Holiday Countdown 2023 (DAY 7) - 2017 Domaine Hauvette 'Cornaline' Baux De Provence Rouge

Holiday Countdown 2023 (DAY 7) - 2017 Domaine Hauvette 'Cornaline' Baux De Provence Rouge

These are the top wines that stood out among the thousands of wines I tasted this year. Some are always in stock, some are rare and hard to find, but all of them are sure to fill you with joy this Holiday Season.   
DAY 7:    
Today's wine is not a new discovery, but one I fell in love with many years ago. A robust, heady red whose deep richness and pretty lavender notes put me smack dab in the sun soaked hills of Provence, as if I'm having a glass in Van Gogh's Starry Night. It's a wine that lodged itself in my memory forever.

But for years after that unforgettable first taste, I couldn't find a bottle anywhere. The winery lost its importer and virtually disappeared from stateside wine lists and shelves. Until NOW.

This singular wine from the trailblazing, female-owned, Domaine Hauvette is finally at Monarch, and it brings me great joy to share it with you today. A captivapting wine that captures all the glorious traits of Southern France's premier domaines, and combines them into one unmistakable drinking experience. As her new importer Kermit Lynch describes it: 'Cornaline' Rouge is like a blend of Trévallon, Tempier, and Vieux Télégraphe. 
A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, with vines averaging 40-years-old. Biodynamically farmed and manually harvested, the grapes are fermented separately in neutral oak barrels, then blended and transferred to large foudre for aging. Bottled and cellared at the winery for extended aging before release.

Shockingly red in color with a garnet rim that hints to the age on this wine. The nose is full of black cherry and cassis, accented with herbal and floral garrigue of lavender, sage, tapenade, black pepper and leather. Earthy red and black fruit with rosemary and vanilla bean mingle on the palate with velvety tannins and refreshing acidity. Perfectly encapsulating the rusticity of Provence with the refinement of fine Burgundy. 
Dominique Hauvette settled in Provence in the 80s after a career in Savoie as a lawyer. She fell in love with the southern sun and rekindled a childhood love of raising horses before taking time to study oenology and winemaking. After more than 30 years of work, Dominique has 17 hectares of vines to her name, all farmed biodynamically after converting in the 2000s.

Still today she strives with each vintage to make wines with as little intervention as possible, and the wines somehow continue to improve with each subsequent vintage. They stand on the same level as other icons in the south, such as nearby Trévallon and Mas du Daumas Gassac.


To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



Monarch Wine Merchants
1107 King St
Suite B
Charleston, Sc 29403

Add us to your address book