Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:
Domaine Giuliani’s very tasty Southern Rhônes from the excellent 2015 and 2016 vintages have arrived and are available for sale via LCBO.com. Despite being promised that these wines would be sold by the bottle, they are currently offered only in six-bottle cases (I am hoping they will appear in single-bottle format soon). Per usual, I’d be pleased to order for you if you would like.
2016 ‘Les Notes de Louis’ Côtes du Rhône – 15.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492313 $19.30/$115.80 for 6
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge – 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492321 $42.75/$256.50 for 6
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge ‘Les Galets Jeanne’ - 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492339 $52.00/$312.00 for 6
2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Cuvée Flora’ - 14.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492347 $40.50/$243.00 for 6
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.
Please pass this note on to anyone you think would enjoy some absolutely terrific, well-priced Châteauneuf du Pape and Côtes du Rhône (is there anyone who wouldn’t?).
Jim, Hélène and Kate