Côtes du Rhône "Pourpre," Dom. Gramenon

Côtes du Rhône "Pourpre," Dom. Gramenon - 2014

Item # 45037 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52 $647.57/ Case of 12
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Michèle Aubèry-Laurent's non-sulphured bottling made from older, centenary vines of Grenache. Domaine Gramenon is located in the southern Rhône Valley. Across the board, the slant is non-interventionist when it comes to work in the cellars. All the work is done year round in the vineyards in order to be able to work in this fashion.


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