Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

Vin de Pays Memoire “d’Automnes”

Domaine La Tour Vieille
Discount Eligible $42.00
AT CART MAX

For the most out-there cuvée of the three here, Vincent harvests Grenache Blanc and Gris late and allows the wine to undergo a long, slow fermentation. After two years of deliberate oxidation in barrel, he bottles it, capturing something similar to Vin Jaune or dry Sherry. With its aromas of toasted almonds and butterscotch, the resulting bone-dry wine is nothing short of enthralling. Serve it with Castelvetrano olives, a nutty cheese, or slices of your favorite cured ham for one of the most memorable pairings you’ll experience all winter.

Tom Wolf

Discount Eligible $42.00
AT CART MAX

Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: NV
Bottle Size: 500mL
Blend: 50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Grenache Gris
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine La Tour Vieille
Winemaker: Vincent Cantié, Christine Campadieu
Vineyard: 35 to 75 years
Soil: Schist
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 16.5%

More from this Producer or Region

About The Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

map of Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

More from Languedoc-Roussillon or France

Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $36.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $32.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $35.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $26.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $42.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $44.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $31.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
SOLD OUT
Discount Eligible $59.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $21.00
AT CART MAX
Kermit inspecting wine barrels

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.

Discount Eligible $42.00
AT CART MAX