Cyriaque Rozier is among the most promising and exciting vignerons in the Languedoc today. While still not quite a household name, he should be. Spend a day with him on his turf in Pic Saint Loup, and one can’t help but be drawn in by his enthusiasm. By day, he manages Château La Roque, the historic estate in Pic Saint Loup, and then moonlights on his own land, Château Fontanès, literally next door on old Roman terraces that overlook La Roque. On both properties he’s created a kind of symbiosis between the biodynamically farmed vines, olive trees, medicinal herbs, and fruit trees that are all interspersed. Each plant has an important function in the harmony of the vineyard, be it weed and disease control or pest management or pollination. The idea is to put various plants in to do the work for you, rather than relying solely on chemicals or human brawn. Below are six wines from a southern French vigneron at the top of his game.
Château La Roque France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Pic Saint Loup
There is something timeless to La Roque’s Pic Saint Loup, its herbal bouquet and rich, fleshy texture, all free from any hint of modern trappings.
Through their various bottlings, these three domaines contribute to a collection of Chablis marked by place, each reflecting a unique site and the commitment of a talented vigneron. They communicate the Chablisien goût de terroir—that unequaled aroma and flavor that can only come from Chardonnay grown in this chilly pocket of northern Burgundy.
Bright, invigorating whites and perfumed reds that can be drunk cool—that’s about all I want to drink these days, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why we’ve thrown together a discounted sampler of each...
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
From a tiny village nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Burgundy’s golden slope and the prestigious vineyards of Piedmont, we have just received dozens of exciting wines from many distinct regions in France and Italy.
If you ever need two superheroes to help tackle the evil villain of thirst, then Catherine and Pierre Breton are prime candidates. Thanks to these new arrivals from la famille Breton, barbecues, picnics, apéritifs, brunches, pregames, post-games, baby showers, regular showers, bubble baths, tailgates, and happy hours are all taken care of. Yet again, the heroes of soif have saved us from going thirsty.
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