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2011 Corbieres Blanc "Begou" Maxime Magnon

Most of Maxime’s vineyard land is comprised of schist and limestone subsoils in the sub-appellation Hautes Corbières, bordering Fitou to the South. This wine is precise, fresh and floral with faint hints citrus peel and fennel; the grapes were grown at high altitude, no sulphur was used during vinification.
$48.00

2011 Palette Rouge Chateau Simone

"This historic estate, holds a virtual monopoly on the appellation of Palette. Chateau Simone encompasses twenty hectares of vineyards that sit on limestone soils on the slopes of Montaiguet. All of the grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented for 15 to 20 days in small wooden vats with only wild yeast, then put into small foudre to rest on the lees. The red from Simone is an elegant wine of great depth. It is primarily composed of Grenache and Mourvedre but its special character reflects the presence of a melange other grape varieties, including Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Castet, Manosquin, Theoulier, Tibouren, Picpoul Noir and Muscat de Hambourg. The wine is a classic that deserves to be aged in order to best appreciate its many nuances." --importer Neil Rosenthal
$64.00

2011 VdF [Corsica] Blanc "Diplomate d'Empire" Abbatucci

The name of the wine comes from the history of the family: Don Jacques Pascal Abbatucci was a childhood friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, served under the Empire and spent several years as a diplomat in Naples.
$115.00

2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de Marcoux Magnum

The Armeniers, proprietors of Domaine de Marcoux, have been making wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1345CE! Sisters Sophie & Catherine now run the estate & were the first in the appellation to convert to biodynamic farming in 1990. The average age of their vines is 50 years. Fermented in concrete tanks, & then aged 18 months, mostly in concrete, but a small portion in 350L casks. Intense & dark, with heady aromas of flowers & blueberry liquer, the palate is dense, & elegant showing brilliant minerality, dark fruits, earth, & herbs.
$200.00

2012 Condrieu "Chery" Andre Perret

At the time of the Roman Empire, due to the growth of the number of vineyards in Gaule and a general overproduction, it was decided that half of Gaule’s vine stocks must be removed. The Emperor Probus demanded that a single hillside must be preserved, his “Cherished” hillside, overlooking the Rhone Valley, producing an extraordinary wine. Condrieu “Chery”, from that famed slope, balances elegance with strength. Its strong nature comes from the exceptional exposure of the hillside and the age of the vines. A legendary wine.
$120.00

2012 Cornas "Casimir" Frank Balthazar

One of the top growers in the Cornas renewal movement is Franck Balthazar, who left his engineering career in 2002 to take up the classic farming and winemaking methods of his father René. Ten years later, Balthazar is making some of the most expressive, and rigorously traditional, wines in Cornas. Balthazar uses only native yeasts, whole cluster fermentation, concrete vats, neutral oak and manual cap punching. This cuvee is from younger vines, partially destemed. Aproachable and rich.
$60.00

2012 Cornas Guillaume Gilles

Guillaume Gilles is convinced that Cornas is at its best when made in the most traditional way. He rarely de-stems, works his vineyards by hand, ages his wine in old demi-muids and bottles without fining or filtering. His wines are made using indigenous yeast. The vines for this cuvee are on the higher slopes of the Chaillot vineyard. There is a mixture of soil types and expositions. This wine is brawny, sometimes austere, profound and sauvage, the way Cornas should be.
$80.00
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