Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
This incredible Grenache Blanc/Roussanne blend from 150-400m altitude and schist soils was fermented wild and spent six months in 300L barrels (25% new). Rich and creamy with the wood very well integrated and framing the herbal-hewn fruit, so impressive at this young age! Lovely pear, spice, lemon verbena and revving stony spice on the finish, this is complete now in youth and will impress with some years in the cellar.
The name in Catalan refers to the many shepherds' huts that surround their vineyards which are constructed from the local slate. The name is a strong evocation of the poor local pastoral tradition. The Orris range (red and white) are the domaine's flagship fine wines.
The Wine Monkey
I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!