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Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - Monterey

Le P'tit Pape is produced from grapes that are sourced from four vineyard sites in Monterey, San Benito counties, with soils based on granite and/or siliceous. The wine offers aromas of bright red fruits, cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, underripe strawberries, followed by smoky meat characteristics with black pepper. Acid-tannin tension follow, then, brightens in the mid palate, with candied red raspberries. White pepper enters the experience, with dried herbs, bay leaf, and thyme joining the line-up. Finishes umami, soy and hoisin, savory and bright.

Specifications
Appellation
Monterey
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
57% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, 3% Counoise
Soil type
granite and limestone
Vinification
Picked at moderate sugars, fermented in several lots ranging from 0-50% whole cluster with native or cultured yeasts depending on the lot. Fermented to dryness on skins. Aged in predominantly neutral, and a handful of once and twice used, barrels and puncheons for 11 months. Crunchy and bright.
Production
1,730 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Pork, chicken, spice

Reviews and News

2017 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 93 PTS - WE

2017 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"

- Matt KETTMANN"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2020), 93 pts

2016 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 93 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2016 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 93 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Ian Brand's flagship bottling just keeps getting better, yet stays reasonably priced. Light in the glass, this blend of 65% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre and 2% Counoise offers lovely aromas of strawberry, red plum, white pepper, wild tomato and forest floor. It's taut in texture on the sip, holding cranberry and strawberry flavors in check, as dried sagebrush carries through the finish. - Matt KETTMANN"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 1st 2019), 93 pts, Editors' Choice

2015 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2015 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Ian Brand is dedicated to making great, regionally expressive wines at affordable price points, and this food-friendly blend of 62% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise and 2% Cinsault is the centerpiece. Aromas of wild thyme, sagebrush and cranberry lead into a lighter yet lively palate full of chaparral spice, cracked pepper and zesty red fruit. Serve with anything."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2018), 92 pts, Editors' Choice

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2015 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 91 PTS - WS

2015 Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Pairs elegant fruit with a zesty sense of gaminess, accented by dried cherry, smoky dried herb and subtle leather hints that take on richness toward the refined tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. Drink now through 2024. 1,580 cases made. –TF"
- Wine Spectator (April 2018), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )

Ian and Heather Brand founded I Brand Family Wines in Central Coast California in 2008. Ian’s first winery job was with Bonny Doon Winery; he then went to work for ...
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