Drinks like Chateauneuf 2x the price...
2018 Domaine du Grand Montmirail "Les Deux Juliette"
Release Price: $35.00
winestore. Price: $29.99 (net)
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I don't really want to be all like "Oh you really need to buy this wine..." when it costs $30 per bottle...but honestly you really should try this wine...even though it is $30 per bottle.
It is one of the best red wines I have had this year, and drinks like a Chateauneuf du Pape 2x the price.
Heady Grenache and elegant Pinot Noir might seem as far away from each other as Moscow and Memphis. But Denis Cheron, the owner of Domaine du Grand Montmirail, had just moved from Burgundy when he created a co-op in the southern Rhone in the 60s. He handled a lot of different estates’ wines but he thought something very special was happening at Grand Montmirail and, when the owner decided to put it up for sale, he offered it first to Cheron who he felt had so improved his wines.
It’s a remarkable spot, with vineyards nestled underneath the great toothy Dentelles de Montmirail looming a hundred yards above them, and with Mount Ventoux jutting up in the distance. This isolated spot is on a long gentle slope, surrounded by rosemary, thyme and sage. The soils are well drained, uplifted ocean floor, littered with limestone and granite, but there are three underground springs so, while hot years can stress so many southern Rhone wines, Montmirail stays cool and calm.
Denis’ son Yves, who studied in Burgundy, has refurbished an old convent on the property and made it his family house. The domaine now covers almost 90 acres, all planted exclusively on the hillsides and terraces, known locally as banquettes. The vines benefit from a remarkably sunny exposure while being sheltered from the windy winter mistral by a sort of natural amphitheater. The altitude of the vineyards varies between 1000 and 1200 feet — among the highest in Gigondas, something that helps the wine retain some acidity.
I know, I know; we got all wine geeky on you. But some wines just deserve it.
I know what I'm drinking tonight...and maybe this weekend too 😂
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