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2016 Mas des Cabres Estive Rosé, Languedoc

2016 Mas des Cabres Estive Rosé, Languedoc
$9.99

This charming southern French wine comes from Mas des Cabres, a certified sustainable, family-owned estate from the warm Mediterranean region of the Languedoc. The domaine dates back to the 1700’s and today is owned by Nathalie and Florent Boutin who believe in minimal intervention, allowing the purity of the fruit and the terroir of the Languedoc to really show in their wines. This it the perfect rosé for French wine lovers, a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsaut, 10% Muscat de Hambourg.

2016 Cave Courtinat Saint-Pourçain Blanc ‘Cuvée des Perelles,’ Loire

2016 Cave Courtinat Saint-Pourçain Blanc ‘Cuvée des Perelles,’ Loire
$13.99

The Saint-Pourçain region in the Loire Valley is a recent addition to the French AOP as of 2009.  Technically part of the Auvergne region of France, it is a relatively unknown wine area compared to some of its more recognized neighbors.  For this reason, Saint-Pourçain offers tremendous value for wine drinkers who enjoy mineral scented, higher acid wines.  This blanc is a blend of 60% Tresallier and 40% Chardonnay and produced using stainless steel tanks for freshness and purity.  Tressalier (or Sacy) h

2015 Château Les Donats, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

2015 Château Les Donats, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
$15.99

This tasty little 2015 Bordeaux was impossible to pass up for the September Newsletter.  As the weather cools we start to crave wines with a little more texture, bolder tannin profiles, and a greater density of fruit.  The Les Donats is still only a medium bodied wine, but offers plenty of vibrant and bold fruit flavors.  The 2015 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon that are sourced from Blaye on the east bank of where the Garonne turns to the Dordogne River and near the town of Lansac.  This fun litt

2016 Château Massiac Minervois Rouge "Cuvée Sentinelle

2016 Château Massiac Minervois Rouge "Cuvée Sentinelle
$15.99

The Chateau Massiac has a long history that dates back to the Roman Empire.  Today, Bernard Boudouresques and his family recently revived the domaine, planting vineyards and converting the estate to organic viticulture. Production from the estate is now certified organic.  The subsoils are essentially limestone and clay with silex and marble infusions, all of which was formed during the Lutecian geologic era.

2016 Domaine Rouge Garance Feuille de Garance, Côtes du Rhône

2016 Domaine Rouge Garance Feuille de Garance, Côtes du Rhône
$11.99

Domaine Rouge Garance was established in 1996 by Claudie and Bertrand Cortellini in the Rhône Valley of France.  The estate spans a total of 28 hectare producing a total of 9 different wiens.  Since the beginning the Cortellini family has farmed the estate organically,  always handpicking the grapes to ensure that only the highest quality bunches are used for the production of their wines.  The Feuille de Garance is sourced from a 5 hectare, 20 year old parcel and is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10%

2015 Tariquet Classic, Côtes de Gascogne

2015 Tariquet Classic, Côtes de Gascogne
$8.99

Domaine du Tariquet is a unique winery situated in the Armagnac region in the Côtes de Gascogne growing region in the district of Gascony and the department of Gers. The Grassa family is historically known for their Armagnac production, but it was the children of the family who broke the mold by producing still wines from Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc. The Classic, a blend of 45% Ugni Blanc, 35% Colombard, and 10% Gros Manseng, is refreshing, exotic, oral, and easy drinking.

2015 Bouchard Pinot Noir, Pays d’Oc

2015 Bouchard Pinot Noir, Pays d’Oc
$8.99

Bouchard Aîné & Fils, founded in 1750 in Beaune has earned acclaim for its expertise in crafting Burgundy’s treasured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  For over two centuries the Bouchard winery has been associated with producing outstanding wines from Burgundy, but recently they have added wines from regions outside of Burgundy to expand their portfolio of wines.  This Pinot Noir is vinified in the traditional Burgundy method; carefully harvested, crushed and pressed, then followed by a two week fermentation

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