Producer Spotlight 3-Pack – Domaine Philemon
Domaine Philemon is located in Villeneuve-sur-Vere, a small village on the Vere river in between Albi and Cordes in the northeast quadrant of the Gaillac appellation. The Vieules family have had a vineyard in Villeneuve since 1804. Today the vineyard is run by Mathieu Vieules, who grows wheat, sunflowers, and grapes in equal proportions, all farmed organically.
Domaine Philemon 'Perle Nature' Loin de l'Oeil 2022
The Perlé is 100% Loin de l'Oeil, a grape that is unique and native to Southwest France, and this wine is FRESH. By preserving some of the natural CO2 that occurs during vinification, Vieules creates a mineral, citrusy, ever-so-slightly funky wine with a zippy acidity that almost feels effervescent. This organic, natural, and biodynamic wine is pretty much everything we want out of a white wine, and the way Mathieu Vieules respects and cultivates his land and his wines is inspiring- and well reflected in all of his bottles. If you're in the mood for something delicious and entirely unique, this is most definitely the bottle for you!
Domaine Philemon 'La Croix d'Azal' Braucol 2022
Coming to us from a 20 hectare, certified organic vineyard operated by the Vieules family since 1804, the ‘Croix d’Azal’ is a wonderful expression of Braucol- the named used in Gaillac for the Fer Servadou grape.
On the nose, we get earthy spice, herbs, and dark plum. On the palate, we get more of the same with dark berry fruit, black pepper, fennel seed, good acidity and minerality. Give 20-30 minutes to calm the tannins.
Domaine Philemon 'La Croix de la Bouscarie' Duras 2020
This 100% Duras is historically one of our favorites, though it hasn’t been seen in the states for several years. Tasting it again was like running into an old friend: violets, Mediterranean herbs like sage and fennel, robust berry fruit and a peppery finish. We promise, you’ve never had anything quite like it.
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