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2015 Côtes du Vivarais Blanc “Fûts de Chêne”

Domaine Gallety

If you had to erect a gate between the northern and southern Rhône, signaling your passage from one to the other, you might place it at Domaine Gallety. Here, just south of Montélimar, but on the cooler left bank of the river, Alain and David-Alexandre Gallety craft singular red and white wines that exhibit some of the defining characteristics of both regions. In addition to the cooler climate, a relatively early harvest leads to this mineral white with great acidity. Made of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Roussanne, and aged two years in old barrels, it strikes just the right balance of freshness and luscious volume. This blanc, perfect for porch sipping or alongside light summer fare, is especially impressive considering that this is the first time the Galletys have made it!

Tom Wolf

$22.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne
Appellation: Côtes du Vivarais
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Domaine Gallety
Vineyard: 40 years average, 20 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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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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