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Gramenon Poignee Raisins Cotes du Rhone 2014

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Regional Varietals:
Grenache
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Red Rhone Blend
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E. Guigal

Gramenon Poignee Raisins Cotes du Rhone 2014 750ML      
Sku: 65711

The seemingly reserved façade of Michèle Aubèry-Laurent melts away quickly when she speaks about her wines. As a former nurse (who often favored natural remedies), she has come to treat her vines with the same care, conviction, and passion as she had for her former patients. She and her husband, Philippe, bottled their first vintage of Domaine Gramenon in 1990, in the far northern-eastern stretches of the southern Rhône, in the town of Montbrison-sur-Lez. Philippe was a talented vigneron—both creative and edgy—and he loved to push the envelope of the regulations imposed by the I.N.A.O. In 1999, in an unexpected twist of fate, he was killed in a tragic accident. Michèle was suddenly left on her own with their three children, vineyards, and a winery to deal with. Crushed but undaunted, Michèle stepped to the forefront, boldly picking up where Philippe left off. Over the years, Michèle has discovered her own creative voice in her new vocation; in so doing she has catapulted Domaine Gramenon into cult wine status. Today, she works twenty-six hectares with her talented son, Maxime François (a rising star in his own right), farming both young and very old vines alike. They employ organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyards, with a strong non-interventionist stance in the cellars.

Tasting notes
This fantastic red is excellent value and is perfect for early drinking. The fermentation process occurs without sulphur dioxide, and the wine is bottled unfiltered. The end result is a sweet, smooth, open nose which is both elegant and rounded. The palate is simultaneously juicy and smooth, and notes of pepper and rich meat compliment the ripeness of the fruit.

Rating
“Don’t be afraid of the bit of reduction on the nose. A touch of air is justly rewarded. Fresh, lively (energetic) and just plain delicious. The palate is structured and precise yet unveils loads of ripeness, too. Black and blue fruits with hints of pepper and floral notes. Organic.” Wine Buyer, 92 Points

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Cotes du Rhone
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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