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Côtes du Rhône Blanc ‘Les Bergeronnettes’, Domaine La Colliere, 2017
Aromas of peaches, acacia and nectarines, with a rich, decadent texture. It could easily be mistaken for white Chateauneuf du pape. This is a very fine white, coming from vines of over 60 years old. The blend is 70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette.
Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc, 2019
A classic Graves with great minerality, aromas of citrus and a touch of ginger. The wine is made in a fresh style from the stainless steel vinification. Château Graville Lacoste is owned by the charming and understated Hervé Durbordieu. The vineyards were planted by his father in 1951 and the soils are clay and limestone, with prominent large stones throughout.
Chateau Roudier, Montagne Saint Emilion, 2014
Red fruit dominated, sour cherry with elegant tannins from oak. This 3.7 hectare property is suberbly situated on the plateau. The biggest parcel adjoins La Fleur and is 100m from Petrus. Since 2015 the vineyards have been in conversion towards organic viticulture.
Malbec, Durigutti, Patagonia, 2018 (V, VF)
This is a cooler climate expression of Malbec from Patagonia. It has notes of violets with a hint of spice, smooth tannins and a lovely freshness.
Lapilli Falanghina – Vegan friendly, sustainably made
This straw yellow Falanghina is an excellent summer wine; dry, fruity and very refreshing with notes of
tangy citrus but also sweeter tropical hints of pineapple and white peach. The good acidity keeps the
wine balanced and refreshes the palate.
Serafini Recantina – Vegan friendly, sustainably made
This is a very nervous wine, exuberant, generous, slightly rough at the beginning but with tons of
personality. Flavors of cherries and berries with floral notes also. Light in body with a delicate tannin
structure. A lovely summer wine!
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Champagne Blanc de Noir, Gallimard Père et Fils, NV
A Champagne full of summer fruits, raspberry, citrus notes, medium to full bodies with a nice creamy texture. Didier Gallimard and his son Arnaud (7th generation) owns 10 hectares of prime vineyards on the steep slopes around Les Riceys in the southern Aube. Their vines’ average age is over 30 years and the dramatically sloping vineyards, which are of chalk and Kimmeridgian limestone, are planted mainly to Pinot Noir and just a little Chardonnay.
Sancerre Balland Grand Cuve, Domaine JP Balland, 2018
Fresh stone fruit notes with a hint of tropical, intwined with spice from the partial new oak ageing large 600L barrels. The wines of the Sancerre village, Bue, always have an extra intensity. Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running and winemaking of the Domaine to his two daughters, Elise and Isabelle.
Montlouis ‘Touche Mitaine’, Le Rocher Des Violettes, 2018 (V, VF, Certified Organic)
A beautifully structured chenin with aromas of ripe apple, pear, saline and with a hint of spice. Xavier acquired old vine site parcels in Montlouis, mostly planted pre-WWII, with some parcels reaching 120 years old! He immediately converted his 13 hectares to certified organic viticulture and all grapes are picked by hand. The results are beautifully textured, individual dry wines with bags of personality and laser precision
Gigondas Racines, Domaine Les Pallières, 2015
Beautiful cherry fruit, cloves, allspice with good weight and body. This is the finest estate in Gigondas owned by the Brunier brother of Vieux Télégraphe. and certainly one of the finest estates in the Southern Rhône. 25 hectares of vines, with an average age of 65-70 years, sitting in its own elevated hidden bowl at between 250-400m, facing north west and surrounded by 100 hectares of wild garrigue.
Trousseau, Domaine De La Renardière, Jura, 2018 (Certified Organic)
Pure bright red fruit such as strawberries and rasberries, light in body but full of flavour. Jean Michel has followed organic and biodynamic principles since 2010 and the Domaine became certified Organic in 2012. Each parcel is vinified separately with indigenous yeast, minimal doses of SO2 are added usually just before bottling or sometimes not at all.
Serafini Phigaia – Vegan friendly, sustainably made
Ruby red color. Pleasant perfumes of soft fruit mixed with delicate notes of cherry, vanilla and pick
peppercorn. A warm and winding taste, savory and balanced with a fruity finish.
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Champagne Ambonnay Grand Cru, Paul Déthune, NV
This Champagne reflects its origins: the Ambonnay Grand Cru, the village of Pinot Noir. It is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir (black varietal) and 30% Chardonnay (white varietal). It is fresh and lively as well as creamy with notes of honeysuckle and honey. This Grand Cru Champagne expresses all its complexity and deliciousness with a grilled beef or similarly pâté served with an apple-apricot chutney. The Déthunes started as growers in the early 1800s and began to make their own Champagne in the 1930s. The vineyards are planted in the ratio of 70% Pinot Noir to 30% Chardonnay and are farmed on organic principles – and hold the highest level HEV (High Environmental Value) certificate for sustainable viticulture.
Chassagne Montrachet, Domaine Joseph Colin, 2018
Ripe stone fruits and yellow orchard, apricot and a hint of floral aromas with good salinity. A medium bodied wine which is bone dry.
Following the route taken by his elder brother, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Joseph left the family Domaine in 2016 to forge his own path. With only 6 hectares presently under vine, based in the hamlet of Gamay near Saint-Aubin, he is able to work in a way that was previously not possible.
Condrieu La Petite Côte, Cave Yves Cuilleron, 2018
Pale, green-hued straw. Suave, mineral-accented citrus and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of violet and ginger. Silky and focused on the palate, offering energetic Meyer lemon and Anjou pear flavours that deepen steadily on the back half. Finishes impressively long, smooth and precise, showing a building mineral quality and a touch of spiciness.
Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos Village”, Domaine Philippe Livera, 2017
This beautifully positioned vineyard and old vines convey the authentic, masculine, brooding depth associated with Gevrey. It offers aromas and flavours of dark berry fruits, woodsmoke and hints of spice, excellent intensity and concentration, ripe tannins and a persistent finish.
Chateau de Pressac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
The Grand Cru Classé wine is crimson in colour with black and red fruit aromas. The Noir de Pressac gives some light peppery notes and the overall ripeness of the grapes produce quite velvety tannins. A full rich wine with enormous ageing potential.
Borgogno Barolo Riserva 2003 – organic practicing
Borgogno have been producing wine since 1761 in the region of Barolo in North West Italy. Given it’s historical beginnings and roots, the vintners are firmly dedicated to following classic wine-making traditions and follow organic farming practises.
This red is a classic and natural style of Barolo – Light in colour, tending to garnet. The nose gives notes of mushroom, dried rose petals, dried strawberries and earth. The palate still have lively acidity that balances perfectly the earthy fruit character and an iron-like edge. The tannins are firm yet ripe and the finish lingers with notes of red fruits and forest floor.