Every good red wine deserves an equally good white, so with that in mind City Wine presents:
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
We "raided" the New York warehouse of importer Alain Junguenet (Robert Parker calls him "Mr. Chateauneuf-du-Pape") and then selected our favorites from the Kermit Lynch portfolio to come up with this (we think) stellar and unique offering; let's begin...
(1cs ea in stock, more avail in 2 weeks)
Clos des Brusquieres $35.99
Proprietor Claude Thibaut is a quiet intellect whose uncle and confidant is the revered Henri Bonneau.
Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils $44.99
45 yr old vines (avg) Grenache dominates the blend. The domaine dates from 1931 founded by an Italian immigrant.
Domaine Tour St Michel "Cuvee du Lion" $49.99
A rarity in southern France a woman winemaker, her soft touch is evident in this elegant CndP.
Cuvee du Vatican $34.99
The domaine was blessed by the Pope in 1958 and the wine has been a "religious experience" ever since (sorry).
Domaine La Cote de 'L Ange $34.99
A year in foudres and a relatively high percentage of Syrah gives this CndP a robust mouthfeel.
Mas de Boislauzon $39.99
This is our organic offering, matured ½ in barrel and ½ in concrete for 1 yr
Chateau Fortia "Cuvee du Baron" $32.99
The « château » is a thing of beauty, cuvee baron is more syrah and less grenache than the basic blend.
Vignobles Brunier Vieux Telegramme $35.99
An amazing value in that this wine receives the same care and vinification as Telegraphe, only the age of the vines is different.
Vignobles Brunier Vieux Telegraphe $79.99
Among the greatest of all CndP from the stone strewn vineyard of la Crau. Got some kind of crazy high number score.
2005 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils MAGNUM $89
2007 Bousquet des Papes $39.99
2005 Domaine La Cote de 'L Ange $29.99