Domaine Giuliani ... Gorgeous Grenache from the Southern Rhône

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Domaine Giuliani’s very tasty Southern Rhônes from the excellent 2016 and 2017 vintages are now available for sale via LCBO.com. The 2017 Les Nôtes de Louis Côtes du Rhône, the 2017 ‘Cuvée Flora’ Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc and the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge are all superb and excellent values. Quantities shown are at time of writing.

Per usual, I’d be pleased to order for you. Just let me know what you would like and to which LCBO store you want it sent.


2017 ‘Les Notes de Louis’ Côtes du Rhône – 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 866210       $18.40 the bottle

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This glorious Côte du Rhône is made from almost 100% Grenache - and the Giulianis are very, very talented Grenache growers. And, I can’t over-emphasize how good the 2017 vintage is. This robust beauty is a brilliant ruby colour and exhibits a pronounced, lively nose of raspberries, plums and cherries. In the mouth these persist, accompanied by black currents and hints of pepper and licorice. It is big and wonderfully round and supple with silky tannins and surprising length. This stunner will go marvellously with savoury tarts and grilled meats. While drinking well now, it will keep nicely for at least three or four years. Lots available.


2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Cuvée Flora’  - 14.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 866236       $41.40 the bottle

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This refreshing white is made from equal parts Grenache Blanc and Clairette. The grapes are hand-picked (as they are for all of the Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape). It is a pale straw colour with golden notes. The nose is full of perfume, roasted almonds, spices and grilled bread. In the mouth these scents are joined by honey and chestnut cream. It is a rich, full, beautifully balanced wine with gentle acidity and surprising length. This most pleasant white will pair wonderfully with fish and meats in cream sauce, medium cheeses and all by itself as an apéritif. It is drinking well now (do decant) and will continue to do so for several years.. This is one of my favourite white Châteauneuf du Pape. Limited availability.


2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge – 16.6% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 866228           $39.55 the bottle

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Yes, that alcohol content is accurate. This is indeed a bit of a brute. The 2016 Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape is crafted from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre - from vines averaging over fifty years of age. It is a deep brick red colour and offers up aromas of strawberry and raspberry jam, cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, garrigue and Provençal herbs. In the mouth it is full, ample and quite divine. This magnificent Ch.9 simply screams out for a gigot d’agneau or prime rib of beef. You could drink it now, but be sure to give it a few hours in a decanter; it will last for a decade or more in a storage unit or cellar. This is remarkably delicious Châteauneuf du Pape, particularly at this price. Limited availability.


Domaine Giuliani

Your intrepid tipplers with Bernard and Aline Giuliani 
We first bumped into a bottle of Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape at our old friend Christian Esparza’s wine emporium in Saint-Rémy de Provence. It was the 2007 vintage and it was love at first slurp! The Giuliani’s wines have since become favourites with our wine club members and local restaurateurs alike.

The Giuliani vineyards were established in 1930 and since then succeeding generations have laboured to produce the best grapes possible for the co-operative in Courthézon. But Bernard, the latest Giuliani to take the helm had grown tired of seeing others reduce the fruits of his labour to mediocrity. So, in the early 2000’s he decided that it was time to produce his own wines. His new cellars were completed in 2005 and the inaugural vintage of Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape debuted the following year.  Instead of one large property, the Giulianis own a number of choice plots totalling 8.3 hectares in prime south-west Châteauneuf locations like La Crau and Pierredon. As one would expect, they meticulously maintain their vines and hand-pick only the finest grapes for their Châteauneuf du Pape. The grapes are then destemmed and the juice undergoes traditional fermentation and spends at least ten months in oak barrels. Their son Florian recently joined them after completing his studies in oenology. Because the Giulianis are just starting out, their superb Châteauneuf du Pape and Côtes du Rhône are wonderfully well priced.


Gentleman’s Portion Wine Tales

Since 2016 I have been contributing monthly stories about Hélène’s and my weird, wacky and wonderful experiences in the world of wine to a terrific blog called ‘Gentleman’s Portion’. Take a look to see what we’ve been up to. Better still, sign up to receive all the fascinating stories about the better things in life like fine food, cruising, touring and of course wine.


LCBO.com

Here’s how LCBO.com works. We will supply the LCBO with selected wines and you or anyone else in Ontario can order and pay for them on-line via the ‘LCBO.com’ site. The major benefit to you is that the wines will already be here at the LCBO warehouse and will be delivered in a short amount of time. By paying a $12 delivery fee, they will ship it (regardless of quantity as long as the order is for $50 or more) by way Canada Post to any address in Ontario and it will be delivered within four business days. Or, you can avoid the shipping fee by having the wine sent to any LCBO store you designate. The store will call you once it is ready to be picked up. This process will take from one to two weeks (possibly up to four weeks in remote areas). Another benefit is that you will no longer have to provide us with the LCBO Lab Waiver email.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions, would like additional information or would like my help ordering your wine. The LCBO will assist with any post-ordering issues. Contact them at ‘helloLCBO’.


Salvation Wines


When Brian Jutzi, a very active Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member heard that we would be jettisoning several of our wineries, he bravely volunteered to take them on. He and his wife Cindy have launched ‘Salvation Wines’ and already have wines from Domaine de Tara and Domaine de Poulvarel on order and on their way to Ontario. Brian also intends to use the ‘LCBO.com’ ordering and distribution program.

Here are a few words from Brian:

Salvation: The act of saving, preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin or loss."

Brian and Cindy Jutzi
Inspired by Peter Mayle’s book ‘A Year in Provence’, my wife Cindy and I travelled to France where we discovered many small family run wineries. It was during our visit to Domaine de Tara that we spied the Arthur Sellers Wine Club business cards on full display. This was fabulous news as we could enjoy the fine wines of southern France back home. We have been sharing wines of the region with family and friends ever since.

Jim’s email “SADLY WINDING DOWN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!” was truly sad news... it was one of the most distressing emails I have ever read.

I decided to offer an alternative. Rather than Jim and Hélène throwing in the towel, I asked Jim if he would consider passing the baton instead. He agreed and thus ‘Salvation Wines’ was born. Our mission is to preserve the enjoyment of these wines that so many have come to love.”

If you would like to find out more about Salvation Wines and get on their emailing list, please contact Brian directly at brian@salvationwines.ca.


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