March 25, 2016
New This Week At Paris Grocery!
We’re always excited to offer new products here at Paris Grocery! This week we have a number of new wines that are simply delicious and sure to please. Be sure to stop by and pick up a bottle or a case. Also, Spring is here and that means rosés are arriving. Paris Grocery has a few ready to accompany you on your next picnic outing, or with a Mediterranean seafood dinner.
M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon-Villages
‘Les Vignes de Bila-Haut’ 2014 $14.99
From famed négociant, Michel Chapoutier, comes this powerhouse wine. Made up of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, it sports a deep garnet color, with aromas redolent of black cherries. It’s fleshy and well-structured, and over delivering quality at a great price.
“This red is supple and fresh, showing a mix of dark berry, plum, herbal tea and peppery flavors. Lightly grippy tannins frame the licorice- and mineral-accented finish. Drink now through 2018. 55,000 cases made.”
90 Points, Wine Spectator
Buy a case; get 10% off, and a great wooden wine case, in the bargain!
La Famille Ducourt Blanc Limé $14.99
Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, owner of the celebrated Bordeaux restaurant La Tupina, joined with the prestigious Bordeaux winemaking Ducourt family to revive the historic recipe of the Blanc Limé, an old-fashioned cocktail that blends crisp white wine, citrus aromatics, a touch of sweetness and a light spritz. The original French recipe featured Sauvignon Blanc, a dash of lime, soda water and a subtle touch of fragrant herbs.
In the 1950s this refreshing concoction was de rigueur in Parisian brasseries and the cafes of southwestern France. Pale green-gold in the glass, the Blanc Limé opens with aromas of sweet pink grapefruit, lime zest and fresh basil. Delicately sparkling, the Blanc Limé refreshes the palate with crisp citrus fruit accented by notes of cling peaches, mango, gooseberries and herbal impressions of tarragon and sweet basil.
Drink all by itself as a delightful aperitif, or pair with simple poached fish dishes, salads, and fresh lightly sauteed green vegetables.
The Wines of Turner Pageot: A Fresh Breeze from the Languedoc.
Emmanuel Pageot, vigneron and winemaker, from Gabian, stopped by the Paris Grocery, last week. Clearly, a passionate man, who imbues his wines with his own personal philosophy, and lavishes the utmost care in the vineyards, adopting biodynamic principles, to produce wines of extraordinary freshness and purity. These are, perhaps, some of the finest wines to cross our path, here, at the Paris Grocery. We urge you to come by and try a few bottles.
2013 Turner Pageot ‘Le Blanc’ $21.99
Made from Roussane and Marsanne. Rich and full bodied; the discreet use of wood compliments aromas of ripe citrus and sweet spices. Notes of honey and white flowers follow on the palate.
2013 Turner Pageot ‘Le Rouge’ $21.99
Made from Grenache and Syrah. Schiste (Grenache) and clay and limestone (Syrah) guarantee a genuine wine typically from the Languedoc, with a beautiful freshness and a tannic structure. Present on the palate are a mix of spices, red berries and herbs.
2013 Turner Pageot ‘Carmina Major’ Rouge $24.99
A very fine wine with long ageing potential; blended from the best barrels of Syrah and Mouverdre. Perfect equilibrium between concentration and finesse. The combination of north facing vineyards and clay and limestone soils offer a high potential for crafting fine wines.
2014 Turner Pageot ‘La Rupture’ Blanc $27.99
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, but a world apart from Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, or New Zealand, for that matter–a totally atypical product of the Languedoc. A high quality, food wine that shows amazing freshness and minerality.
Kelsey & Manuel