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Princess and The Bear

Archive Cellar

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Côtes Catalanes

35% Roussane, 30% Grenache, 20% Viognier, 15% White Cariñena

Food Pairings: the aperitif, with spicy sandwiches, but also elegant grilled fish

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AOP Minervois
100% Carignan

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!!

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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.

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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.

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AOP Cotes du Roussillon
70% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah

This medium-bodied, organic beauty conjures up memories of summer afternoons and grilling al fresco into the fall. Pleasant and crisp, both the nose and mouth deliver red-berry freshness. From one of the finest female winemakers of the Roussillon.

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AOP Languedoc

70% Grenache Blanc, 15% Carignan Blanc, 15% Roussanne

L'Égrisee brings refinement and delicious freshness without excessive exuberance, a touch of class that perhaps explains the meaning of its name, “diamond dust.” This all-occasion white is balanced yet lively with aromas of white fruit, flowers, fennel, and almond.

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AOP Saint Chinian
Lledoner Pelut, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre

This gorgeous, full-bodied blend of Lledoner Pelut, Carignan, Syrah, and Mourvèdre hails from the coveted schiste soil of the Berlou micro-appellation. Intriguing herbal scents resolve into bold flavors of spiced, mashed blackberries, followed by a long, silky finish.

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AOP Languedoc
50% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Carignan

An unforgettable organic blend of four grape varieties from small plots with very different soils, La Pimpanela’s alluring aromas evoke the herbs and spices of the south of France. Blackcurrant, blackberry and a hint of raspberry awaken the palate. Notes of tobacco complement lush flavors of cherry, chocolate, balsamic, and vanilla.  The soft, fresh texture evolves into a rich body with firm tannins. In warmer months, enjoy slightly chilled.

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