- Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2014 Product #29858 (In Stock)
Organic Grapes! Provence is more famous for it's red and pink wines, but with great care and skill, it's possible to create compelling whites here, too. This comes from certified organic vines of snappy fresh Rolle (aka Vermentino in Italy) and rich, luxurious, Roussanne grown in a hidden vineyard shaped like the tongue of a dog. The sandy soils let both varietals retain their freshness while Provencal warmth, sunshine, and the blustery Mistrial wind ensure plenty of ripeness.
Aromas of crushed yellow peach, tangerine, and crushed stone lead to a creamy, but bone dry, mouthful of peach, peach skin, lime, salty stone and tangy citrus flavors. Provencal herb notes come up on the back and the stone, citrus, and mineral flavors linger on and on through the long, saline, finish. A lovely wine for salads and seafood or just to sip.
- Ch Vignelaure Rose Coteaux d'Aix En Provence 2015 Product #31145 (In Stock)
A blend of 40% Grenache - bled from red wine tanks - plus 30% direct press Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The texture is the real story here, round and plush and mouthfilling but still light and fresh. You'll love it right now as a late-Summer refresher, but hold on to some for end-of-year feasts and even for Summer 2017 - because this will just get better with time!
"Pale orange. Aromas of orange zest, strawberry and white flowers show very good clarity and a subtle mineral element. Juicy and focused, offering ripe strawberry and tangerine flavors that put on weight with aeration. Fleshy, focused and dry on the penetrating finish, which shows good, nervy cut and minerally persistence." Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points
"Editors Choice! Coming from a remote estate on the edge of the Lubéron mountains in the north of Provence, this wine is impressively rich. It gains great concentration and structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the blend. Full of ripe red fruits, it is dense at the end."Wine Enthusiast 93 points