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  • cdp

    Kysela has limited quantities remaining on 2015 & 2016 Rhone wines, back-to-back great vintages. The Wine Advocate's Joe Czerwinski says:

    "...The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône seems comparable to 1982 in Bordeaux (also a high-cropping vintage) for the profound impact it’s likely to have on the market. These are incredible wines produced in reasonable quantities that are still largely undervalued (outside a few trophy collectibles). The wines are approachable yet age-worthy. And with that combination of quality, drinkability and value, they’re going to bring in more new Rhône consumers than ever before."

    Contact your sales representative to place an order!

     

  • tavel rose btlThis week we are featuring some of our delicious roses from the Rhone Valley AOC of Tavel.

    "Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. is offering a diverse selection of dry and sparkling rosés this year, including a bevy of delicious Tavel rosés: six different bottlings from four different producers. Tavel, along with Bandol rosé, is generally considered the top rosé wine in France. In fact, many in the French wine trade give the edge to Tavel, since the wine can age 2-3 years and even improve slightly in quality.
    Tavel sits on the western side of the Rhone river and measures 933 hectares (2,304.51 acres) in size. The yield is small at 42 hectoliters per hectare, so the maximum production in a good year (such as 2014) is 435,400 9-liter cases. Also notable for Tavel, these rosés have a minimum alcohol level of 11% and maximum level of 13.5%.
    The estates that we work with have choice plots on the plateau of Vallongue, where the soil is quartz with round pebbles. New since 2013 is the Tavel Les Vestides from Domaine de la Mordoree, planted in the Vallongue on limestone rock.
    Kysela is anxious to present this superb selection of Tavel rosés in 2014."
    -Fran Kysela, MS

    Kysela's Tavel rose selections for 2015 are from some of our top French producers: Domaine de la Mordoree, Chateau de Segries, Alain Jaume/Domaine Grand Veneur and Domaine Corne Loup:

    Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse
    Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine de Bois
    Mordoree Tavel Rose Les Vestides
    Segries Tavel Rose
    Alain Jaume Tavel Rose Les Cretace
    Corne Loup Tavel Rose

    All of these roses are expertly made; great with food or on their own. Try some today!

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

    To see our full rose selection for 2015, click here

  • rose wine glassLast week we featured our top-notch selection of Tavel roses. This week we want you to try some of our other tasty rosés!

    Rosé wine has experienced double digit growth in the US (who is second in the world for rosé consumption, after France) for the past 10 years, according to a recent Nielsen report. Their research, conducted in 2014, showed retail sales of premium imported rosé wines (those priced at $12 or more) increased 39% on volume and 48% on value. People are recognizing rosé for its quality, and they are drinking it year round!

    Kysela's full rosé lineup for 2015 is featured here. In addition to the great Tavel rosés we featured last week, here are some other favorites:

    Castelmaure, Corbieres Vin-Gris - France
    Tres Ojos Rosado - Calatayud, Spain
    Hugl Zweigelt Rose - Austria

    Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rose - Rhone Valley, France
    Maipe Malbec Rose - Argentina

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

     

  • rose wine glassLast week we featured our top-notch selection of Tavel roses. This week we want you to try some of our other tasty rosés!

    Rosé wine has experienced double digit growth in the US (who is second in the world for rosé consumption, after France) for the past 10 years, according to a recent Nielsen report. Their research, conducted in 2014, showed retail sales of premium imported rosé wines (those priced at $12 or more) increased 39% on volume and 48% on value. People are recognizing rosé for its quality, and they are drinking it year round!

    Kysela's full rosé lineup for 2015 is featured here. In addition to the great Tavel rosés we featured last week, here are some other favorites:

    Castelmaure, Corbieres Vin-Gris - France
    Tres Ojos Rosado - Calatayud, Spain
    Hugl Zweigelt Rose - Austria

    Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rose - Rhone Valley, France
    Maipe Malbec Rose - Argentina

    Contact your Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. sales representative, state distributor, or local retailer to order Tavel roses!

     

  • ChristopheDelormeThe wine industry lost one of its heroes this week. Christophe Delorme, remarkably talented winemaker at Domaine de la Mordorée, passed away at the age of 52.

    Christophe Delorme & his brother Fabrice, who founded their now famous Southern Rhône Valley winery in 1986, have been dedicated to producing some of the best wines in the region, and selecting and maintaining some of the best terroirs, for nearly 30 years. Their Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are amidst the most highly rated of the region.

    Among Christophe's fans was Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate, who pinned Mordorée as "one of the world’s greatest wine estates". In a 2007 issue of the Wine Advocate, Parker said:
    "With 135 acres spread throughout some of the most impressive appellations of the southern Rhône, Christophe Delorme and his brother...have done nothing but produce one exquisite wine after another. Of course, the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are rare and expensive, but this is a place to find terrific Cotes du Rhones and Liracs as well. Delorme is equally adept at dry whites as well as reds, and turns out some stunning roses both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations..."

     Another long-time supporter & admirer of Christophe & his work is our own Fran Kysela. When he learned of Christophe's passing, Fran offered this tribute:
    "I worked with this man for 21 years. I met Christophe in the winter of 1994, when the “dog meat” vintage of 1992 was being sold. I tasted the wines and was stunned on how good they for that year/vintage; a vintage that rated 2 out of 10. Immediately we connected, and the connection lived on for years.
    Christophe was an unabashed supporter of KPF, and he helped us add other top quality producers to our portfolio (Château de Ségriès and Jerome Bressy, Gourt de Mautens to name a few). Even though he was one of the one or two top winemakers in the Rhône Valley, he constantly promoted other estates in the Rhone. For 21 years he routinely promoted KPF to any and all wine producers in France, and he acted as our champion and credit reference. He will be sorely missed, and he was truly loved by all. As they say...they don’t make many men like him..."

    We offer our deepest sympathy to Christophe's wife Madeleine, his daughter Ambre, his brother Fabrice and the whole Delorme family. As we mourn the loss of a great winemaker, great viticulturist & great man, we take confidence in knowing that tradition will continue at Domaine de la Mordorée. Fabrice & the Delorme family are committed to maintaining the superb quality that is Domaine de la Mordoree.

    Whether you choose his Tavel Rose, his Lirac Blanc, his Châteauneuf-du-Pape or another favorite Mordorée selection, we hope you'll raise a glass in Christophe's memory this week.