All of the wines we carry at Princess and Bear have small case productions and as each vintage varies from year to year, we want to offer tasting notes and technical information on past vintages we've carried for reference.
Below is a list of sold out wines. Click the wine name below to view the Languedoc-Roussillon sommelier’s tasting notes.
These wines are made by the most passionate winemakers and have a finesse and complexity that will keep you coming back for more. Many of the winemakers are contrarian and make wines in their own passionate way regardless of tradition or requirements to be an AOC wine.
Our many organic selections are presented below with the European Union organic leaf designation. Organic wines in the EU can use small amounts of organic sulphur, which helps make the wines remain stable over time.
Food Pairing: This is a cool night companion with grilled duck breast, pheasant Milanese with wild mushrooms or a fabulous dry aged rib eye with garlic butter!!
AOP Saint Chinian Berlou
55% Syrah, 45% Lledonner Pelut (Hairy Grenache)
A gorgeous, full wine from hand harvested grapes grown in the coveted schiste soil of the Berlou micro-appellation that fills your mouth with spiced, mashed blackberries and a long, sexy finish.
Vin de Pays Coteaux de Fontcaude
50% Chenin Blanc, 50% Grenache Blanc
Food pairing: This beautiful white wine is an untraditional blend of Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc. The result is elegant and flavorful with just the right amount of minerality. Think Shrimp Pad Thai, Grilled Lemongrass Chicken and Halibut Cheeks with Ginger-Orange Sauce.
35% Roussane, 30% Grenache, 20% Viognier, 15% White Cariñena
Food Pairings: the aperitif, with spicy sandwiches, but also elegant grilled fish
AOP Terrasses du Larzac
75% Syrah, 25% Grenache
This rich, complex blend harnesses the power and spice of Syrah with a touch of round, ripe fruit from old vine Grenache. You’ll never want the profound, lingering aftertaste to end.
Vin de France
The Macabeu grape shines here. Only 800 bottles of this wine from one single vineyard were made, so we are lucky to have it. Expand your palate here with a new organic grape variety!
Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Vermentino (a / k / a Rolle)
This white blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino has complex, elegant, gorgeous aromas of white flowers, citrus and quince, with great underlying minerality. Golden yellow color, brilliant, golden yellow highlights. The Roussanne is stunning! We love this wine!
IGP Côtes Catalanes
100% Grenache Noir
Grenache Rhapsody is one of the biggest, finest reds we have tasted in the Roussillon. This organic wine bursts with raspberry and black currant, tempered by a touch of balsam and green herbs, rosemary and thyme. The finish is delicate but persistent. A rich and balanced concentration with both complexity and subtle notes.
AOP Languedoc Montpeyroux
30% Syrah, 30% Carignan (60 year old vines), 25% Grenache, 15% Cinsault
Food pairing: Surround yourself with the soft richness of this beautiful organic wine served with Moroccan Lamb Cammama with Date and Onion Sambal; or Barbara Batcheller’s West Indian Roast Pork with Honey Glazed Parsnips and Yams. A perfect evening...bluer than velvet was the night....softer than satin was the light.
AOP Cotes de Roussillon
50% Grenache Blanc, 40% Grenache Gris, 10% Roussanne
Food Pairings: This elegant white wine is from one of the finest female winemakers in the Roussillon, near the Spanish border. Hints of citrus and white peaches balanced with good fresh acidity and some weight in the mouth. It literally glides right down! Wonderful with grilled fish, veal blanquette, or a roasted chicken. A beauty!
40% Muscat, 20% Viognier, 20% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc
This unusual blend of muscat, viognier, roussanne and white grenache is all from hand harvested and sorted grapes. The wine is bone dry, and grounded with minerality but with popping fruit flavors of peach, mango and citrus with spice on the finish.
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Food Pairings: Red meat, strong cheeses, grilled lamb, but also solo as a treat.
Coup de Couer Guide Hachette 3 stars 2019
Gold Medal Mundus Vini 2018
Gold Medal Milliseme Bio 2018
Gold Medal Vinalies Internationale 2018
Gold Medal at Concours General Agricole 2016, 2019