GRANGE DES PÈRES
by Dixon Brooke
Laurent Vaillé continues to set the standard by which the greatest wines of southern Europe are produced and judged. Not surprisingly, his family’s utmost rigor in the vineyards is what makes the difference. It helps that he chose a great place to plant vines, selected the best possible cuttings, and pampers each vine like one of his own children. This statuesque blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cabernet Sauvignon has the distinction of being deliciously approachable upon release, like a Brunello, yet has the structure, depth, and balance to age and improve for many years. The new vintage, 2010, is on its way.
2010 VIN DE PAYS DE L’HÉRAULT ROUGE
$90.00 per bottle $1,080.00 per case
Pre-arrival terms: Half-payment due with order; balance due upon arrival.