Collection: Domaine Charvin

Peter met winemaker Laurent Charvin in early 1992 after tasting Laurent's very first bottling, the 1990 Châteauneuf. Peter recognized Charvin's potential at first sip, and the two men have maintained a close working relationship ever since.

Domaine Charvin boasts a long legacy. Established in 1851, it has emerged as one of the region's perennial superstars. Laurent is the sixth-generation Charvin to run the Domaine, and the first to commercially market a proprietary bottling.

Laurent produces only one cuvée of AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and it is consistently one of the most highly-rated wines in the region. He also makes a fantastic Côtes du Rhône called Le Poutet, culled from his holdings just outside his Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. Le Poutet is so good that it often outperforms the top bottlings of lesser Châteauneuf producers. A small amount of rosé and an elegant Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange à Côté, made from a unique and delicious blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Grenache, round out the portfolio.

All of Laurent Charvin's vines are between 35 and 70 years old, and grapes are picked and sorted entirely by hand. As usual with Peter's imports, these wines are not filtered. The results of Laurent's meticulous cellar work are wines of impeccable balance, fresh fruit, and a deep, coherent complexity.
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  • Domaine Charvin Cotes-du-Rhone 'Le Poutet' 2018
    $22.00

    Red wine. Southern Rhône, France. 81% Grenache, 7% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan, 7% Syrah. Organic. This is classic Charvin and offers lots of kirsch and blackberry fruits, garrigue, white pepper and sappy herbs in its medium-bodied, polished, elegant, yet tight and firm personality. Give it a year or two in bottle and it will still be drinking beautifully in 10 years.

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  • End-of-Season Rosé 4-Pack: Bright, Cheery Rosés For the Holidays
    $45.00

    A special 4-pack featuring a quartet of quaffable French rosés to brighten up your holiday! This 4-pack includes one bottle of each of the following wines:

    • 2019 Forian Andre Belle Etoile Rose IGP Du Gard ($11)
    • 2019 Domaine Les Grands Bois Cotes du Rhone Rose ($14)
    • 2019 Marc Plouzeau Rive Gauche Chinon Rose ($15)
    • 2019 Domaine Charvin Rose ($18)
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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2017
    $63.00
    Red wine. Southern Rhône, France. 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Vaccarèse, 5% Syrah. Organic. "The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is an awesome wine from Laurent, and while it shows the sunny, ripe, sexy style of the vintage, it never loses the elegance and purity that’s the hallmark of Charvin. Lots of kirsch, graphite, dried flowers, garrigue, and ample minerality flow to a medium to full-bodied, silky, incredibly well-balanced red that has a stacked mid-palate, building tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will cruise over the following two decades." — 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (Aug. 2019)
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  • Domaine Charvin Cotes-du-Rhone Rosé 2019
    $18.00

    Rosé wine. Rhone Valley, France. Organic. 45% Grenache, 45% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre. Laurent Charvin's 2018 Rosé is a forward, deliciously quaffable rosé that sports a light pink/salmon color to go with upfront notes of candied cherries, melon, lavender and Provençal herbs. Forward, supple and straight-up delicious, it's a bottle that will be quickly emptied at the dinner table. This is a great rosé to serve as an aperatif or while grilling, and could easily pair with grilled seafood.

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  • Domaine Charvin Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc 2017
    $25.00

    White wine. Rhone Valley, France. 45% Bourboulenc, 20% Clairette, 20% Roussane, 15% Grenache Blanc. Organic. Hand harvested organically grown grapes from a small (1ha) parcel. This is a versatile wine that shows flavors and aromas of white peach, green almond, fines herbs, and jasmine blossom. It has the acidity to keep it lively and exciting.

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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2018
    $60.00
    Red wine. Southern Rhône, France. 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Vaccarèse, 5% Syrah. Organic. "Dark glistening red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, baking spices, garrigue and candied flowers, and a smoky mineral flourish appears as the wine opens up. Sappy, sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors joined by hints of allspice and bitter chocolate. Smooth and seamless in texture, showing superb finishing clarity, gently gripping tannins and strong, spicy persistence. This is a somewhat more brawny wine than usual for Laurent Charvin, but it still retains the domaine's trademark balance and energy." — 94-96 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (December 2019)
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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc 2018
    $62.00
    White wine. Southern Rhône, France. 95% Clairette Rose, 5% Bourboulenc. Organic. "The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc offers another level of richness and depth as well as elegance. Medium-bodied notes of white peach, quince, and honeysuckle all emerge from this fresh, elegant, beautifully balanced white that has plenty of richness and depth, yet stays in the fresh, elegant style favored by Laurent Charvin. This terrific effort will keep for upwards of a decade (although there’s no need to age it either)." — 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug. 2019)
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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc 2016
    $57.00
    White wine. Southern Rhône, France. 90% Clairette Rose, 10% Bourboulenc. Organic. "The first vintage of this cuvée and based largely on Clairette Rose (there’s 10% Bourboulenc), the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc from Laurent is undeniably outstanding and offers terrific notes of green herbs, lots of minerality and ample citrus and pear fruit in its medium-bodied, elegant personality. It’s well worth checking out and I suspect will have a graceful evolution over the coming decade." — 91 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (Oct. 2017)
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