Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 53 SOUTHERN RHONE sTaying True To Tr adiTion: charvin l aurent Charvin took the reins of his family's winery in 1990. For five generations, the Charvin family was made up of growers and bottlers who sold to various negociants. However, Laurent saw serious potential in their property and immediately began bottling for direct sale. What didn't change were the traditional methods used and his belief in a winemaker's connection to farming and nature. While many properties began to produce prestige bottles for international markets, Laurent stayed the course and continued to produce only one Chateauneuf du Pape made from the estate's best fruit. ✦ Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2012 JR 95 » $69 "Explosive red and dark berry scents are complicated by suggestions of fresh flowers, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that put on weight with air. Gentle tannins sneak in slowly and fold smoothly into the wine's sweet fruit on the strikingly long spicy, floral finish." (1413054) progressive WineMaKing WiTh a nod To Tr adiTion W ith roots going back to the early 1900s, Clos St. Jean has set itself apart as one of the most progressive and forward-thinking wineries in the region. Much of this started in 2002 with the revamping of vineyard practices, cleanup of the winery, and a move away from aging in old foudres. A focus on picking fruit at optimal ripeness was set into place, as well as using a mix of Rhone varieties, which are all 100% destemmed. The results are gorgeously-textured Rhone reds of tremendous depth and vibrancy. The Tradition is a perfect example of the Clos St. Jean style, while communicating both the diversity of Rhone varieties and terroir. It emerges as one of the most aromatically appealing and texturally stunning CdP's on the market today. ✦ Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition 2013 JR 90–92 » $55 "Expressive, spice-accented aromas of cherry and boysenberry, with hints of wood smoke and candied flowers in the background...Nicely concentrated and appealingly sweet, finishing with strong thrust and silky tannins." (1413064)

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