At Parker Payless Liquors, we are back in saddle again in 2019 tasting thirty to fifty wines
on any given week to hand pick the very best wines for you. We are excited to bring you
these three wines this week!
2016 Domaine Mourgues Du Gres
Terre d’Argence Blanc
Pont du Gard
Francois Collard is a giant amongst vignerons. He came back to the family estate in 1990, confident in the potential of the terroir and the prospect of a new designation of the Costieres de Nimes where wine had been produced for over 2000 years. Francois began his winemaking practices by focusing on precision in the vineyards coupled with sustainable farming. From 2011 onward, everything has been organically farmed. He strives to reveal the purity of fruit while simultaneously showing freshness, minerality, balance and richness. The wine is a blend of old vine Viognier, Petit Manseng and Roussanne. There is a wealth of stone fruit, mango, citrus blossoms and tropical fruit. The mouthfeel is delicious with the fruity notes showing laser focus around a plush core of minerality. Try this with grilled fresh water fish, any of the Asian cuisines or chopped chicken salad.
This is one of the best white wines in the store at any price! Only $19.99
2017 Moulin De Gassac Pont De Gassac
One of my favorite wine estates in the entire world is Mas De Daumas Gassac. This last summer, we sold hundreds of bottles of the stunning Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose wine and now we are happy to bring you another beautiful wine from the Guibert Family. Pont De Gassac Rouge comes from their vineyards high up in the Gassac Valley. The blend here is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 10% Grenache. On the nose there is ripe plum, morello cherry, rose petal, and a touch of smoky incense. The palate is round and supple with plum, crushed berries, dried herbs, a touch of earth and a ripe finish. Enjoy this with roast chicken and vegetables or a grilled steak with an herb buttered baked potato.
It is an absolute gem of a wine! Only $18.99
2016 Mas De Daumas Gassac
Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert Cite D’Aniane
Haute Vallee Du Gassac
The Grand Vin here is a wine of pedigree with a very interesting blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon,
7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc,4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Pinot Noir, 3% Nebbiolo and 3% Dolcetto. This wine is elegant and showing cassis, plum and cherry on the nose initially. With two hours in a decanter (or a few years in the cellar) the wine really hits its stride with more texture emerging on the palate and fruity and floral notes emerging from the glass. This wine should drink really well over 12-15 years after harvest. This is the kind of bottle that begs for a late-night candle lit meal with great conversation and even better food. Kudos to Veronique Guibert and her four sons.
Wine Advocate 93 points and VERY LIMITED! Only $49.99
~ Michael S. Rodriguez