Friday, April 21, 2023

Le Grand Valmal Rhones

New vintages! This is our third vintage with this producer and it really has picked up a great following as they are top notch Rhones

Only about 8% of the Rhone production is white!
Here is an outstanding example of a great white Rhone!

2022 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone BLANC....$17.99
  • 50% Viognier
  • 30% Grenache Blanc
  • 20% Roussanne
2022 Generation Cotes du Rhone Blanc, a tank-fermented blend that includes Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne . It's medium to full-bodied, plump and fleshy, attractive lemon and apple character with lemon grass, following through to a full-bodied palate with plenty of delicious fruit at the end.
We represent three generations of wine estate owners in the south of France. Our soil is mostly sand-clay, mixed with old river stones from the Ice-age, often mixed with eroded soil coming from the garrigue covered hills. This region benefits from the largest number of sunshine hours in France, important for the aroma development, photosynthesis, and maturing process. The north wind, called « Mistral », blows up to 100 days a year, and keeps the vines clean and healthy. Our aim is for the wine to be an expression of the grape and of the terroir. Our wines are fruit driven, with roundness , some spices, complexity and long finish.

2020 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$17.99
60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre
This Rhone is the real deal and a sensational value!

Could easily be confused for a Chateauneuf do Pape. Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2020 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. This wine is produced by the third generation on this estate and it is a fruit driven Cotes du Rhone with great roundness and complexity.

2021 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Generation....$14.99
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah

This is a very impressive Cotes du Rhone and at a sensational price for this quality. It has everything you want it a great value Cotes du Rhone. It has an opaque purple color with a big nose that almost smells like a Northern Rhone. Large amounts of dark fruits like blackberry, black cherry, cassis and a great density and very full bodied for this price.

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