Pizzaioli 03/06/12 Present: A French Wine Tasting
Tasting cost: $ 18.00
Domaine Robert-Denogent 2009 Saint-Veran Les Pommards Vieilles Vignes: $ 33.00
The Denogent Saint-Veran is produced from 50 year old vines grown in clay and limestone soil. Naturally reduced yields imbue the grapes with terrific concentration. The wines undergo a long, slow elevage in barrel that lasts anywhere from fifteen to eighteen months. They are bottled after two winters in barrel.
Gerard Bertrand 2009 Corbieres Syrah-Mourvedre: $ 14.00
WE 91 Pts Editors Choice - According to the Wine Enthusiast - You won’t be disappointed with this attractively priced Corbieres. Floral and herbal, with strong scents of lavender, licorice, laurel and menthol all infusing the black cherry, currant and boysenberry center. Rich and concentrated with a texture like crushed velvet and fine but well-structured tannins. Hints of black pepper and bittersweet chocolate grace the close.
Bernard Baudry 2009 Chinon Le Clos Guillot: $ 27.00
WA (90-91)pts, WE 90pts - Winemaker Notes - Le Clos Guillot is a refined wine with aromas of cherries and berry fruit reminding us of Pinot Noir in certain years. The fresh, clean aromas of this wine linger on the palate.
Ferraton 2009 Saint-Joseph La Source: $ 20.00
WS 91 Pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: A pure, elegant style, with violet and white pepper aromas leading the way for silky plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit. A graphite edge takes over on the finish, lending a racy feel. Best from 2012 through 2015. 3,000 cases made.
Chateau La Roque 2009 Pic Saint Loup Coteaux Du Languedoc: $ 14.00
Deep, ripe, luscious cassis fruit topped with violets and a touch of oak. Full-bodied. Good firm tannins. Long and harmonious. A red you will love to drink.
Chateau De Lascaux 2007 Les Nobles Pierres Pic Saint Loup: $ 27.00
The vineyards of Chateau de Lascaux have been in the family for thirteen generations. The name of the domaine, Lascaux comes from a limestone specific to the domaine’s vineyard sites. There is a freshness and purity, finesse and complexity in the Lascaux wines that is rare in this wild landscape .An absolute go-to domaine in the Languedoc. Generous, friendly wines of excellent quality that offer great bang for your buck. Tightly wound, powerful and graceful, with mouth-coating flavors of dark plum and black cherry and concentrated mineral and smoke elements. Tannins punch through on the finish, with a minty note, adding to this wine's power.