J. Strecker Selections


Château Barbanau -- Provence


Château Roubine 
With vineyards in the heart of the Var between Verdon and the Mediterranean, the estate grows all of its thirteen varieties. Its natural drainage ("roubine" means "Stream" in Provençal), ideal east-west orientation, clay-limestone soil, create privileged conditions for the production of high quality wines. Today, the estate covers 130 hectares including 72 hectares of vines and excels in an optimal combination of cutting-edge technology and the scrupulous application of the rules of reasoned agriculture. La Malière is the chateau's second label.

La Malière Rosé
Combining modern winemaking techniques to regional traditions, this typically Provencal wine, both light and fruity, is a perfect accompaniment to southern French cooking.
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Vinification:  Cooling of the harvest from the arrival of the grapes in the cellar, then skin maceration of Cinsault and Grenache during a few hours. Soft pneumatic press with selection of the first juice. Thermo regulated fermentation between 16°C and 19°C. Maturing on yeasts until bottling.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Beautiful pale color
Nose: Red berries & apricot
Palate: Ample mouth, good balanced and dainty 
Pairing: A perfect accompaniment to southern French cooking.

La Malière Côtes de Provence Rosé - Info Sheet
La Malière Côtes de Provence Rosé - Shelf Talker

Domaine de Frégate

Located between the towns of St Cyr/Mer and Bandol placed on the hills overlooking sea and framed by the reek of Port d”Alon, Domaine de Fregate is exposed to the south and west, ensuring an ideal climate for regular and complete maturity of wine grapes. The vineyard has a surface of 30 hectares and is planted on clay and calcareous soils that are dry and rocky. The result is a harmonious wine that is characteristically bold but maintains a mild finish.  The varieties of grapes used are Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault giving both the red and rosé wines the characteristics very typical of the Bandol appellation.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé
Website: http://www.domainedefregate.com
Grapes: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Vinification:  Press
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Pale
Nose: White floral notes
Palate: Soft and fruity and at the same time still very dry.
Pairing: It is perfect to serve with grilled meat and fish. It is also very popular as an aperitif and with the specialties of the region.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé - Info Sheet
Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé - Shelf Talker

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge
Grapes: 65% Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Vinification: Aged 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Rich ruby in color
Nose:  Aromas of violet, raspberry, mulberry, truffle and undergrowth.
Palate: Strong wine. Stays balanced & elegant. The Mourvedre grapes makes this an original wine. With an aroma that’s very unique, it rests on the palate for some time. 
Pairings: It is a perfect match for wild game, meat with sauces and of course cheese.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge - Info Sheet
Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge - 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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