Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Three very classy French Summer white and Roses incl Brocard "St Claire" Chablis 2014/91POINTS and FABULOUS

3 major winners from France for our hot Summers,
1)ONE WHITE BURGUNDY (Very classy) from  BROCARD in CHABLIS
 
2)ONE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS (bottle is beyond gorgeous) ROSE from GERARD BERTRAND,
 
3)ONE BEYOND CRAZY ROSE DEAL from JABOULET in the RHONE, ALMOST HALF PRICE
 
   ..................................................................................................................oulalal!! 
 
 
 
WINE#1)

Jean-Marc Brocard

CHABLIS SAINTE CLAIRE 2014    $20.95, 91/100(WS)----see pdf----one FABULOUS WHITE BURGUNDY for ONLY $20.95

12 cases available

Born in 1946 in Chaudenay-le-Château in Côte d'Or from a family of farmers, Jean-Marc Brocard follows the advice of his father and swiftly from agriculture whose future is not enough carrier in the late 60's. He chose a HND in engineering and became an engineer at Auxerre.

The meeting with his future wife, and his in-laws family, winegrowers in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux will initiate in the work of the vine and wine.

In 1973, the birth of Julien, Jean-Marc plant his first vines in Préhy, where it will build a few years later, his winery that will become the domaine Jean-Marc Brocard situated in the center of Chablis vineyards.




Recommended by:  Bon Appetit, the New York Times and a Smart Buy, 91/100, AND Top 100, per the Wine Spectator

 

                             Enjoy :

It is a wine with an intense nose of citrus fruit and flowers such as verbena, acacia and honeysuckle combined with a very light whisper of oak.

Very perfumed on the palate, it is as fresh as it is supple, a wine of great elegance. (very elegant green cap and label as well)



91 points Wine Spectator

  #47 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2015!! A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020.   (11/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The 2014 Chablis les Domaine Sainte Claire has a slight reduction on the nose that is quite pleasant and still allows the chalky scents to filter through. The palate is well balanced with fresh lime and quince on the entry, a nice edginess here with a punchy, spicy finish that yells "seafood!" Partner with some fruits de mer and you'll be onto a winner. (NM)   (8/2015)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  (organically made; from three parcels; recently bottled): Light yellow. Deeply pitched nectarine and peach on the nose, with hints of flowers and marzipan. Fatter and broader in the mouth, showing more texture and fruit than the basic Chablis bottling but could still use greater clarity and cut. More volume and salinity here. (ST)   (8/2015)

Wine Enthusiast

  Named after the church just next to the Brocard winery, this is a fresh, crisp and intensely fruity wine. Pure apples and lemons, lively and fragrant, just shine here. It's a wine to drink now, or to age a few months.   (10/2015)


Tasting Notes:

 

Expressing a classic dusty Chablis nose, the entry is fresh and juicy with lemon and crisp yellow apples notes. The mouthfeel shows a generous body with creamy texture off set by streaks of oyster-esqe salinity that develop in the palate to a very balanced and satisying finish. 



PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: 

This wine begs for Oyster's on the half shell. Also, Halibut-pan seared, topped 

off with shallots, capers, lemon & a hint of dill. Try with Jumbo King Crab legs, served 

w/ Drawn-Garlic butter w, fresh lemons. Also great for our "Hot Texas Summers"



Sainte Claire - Chablis | Domaine Jean Marc Brocard



 

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WINE#2)

 

GERARD BERTRAND ROSE  COTE DES ROSES-Languedoc-  2015 $16.95...GORGEOUS ROSE/PACKAGE/BOTTLE, only 15 X 6 packs available-see pdf-

 

WHAT A CLASSY BLEND OF GRENACHE, SYRAH, CINSAULT......only $16.95/btl,but buy 2x6 packs...$14.95..WOW! A very SPECIAL promotion thanks to Monsieur Bertrand HIMSELF.

 

 

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WINE#3)

 

PAUL JABOULET AINE COTES DU RHONE ROSE PARALLELE 45 2014 $8.95

See pdf

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The "buck stops here" and as the label says "the South starts here" (=ici commence le Sud) 

we stole-STOLE-the last 30 cases of that classy/classic COTES DU RHONE ROSE that NORMALLY SELLS FOR $14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS CLASSIC BLEND OF GRENACHE, CINSAULT AND SYRAH is going to a different importer, their LOSS, your GAIN!

Dry and peppery like a Chateauneuf du Pape (SAME REGION), complex, super crisp and clean, soooooooooo REFRESHING, we ARE keeping TWO bottles in the fridge by the pool and the hot tub , it's French ROSE SUNDAY at Chateau Ressel ALL YEAR ROUND! 
DELICIOUS and DANGEROUSmake sure to buy not JUST ONE, but TWO CASES at that INSANE $8.95 PRICE!!!

 

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Please call us at (210) 828-2222 or email us at oliver@gwineco.com or monica@gwineco.com to reserve a CASE of those

majestic  French wines, SANTE!

 


OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 32 years in business in San Antonio

 

MONICA A. RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO. INC.
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com

Celebrating 32 years in business in San Antonio