Mission Codename The Tasty Beast
We are honored, today, to be showcasing a very exciting wine from 2012 Winemaker of the Year, Aaron Pott. His made-in-France La Tarasque 2010 Côtes du Rhône is a stellar blend that reflects Aaron’s life-long love affair with the Rhône.
Named for an ancient mythical creature that plagued farmers and ate rural peasants, today’s very highly recommended offering is one sexy beast of a wine. La Tarasque is an elegant and beautiful wine that straddles new world style and old world sensibilities. This exceptional wine is neither overly fruit-driven nor overly austere. Rather, it strikes a harmonious balance.
Aaron Pott is a Napa Valley legend who has made wines for Quintessa, Blackbird Vineyards, Quixote, Seven Stones Winery, St. Helena Winery, Fisher Vineyards, Stagecoach Vineyard, Bello Family Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard and his own Pott Wine - to name just a few.
When not honing his craft in America, Aaron spent ample time working in France, developing his love for French wine while learning the winemaking skills of the country.
His delicious and balanced La Tarasque wine, a blend of Grenache and Syrah, is made from vines that are as old as 30 years old. This food friendly (and very highly recommended) wine can be paired with nearly anything, but if you are an ancient Gallic peasant… RUN!
(Don’t worry, no peasants were harmed in the making of this wine)
What the Winery Says
2010 Côtes du Rhône
- Aaron Pott
- Côtes du Rhône, France
- Vineyard Designation
- Hand selected from 10 different vineyards within the Southern Rhône
- Varietal Composition
- 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah