Tour Of France Wines - Full Case

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2019 Jo Landron Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie ‘La Louvetrie’

Grape Varieties: Melon de Bourgogne

Jo Landron settled in at the family winery in Muscadet in 1976.  By 1999, he had grown bored of his wines, and so converted to organic farming, and later to biodynamics, which revivified his soils and breathed new life into his wines. Muscadet is the most western appellation of the Loire Valley, placed just north of where the river meets the Atlantic ocean.  ‘La Louvetrie’ is the main cuvee from Jo, and it exemplifies the deliciousness and versatility of Muscadet. The wine smells of ripe kiwi and wet stones.  In the mouth are tropical green fruits and honeydew, and a balanced minerality and acidity. Light to medium bodied. Muscadet is a classic pairing for oysters, but you can also try it with grilled white fish, sushi, or fresh lobster.

 

2016 Domaine Des Chesnaies ‘Cuvee Prestige’-Bourgueil

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc

A family domaine, founded in 1869, Domaine des Chesnaies can boast 5 generations of winegrowers, with a sixth waiting in the wings. The appellation of Bourgueil extends over 7 villages on the border of Anjou and Touraine. A richly flavored red with autumnal aromas, plush red/black fruits and peppery spice. Few other Provençal reds can match the power and grace of this bottle. Pairs with red meats, steak, lamb, hamburgers on the grill

 

2019 Chateau Tour de MIrambeau, Entre-Deux-Mers Bordeaux

Grape Varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle

Situated between the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers the Despagne family have been making fresh, wines for over 200 years. Very aromatic, with bright lemon zest and peach.  The mouth is lively, pineapple and green apple, finishing with great saline minerality. Medium to light body. Pairs with goat cheese, pasta dishes that include cream, roasted chicken, and fish.

 

2016 Les Cedres de Haura, Graves Bordeaux

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Graves is an important region of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne River, and the region gets its name from the intensely gravelly soil in the area perfect for making terroir-driven red wines.  Les Cedres de Haura is the second wine from Chateau Haura, an old estate in the village of Illats that practices organic farming, though they are not yet certified. The nose is smoky and smells of crushed blackberries.  The mouth has fine tannin, and a perfect balance of dark red fruits, earthiness, acid, and salinity.  Medium to heavy bodied. Aged in oak barrels. Pair with grilled red meats, especially steak sirloin.  Shepherd’s pie or Italian sausage would pair nicely as well.

 

2018 Clos Lapeyre Jurancon Sec

Grape Varieties: Gros Manseng

In 1985 Jean Bernard Larrieu converted his family domain from traditional to organic farming and has since established Clos Lapeyre as one of the leaders in Jurancon. This fashionable, tangy, distinctive white wine has been celebrated and fiercely protected since the Middle Ages, and Jurançon was one of France’s earliest appellations controlees. Delicate, creamy apricot aroma, with blossom and ginger. So fragrant. Bone dry, slightly chalky texture, crisp and pure. Orange, grapefruit and a touch of spice on the finish. Pairs with shellfish, or with dishes with spicy, curried or saffron sauces.

 

2018 Le Vassal de Mercues, Malbec de Cahors

Grape Varieties: Malbec, Merlot

George Vigouroux is a third-generation winemaker who took over his family estate, founded in 1887. The nose is complex, red fruits and a little bit of bramble, revealing a sense of the place. The mouth reveals beautiful blueberry fruit that lifts the wine. The tannins are elegant and long, and the finish is peppery and spicy. Medium to full bodied. Pairs with grilled chicken or pork, or even a hamburger

 

2018 Mas de Gourgonnier - Baux de Provence

Grape Varieties: Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Carignan

Mas de Gourgonnier sits at the very heart of Provence in an area called Les Baux de Provence. Since the eighteenth century, the Cartier family has worked these fields, providing the local abbey with freshly grown fruits, vegetables and grain. It was in the 1950s when the family planted its first vines. The estate is certified organic (Ecocert) and has been since 1975; in fact, it was one of the first in the region. A richly flavored red with autumnal aromas, plush red/black fruits and peppery spice. Few other Provencal reds can match the power and grace of this bottle. Pairs with red meats, steak, lamb, hamburgers on the grill

 

2019 Domaine De Fondreche, Cotes du Ventoux

Grape Varieties: Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Rolle.

Nanou Barthélemy and her son Sébastien Vincenti bought the property in 1993, and have improved it with every successive year. Today it ranks at the top of Ventoux producers, known for fresh, terroir-driven wines. The vineyards are farmed organically (with some biodynamic practices). Smells like lemon and honey, hits the palate with juicy pear and nectarine flavors and a suggestion of ginger. Closes spicy and smooth. Medium to full bodied. Pairs with grilled fish, scallops, roast chicken

 

2019 Jean-Marc Burgaud Beaujolais Villages ‘Les Vignes de Lantignie’

Grape Varieties: Gamay

Jean-Marc Burgaud lives at the foot of the Cote du Py, the most highly-regarded hillside in Morgon and arguably the best in all of Beaujolais. Ripe cranberry, blueberry, raspberry in the nose, and further still one can detect baking spices and hints of iron.  The mouth has fine tannins, and a youthful vivacity.  Crushed raspberries, kirsch, and cranberries are in the front and the middle, and the finish is spicy and smooth. Light to medium bodied. Pair with fresh tomato dishes, chili, or your next taco night. 

 

2019 Philippe Viallet, Vin de Savoie Blanc

Grape Varieties: Jacquère, Chasselas, Chardonnay, AltesseIn 

1966, Marcel and Yvonne Viallet purchased a small vineyard located in Savoie, Apremont, near the city of Chambéry. In 1984, Their son Philippe Viallet joined the family estate after studying winemaking in Beaune. Savoie is the eastern French alpine region on the border with both Switzerland and Italy. These three Alpine grapes that define the mineral and floral character of Savoie wine. White peach and flowers are balanced by a little saltiness on the finish. Pairs with fish, shellfish, cheese fondue

 

2017 Trimbach Riesling Alsace

Grape Varieties: Riesling

The wine-growing history of Maison Trimbach dates back to 1626. Since then, twelve generations of winemakers, Today, the family vineyard is run by Hubert Trimbach. Ripe apple and mango nuances are complicated by fennel and chamomile. Enters broad, then turns focused and taut, displaying reticent fruit flavors Medium bodied. Pair with spicy Asian foods, especially Sichuan, or grilled white meats with pepper and onions.

 

NV Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve, Bouzy, Champagne

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

The Vesselle family have been making champagne for over 300 years.  Today Delphine Vesselle and her husband make champagne in Bouzy, a village famous for the quality of its Pinot Noir, which makes up 80% of their Brut Reserve. The Brut Reserve is a traditional champagne the nose has powerful fruity aromas, strawberry, pear, winter spices, and a hint of vanilla bean - yet the palette is harmonious, soft, and possesses a touch of honey.  Light to medium bodied. Pairs with white meats, creamy cheeses, shellfish

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