One of the biggest compliments I can give a wine is that I'd want to drink it everyday. These are wines that give me repeated pleasure and never become tedious or boring. If you believe wines are made to be drunk and deliver pure joy, then you'll want to pay special attention to today's offer.
It's a wine that is bright, fresh, layered and elegant, but perhaps most importantly, it is stone-cold DELICIOUS! The type of wine that disappears before dinner hits the table.
Made from a familiar grape, Gamay, but grown in an area known for Syrah. Think Beaujolais, but with a darker, spicier edge. Just writing about it is making my mouth water! Today I am proud to offer the ONLY bottles of 2019 Tartaras 'Le Renard & Le Bouc' Gamay in South Carolina!
2019 Les Déplaude de Tartaras 'Le Renard & Le Bouc' Gamay - $32.99
Special newsletter price - $29.99
To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Les Deplaude de Tartaras is located just north of the Northern Rhône, but south of Beaujolais. An area whose name is Collines Rhodaniennes, it is officially included in the Rhône Valley appellation, but in actuality is a kind of viticultural no-man's land.
Anne and Pierre-André Déplaude used to be dairy farmers in a small village called Tartaras, just south of Lyon. “We were farmers before we were vignerons” as they like to say. In 2003 they were through with dairy and decided to concentrate on wine due to declining milk prices.
Their first vintage was in 2004 and they have been working biodynamically ever since. They normally sell a large portion of their production (around 19,000 bottles) to private customers locally, so we are ecstatic to be able to offer a small amount today.
These are some of the most refined and unique wines I have tasted. Pure, bright and silken, I could drink these everyday!
100% Gamay planted on schist and limestone. The hand-harvested grapes are partially fermented in whole bunches with some carbonic maceration. The wine then ages in a mix of stainless steel and oak barrels of varying sizes. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
The exuberant nose is a mouth-watering mix of black cherry and raspberry combined with a touch of spice and black olive tapenade. A buoyant and crisp palate is both refreshing and bright while also being detailed and unexpectedly elegant. Move over Lapierre, there's a new Gamay in town!