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Located on Mount Aroania and cooled by the winds coming from the Gulf of Corinth, thisestate is gaining international recognition for the quality of its wines. A winery to watch.
Today, it seems like everyone knows the Vins de Vienne. Created in 1996, this trio of famous vignerons – Yves Cuilleron, Pierre Gaillard and François Villard – has been a leading force in the revival of the Northern Rhône.
Northwest of Aix-en-Provence, between the Alpilles, the massif du Lubéron and the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the 40 hectares of Domaine des Béates are farmed organically on the best land in the commune of Lambesc. Located on the west side of the region, the aix-en-provence appellation can count on the refreshing presence ot the mistral wind and limestone-rich soil. A rosé true to its terroir.
Provence is synonymous with rosé wine, which represents 88 percent of all wine produced in the region – and the remarkable quality of this wine shows why. Magnificent year after year, it offers a fresh and elegant mouthfeel with pleasant fruity, floral and mineral notes. We want more!
Who is the redheaded lady (dame rousse) for which this cuvée is named? Like a mordorée, it is in fact a poetic nickname for the woodcock, a bird frequently seen around the estate.
Chock full of character, this cuvée was praised by Robert Parker, who even called it a “baby Priorat”. High praise for a modestly priced wine produced just next door in the Montsant appellation.
On their estate named after the first letter of the Greek alphabet, owners Latridis and Mavridis demonstrate the full potential and quality of the region’s wines. Give this one an A+.
Yannis Tselepos studied oenology in Dijon, and then worked in Burgundy for a few years to hone his skills. He has become a true reference for ther Greek winemakers.
This wine is certainly not lacking in character, thanks to having been fermented on the pomace from the estate’s Amarones and Recioto della Valpolicella. Supple and very velvety on the palate.
Olivier, younger brother to Jo Pithon, a talented Loire winemaker, learned his trade in Bordeaux and Beaujolais before starting his own winemaking business in the hills of Roussillon.
Jean Foillard is one of the luminaries of the Morgon cru, in Beaujolais, and a winemaker who prefers to do as little as possible in the cellar to create the purest possible expression of terroir.
The Thymiopoulos family has been growing grapes for generations, but they’ve only recently started to make their own wines – and doing everything in accordance with biodynamic standards.
The 2006 and 2007 vintages of this estate which offers a cuvée drawn from old vines planted at high altitude to allow for a more balanced ripening, garnered a perfect score from critic Robert Parker.
Georges Pauli worked a true tour de force on this property near Pauillac. Thanks to the rigor of this world-renowned winemaker, Château Ramage la Batisse was promoted Cru Bourgeois Supérieur at the last official Crus Bourgeois du Médoc ranking in 2003. The 2010 harvest allowed the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend to showcase imposing volume with no lack of freshness, quite the opposite. Ready for the cellar but immediate tasting will reveal accents of tobacco, cassis, cedar, menthol and leather.
No effort is spared to maintain this cuvée’s reputation for quality. After all, its 2004 did win the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year! A powerful yet elegant wine, it’s best showcased during a good meal.