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2014 Le Pigeoulet Rouge

Frédéric & Daniel Brunier

Le Pigeoulet is a lovely everyday red for even the most modest of circumstances, providing authentic Provençal flavors and straightforward pleasure at excellent value. The blend is mostly Grenache, sourced from around Châteauneuf-du-Pape and then aged in a combination of cement tanks and oak foudres. Le Pigeoulet emphasizes fruit and freshness over concentration, qualities the cool growing season accentuated: this year, we have something especially buoyant, refreshing, and dangerously easy to swallow. A total quaffer with aromas of cherry, raspberry, and réglisse, this could be your new house red.—Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault
Appellation: Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Winemaker: Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
Vineyard: 25 years average, 10 ha
Soil: Clay with sandy alluvial deposits
Aging: Vinification occurs in temperature-controlled cement cuves for 12-15 days and always goes through malolactic fermentation
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

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About Southern Rhône

map of Southern Rhône

The southern Rhône valley is Grenache country. It’s also known for its stones. With a viticulture history dating back well before the Popes arrived in the 12th century and one of France’s oldest appellations d'origine contrôlée, Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, the southern Rhône is unquestionably one of France’s best known and premier winegrowing regions. The wines have the pedigree and age-worthiness of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but with a rustic, Mediterranean character. Like most wines from southern France, the reds, whites, and rosés are blends. Filling out the Grenache for the reds and rosés, you’ll often find Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. The common white grape varieties are Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne among others. From the alluvial riverbed stones found in Lirac, Tavel, and Châteauneuf to the limestone cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail that influence Beaumes-de-Venise (where you’ll find excellent Muscat), Vacqueyras, and Gigondas, great terroir abounds.

Kermit’s entrance in the region came in the mid 1970s on his first trip with Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters. On that trip, Richard introduced Kermit to the Brunier family of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. Soon after, Kermit began importing the Brunier’s wines—their Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau” bottling remains a staple of our portfolio today. In the late 1990s Kermit teamed up with the Brunier family to purchase the famed Gigondas estate, Domaine Les Pallières. More than 40 years later, we now import wines from fifteen southern Rhône domaines spanning the entire area of the region.

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