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.
85% Grenache Noir, 15% Mourvèdre
The alluring violet color of this Grenache Noir-dominant blend imbues each glass with gem-like radiance. Aromas of luscious red fruit and black currant blossom entice the senses. The full-bodied palate delights with hints of licorice.
AOP Terrasses Du Larzac
60% Syrah, 35% Grenache Noir, 5% Cinsault
Aromas of violet, thyme, blueberry, and cherry infuse this organic, biodynamic beauty. The mouth is silky and fine but firm, with a long, luscious finish. Savor this medium-bodied blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, and Cinsault, shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Terasses Du Larzac.
IGP St Guilhem Le Desert
41% Roussanne, 27% Viognier, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Ugni Blanc
This pale gold wine entices with aromas of savory bayleaf, creamy hazelnuts and ripe pear. A smooth, mouth-filling palate of citrus and oak barrique tapers into a fresh finish that balances well with rich food. The domaine, Terre Des 2 Sources, is the realization of a dream shared by two couples — to find the best land and wine-growing environment and to craft exceptional wines.
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache,10% Mourvedre
This is a powerful, complex wine with ripe spice and herbal garrigue aromas, followed by red cherries on the palate and a fresh finish with rounded, velvety tannins and a hint of black olive.
IGP Pays d'Oc
38% Roussanne, 32% Vermentino, 30% Viognier
An elegant blend of three different grapes, this pale yellow wine presents a soft, round and generous palate with lingering pineapple flavors finishing with a hint of lemon sorbet. The intense aroma has notes of tropical fruit, ripe citrus, red apple and appealing white flower. With a well balanced acidity, the wine has a fresh and lively feel.
Vin de France
100% Carignan Gris
Domaine Jones produced only 800 bottles of this rare Carignan Gris beauty. The lush aroma of fresh pear complements the smoky, herbal edge and lively palette. Winemaker Katie Jones is one of the women leading the Languedoc wine-making renaissance. She creates her distinctive wines from old vineyards and rare grape varieties.
IGP St Guilhem Le Desert
49% Grenache Noir, 42% Merlot, 9% Carignan
The colour is a delicate rose gold. The nose is a real explosion of aromas from candy, mandarin, pink grapefruit and white peaches. There are also hints of creme caramel and nice green herbs. On the palate, the wine is fresh, round and fruity with lots of pink grapefruit and caramel flavors. The finish is dry with lingering notes of tangerine and mandarin. A fun rose for sipping with friends.
AOP Minervois La Liviniere
75% Syrah, 25% Grenache
This organic, biodynamic cuveé blend of Syrah and Grenache entrances with spicy aromas of dark fruit. Elegant oak flavours and a smooth finish complement the nose. The wine comes from an old, revered domaine in the prized appellation La Livinière.
A.O.P. Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Food Pairing: Serve with a lamb stew or Classic Lamb with Ratatouille
IGP Pays d'Oc
This delicious chardonnay balances finesse with bright, refreshing acidity. Delight in the citrus aromatic charm and wonderful mouthfeel of this exciting departure from the more typical heavily oaked chardonnays. Crafted by a fourth-generation family domaine.
AOP Cotes du Roussillon Blanc
35% Grenache Gris, 35% Grenache Blanc, 15% Macabeu, 15% Carignan Blanc
From an awarding-winning domaine, this organic and biodynamic white awakens the palate with citrus, exotic fruit, and floral notes. A hint of pear peeks through. The tangy attack is balanced with minerality and the finish leaves a fresh mouthfeel.
52% Roussanne, 19% Ugni Blanc, 20% Vermentino, 9% Viognier
This easy to drink white wine is unique. A medley of white flowers, lime and savory biscuit aromas infuse this blend of Roussanne, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino and Viognier. The generous mouthfeel imparts refreshing acidity.