Our Wines / Thursday, August 13th, 2020

While we can’t travel to France and enjoy Summer there at the moment, the best alternative is a case of impeccable French wine on hand, this French Immersion case 2.0 contains three bottles of the following selections.

2019 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé -Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence – 94 Points Wine Enthusiast
One of the masterpieces among Provence rosés. Fashioned from organically grown grapes, the wine is structured and age worthy with a blend that includes Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Vermentino. Packed full of aromatic red berries, red currants, wild strawberries, savoury herbs and complexity, nice little bit of tannin as well, well rounded with a delicious texture.

2019 Bernard Baudry Chinon Rosé  – 93 Points Vinous Media
Brilliant onion skin color. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of fresh red berries and tangerine on the sharply focused nose. Dry and energetic on the palate, offering sappy strawberry, bitter cherry and orange zest flavors that show excellent clarity and mineral lift. Closes extremely long and silky, displaying resonating floral and red fruit notes and a faint touch of anise.

2015 Château Vignelaure Red, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. 93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A 60-40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the 2015 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence is the sort of wine I’d love to show Australians who think they’ve got a monopoly on this blend. Vanilla and cedar notes accent cassis and cherry flavors in this medium to full-bodied effort. Juicy and fresh, while also being dry and dusty, it’s well balanced and already drinking well, although it should last at least a decade.

2017 Mas des Volques  Duche d’Uzes Volcae
92 Points – Robert Parker

A blend of 40% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 25% Carignan, aged mostly in barrel, the 2017 Duche d’Uzes Volcae is rich and ripe, dominated by black cherries. Full-bodied and velvety, it finishes long and plush, picking up attractive hints of licorice. It’s a terrific value to drink over the next decade.  This is serious wine in the style of Chateauneuf and Gigondas at a fraction of the price.

$395 per case + tax