Excellent Value French Wines New to Naples
Diane de Putymorin was also in town last month to introduce her flagship label, Chateau d’Or et de Gueules. Her more affordable and widely recognizable label called Domaine de la Petite Cassagne is already successful here, so now she’s bringing her slightly more expensive, yet still totally affordable second-tier wine to town.
Chateau d’Or et de Gueules rosé will retail between $15-$17 and brings a bouquet of fruit to the palate. Made from 40% grenache, 30% cinsault, and 30% mourvedre this wine hails from de Putymorin’s southern Rhone vineyard just outside of Nimes. The hot climate of the area means the regional style of wine is fresh and light, and this rosé is definitely a refresher. Elegant and flowery, the palate is more citrusy than berry and the finish is longer lasting than her Cassagne bottling.
The red blend in this line is 60% syrah, 30% carignan, and 10% grenache and is also refreshing with little tannin, yet full body. It is a great pair for backyard winter grilling in Naples and will be an easy crowd-pleaser priced $19- $23.