Monday, October 29, 2012
Somm Summ 10-29-12: Dom Gramenon Cotes du Rhone Poignee de Raisins 2011
This was a fantastic surprise. A not-so-inexpensive-yet-terribly-delicious Cotes du Rhone. The Gramenon Poignee de Raisins, which is relatively young cuvee made primarily from Grenache, exhibits smooth texture, excellent balance, and a style that just makes you want to go on to another glass. I tasted this with a number of other wines that I was tasting from the Kermit lynch portfolio, and I was very much taken by this wine from the first taste. After looking into the background of the winery and seeing the story of Michèle Aubèry-Laurent, the sad story of her husband Philippe, and their children, made me even more appreciative of this wine. I like the fact that they are farming biodynamically as well.