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Domaine Bordes

Les Grezes 2018
Domaine Bordes

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Hand-picked Grenache Gris from vines planted in 1947. This wine spends a total of 10 months in barrel. Bright, complex, a touch spritzy, and unique!

Tasting Notes: Sweet aromas of fresh green apple, lemon curd, grass, and pear.

Pairing Suggestions: Tapas, Fresh Seafood, Barbecue

Languedoc, France

Type: White | Vintage: 2018 | Sulfur: 40 mg/L | Varietal: Grenache Gris | Alcohol: 13% | Production: Organic, Biodynamic | Style: Complex

Without formal training, Philippe and Emma studied books, observed other producers and learned from their mistakes. “It’s a bit like poker,” said Philippe. “You dearly pay one or two times, then you watch out! This is the basis of learning.” After purchasing several plots, they released their first vintage in 2001. Practicing biodynamics since the beginning, they gained organic certification in 2008, becoming one of fifteen organic producers in Saint-Chinian. Surrounded by ‘garigue’, the vineyards here are isolated and rich in biodiversity. Most of the plots are plowed by horse and the family makes their own compost. They manage low-yields to better allow the vines to create their own immune defense. “If you request a reasonable production, and do not treat as soon as there is an issue,” said Philippe, “then step-by-step, the vine will be able to self-protect and become stronger.” In the cellar, all operations are scheduled according to the lunar calendar. There is no temperature control, and everything happens naturally without additives with the exception of a small amount of sulfites in order to ensure the stability of the wines over time and travel. - T Edwards

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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Producer Profile

Without formal training, Philippe and Emma studied books, observed other producers and learned from their mistakes. “It’s a bit like poker,” said Philippe. “You dearly pay one or two times, then you watch out! This is the basis of learning.” After purchasing several plots, they released their first vintage in 2001. Practicing biodynamics since the beginning, they gained organic certification in 2008, becoming one of fifteen organic producers in Saint-Chinian. Surrounded by ‘garigue’, the vineyards here are isolated and rich in biodiversity. Most of the plots are plowed by horse and the family makes their own compost. They manage low-yields to better allow the vines to create their own immune defense. “If you request a reasonable production, and do not treat as soon as there is an issue,” said Philippe, “then step-by-step, the vine will be able to self-protect and become stronger.” In the cellar, all operations are scheduled according to the lunar calendar. There is no temperature control, and everything happens naturally without additives with the exception of a small amount of sulfites in order to ensure the stability of the wines over time and travel. - T Edwards

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

1% for the Planet

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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