'Mon P'tit Pithon' Rouge 2018
A wine to drink with friends and neighbors.
There is something special happening in Calce, France. A Catalan commune that is located between the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrénées mountain range and the Corbières foothills. Situated at about 300 meters altitude, Olivier Pithon is crafting soulful, affordable and unique expressions of Southern Rhone varietals.
Also, with the 2018 vintage of Mon P'tit Pithon Rouge, it's just the best everyday red wine we've had this year!
Oliver started as a kid in the Loire under the guidance of the legendary Jo Pithon (his older brother). He learned early on that living and playing in the vineyard as a young boy was only possible with organic & biodynamic growing. He followed this holistic approach with the discipline of family and focus on the Pithon legacy.
As soon as he was old enough to drive, Olivier set off for Bordeaux and then Jurançon. Landing firmly on the solid rock hills and outcroppings on the Spanish/French border about a decade later, Oliver found his home in the wild South of France.
Here the solid limestone cliffs ruggedly form the contours of the coastline in Southern France. The hills speak here! There is a nomad pursuit to anyone willing to call this part of the country home. Think Appalachia on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mon P'tit Pithon is a country red blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. Crafted from older vines and vinified in concrete tank to preserve a rustic, but fresh expression of the land.
If you're looking for a case of easy drinking red that can stand up to the Fall dinner table, this is your wine! The 2018 won't last another month or so in the market. It's ready to drink now and worth stocking up on for the Holidays.