Networking is key in this business, and I stumbled across this small vineyard by chance. Domaine du Petit Romain is a family-based vineyard within the Costières de Nîmes region at the base of the Rhône Valley in Southern France. The owner, Bernard Angelras (centered), named this estate of 67 hectares after his son, Romain (pictured right) with his younger son, Thomas (left). 35 hectares are planted with AOC vines. It is on the edge of the ancient town of Nîmes and is Terra Vitis certified- or organic/biodynamic in the eyes of the French.
Rocky low hills, round galets (pebbles), coastal breezes from the Mediterranean sea and the sandy alluvial deposits and red shale infested plain of Carmargue the Rhône delta, are the markers for Costières de Nîmes AOC. It is nestled between Languedoc and Rhône. The appellation was previously called Costières du Gard before changing its name to Costières de Nimes in 1989.
Costières de Nîmes predominantly produces red and rosé wine — min. 60% combined Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah (min. 20% combined Syrah and Mourvèdre) with accessory varieties of Carignan, Cinsault, and a max. 10% Marselan. They are closer in style to Rhône wines than wines from Languedoc, and generally they are elegant, well balanced, lightly structured, with aromas of red fruit, blackberry, prune and black cherry. The two wines that we carry from Domaine du Petit Romain are:
Domaine du Petit Romain Rosé
70 % Grenache, 30% Cinsault with white flower, rose petals, warm cherries, minerality, and a nice acidic finish. Pair with grilled meats, Thai dishes and spicy relishes.
Domaine du Petit Romain Rouge
The Rouge is 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache Bright raspberry and black currant, cinnamon and spice with jammy strawberry, blackberry, blue berries, vanilla, pepper, cloves with youthful tannins. Pair with steak, meat casseroles and ripe cheeses.
We are very pleased to carry these wines. Contact me if you’d be interested in them at the wholesale level — email@example.com
Jens Strecker, Owner
J. Strecker Selections