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The Search for Value

by Dustin Soiseth

2017 Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge

Domaine de Durban   France   |   Southern Rhône   |  Beaumes-de-Venise

Ground shipping included with 6-bottle purchase! (valid through 2/28)

Dear Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant,

Help! I’m all out of wine and desire a hearty daily drinker! I love the brambly, peppery Grenache-based wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, but need something a bit less expensive that I can stock up on for weeknight imbibing. I’ve looked high and low, but just can’t seem to find a red with the right combination of quality and price.

Sincerely,

Searching for Tipple

Dear Searching,

Look no further than Beaumes-de-Venise, a small village southeast of Gigondas. Here, on the site of ancient Roman baths, the Leydier family makes a full-bodied red with its own restorative powers. Spicy red berry fruit, some earthy garrigue notes, and a chewy finish for about half the price of a good Gigondas. My advice? Buy six bottles to cover the shipping, round out the case with six more wines to qualify for the case discount, and put your feet up. Your search is over.

Sincerely,

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Ground shipping included with 6-bottle purchase! (valid through 2/28)

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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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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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