As Stubborn as a mule! Têtu is a French adjective that translates to: stubborn, obstinate, unyielding!! This wine is deifinitely not!
We love it when our importers/distributors become involved in the making of a wine. It always results in terrific and value wines. Kimberly Jones is one of our favorite distributors. You have to admire such charisma she demonstrates. We are proud to count Kimberly as our friend. She has the nose and the palate of the greatest critics and has been able all along to discover many unknown wines before they became Iconic Napa Wines, I can name Realm, Scarecrow, Entre Nous, MEtain amongst many others!!! Finding new rising stars wineries was not enough for Kimberly. She wanted to pass on the side of making wines! Hence she decided to collaborate with Richard and Sarah Case of Domaine de la Pertuisane to bring us what is now one of our favorite new arrivals: "Têtu Grenache" old vines.
The wine is a rich purple in color. The nose carries notes of delicious red fruits and raspberries. This is followed on the palate with assertive dark red fruit flavors, silky tannins and layers of raspberry. The wine has a medium-to-full body, a solid structure and a lingering and fruity finish.
Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, 90Pts, Apr. 2015:
"A joint venture between Kimberly Jones and Richard Case, the 2013 Cotes Catalanes Tetu (which is bottled under the Pertuisane Productions label) is all Grenache and was aged in equal parts concrete tank and old barrels. It’s a nicely fruited, forward, sexy effort that has lots of kirsch, wild herbs, licorice and dried earth aromas and flavors, medium to full-bodied richness, and a heady, lengthy finish. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.”
"‘Têtu’ is a collaborative project born of a shared devotion to one of France’s greatest regions for old-vine Grenache.
The village of Maury is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees - a stone’s throw from the Spanish border. Richard and Sarah Case of Domaine de la Pertuisane and Kimberly Jones (‘Courier’) have been making wine there for many years from their respective vineyards. Together they wanted to create a new wine that displayed all the complexities of the local terroir in a style that offered both finesse and old-vine concentration.
Working alongside local growers they were able to select from the area’s finest vineyards. Vines of over 60 years of age cling low to the poorest of black schist soils naturally producing very low yields. The resulting wines display all the depth, minerality and black fruit that typify this small but very special place.
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