The latest addition to our fine selection of Organic wines from the Rhȏne Valley is the 2014 Rasteau from Domaine de Verquière.
Our wine team visited Domaine de Verquière last summer. The estate was handed down from father to son for four generations and is currently managed by the brothers Romain and Thibaut CHAMFORT who are perpetuating and developing the family’s land according to age-old traditions. Their commitment and passion for winemaking has encouraged them to convert the vineyards to organic growing practices.
The organic farming has brought the wines from Domaine de Verquière to the industry’s highest quality levels. Priced at only $15.99 the Domaine de Verquière Rasteau also represent one of the best values in the appellation.
The 2014 Domaine de Verquière Rasteau is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah grown on steep clay-limestone slopes and aged in barrels for 12 months. The wine exhibits deep ruby color, aromas and flavors of red and dark berries, field flowers and touch of spice and earthy notes. The firm, but well-rounded tannins are in perfect balance with the rich fruit. This full-bodied, but smooth and elegant wine, will pair well with multitude of dishes, including grilled and stewed meats, duck, roasted lamb, but also mixed salads and aged cheeses.
Atanas Nechkov, Wine & Spirits Sales Manager
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