Once again Jon Rimmerman of www.garagistewine.com is offering our wine! This time it's the 2009 vintage and he loved it. To order is easy just send an email to [email protected] and tell her how many bottles you'd like (anywhere from 1 to 36). They'll take care of the rest, but you only have today to do it!
Here's what Rimmerman had to say about our wine:
I'm so happy to have made this wine a personal friend.
It cuts through the clouds – cuts through the sea of uncertainty and does so with the most honest and well-intentioned character one could imagine. It is there when I need it, listening, pondering and giving back only the most heartfelt advice.
In this wine, I find peace...which is saying nothing and everything at once.
In the same vein as my selection of Chambers St as the top retailer of 2011, you never feel as though La Gramière has an agenda – there is no motivation to sell anything and no motivation to win you over by promoting, marketing or wishing for something that could (and should) come naturally to those that choose to amble through an evening or two with a kindred spirit that eventually becomes a confidant.
In wine, that confidant is La Gramière.
With their tiny and special BIO/organic property, Amy Lillard and Matt Kling have made it ok to be a simple Grenache/Syrah VdT. They have changed the notion of “country-French” from a furniture aesthetic to one of winemaking bravado where rustic equals regal. The time spent in the vineyard and in the cellar, cajoling their offspring to a point where it can fly on its own, is almost unreal – worth far more in a monetary sense than they could ever recoup for their effort.
Then why do it?
That question is answered as soon as you pull the cork.
Not that it is new news - we profiled this heart-warming Southern Rhone property (and story) last year but that was the 2008 vintage – a wonderful success in a year that required meticulous hand-picking and sorting grape by grape to achieve anything of substance (which they did with aplomb).
This, on the other hand, is 2009 and I can predict with my usual fortune-tellers fairy dust that the 2009 La Gramière “La Gramière” (the winery’s top effort) will be among the most popular wines we bring to your table in 2012 – it is a rolling ball of lip-smacking, bursting-at-the-seems, fresh and downright delicious red fruit that you want to keep pulling from your holster again and again. It has sophistication beyond its years but also a naïveté that is equally alluring. The fruit is so natural, fresh and pure in composition, you taste it intertwined with the ripe vintage in such a way that the two are never confused (a nearly impossible achievement for any winemaker – i.e. this wine tastes like La Gramière first and foremost and the vintage second).
In the end, as with any bottle of wine you decide to engage in a relationship, however brief – a dalliance or a long-term proposal, it must speak to you, understand who you are and why you’ve chosen to be you...
...or it just tastes darn good.
With La Gramière, you have both.
This parcel is directly from the cellar at La Gramière, hand picked, packed, labeled and loved by Amy and Matt – from their hands to yours:
2009 La Gramière “La Gramière” VdT (Castillon du Gard) - $16.83
(to compare US pricing, you have to look at the 2008 vintage – this is not the NV wine)
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED at this tariff up to 36/person until we run out:
To order: [email protected]