Best $6 wine on the Market!

Best $6 wine on the Market!

Posted on Apr, 25. 2011 by

Categories: Wine

This is a redo of a wine we bought and loved last year, the white and red from Seigneurs de Bergerac. The white is pretty much the same in the 2010 vintage, an excellent white Bordeaux style that is clean and refreshing. The red is about 50 times better this year, it is amazing, you will tear out your hair and cackle like an evil villain that you only paid around $6 a bottle for it, this is no joke it is fantastic. This is the first part of the Bordeaux presale we have for you this year. The wines are promised to come in on time this go around so no worries. They will be in by the end of June and possibly a little sooner. We have already made our order and so when a wine is sold out it is out but we will try to make certain that everyone gets a little of everything they want.

By the way, if you did not yet know, our new policy on ordering is to try to allocate a wine so that everyone who orders gets a little, as opposed to the first come first serve method we used to employ. This change is due to a new member bringing the better policy to our attention (thank you Christian). Remember folks, this is a club and your input is really important to us. Never hestitate to let us know how we can improve.

And now for the wine (insider tip, stock up on this red, at $6/btl it will be the best have around the house wine we have ever offered):

In all my time of learning about and selling wines I have come to value above all other things the ability to find greatness at low price points. Sure we love to source the most epic wines of all time here at the Guild. There is a thrill in getting first dibs on this rare Grand Cru Burgundy or that awesome second growth Bordeaux or even that cult California Cab. Shoot, at the prices we can offer these things out at we are one of the cheapest ways to buy any of the great wines of the world.

That said, the real magic for me is when we find amazing drinking wines in the $15 and under category. Something I can stack up in my house to help me keep my hands off of the good stuff for a while. Hardest of all is finding the really low priced wines, the $6 & $7 wine that is really worth the bottle and cork they used to ship it. We have found a lot coming out of Portugal in this price point that are just unbelievable (I still believe that they are the last untapped old world style wine market left). But outside of Portugal and Spain it has been hard to find good cheap wine. That is until, from within the Bordeaux futures samples I have been tasting from Specialty Beverage, there emerged a line up from an unheard of little Bergerac estate that caught my attention.

Bergerac is a growing region south of Bordeaux in the greater “South West” region of France, they have been making wine since ancient times. The style of wines made there look to Bordeaux itself for inspiration and are composed of the same grape types often with a similar palate.

The White wine is almost half and half Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion. It is done in a soft and rounded style more typical of a table white Bordeaux with no sharp grassyness or edgy Sauv Blanc qualities. It is simply a clean crisp round white wine that is enjoyable as a cocktail wine for it unobtrusiveness but could hold up to light dishes of white fish and would be optimal for trout.

The Red is almost 50/50 Cab Sauv and Merlot. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING FOR THE PRICE. It is all the red currant and cocoa flavors that Bordeaux gets. This vintage is full and lush with so much going on. A gulping style Bergerac that drinks like velvet with ripe Bordeaux flavors. Perfect summer red wine to serve with spicy Cajun foods, pork dishes, hamburgers etc…

Both of these wines are well made, delightful and very worth your consideration as low end wines that will not give you that “cheap wine headache.” Not knowing what the interest would be I only ordered 5 cases of the white and 10 of the red. I may be able to get more so order what you want and I will do my best. The wine will not arrive until mid-late June so there is another couple months or so until it hits.

2010 Seigneurs de Bergerac Blanc
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $6.05 • Premier Cru: $6.33 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $8.25
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2010 Seigneurs de Bergerac Rouge
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $6.05 • Premier Cru: $6.33 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $8.25
Buy Now!

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