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Winemaker Patrick Brunet’s tiny Domaine Robert estate consists of 50-60 year old vines, deeply rooted in the granitic soils of Fleurie. His new release of his Cote du Py Morgon is going to win over some fans in a big way. Patrick produced a concentrated, structured Beaujolais that’s got a lot of lift and fresh acidity to pair with blue and blackberry notes. It’s a total steal for the price.
This one is always special, but might not be any better than the 2021 release. This Effet Papillon Rose is off the charts. Made 100% from Grenache (as many of the best Southern French Roses are, this is salmon in color. It boasts aromas of bright red and stone fruits, orange rinds and a hint of lemon zest. It’s incredibly smooth and dry, making it a great food wine– but this Rose is serious with depth and complexity, making it worthy of enjoying on its own.
Winemaker Marjorie Gallet’s Effet Papillon Rouge is a terrific blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignane, harvested from the iron rich soil just outside of Rivesaltes at the base of Pyrenees. This one is a vibrant wine, with aromas of wild black raspberries and sweet spices. The mid palate is rich and velvety, with a core of sweet black fruit that finishes fresh, long and silky. At the price, it’s one of the easier no-brainer case buys we offer.
90 Points, Vinous
Josh Raynolds of Vinous’ equalled his highest score ever in his ten years reviewing the wine, calling it “lively and sharply focused” as well as complimenting the “very good clarity on the palate, with nervy strawberry, redcurrant and tangerine flavors plus a touch of honeysuckle.” It’s bone-dry yet boasts juicy red and citrus fruits with the “sneaky mineral and floral nuances” that Raynolds called out as well. It’s just a super solid, vibrant and zipped up wine.
A wine that is both aromatic and silky, lively and fresh! This very accessible white is an excellent introduction to the Peyrassol style. With its elegant fruitiness, its light style, it is thirst-quenching and accompanies all the good times of summer.
It’s hard to beat a great value white wine and this one is a at least a cut above the rest. One prominant industry insider called the 2021 edition, “the best white wine by any within $20/cs of this price.” It’s super crisp with a great mineral streak, and was carefully picked by hand when the temperature is coolest and is kept cool all the way into the press. From there, the effect of the mineral soil takes over, providing great finesse and freshness in every bottle. This white blend has great backbone and a lot of juicy fruit coming through behind aromas of flowers and stone fruits. At this price, it’s a no brainer.
Just in time, we got back Vincent Ricard’s all-time great white wine bargain. This is a crisp, clean and flat out delicious Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The protege to the Silex-style of Dagueneau – who over the last 15 years has produced flawless and beloved white wines that at last count were on the wine lists of over 36 Michelin-starred restaurants. This is a great house white and one that can surely hold its own with just about everything on the table.