17 Jun Put a Bird on it!
One of our favorite Southern Rhône producers, Guillaume Gonnet and his Aussie born wife Kelly, are on a roll lately. From high scoring CdPs to great everyday drinkers, the hits just keep coming! Sometimes we get asked “why do you have so many different wines from them?” Well, here’s the answer. The production method and wine making for each wine is identical. This means that any difference in taste comes from the unique terroir of each village the grapes come from. We love to open them side by side as it allows you to see how the different soils and micro climates influence Grenache! Gonnet wines are immediately recognizable by the unique bird labels. These wines are beautiful inside and out.
2018 Guillaume Gonnet “Le Reveur” Rosé, Côtes du Rhône AOP
On Sale $9.99
This old vine Grenache & Cinsault is a delicate and aromatic styled rose and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The wine displays vibrant pink grapefruit, pomegranate, and red currants in the nose; dry focused fruit, garrigue and lots on fresh mineral through the palate and finish.
2016 Guillaume Gonnet “Le Reveur,” Côtes du Rhône AOP
On Sale $9.99
The plump, medium-bodied 2016 Cotes du Rhone Le Reveur shows a creamy texture and silky finish to go along with black cherry and blackberry fruit. It should drink well for several years.
90 points, The Wine Advocate
2016 Guillaume Gonnet “Le Virtuose,” Lirac AOP
On Sale $14.99
90% Grenache, 10% Syrah with an average vine age of 80 years. All hand harvested from hillside vineyards above the village of Lirac and vinified in neutral wood. Rock solid wine, loaded with plenty of black fruits but there is an underlining of stones and mineral. The palate is well structured and medium bodied with dense and firm earth components and cracked black peppercorns. The finish is long and powerful dominated by blue fruits.