Now Importing

Grape Connections is now importing the following wines

Le Blanc Du Grand Cres

Le Blanc du Grand Cres
2010 Languedoc
60% Roussane, 40% Viognier all stainless steel
fermentation fresh as a mountain stream, delicate flavors of peach and passion fruit. Flinty, crisp, and refreshing perfect with scallops, oysters, clams, sea food, and great by itself.

Le Cabernet Du Grand Cres

Le Cabernet du Grand Cres
2010 Vin de Pays D’oc
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy and earthy very typical of Southern France, tons of fruit on the finish. This wine just keeps opening up more and more as it’s being consumed. Ideal with grilled meats and chicken

Cuvee Classiqui Du Grand Cres

Cuvee Classique du Grand Cres
2008 Corbieres
50% Grenache , 40% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, soft and very delicate, not over the top in alcohol and fruit. Very well balanced with flavors of white pepper, perfect for stews, veal and pork chops

Cuvee Majeure Du Grand Cres

Cuvee Majeure du Grand Cres
2008 Corbieres
90% Syrah, 10% Grenache, tons of spicy black pepper flavors, with a hint of lavender, rosemary, and sage. This blockbuster is perfect with lamb, osobuco, and other heavier dishes

Le Claret Du Grand Cres

Domaine Du Grand Cres
2011 Rose de Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the South of France, flavors of watermelon and bright strawberries.

History

Domaine Du Grand Crès is owned and operated by Hervè and his wife Pascaline Leferrer. Hervè spent 25 years as managing director at Domaine de la Romanee – Conti where he formulated his skills in the wine business.

In 1989, Hervè and his wife purchased 12 acres in the hills of Corbieres, right in the center of the Languedoc region of Southern France. The high elevation where the vineyards and winery are located is called Le Grand Crès. The elevation is almost 1700 feet above sea level. High altitude fruit at it’s best, deep roots do make a difference.The area is surrounded by scrubbrush and wild garrigues, which intensifies flavors and aroma.

The soils are made up of limestone and clay. For their red wine, they planted Syrah and Grenache and for their whites, Roussane and Viognier. They have recently purchased 6 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon for their every day drinking red. The entire production is around eight thousand cases that are all estate grown and bottled.

Mr. Leferre’s experience at the Domaine de la Romanee – Conti shows itself in the style of his wines, which are some of the most graceful, balanced and if you will, Burgundian styled wines of the Languedoc. New plantings are always going on. The Domaine now has 44 acres under vine.

Domaine la Soumade

The domain has been owned by the family for more than 200 years. The current owner André Romero has achieved in making Rasteau and La Soumade well
known all over the world. He is often called “The king of Rasteau”, just meaning that he makes the best wines from the appellation.The current Domaine La
Soumade as it is known today was founded by André in 1979.

Les Violettes
Cote Du Rhone Violettes
Cotes du Rhone Les Violettes
90% Syrah and 10% Viognier
50% aged for 18 months in 1-3-years-old barriques. The rest in enamelled steel tank.

Rasteau
Rasteau
Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
The vines are 10-20-years-old. Aged in cement tank for about 10 months.

Rasteau Cuvee Prestige
Rasteau Cuvee Prestige
Cotes du Rhone Village Prestige
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre – 30-45-years-old vines.
20% aged in 1-3-years-old barriques for 18 months

Rasteau Fleur De Confiance
Rasteau Fleur de Confiance
Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau Cuvée Fleur de Confiance
90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre. 50-100-years-old vines.
Aged for 18 months in 1-2-years-old demi-muids. Low yield, 15-18 hl./ha.

Cuvee Confiance
Cuvee Confiance
Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau Cuvée Confiance
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 50-100-years-old vines.
20% aged 1-3-years-old barriques for 18 months and the rest in troncated wooden tank.

Gigondas
Gigondas
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
20% aged in barriques for 18 months, The rest in enamelled steel tank.