- Item #: i_345209Bottle Size: 750MLWine Advocate: 93eROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS: "Even better, the 2011 Cote Rotie Grandes Places is a slightly more long-term prospect. Offering up plenty of chocolate, espresso, bacon fat, smoked meats and gorgeous blackberry/cassis-styled fruit, this medium to full-bodied, layered effort has vibrant acidity, excellent mid-palate depth and fine tannin. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade."
- Item #: i_374583Bottle Size: 750mlWINERY NOTES: -"Our Metodo Classico has a heady effervescence that preserves its primary floral and fruity scents, enhanced further by a pleasant level of acidity. Millésime Variety: 100% Cortese, raised by Guyot Traditional Method Millésime The characteristic features of Gavi are brought out to their best by Cortese grapes “in purezza”.
Vinification: Grapes picked by hand and placed in small crates, immediately pressed by soft press. The first alcoholic fermentation comes about in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures. Aging: Tirage (bottling) the following Spring of the Vintage year, “sur lie” for at least 18 months."
- Item #: i_374765Bottle Size: 750mlA native of France, Roger Goulart founded his bodega in 1882 in the village of San Esteve, situated in the Penedes Superior district of Catalonia. Goulart went on to become a leading pioneer of traditional method sparkling wine production in Spain. While rarely seen in the U.S., the firm's cuvees have long been prized in Europe for their long-aged style and uncompromising quality. Sourced from the firm's finest grapes this Grand Reserva exudes the class and complexity that can only be derived from seven long years of aging sur latte in firm's cool cellars nestled one hundred feet beneath the town's century old cathedral. The result is a supple, layered world class sparkler that delivers long play flavors of ripe apple, pear, with notions of pie crust and citrus rising in the back palate. We have seen cavas and French Champagnes selling for twice the price that don't match the luxury and flavor interest of this gem.