Southern France's "First Growth" - La Peira en Damaisela's Spectacular Reds
The "Final Frontier" of the wine world continues to amaze us. Southern France was once considered a producer only of value regional wine, but their sub-appellations are gaining cult followings unto themselves. Provence has Bandol. Roussillon has Corbieres. Now, thanks to producers like La Peira en Damaisela, Languedoc has Terrasses du Larzac, which is quickly becoming a source of phenomenal (and increasingly rare) value and premium wine.
Words don't do it justice...but that won't stop people from trying! The Wine Advocate's David Schildknecht, never one to hold back his thoughts when he puts pen to paper, had only glowing things to say:
"...If it were not already abundantly clear, this is now one of the three or four most exciting not to mention meticulously-run properties in the Languedoc, and as such is broadcasting the message that this region's soils and old vines harbor abundant latent grandeur whose awakening awaits only the right combination of inspiration, labor, and luck. I just hope aspiring vintners and winery owners - not to mention wine lovers - the world over are listening!" - David Schildknecht, August 2011
Using the traditional Languedoc-Roussillon varietals (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Carignan), winemaker Jeremie Depierre crafts deep, brooding, mind-blowingly complex reds that show beautifully right out of the gate, and will continue to impress for years to come. The wines are consistently fantastic vintage-to-vintage, and you can see why we consider this a "First Growth" of Southern France!
With this winery gradually entering "cult" status, we only get a small amount of each wine per vintage. It's not hard to see why! We still have a few of each in stock, and there's no better time than now to grab them while they're still around.
All My Best