Domaine de Poulvarel Les Perrottes 2014
We heard you! Here it is, finally -- the new vintage!! Best quality/price ratio ever?
This is honestly one of most re-requested wines we bring in from France -- those in the know understand what a jaw-dropping QPR wine this is --- totally in a class of its own in this price range. And that’s BEFORE we get to working on the price!!
This wine is BIG, bold, unapologetically dark and intense, and a ridiculous, screaming, no-brainer deal. When we drink it, we imagine the deep, powerful voice of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader and “THIS is CNN”) saying: “This Syrah is redolent of the potent essence of blue fruit”. It reaches into your soul. It IS a favorite because of the price, yes, but this is serious stuff, packed with dark fruits, spices, smoke and camphor, with a savory, smoked meat kind of feel to it. Not a heavy wine, but oh-so flavorful with a huge, long finish. Fantastic!!
While it lasts, of course…!
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Region: Rhone Valley
Appellation: Costières de Nîmes
Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan
Varietal: Rhone Blend
Vineyard: On a soil of rolled pebbles like Villafranchian, Rhôdanien and mindélien, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre give wines with a strong terroir expression and a unique character.
Farming: 100% hand-picked harvest
Aging/Cooperage: 50% in tank and in oak barrel for 12 months
About The Producer
Sernhac, an ancient Saracen village, is the most northern terroir of the Costières de Nîmes.
That’s the place, near the Pont du Gard, where Elisabeth and Pascal Glas decided to create in 2004 the Domaine de Poulvarel.
What could have looked like a wild bet, carried now out against odds.Elisabeth and Pascal combined their strength, their differences, their know-how and offer today wines worthy of the best tables and regularly mentioned by the specialized magazines.
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