A. Gallety Cotes du Vivarais 2011

Move mouse to zoom

A. Gallety Cotes du Vivarais 2011

This robust, old-vine red wine hails form the under-appreciated Ardeche region of the Rhone Valley, located between Hermitage and Chateauneuf-du-Pape 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache. The bright and talented Alain Gallety began making wine in the Cotes du Vivarais alongside his father. Together, they had a vision. They built a state-of-the-art winery, constructed right into the hillside below their high-altitude vineyards. Although residing in Vivarais, making their exquisite blends with pride, determination, and focus, the Galletys' minds are frequently traveling to other regions in France, where they are closely studying the methodologies and techniques of their contemporaries. Alain takes every aspect of the process seriously. To grow the quality of grapes he wants, he farms his fifteen hectares of vineyards organically, as he has done since the early 80s. To best insure freshness, he has installed top-loading, hatch doors over their gravity-fed cuves, so that the grapes go exactly where they need to immediately following the harvest—bypassing the cellar completely to begin their fermentation. The wines are then aged in Burgundian barrels, as the Galletys believe them to produce wines with greater finesse. Today, Alain's son, David-Alexandre, works with him. Quietly and diligently, they imagine one day making one of the greatest cuvees of the Southern Rhone.
Products related to this item

Shipping Map

Due to restrictive state laws and regulations, we are prohibited to ship to the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pensylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For the states of Louisiana and New Hampshire, we are planning to obtain permits to be able to ship to these states.

This product can not be shipped. In store pickup or local delivery only.

Please select a product quantity that is greater than zero.

Get on the list!

Sign up to receive emails filled with great offers, news and events! Interested in even greater rewards? Register now to receive extra benefits and member perks!

* Required field

Email *
Confirm email *
As a retailer of wine and spirits, we
require all shoppers to be at least 21
years of age.

Were you born before this date?

February 16, 1999

You must be of legal drinking age to enter and use this site. To find out more
about responsible consumption, visit the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol
Responsibility and www.responsibility.org.