PRODUCER NOTES: Genetie is part of the Boutinot Wines portfolio. Boutinot was established in 1980, they own vineyards and wineries all around the world. They are a hands on group of people that networks with other like-minded people in the wine-industry in friendship to produce from dirt to glass, market, and sell wine. They offer a wonderful selection of wines that are meant to overdeliver, provide pleasure, express a sense of place, and want you to pour another glass.
TASTING NOTES: A classic Chardonnay from Southern Burgundy - fine buttery and floral notes on the nose and a wine of substance and finesse on the palate. Some creamy textural notes up front reveal the discreet presence of oak, whilst on the finish there is some underlying minerality and a hint of citrus zestiness that provides long lasting flavor's.
PAIRINGS: An admirable accompaniment to the classic Burgundian dish of poulet à la crème (chicken in creamy sauce), or a shellfish chowder. Great with vegetable risotto and pan fried fish, too.
Type Wine: Still - White
Region: Burgundy, France
PRODUCER NOTES: Pascal Maillet and his wife Marie-Pierre purchased the estate which dates back to 1950 in 1993. Soon after college where Pascall studied Computer Sciences, he decided to change his life drastically almost overnight to venture into wine producing. He has since increased his vineyards tremendously and has invested in new technology to become one of the top handcrafted producers in Cotes du Rhone. The estate produces wine in the appellations of Vin de Pays, Cotes du Rhone, Cote du Rhone Village, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards are comprised of traditional southern Rhone varietals averaging 35 years of age (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc). Pascal farms sustainable and harvests all his vines by hand. Since the estate mostly contains older vines growing on a calcareous clay soil, it produces wines that are highly fruity and aromatic, with a strong and tannic backbone.
BLEND: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 5% Cinsault
TASTING NOTES: This wine displays knockout aromas of black cherry and cassis alongside dark spices and black olive. It is an intense and compelling mix of fruit and savory, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink over the next 5 years.
PAIRINGS: Here at AWC we love us some cassoulet! This is the time to do it as this wine is packed with delicious fruit but yet finishes rather dry. Alternatively, try roasted pork tenderloin medallions with dried cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes and green beans.
Type: Wine - Still - Red
Producer: Les Pierrugues
Region: Rhône Valley, France
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône