Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wine of the Week - Château Revelette Le Grand Rouge

While snow and rain has continued to fall across the country and winter seems to be ever so present, we decided to feature a wine whose origin evokes images of lavender, sunflowers, and olive trees. The picturesque Château Revelette, located in the heart of Provence, produces red, white, and of course rosé wines that are completely reflective of the terroir and have an elegant old world style. The Grand Rouge, a blend of  41% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Grenache, is a full, rich red that would pair perfectly with braised lamb or for a more unique pairing; a deeply savory red wine-washed cheese.    

Nestled in the heart of Provence on the northern slope of the Montagne Mont-Victoire (famously painted by Cézanne), lie the unspoiled and wild lands of Château Revelette . The estate is run by Peter Fischer, who studied oenology at the famous University of California – Davis, and upon completion of the program and a short stint at Buena Vista winery in Sonoma, he moved to the south of France and began his search for suitable land. Since his ownership, Peter has expanded the land under vine to 24 hectares and has planted nine grape varietals, all while respecting the surrounding nature. Peter has a relaxed and straightforward approach to winemaking and despite his Californian education; his resulting wines exude a classical Old World elegance and refinement. 

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