicious blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Clairette with a bright, pale golden color with silver hints. Aromas of white flowers and white fruits. A perfectly balanced wine, the Clairette brings the freshness and the white Grenache brings the body and softness.Perfect as an aperitif or serve with scallops, seafood, and goat cheese.
2015 KERMIT LYNCH $15 (SUSTAINABLE)
The growing success we have enjoyed over the last three vintages is proof enough that the KL Côtes du Rhône fits both the taste profile and quality standards that our customers have come to expect. Since 1929, this winery has been bringing local vignerons together from the outlying areas of Avignon in the Southern Rhône to produce delicious wines that epitomize the region’s complex terroirs. Kermit works closely with winemaker Jean-François Pasturel to develop the blend. Pasturel is thrilled to be able to have the chance to produce a Côtes du Rhône he does not have to filter to death. It is his tête de cuvée, his pride and joy.
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.
2015 DOMAINE DU JAS "CUVEE PRESTIGE" $15
Located in the southern part of the Rhone Valley, the town of Suze la Rousse is known for its medieval castle, its wines, and its university of wine. Winemaker Hubert Pradelle comes from a long line of winemakers, and he currently owns 25 ha vineyards. In 2000, Hubert's son, Pierre, started working with him and convinced his father to begin making organic wine. The following year, they converted the vineyards to organics, and began to incorporate some biodynamic methods as well. While sulphur is used periodically, each wine is made with the least intervention possible, using only wild yeasts, and natural fining techniques. Their soil is predominently argillaceous soils and they grow Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvedre as well as 8ha of Grenache Blanc, all averaging 35 years of age.
2015 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.
2015 LES GARRIGUES $12
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).