Last of the Magnums! Domaine Gourt de Mautens - "wines of extraordinary concentration and...


 
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"This is one of the sensational estates in Rasteau, with proprietor Jerome Bressy farming just over 20 acres of vines. Organic farming and the naturally low yields of his old vines result in wines of extraordinary concentration and intensity."-The Wine Advocate

 

Domaine Gourt de Mautens is the insider's address in the southern Rhone, incomparable organic wines that have few peers in France, let alone the world.

 

France's leading wine critics, Bettane and Desseauve, have already placed winemaker Jérôme Bressy among the great winemakers of the region, such as Henri Bonneau and the late Jacques Reynaud of Chateau Rayas. The parallels certainly exist -all these artisans share a fanatical dedication to very low yields and a creative eccentricity that could be called madness, or genius, or both.

 

Even the top estates in Châteauneuf don't have the density of old vines that Bressy does, many of which are 90 years old or older. All work is done by hand. For years the estate has been certified organic; today Bressy is exploring biodynamic viticulture as well, to better explore what he can capture from his ancient vines. Gourt de Mautens is definitely for those who appreciate the drive of an artisan who cannot settle, who has an insatiable thirst for what is possible, and then, having achieved that, pushes further.

 

"Gourt de Mautens" roughly translates to "the source of water during a storm"- a name that tells of torrential floods over parched earth, a challenging landscape where only the most determined succeed. Grenache is the estate's main grape, sharing space with Carignane, Mourvèdre, Syrah-and even scatterings of Counoise, Muscardin and Vaccarèse. Bressy takes great care to let his harvest dictate the method of raising his wine. Every year he tries something new, and every year the results are no less than extraordinary. "On the path to perfection, I take nothing for granted. I keep on learning and trying to express new things," Bressy says.

 

We are delighted to have this small (800-1600 cases a year), but incredibly exciting, producer to our portfolio. The wines are unique and Jerome's commitment to authenticity has recently seen him depart from the AOC Rasteau classification when changes were made to the legislation (click here to read a great article on the New York Wine Blog).

 

The winemaker and wines are brilliant, the only problem is the small quantity produced from the old vines with miniscule yield. So we temper our excitement and advise that some of the wines on this offer are limited to a total Australian allocation of 12 bottles!

 

Today we present the last of the Gourt de Mautens Magnums in stock. We have the 2010 Rouge and 2011 Blanc. Both are extremely impressive wines and must-trys for those who have not experienced this iconic producer. Only about a dozen of each are available.

 

Normally $199.95 a Magnum

Special $119.95 a Magnum 

(Save $80.00)

 

To read tasting notes and order on line click here.

 

To view the full range of Domaine Gourt de Mautens wines  click here. You may order on our website or by email to sales@grandmillesime.com.au or telephone (03) 9326 5737. 

 

Cheers, 

Darren 

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Solitude Constanza 2010 Bottle 

 

The Brilliant Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Cornelia Constanza 2010

 

The name is quite a mouthful but don't let that put you off. This wine is a killer!

 

Made from 100% old vine Grenache this is a pure, elegant, yet powerful wine.

 

Rhone Report: Even better and one spectacular example of old vine Grenache, the 2010 Cuvée Cornelia Constanza is 100% Grenache and comes from 90+ year old vines and the sandy of the famed La Crau lieu-dit. Overflowing with kirsch liqueur, wild strawberry, ground pepper, herbs de Provence, licorice, and garrigue, this is a no holds bar, thrill ride of a wine that is full-bodied, decadently textured, and perfectly balanced. Layered, multi-dimensional, and seamless, yet with gorgeous underlying structure and concentration, this might be a love it or leave it wine for most people, yet it offers a level of pure Grenache hedonism that just cannot be found anywhere else. I think it will age beautifully, yet do not be afraid to open bottle early either as it a knockout bottle of wine now. 

98 Points

 

If you want to add one of the finest Chateauneuf-du-Papes I have tasted to your cellar I suggest you act quickly as we only have 14 bottles left.

 

Special $144.95 a Bottle

Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $866.00

 

To read tasting notes and order on line click here.

 
 

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