Domaine De La Réserve D’O comes from the Languedoc region of France where former wine shop owners Marie and Frederic Chauffray are producing beautiful wines with rich intensity. The 2012 received 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.The wine is aged in unlined concrete tanks and is biodynamic and organic. The grapes are biodynamically farmed in the sub-region, which receives a Mistral wind off the Mediterranean.
The grapevines are 30-plus years old and are certified organic. Cooler nights and hot sunny days help balance the acids and sugars in the grapes.
This wine is 14 percent ABV. It’s fruity, rich flavors and intensity make it a special wine for either every day drinking or celebratory occasions. Today, Terrasses du Larzac in the Langeudoc-Roussilon has been approved (since 2014) for appellation status.
When you think of the Languedoc region France, you think of Picpoul De Pinet made from the original Piquepoul grape that is native to the area. Fresh and flowery, it offers aromas of citrus fruits and anise seed as well as fennel, lime and more. Ideal as an aperitif, it plays well with shellfish, oysters and grilled seafood. It’s lovely on a summer day, but don’t ignore it in the winter months! Make it your “winter white” and keep it on the shelf year-round. Félines Jourdan has been praised for its value and the New York Times called it “addictive.” This Picpoul blends three “terroirs” with their individual soils and climate – Félines, Les Cadastres, and La Coulette. Check out http://www.felines-jourdan.com/AOC-Picpoul-de-Pinet.html?lang=fr
Chateau De Lancyre dates to 1550 as a winery, but the chateau itself was built in the 1200 on the ruins of an old fort on limestone.
In the heart of Pic Saint Loup, a mild winter followed by a rainy Spring and later, a mild fall allowed for a perfectly ripe harvest. This rosé is not one to be lightly dismissed! Serious and balanced, it offers good minerality and earthiness.
Salmon pink in hue, it’s a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. The resulting wine offers notes of cherry, raspberry and melon, and pairs well with dishes such as roast chicken. It has 13.5 abv and a suggested retail price of around $15.
We like rosés year-round and this one is a good choice for any time you want a delicious taste of Languedoc rosé!