There's a LUNATIQUE in our midst!‏

 
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100% Grenache from 77 year old vines. Only 100 cases produced!

  

I have to admit I can be rather partial to French wines made from 100% Grenache. I love the old Chateau Rayas style where alcohol and oak were not important, the style was all about purity and finesse. No doubt it is the similarity to Burgundy that gets me in.

 

Domaine Rouge-Bleu make a 100% Grenache wine named Lunatique. The name refers more the the lunar cycles that determine the farming and winemaking practices than a crazy wine made by a person of unsound mind (which winemaker Jean-Marc Espinasse is not). 

 

Lunatique comes from the southern Rhone but the vineyard is located outside the AOC limits so is technically a Vin de Table.

 

Rouge-Bleu Jean-Marc Jean-Marc Espinasse says "The story and the name of this wine come from this tiny rocky block located inside a prehistoric river bed. This parcel is the last harvested and definitely the most qualitative even if located officially in an "Vin de Table" area. The "lunar" soil in which our dear old vines are planted, is only composed of bleached pebbles and our farming-winemaking methods linked to moon influence are also explaining this "Lunatique" name.

 

"Winemaking takes place in small porous concrete tanks in order to respect "terroir" diversity and allow air exchange during the fermentation, eventually permitting life and expressions of aromas. Our mature stems have been treasured in order to aerate naturally the must during the winemaking, bringing sediments and natural acidity to balance alcohol and tannins."

 

Domaine Rouge-Bleu "Lunatique" 2010

 

Rouge-Bleu Lunatique LabelWine Spectator: This sports lots of juicy, mouthfilling pepper, tobacco leaf, roasted chestnut and singed mesquite notes, backed by a solid core of tar, blackberry paste and steeped black currant. A nice juniper edge flashes on the finish. There's lots of character here, and it should stretch out with some cellaring, too. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases made. 91 Points

 

$65.00 a bottle

$715.00 a Case of 12 Bottles

 

I always feel this wine has something in common with serious Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the old style. Try it, I think you will be impressed! It would also make an amusing Christmas gift. To view and order the wine online click here.

 

Wines may be ordered on our website, by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or to sales@grandmillesime.com.au. Be quick!

 

Cheers,

Darren

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

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Don't Miss this tasting of Premier and Grand Cru Wines

Lovers of high quality Burgundy won't want to miss our exclusive Premier Room Burgundy Tasting.

 

This tasting will run at the same time as our Christmas Drinks and Gift Ideas Tasting at Jorg Restaurant in North Fitzroy.

 

Ticket holders will be able to taste 12 Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines (including a Grand Cru Riesling) for the nominal charge of just $30.00. Considering the wines retail at almost $1,500.00 this is exceptional value.

 

Treat yourself to a serious little Burgundy Experience! All of the wines on tasting will be available at special prices on the day.

 

Date: Saturday 1 Dec 2012
Time: 11am to 4pm (come when you please)
Venue: Jorg Restaurant
Cost: $30.00 per person 

 

Bonus for the first 20 tickets booked - an additional tasting of 5 Different French Champagnes. Tell us what you think! We only have one bottle of each so we cannot extend the offer. Only a very small number of these tickets are still available.

 

Tickets are only available on line. Click here to view the wines on tasting, tasting notes, special prices and most importantly to book your tickets for this exciting event. 

 

 

 

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