Our wine of the week: August 13th
Yannick Pelletier St. Chinian "L'Engoulevent
Yannick Pelletier's estate currently consists of 10 hectares in the Saint Chinian A.O.C. that he has been working with since January 2004. He currently grows four varietals: Syrah (15%), Mourvedre (5%), Grenache (50%), Cinsault (16%) and Carignan (14%) Rather than grow his estate Yannick has chosen to keep things small so that everything can remain hands on and organic.
L'Engoulevent is an blend of Grenache (40%) Syrah (30%) and Carignan (30%). Part of the Carignan goes through carbonic maceration. Aged 18 months in cement vats. This has a great blend of the drinky natural wine thing going on while balanced by so weight and structure that is characteristic of the region. It's so Metta. Get you some.
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Our wines are often more subtle and earthy than the fruit-bombs that you find on most supermarket shelves but we believe that once you unlock their charms you will be hooked for life. And since these Old World wines were made on smaller vineyards that have existed for generations they also offer quite a great bang for the buck. There are some amazing New World wines out there but they tend to cost a great deal more than we want to charge our customers. We want to be the wine portal for people of all ages and incomes who are new to wine and want to explore without breaking the bank.