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Two Southern French Red Specials & One Dry White Wine

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We have mentioned the potential and excitement of the Roussillon over the last few years. Mainly we have featured the value wines of the region, but this week we have chosen to offer a wine from Gerard Gauby, a man of vision and the mentor to the entire region. One of the grandest wines of the region, this is the wine that proves that Roussillon could well be France's Priorat or a Mediterranean Côte-Rôtie given all of the schist soils. Of the utmost importance, Gerard Gauby is a farmer and one who works in concert, biodynamically, with the soil and the vines. His winemaking practices are of the utmost, too.

Made from Carignan, Grenache and Syrah ranging from 40 - 120 year old vines, this wine is utterly profound and one of the most prolific in the entire south of France. Crushed & creamed, deep & dense currant, mure, licorice and confident Mediterranean garrigue (wild herbs) aromas. There is some spice and sanguine notes present, but it stands up nicely to the impressive core of fruit. Roasted terroir notes as well as mineral present themselves in the mouth to add to the complexity of the overwhelming layers of fruit. The finish gains firmness and the structure for aging that is very evident and comes at you like giant rogue wave. Not inaccessible at the moment and will age well for another 15 years. Grand Cru indeed!

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Calcinaires is a great gateway into the world of Gauby’s wines. Dominated by Syrah with Carignan, Mourvedre and Grenache in the blend, this wine comes from mostly younger sites along with some vines that go to 90 years old.

Chock full of broad plum, cinnamon, licorice and serious wind-swept garrigue, but never fear, the distinct dance of the minerality never strays far in both aroma and taste-wise. Speaking of taste, the texture goes deep with a full presence of black licorice fruit. Full, forward flavors rule the day, but never veer into heaviness or thickness. Resounding white pepper explodes on the finish that possesses excellent persistence. Enjoy this over the next 7-9 years with lamb or beef.

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The name Metaireau is synonymous with Muscadet. An outspoken proponent of the appellation, Louis Metaireau’s effusive energy led to the formation of the "Arts et Vignerons" group that strives for quality rather than quantity. Over time his Domaine has grown and now it is his daughter Marie-Luce who runs the show and continues to put forth some of the region’s most epic dry and detailed white wines.

This wine reflects where it is grown, as there are serious gunflint and stony aromas that remind one of a quarry right after it has rained. Combining ripe lemon with these notes adds for complexity. In the mouth, it is intense and gains laser-like persistence, herbs, and peat. Lots of spine and focus throughout which heads into a glorious finish packed with verve, lace and subliminal messages that say that this is virtuoso stuff. This impressive effort is a hedonistic exercise in terroir and easily compliments oysters (of course) but will also go with any fish preparation done with a fine sauce.


Loosening Up for the Holiday Rush

Friday December 13 from 1:30 – 6:30

Some delicious stuff that we have been excited to pour! Drop by this Friday to taste wines that will start with an initial four pourings but ultimately wind up somewhere else.


2017 Terriere Bourgogne Pinot Noir
2016 Volpaia Chianti Classico
2015 Ortega Bierzo ‘Quite’
2017 Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes