Divin Poison, Rouge
Staff Pick

Divin Poison, Rouge - 2018

Item # 44133 750mL
$23.96/ Single Bottle
$287.52 $258.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The iconoclast Christophe Bosque is behind this delicious red wine from the south of France that' comes from fruit in the Gigondas area of the Rhône Valley. Fermented with native yeasts in cement and made entirely without any addition of sulphur. The vines are 50 years old on average.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you are looking for juice that demonstrates low-fi wine making with high-fidelity results, then crank the volume on this wine when you pop the cork. Dark-fruited and lithe, tart and earthy at once, this is everything I want from a Languedoc red. This incredibly well-balanced wine is made by Christophe Bosque, a négociant/winemaker who aims to make wine with "vibration...energy and life force that can only come from well-cared-for vines." No use of chemicals, spontaneous fermentation, and almost a year spent in cement tanks allow the fruit to speak for itself. And wow—what a voice it has! If this is really poison, I will happily drink it all, preferably with a light chill.


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