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.
IGP Coteaux de Fontcaude
Fresh-cut herbs and fragrant floral aromas glide into bright tones of grapefruit and lemon in this summer-ready white wine. Made with Vermentino, a classic Mediterranean varietal, the “glug glug factor” of this wine makes it hard to resist, which is why it is one of our most loved wines.
AOP Minervois La Livinière
100% Grenache Noir
This homage to biodynamic farming named for the Moon, the Queen of the Night, is a fantastic creation from 100% Grenache Noir by the 'Wizard of Feline', Michel Escande. Earthy, powerful and complex. Food pairing: Dream of neighboring Andalusia and drink with Chorizo and Chicken Paella; Grilled Harissa Chicken; or Traditional Beef Stew with Sage Cornbread.
Vin de France
Carignan is KING of red grapes here! Totally adapted to this rough climate this is a stunning varietal if you keep yield low. Dark red fruit, leather tones and smashing fresh finish. Carignan is seeing something of a renaissance as old vines (and these are over 100 years old) and small yields make a lovely, concentrated, big wine. Only 200 cases produced.
IGP Pays d’Oc
100% Grenache Blanc
Pure Grenache Blanc, this refined, organic white was born of old vines enriched by oyster fossilizations. The winemaker chose not to blend this delicate grape variety, ensuring the full expression of finesse and minerality. The rich complexity holds notes of honey and fresh flowers, finishing with a touch of fine oak. La Diva Blanche imparts a lovely mouth coating without being heavy and is often compared to a fine White Burgundy because of its subtlety and elegance.
Vin de France
This rosé has lovely floral aromas and a special charm that comes from the Nielluccio grape which is native to Corsica, a French Island near the Languedoc. The grape is genetically similar to the Tuscan grape Sangiovese. The wine has peach notes and you can find a whiff of wild plants, like lavender and even perhaps an herbal touch of thyme.
IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairings: This is a lovely every day Pinot Noir that is delicious with Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Cheese Plates and Roasted Root Vegetable Tagine.
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
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 La Clape
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
This rich organic red blends Grenache Noir and Syrah. An inviting deep ruby sparkles in the glass, and this wine’s dense fragrance reveals black cherry, ripe red fruit, and a hint of violet. Flavors of plum, licorice, almond, and sweet spices glide into a lingering finish with round soft tannins.
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.