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2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Il Fait Soif”

Maxime-François Laurent

Not made for waiting, this is Maxime’s homage to the wines of Marcel Lapierre and others—wines that disappear more quickly than you would think possible. Serve it now, serve it cool, feel it slide on down.

Dixon Brooke

$28.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Maxime François Laurent
Winemaker: Michèle Aubèry-Laurent & Maxime François Laurent
Vineyard: 15 - 30 years, 4 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine ages for 6 months in stainless steel cuves
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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