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Château du Grand Caumont -- Corbières, France


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Château du Grand Caumont
With 100 hectares of planted vines within the 140 hectare estate in the Lézignon Corbières commune, Château du Grand Caumont is one of the largest wine estates in Corbières. The rugged stony clay-limestone soils of the terraced vineyard create excellent filtration for the vines. AOC Corbières appellation. The estate is owned and managed by Laurence Rigal, who inherited it from her mother.

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Blanc  
Grapes: Grenache Blanc, Vermentino; 20% oaked   
Terrior: Gravelly soil and terraces of clay-limestone
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Flinty gold
Nose: Ripe yellow apples, white flowers
Palate: Rich baked summer apples, oil and lime citrus.
Pairing: Summer meals, white or red meat, barbecues, delicatessen meats, fish and shellfish, mixed salads, poultry, pizzas, fruit salads, summer desserts. 

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Blanc -- Sales Sheet
Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Blanc -- Shelf Talker

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Rosé  
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc
Terrior: Gravelly soil and terraces of clay-limestone
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Salmon pink
Nose: Refreshing summer raspberries
Palate: Round beginning with a nice freshness followed by citrus, flowers, rose and white pepper notes.
Pairing: Summer meals, white or red meat, barbecues, delicatessen meats, fish and shellfish, mixed salads, poultry, pizzas, fruit salads, summer desserts.

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Rosé  -- Sales Sheet
Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières Rosé  -- Shelf Talker 

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition
AOC Corbières appellation
Grapes:
40% Carignan: Old vines - full berry vinification
20% Carignan: Destemmed - traditionally vinified
35% Syrah: Destemmed - traditionally vinified
5% Grenache: Destemmed - traditionally vinified
Vinification: Each grape varietal are vinified separately using 2 different vinification techniques: full berry & traditional. The juices are kept separate until blended during the winter. They are then further aged for at least a year.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Dark ruby red color, with garnet red highlights.
Nose: Intense & powerful with black berry fruits, violet & pepper aromas.
Palate: Dominated by dark berry fruit flavors, this wine is well balanced & structured with good length & a lingering finish. Delicious with beef, grilled meat, meats in sauces, stew and cheese.
Awards & Accolades:
2002 Cuvée Tradition: Prix des Vinalies 2004.
2003 Cuvée Tradition: Gold Medal at the 2005 Concours des Vignerons Indépendants; Silver Medal at the Concours des Grands Vins du Languedoc Roussillon 2005; 3* Decanter Magazine 2005.
2004 Cuvée Tradition: Sceau de Qualité Internationale 2007 Montreal Canada; Silver Medal Concours des Grands Vins de France de Mâcon 2007.
2005 Cuvée Tradition: Gold Medal at the Concours Interprofessionnel des Vins de Corbières 2006; 1* Guide Hachette 2008.
2006 Cuvée Tradition: Bronze Medal Concours Agricole de Paris 2008.

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières - Sales Sheet

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Tradition Corbières - Shelf Talker

Château du Grand Caumont "Impatience"
From the AOC Corbières, the vines grow in terraced sections from gravely clay-limestone soils.  As Château du Grand Caumont's premier wine, "Impatience" is produced in limited quantity. 
Grapes: 45% Carignan Old Vines: over 50 years in age - full berry vinification, 45% Syrah: Destemmed - traditionally vinified, 10% Grenache: Destemmed - traditionally vinified
Vinification: 40% of the wine is aged for 8 to 12 months in French oak vats that are under 2 years old. The remaining wine is matured in stainless steel tanks. The wine is blended at the end of the winter before bottling.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Dark purple color with ruby highlights.
Nose: Rich & complex. Bright red cherry fruit with deeper darker notes of mellow fruit: prune, fig followed with spicy pepper & vanilla.
Palate: Elegant & approachable with a lightly oaked note. Flavors are concentrated with great depth & length. Notes of rich black fruit & spices. Well balanced tannins & a long finish. Perfect accompaniment for game dishes.
Awards & Accolades:
Two Stars Guide Hachette 2000; Prix d’Excellence Vinalies 2002; Silver Medal Brussels 2000 & 2002.
1999 Impatience: Gold Medal Paris 2001.
2000 Impatience: Gold Medal Paris 2002 & Brussels 2003. 2001 Impatience: Silver Medal Brussels 2004; Silver Medal International Vinalies 2005.
2004 Impatience: 1* Guide Hachette 2007; Gold Medal Selections Mondiales Montreal Canada; Bronze Medal Challenge International de Blaye 2007.
2005 Impatience: Gold Medal Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2007; Gold Medal Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon; Bronze Medal Concours Agricole de Paris 2007.

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Impatience Corbières - Sales Sheet
Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Impatience Corbières - Shelf Talker

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Spéciale
Grapes:  50% Syrah, 45% Carignan, 5% Grenache
Viticulture: Gravely and clayey-limestone soils on terraces. Goblet pruning for the old Carignan and double Royat trellising for the other varieties.
Vinification: Varietals vinified separately, then aged one year in tank.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Ruby with purple hues
Nose: Rich berries and baking spices
Palate: Jammy berries, red currants and coffee
Pairings:  Roasted red meats, game dishes, quail, lamb, soft cheeses.
Awards & Accolades:  Prix des Vinalies at the Vinalies Nationales; 2014 Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Speciale -- Sales Sheet
Château du Grand Caumont Cuvée Speciale -- Shelf Talker

 

Domaine de Mougin Vin de Pays de l’Aude
Domaine de Mougin is a second vineyard & label for the Caumont family, located in Vin de Pays de l'Aude near the Spanish border. 
Grapes: 45% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Deep ruby
Nose: Dark berry fruits with hints of chocolate & spice
Palate: A full bodied round fruit forward wine. Pairs nicely with grilled meats and pizza.

Domaine de Mougin Vin de Pays de l’Aude - Sales Sheet
Domaine de Mougin Vin de Pays de l’Aude - Shelf Talker


Clos du Bosquet

The Vic family in Lanquedoc around Nimes in eastern Languedoc produces this wine (as well as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah) on a property of 130 hectares.  They have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters.  The vineyard work has been rethought over recent years with less quantity but more quality.  And the result is there.  Bottled at the estate.


Clos du Bosquet
Grapes:
  100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Pale burgundy red
Nose: Bright red fruites
Palate: Round an slightly spicy with aromas of ripe fruit wood and plum, with a refreshing length and red cherries.

Clos du Bosquet - Sales Sheet
Clos du Bosquet - Shelf Talker

Chantovent Co-Operative
Chantovent was founded in 1953, but since 1993, the company has been part of the world of wine production within the Jean d’Alibert Group. The company is owned by 1,200 winegrowers brought together into one winemaking union, representing 6,000 hectares of vineyards.  Chantovent is the true expression of Languedoc, a plentiful, wild region of Mediterranean landscapes and southern cuisine. For over 30 years, Chantovent has developed close links with viticulture. This collaboration focuses on the needs of consumers who enjoy the high-quality products which result from the expertise of winemakers who are passionate about what their terroir has to offer. J. Strecker is proud to import several lables from this producer including: Jean d’Alibert, Château Rivière, Domaine de l’Estagnol, and Château d’Hautpoul. For more on the Chantovent Co-operative>

Jean d’Alibert Languedoc Rouge  
Part of the Jean d’Alibert cooperative, this vineyard is located in the high plateau highlands of Minervois.
Grapes: Syrah & Grenache
Viniculture: unoaked
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Bright ruby hue
Nose: Strawberry & herbal fragrances
Palate: A silky smooth full mouth-feel with flavors of ripe red berry fruits leads to a lingering finish with notes of spice.

Jean d’Alibert Languedoc Rouge - Sales Sheet
Jean d’Alibert Languedoc Rouge - Shelf Talker

Château Rivière Rosé
Located in the heart of Minervois, Château Rivière has south facing slopes with clay-limestone soil.
Grapes: Syrah & Grenache
Viniculture: hand harvested with low temperature fermentation
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: rose petal colour with bright reflections
Nose: intense raspberry and strawberry aromas
Palate: fleshy and tasty, revealing hints of redcurrant and cherry
Awards & Accolades: 2011 Gold medal in Paris

Château Rivière Rosé - Sales Sheet
Château Rivière Rosé - Shelf Talker




Château Rivière Minervois Rouge Cuvée Prestige
Located in the heart of Minervois, Château Rivière has south facing slopes with clay-limestone soil.

Viniculture: hand harvested with low temperature fermentation
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Ruby with purple hues
Nose:  Dark Rainier cherries
Palate: Macerated cherries, black currants, raspberries lingering with white pepper spice, garden herbs and soft tannin.
Awards & Accolades: Concours International 2015 Gold

Château Rivière Minervois Rouge - Sales Sheet
Château Rivière Minervois Rouge - Shelf Talker


Domaine Haut de Mourier

Housed in a old terrace covered with colluvium clay and limestone as well as located in the south of France only 10 kilometers west of Nimes (which is in the Southern Rhône appellation), this property is run through the neighboring Côtes-du-Rhône co-op, Vignerons Propriétés Associés. 

Domaine Haut de Mourier 
The Bouix family is on their fifth generation of wine makers now. They own and harvest their own vineyards in the village of Nages and Solorgues in South of France, not far from Nîmes. The “Haut de Mourier” Domain comes from vineyards plots situated in the “Les Mouriers” tiny locality on the hillsides of Nages and Solorgues. There are 12ha of Viognier, 8 of Merlot, 2 of Syrah and 1 of Cinsault.
Grapes: 100% Viognier  
Alcohol:
14%
Appearance:
Golden
Nose:
Apricots, peaches and violets.
Palate:
Peach, apple, pear, lavender and honey. Round and soft, fresh and well-balanced. Light sweetness and spicy fragrance.
Pairing:  Asian dishes, spicy foods, and smoked almonds!

Domaine Haut de Mourier -- Sales Sheets
Domaine Haut de Mourier -- Shelf Talker


Mas de la Source
Mas de la Source produces a wide variety of wines in the heart of the Languedoc in Southern France, using traditional Mediterranean varieties that thrive in the heat of the region, including, in the reserve red, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards enjoy a high proportion of granitic topsoil, overlaying a subsoil of sand and clay with a very deep water-table, forcing vines to grow deep and impossibly complex root networks in order to obtain the water that is so vital in the harsh, dry summers. Garrigue herbs of the region grow nearby and contribute to the herbaceous minerality of the terroir

Mas de la Source Réserve Rosé
Grapes: 60% Cinsault, 40% Grenache 
Alcohol: 12.5%
Appearance: Pale rose
Nose: Lush red fruits and roses.
Palate: Soft, ripe and freshness- strawberry, raspberry and rose petal.
Pairing:  Barbeques, canapés & salads

Mas de la Source Rosé Réserve - Sales Sheet
Mas de la Source Rose Reserve - Shelf Talker


Vignerons Propriétés Associés

Set on the right bank of the Rhône,  near Pont du Gard, Vignerons Propriétés Associés stretches out in a triangle between the commune of St Hilaire d’Ozilhan, borders the Gard region and the Côtes du Rhône, Sommières, and the Camargue Region. Vignerons Propriétés Associés is a cooperative of  winemakers with a love of their land, and the willingness to create and sustain quality wines.  They farm organically and are certified as «Terras Vitis ».

Vignerons Propriétés Associés Première Réserve  
Grapes: Syrah (70%) , Grenache (30%) 
Viniculture: Hills on alternating beds of rocky and softer clay banks. 
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Bright red hues with purple notes
Nose: Bright summer cherries
Palate: Aromas of bright summer cherries with round and slightly spicy notes.  Summer plums, red cherries and soft tannins.
Pairing:  Grilled steaks, roasted chicken, pastas, breads and cheeses.

Vignerons Propriétés Associés Première Réserve - Info Sheet
Vignerons Propriétés Associés Première Réserve - Shelf Talker






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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>



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