Domaine Clavel

I have been trying to get the wines of Pierre Clavel into Iowa for over a decade.  I first encountered the man and his wines at a Paso Robles, California, festival that celebrated wines from all over the world made with Rhône Valley grape varieties.  The wines of Domaine Clavel were a revelation, but they were not available in Iowa.  And so, during my years as a wine retailer, I resorted to buying the wines from Chicago and having them shipped to me for my own personal consumption!  Domaine Clavel is a true family operation, passionately devoted to principles of organic farming.  The Clavel vineyards are better than ever, and through conscientious hard work, so are the wines.

http://www.vins-clavel.fr/

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Pic Saint Loup “Bonne Pioche”
Syrah 65%, Mourvèdre 20%, Grenache 15%
(no UPC)

 

 

 

 

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Languedoc “Le Mas”

Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Carignan
(no UPC)

 

 

 

 


Pic Saint Loup Rosé “Mescladis”

Syrah 60%, Grenache 20%, Mourvèdre 20%
(no UPC)

 

 

 



Languedoc Blanc “Cascaille”

Roussanne 40%, Grenache Blanc 40%; Viognier, Marsanne, Vermentino, Clairette, Carignan Blanc, Muscat à Petits Grains
(no UPC)