100% Viura. All grapes come from the ‘Rioja Alta’ subzone, where higher altitudes and Atlantic influences make for a moderate climate which is ideal for producing wines of elegance and finesse. Soils are composed of iron-rich clay and limestone. This wine is aged in tank and bottled in January to preserve freshness and fruit.
The wine: Ripe, with very attractive and inviting aromas. Silky, some fat and richness but with excellent balance – it really holds the concentration well in the finish. The domaine was created in 2003, while Stéphane was still working for the cave co-operative; he went full-time at his domaine in 2007. Lucie joined in 2009. Between Read more about Domaine Stéphane Lucie Guillemin 2016 Mâcon-Péronne[…]
Producer – Domaine de la Bastide Country – France Region – Côtes du Rhône Domaine de la Bastide, the home of Vincent and Stephanie Boyer in Visan in the southern Rhone, is a fortified farmhouse surrounded by fig and cherry trees that was built by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages; the property eventually became a Read more about Domaine de la Bastide[…]
Established by Maurice Martin in 1974, Domaine Martin is run today by his two sons, Richard and Stéphane. From a modest 6.5 hectares located near the village of Davayé, the domaine’s holdings have expanded to over 24 hectares today, spread over 61 parcels. The family’s vineyards were converted to biodynamic agriculture a number of years Read more about Domaine Maurice Martin Saint-Véran 2014 – $22.00[…]
Another amazing wine for under $20 at Hopper’s Carte des Vins! The Alpha Estate Malagouzia Single Vineyard Turtles is a brilliant, pale yellow-green with a strong and lively nose. The rare varietal of Malagousia was rescued from extinction through Vangelis Gerovassiliou’s efforts who noted its potential, and vinified it for the first time in the Read more about Saved from extinction![…]
A great wine at a great price of $22. The purity of fruit, the exceptional delineation of aromas and flavors, the soulful reflection of terroirs, and the extraordinary seductiveness of the texture make the wines from Joguet second to none. Chinon’s favorite son Francois Rabelais himself supposedly coined the term “taffeta wine” (soft and smooth like the Read more about Arriving Today at Hopper’s Carte des Vins: Charles Joguet Chinon “Cuvée Terroir” 2014![…]
Produced in the village of Bussieres from a small “close”, this Pinot Noir is a delicious bargain at $20! Come see us at Hopper’s Carte des Vins at 5601 Magazine St in New Orleans today!
Your costume is perfect and you know where to find your adventure on the Avenue or in the Bywater or on the Moonwalk BUT… what are you going to do for Valentines Day? Normally we have to be a bit more somber on Ash Wednesday but what can you do when Valentines gets in the Read more about So, you are ready for Mardi Gras but what about Valentines Day?![…]
The 2016 vintage of Bouland’s Morgon is probably the best wine under $30 in stock at Hopper’s now. Bouland’s Morgon comes from a single hectare of vines planted by Bouland’s grandfather in 1926 on a steep south-east facing slope. Vine age combined with Morgon`s schist bedrock and granitic sand perhaps account for the wine`s fabulous Read more about Bouland’s Morgon[…]
Looking for a wine to brighten a chilly January evening? Château de Brézé Saumur Rouge Clos Mazurique 2016 is only $19.99 at Hopper’s Carte des Vins! The cabernet franc wines of the Loire have been perennially great values, and this remains true even though wine writers have for years been desperately trying to give away Read more about Château de Brézé Saumur Rouge Clos Mazurique 2016[…]