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2016 Côtes du Vivarais Rouge

Domaine Gallety

We usually consider the southern and northern Rhône valleys as separate regions, with Grenache dominating in the south and Syrah in the north. In the area where north and south meet, though—the Côtes du Vivarais—the distinction isn’t so clear-cut. Take Alain Gallety’s brooding red that, like a vinous Janus, faces both north and south. Here Syrah and Grenache are equal partners. The deep fruit and savory elements of the former join with the cherry and licorice-scented aromas of the latter in a hybrid that would make a Prius envious.

Dustin Soiseth

$26.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Appellation: Côtes du Vivarais
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Domaine Gallety
Winemaker: Alain Gallety
Vineyard: 40 years average, 13.8 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged in neutral oak barrels for about 15 months
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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About 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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2015 Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

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2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Les Clefs d'Or”

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2016 Gigondas “Les Racines”

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2017 Tavel Rosé

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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau” JEROBOAM

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2017 Gigondas

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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Piedlong”

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2016 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse “Le Pigeoulet” Rouge

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2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe  France  |  Southern Rhône  |  Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2016 Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable”

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2015 Lirac “Le Classique”

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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