Monday, January 31, 2011

New Arrivals - France

Available now!

Vincent Girault was a biodynamic pioneer, certified in 1992 - long before it was fashionable (or viable) Global warming has been a boon to this region and the bar of quality keeps getting higher. Some of you may remember the Sparkling Touraine "Charlette Voyante". Vincent has made the commendable decision to discontinue the Charlette, and instead focus on making much less of a much better Cremant de Loire. This Cremant is the equal in quality and complexity to many champagnes that cost 2x+

The domaine has more certifications than you can shake a stick at: AB, Demeter, Biodyvin, USDA NOP ... Has to be some kind of record for that kind of thing.

2010 Sauvignon Blanc (available this time only at PCC, next time I'll try to get enough for everybody. Rather than competing with the likes of Oisly, Vincent's new lower-production sauv blanc competes with not only Reuilly and Quincy, but also Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.
2009 Touraine-Mesland Blanc (Chenin/Chard) (available at Wine World)
2009 Touraine-Mesland Rouge (Cab Franc, Cot, Gamay) available at PCC
NV Cremant de Loire "Clémence Guéry" (Chenin/Chard)


The Chetys have owned this property for 13 generations. They consistently produce superb "bargain Bordeaux" in the Cotes de Bourg.

2008 Cotes de Bourg Rouge
45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec

Solid source of rich, complex Costieres de Nimes.

2009 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne
2007 Costieres de Nimes Rouge

Superb go-to source for top quality old school Rhones at giveaway prices!
2010 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge
2009 Cotes du Rhone Rouge
2008 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Rouge


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