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2011 Madiran "Cuvee Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2011

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

15.99

12 in stock

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2014 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

24.99

19 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Ch. Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml], Southwest, France 2012

{sustainable} 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng

SWEET POACHED PEAR, WHITE PEPPER AND PEACH

If you have tried the dry version of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you will love this dessert bottling. In fact, Christine Dupuy has just .7 hectare devoted to making this rare dessert wine and produces just enough to share the love in the US with Wine Authorities. Employing careful hand harvesting with lees aging to develop flavor, this dessert wine has exotic floral aromas of poached pear in simple syrup with white pepper and sun dried peach.

Serving Suggestions: Foie Gras paté (if you have some please share); hazelnut crusted cheesecake with glazed pears on top

24.99

24 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

19.99

1 in stock

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2015 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

19.99

28 in stock

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