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2018 Gigondas Rosé “Au Petit Bonheur”

Les Pallières

A word from Daniel Brunier about the “little joy” of a rosé he makes with Kermit:

‘When we decided to create a rosé at Pallières, we had never done it before. One thing was certain: we did not want to make something that resembled all the other rosés: too technical, lacking soul and personality. The idea was to simply create a rosé we liked, avoiding certain pitfalls one encounters with “professional” rosés. . . . We had to go against the current without knowing where that would lead us. . . . “Au petit bonheur la chance,” as we say in France [meaning, “We’ll see where luck takes us”]. That’s the name we gave our “experiment,” and for those who don’t understand the significance, it’s beautiful nonetheless!’

Emily Spillmann

$26.00
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Clairette, 1/3 Cinsault
Appellation: Gigondas
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Les Pallières
Soil: Clay, limestone
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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