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    This intense, ruby-colored wine is from the extreme south of France, where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean and the vines grown on steep, schistous terraces. Rimage is a Catalan word which means vintage. Therefore a Rimage Banyuls is a fortified wine in which all grapes come from a certain vintage, much like a Colheita or vintage Port. Made entirely from Grenache Noir. The vineyards produce very low yields (hl/ha) in this schisteous soil and warm climate of Southern France. Grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats. The fermentation is stopped by adding alcohol; a long maceration of 20 days follows, extracting fruity aromas classic of early bottles Banyuls. The wines are aged for 6 months in oak barrels that are regularly topped up. Complex aromas of fresh red fruits (cherry and strawberry) with fresh fig notes and a touch of soft vanilla. Greedy and harmonious on both sweetness and unctuosity. Slightly liquoriced finish.
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    Beautifully crafted Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. The company owns one short column still which is almost a century old, and it produces around 50-60 casks a year.

    Very supple with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, sweet vanilla notes and a lovely array of fresh flowers and orange peel. Rich and earthy with notes of conserves and peels, butterscotch, sweet spices, oak. A superb finish with marzipan, hazelnut and custard.

    It works well with blue veined cheeses (Fourme, Roquefort), or with guinea fowl and fruit, duck breast with honey, cep mushroom omelette … Fruit based desserts: tarte tatin, pear charlotte, candied orange … chocolate desserts such as black forest gateau, chocolate mousse… The choice is yours!
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    The Baron de Sigognac company is owned by the Guasch family and is based in the village of Catelnau d'Auzan in Gascony. Their vineyards of Ugni Blanc (75%) and Baceo (25%) are dedicated exclusively to the production of Bas Armagnac. The family have been in Gascony since the 12th century and have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974. Today the estate is run by the father-and-son team of Jean-Claude and Thomas who supervise production at the 30 hectare estate. The Domaine is unique as all its production is distilled into Armagnac instead of wine, with its ancient short column still producing up to 60 casks of new spirit annually. Each year's production is aged independently and then blended with other Armagnac upon bottling under Jean-Claude's strict supervision. The Armagnac VS is aged for more than 3 years in cask and is rich and floral making for the perfect digestif. A pale golden in colour. A floral nose of quince, yellow plum and vanilla. On the palate, smooth and rich with flavours of honey and hazelnuts. The finish is lengthy and elegant with further spicy notes. The Blanche can be served as a ‘trou gascon’ (a little glass of ice cold Blanche or prune ice cream and Blanche). It works well with smoked salmon, caviar, cold meats or lemon tart
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    The Guasch family have been in Gascony since the 12th century. They have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974. They are one of the region's largest courtier and negociant operations. Today, the father-and-son team of JeanClaude and Thomas look after viticulture, vinification and distillation. Bordeneuve has 60 hectares dedicated to vineyards; 75% are planted with ugni blanc and the rest with baco. The vineyards are superbly situated on very fine clay-sand soils, which are high in acidity and in some places mixed with iron, hence the name sables fauves or tawny sands. Boulbène topsoil, the characteristic regional sediment, is rich in limestone. The domaine is almost unique in the region as all its production is distilled into Armagnac instead of wine. There is one short column still at the domaine (almost 100 years old), which produces up to 50-60 casks of new spirit annually. The wine is distilled on its lees, and drawn off at 55-58%, depending on the harvest. Distillation is continuous through day and night and manually controlled to account for temperature and humidity changes. Each year's production is aged on its own and then blended when bottled; their own distillate is augmented with other Armagnac distilled and aged to (Jean Claude's and Thomas') directions. Armagnac Baron de Sigognac VSOP is a top quality VSOP Armaganc from the Bas Armagnac region. It has spent six months in new casks, followed by seven years in old oak casks, meaning that technically it could qualify as an XO under the current rules. Complex and strong nose, giving floral notes with a characteristic perfume of plums. Good balance with a suave vanilla taste with notes of crystallised fruits. Try it with duck wellington with truffle Armagnac sauce (or mushroom, lentil and walnut wellington), roast quail, tenderloin pork with prunes, or roquefort - lots of it!  
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    The Colonge family have been making wine in this part of the Beaujolais region since 1789. Lying in the heart of the northern, Cru, area of the region, they are based in the commune of Lancié.  The estate comprises  37 hectares divided between 4 appellations: Fleurie, Brouilly, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais. Colonge’s Beaujolais-Villages is the epitome of what Beaujolais is all about. Light, fresh and full of juicy fruit. A lovely deep crimson in appearance, the nose is bursting with crunchy red fruit and sweet spice, backed up by a touch of pear drop and strawberry. The palate emphasises the ripe red fruit flavours backed up by good acidity and silky tannins that give way to a finish of strawberry jam notes. Try with roast chicken and new potatoes, haggis with neeps and tats, lightly fried smokey tofu with couscous, parsley, mint and tomatoes
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    Bollinger has roots in the Champagne region dating back to 1585 when the Hennequins, one of the Bollinger founding families, owned land in Cramant. Before the Bollinger house was founded, in the 18th century the Villermont family practised wine making, though not under their family name. In 1750, Villermont settled in the location 16 rue Jules Lobet, which would eventually become the head office for Bollinger. In 1803 Jacques Joseph Placide Bollinger was born in Ellwangen, in the kingdom of Württemberg. In 1822, he moved to the Champagne region and began work at the Champagne house of Muller Ruinart, which no longer exists. Many other German nationals came to settle in the Champagne region. 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
    Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation (3 years).
    Dosage:8 to 9 grams
    To the eye: a golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles. To the nose: a beautiful aromatic complexity ; ripe fruit and spicy aromas ; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate: a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity ; bubbles like velvet; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
    Try with sushi and sashimi, crayfish, grilled lobster, Sunday chicken roast (Quorn roast is just as good), parmesan or cured ham
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    This lovely family estate was founded by Pauline Dietrich's father Michel in the medieval village of Rions in the area known as Premières Côtes de Bordeaux. They make fresh, approachable wines to Terra Vitis and Bee Friendly environmental standards. This quaffable white Bordeaux comes from two plots nestled in a hillside in Soulignac, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers area of Bordeaux. Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent a while in Australia making wine. Returning to France they saw an opportunity to make superb wine in the Cotes de Bordeaux, and focusing on quality whites. Now their daughter has taken over the running of the business an winemaking and Michel is 'retired'! A blend of 60% Sémillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. The fresh fruit characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc is perfect match for the richness of Sémillon. The 35 year old vines are rooted in a clay-loam soil nestled into a hillside (60-102m above sea level) in the town of Soulignac, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured on the lees for 4 months. This results in a refreshing yet complex wine. Best drunk young. Try with plaice in beurre noisette with capers and samphire, or with tomato fish curry (tomato, garlic, ginger, kashmiri chilli, a couple of fresh green chilli, onion, tomato, tamarind water, ground coriander and turmeric) and wild rice with clove, chowder, cardomon and cumin, tempura or sushi... Vegan  
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    London Cru's 2015 Cabot Sq was made in London from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in southern France. Organic vineyards on limestone soil yield amazing fruit, and a wine with pure blackcurrant flavour and great structure. Pure, intense blackcurrant and cedar flavour; full-bodied, with great structure; long, complex finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from organic vineyards on limestone soil, farmed by Jeff Coutelou. Lots of fruit makes this good to drink on release, but its structure will allow it to improve over ten years. A full-bodied wine to drink with the best Sunday roasts, wood pigeon or veggie burgers and chunky chips Vegan
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    Although their first commercial vintage was only in 2002, this is now one of the finest and most sought after domaines in Chablis. 6 hectares of Chablis Grand Cru and 5 hectares of Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon. These are wonderfully sited vineyards which for generations have been the personal property of the Moreau family. The family now have no connection or contract with the large and respected négociant of the same name. Christian, a larger than life personality, and his highly qualified oenologue son Fabien are making spectacular hand-crafted Chablis. All of their grapes are hand picked from vines which average 40-70 years old. The tiny plot of Grand Cru Valmur sits snuggly between Vaudésir to the north and Les Clos to the south. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils owns a total of 3 acres of this famed terroir. The plot is densely planted (7000 vines per hectare) with vines averaging 50 years old. Up to 50% of the blend spends some time in oak, of which 90% are 2-3 year old barrels. Just 10% is new. Attractive floral aromas with a hint of honeysuckle, green apple, toast, and mandarin oranges. Extremely well-balanced structure with a crystal clear juicy acidity, layered with minerality. A truly powerful and complex wine. Made to go with snails in glarlic and herb butter, sushi, grilled halloumi, tofu salad, Bresse chicken fricassée with morel mushrooms, or lobster, crab and shrimp pelmeni served with a langoustine bisque and truffle, potato and mushroom vareniki in a forest mushroom velouté
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    Veuve Ambal is a family-run wine company established over 100 years ago in the heart of the Burgundy region. It is now the largest producer of Crémant de Bourgogne. The talent and dedication of its team has enabled it to become the market leader and specialist of this Appellation in France. Sparkling Wine Charles Pelletier Rosé Brut made with Pinot Noir, Gamay and a touch of Chardonnay are blended together in order to obtain a base wine in the style of France's most reputed sparkling wine producers. Harvesting is carried out manually and followed by gentle pressing in order to respect the fruit. They then select the first press of their best batches to obtain the highest quality base wines. They retain full control over quality by vinifying all of their wines ourselves. In order to produce expressive Crémants de Bourgogne, they add a 13g/l sugar dosage. It is aged on racks for 12 months in order for its aromas to intensify. On the nose the fruit is delicate to begin with but reveals an evolution of red fruit summer pudding notes. The palate is lively and harmonious with medium and tasty final structure Served chilled as an aperitif!
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    The Lamy’s have been a family of winemakers since 1640 in Saint Aubin, Burgundy. The Pillot familyfound its origins in the town of Chassagne-Montrachet in 1595. The union of Thérèse Pillot and René Lamy brought together two wineries located in the best climates of the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Santenay and Beaune. It was in 1973 that Thérèse and René Lamy settled in the hamlet of Morgeot in Chassagne-Montrachet. They alone exploit the vineyards and the cellar. By dint of hard work, the farm has expanded to 20 hectares spread over the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Santenay, Meursault and Beaune. The estate’s workforce has grown accordingly: Florence, daughter of René and Thérèse, and her husband Sébastien joined Domaine Lamy-Pillot in 1998 and it was in 2004 that Karine, her older sister, and her husband Daniel completed the family farm. Made by Sébastien Caillat-Lamy who is considered to be one of the top winemakers in Chassagne-Montrachet. ‘Pot Bois’ is a lieu-dit thant many consider of 1er cru quality. The vineyard is situated on the hills of Chassagne-Montrachet and is surrounded by Grand Montagne and Caillerets 1er cru. Produced from 50-year-old vines and is both vinified and aged in 30% new French oak for 18 months. Wine that has a bright pale-yellow colour. The nose is already very open and has a lot of complexity and class. It evokes citrus fruits, the minerality of a great terroir and a refined woodland. The palate is all in finesse with character and race. The structure is delicate, the balance is perfect, and the complexity of the nose extends into the mouth. Long and intense finish. Great with roasted scallops and citrus juice, salmon en papillote with lime or mushrooms on toast
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    Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is one of the older estates in the Medoc. In fact, its history can be dated all the way to the mid-1600s. The estate takes its name from a water source in the commune, Carona. Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme began to gain notice as a wine producer following the French Revolution. At the turn of the 20th century, Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme became the property of the Borie family in 1900. The Borie family are better known for their numerous estates in the Left Bank including, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is owned by the Nony family today. The Nony family is related to the Borie family. The vineyard of Caronne Ste. Gemme is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. The 40-hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is situated not far from the southwest corner of the St. Julien appellation. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is gravel and sandstone-based soils. With its gentle slopes, the peak of their vines rises to 22 meters. The vines are on average 30 years of age. Harvesting is done using a combination of manual picking and machine harvesting. To produce the wine of Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme, vinification takes place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional cement vats. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months. Medium-bodied, firm, chewy and with a strong savoury accent to the crisp, red fruits on the palate, the wine leaves you with an herb-infused, minty, red currant finish. Why not give it a blast with grilled lobster by adding Médoc vine shoots, tuna mi-cuit (half cooked) with lardo di Colonnata (Italian white bacon fat) and truffle, chervil mousseline (French parsley sauce) and black rice, duckling fillet, candied and cooked mango, and spiced cabbage or try roasting cauliflower with a rub of sumac or za'atar to add depth of flavour. Or a hint of cumin or turmeric with roasted root veggies  
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    Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is one of the older estates in the Medoc. In fact, its history can be dated all the way to the mid-1600s. The estate takes its name from a water source in the commune, Carona. Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme began to gain notice as a wine producer following the French Revolution.At the turn of the 20th century, Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme became the property of the Borie family in 1900. The Borie family are better known for their numerous estates in the Left Bank including, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is owned by the Nony family today. The Nony family is related to the Borie family. The vineyard of Caronne Ste. Gemme is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. The 40-hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme is situated not far from the southwest corner of the St. Julien appellation. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is gravel and sandstone-based soils. With its gentle slopes, the peak of their vines rises to 22 meters. The vines are on average 30 years of age. Harvesting is done using a combination of manual picking and machine harvesting. To produce the wine of Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme, vinification takes place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional cement vats. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months. Medium-bodied, firm, chewy and with a strong savory accent to the crisp, red fruits on the palate, the wine leaves you with an herb-infused, minty, red currant finish. Why not give it a blast with grilled lobster by adding Médoc vine shoots, tuna mi-cuit (half cooked) with lardo di Colonnata (Italian white bacon fat) and truffle, chervil mousseline (French parsley sauce) and black rice, duckling fillet, candied and cooked mango, and spiced cabbage or try roasting cauliflower with a rub of sumac or za’atar to add depth of flavour. Or a hint of cumin or turmeric with roasted root veggies
  • The Ilberts have been farming vines in Cahors since 1901 but selling grapes to the local co-op. However, between 1998 and 2005, current vigneron Julien phased out the selling of his grapes and created Combel-la-Serre. He today farms 26 hectares at 320-350 metres above sea level on the highest reaches of la causse, an old Occitan term for the region’s famed limestone plateau. He shuns the addition of Bordeaux grapes to his Malbec (otherwise known here as Auxerrois) and avoids using oak on many of his wines, only sparingly on those he does, so letting the pure fruit of these special grapes ring true. All in all, rugby-loving Julien makes Malbecs that are veritable vins de soif with no shortage of joie de vivre.
    Malbec grapes from different plots in the village of Cournou, 35-year-old vines planted on causse limestone and clay. Traditional short fermentation with the aim of maximum fruit extraction, aged on lees in cement tanks. No oak is used and the wines are not inoculated with yeasts - ambient yeasts used. No malo is used. Bright, intense purple colour, recognisably Malbec with bramble fruit and grip, yet at just 12.5% alcohol it’s a genuine vin de soif – even for serving slightly chilled in warmer summer months. Radically brilliant. Give it a go with spaggy bol, spicy sausage, smokey lentil soup, cassoulet Vegan
     
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    Perhaps the most radical winemaker in Bordeaux? Undoubtedly this is the antithesis to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from this most traditional of French wine regions. Olivier Cazenave and his wife Anne discovered Château de Bel on the banks of the Dordogne in 2003. They have since expanded its vineyards to eight hectares, as well as taken on the farming of those of friends and family elsewhere in Bordeaux, with one-third of a hectare in Pomerol and two hectares in Montagne Saint-Émilion. Since 2016, all Olivier’s own vineyards are certified biodynamic. His wines are at turns classical, experimental, natural and never shying from controversy. 100% Merlot
    The vines are planted on clay-silty soils close to the Dordogne river. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and primary fruit flavours, like cherries and fresh raspberries. It's super fruity, rounded and a delight to drink. Proper claret! Olivier Cazenave is the most radical winegrower in Bordeaux. Multi-vintage bottlings, biodynamic farming, avant-garde packaging...in so many ways Olivier is re-imagining what is possible in this historic French wine region. Echappée - meaning an 'escape', such as a romantic getaway, or in cycling a 'breakaway' - is Olivier's multi-vintage house blend, the red version a mixture of a few recent vintages of Merlot from the biodynamic vineyards of Château de Bel. Olivier makes his wines non-vintage partly to create a reliable house style (as in Champagne), partly to distance the wines from what can sometimes be an unhealthy obsession with this or that vintage in Bordeaux. Intense garnet colour with notes of cherries and fresh raspberries. Fruity, round and very easy to drink. Grab a burger or two along with some sweet potato wedges and bliss out! Or try roasted duck with cherry sauce... Biodynamic
     
  • She is a woman that leads a double life at top speed: one week on the outskirts of Brussels, the next in Ingrandes-de-Touraine, in the Loire valley, and then back to the fold. Kathleen Van den Berghe, who trained as a construction engineer, dropped her career in business in 2010 to take up wine making. With her husband Sigurd Mareels, she breathed new life into the Château de Minière, which lies in the PDO Bourgueil. Their 18 hectares of vines are all Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has been certified as organic since 2013. Wine that can age well made from 50-year-old Cabernet Franc vines. Matured for 12 months, in oak barrels and stainless steel vats (assembly of the whole 3 months before bottling). Deep in colour. The nose presents notes of blackcurrant and toasted notes. The palate is both fresh and structured with present tannins. The finish is long and very aromatic with hints of spices and pepper. Good to go with lamb chops, seared tuna, baked trout, rabbit, roast guinea fowl, roast beef, Rigatoni with summer squash, spicy sausage and goat cheese - you name it! Vegan
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    She is a woman that leads a double life at top speed: one week on the outskirts of Brussels, the next in Ingrandes-de-Touraine, in the Loire valley, and then back to the fold. Kathleen Van den Berghe, who trained as a construction engineer, dropped her career in business in 2010 to take up wine making. With her husband Sigurd Mareels, she breathed new life into the Château de Minière, which lies in the PDO Bourgueil. Their 18 hectares of vines are all Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has been certified as organic since 2013. Dry sparkling red wine 'pétillant naturel' (méthode ancestrale), single bottle fermentation without addition of yeast or sugar. Expressive nose and colour of red fruit. Special and festive wine for aperitif and desserts with chocolate and red fruit. 100% Cabernet Franc Deep red colour, very aromatic nose, of morello cherry, raspberry and cassis. On the palate the wine is both fresh and structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of spices and ripe fruit. Festive and original wine for aperitifs, cocktails and desserts. Also pairs with chocolate desserts, fresh red fruit or sorbet Vegan
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    She is a woman that leads a double life at top speed: one week on the outskirts of Brussels, the next in Ingrandes-de-Touraine, in the Loire valley, and then back to the fold. Kathleen Van den Berghe, who trained as a construction engineer, dropped her career in business in 2010 to take up wine making. With her husband Sigurd Mareels, she breathed new life into the Château de Minière, which lies in the PDO Bourgueil. Their 18 hectares of vines are all Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has been certified as organic since 2013. Wine to age from 100-year old vines, ages for 2 years in new and used oak barrels. 100% Cabernet Franc Deep colour. Nose of cassis and toast. On the palate the wine is both fresh and structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of spice and leather. A gastronomic wine. Pairs well with red meat, cooked or grilled. Meals with reduced and concentrated sauces, game and stewed meat, liver & onions, mushrooms, lentils - it's a bit of an all rounder! Vegan
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    Château Fontesteau Bordeaux France Tucked away down a long, winding drive is Château Fontesteau. Built in 1277 the château is situated in the very heart of the Haut-Médoc. A place of historic interest, it is known that King François 1st of France stayed there and a crowned salamander, the king's symbol, decorates the front door. Today the house is surrounded by 34 hectares of vineyards and owner Joachim Immelnkemper, has invested heavily in both the restoration of the château and the development of the winemaking facilities. In 1997 a temperature controlled cellar was built to house the increasing numbers of new oak barrels whilst Dominique Fouin makes the most of the modern winemaking equipment including micro-oxygenation. The dominant grape in the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Chateau Fontesteau Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc has an explosive nose of ripe cherry and blackcurrant fruit with floral hints. Rich generous palate, tasty, full bodied, supple, well integrated tannins to the long finish
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    The property was built in 1610 in an old dwelling which was later to belong to Général d'Armagnac during the Napoleonic period. Located at Daignac, it is a magnificent stone-built building with a tower. Today Alain Duc is owner of Château de Laborde. Bordeaux is the largest vineyard for appellation wines in the whole of France. Situated in the South West near the Atlantic, it is crossed by the rivers Garonne and Dordogne and enjoys a temperate maritime climate. The richness, the quality and the diversity of its wines derive from the particular character of the terroirs, the experience of the winegrowers and the art of blending. The tide, which flows up both of the region's rivers, brings very specific characteristics to the wines. With its huge size, Bordeaux reds offer an infinite palette of flavours and combine their qualities in myriad different ways. Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration of the skins. To obtain a wine for ageing, rich in tannins, this takes 3 to 4 weeks. Ageing in barrel for at least 6 months, so that the wine develops its bouquet and its aromas. 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet franc Intense, dark red colour. Ripe fruit on the nose with vanilla and elegant oak. Full on the palate, tannic, round, with well-balanced fruit and oak aromas. Oaky without excess. A traditional oak-barrel Bordeaux. Good to go with Hunan beef stir-fry, lamb noodle soup, lamb kebabs, partridge and pheasant and with dishes that include mushrooms and truffles or veggie wellington!  
  • With three hundred years of history, Loudenne is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc region. Loudenne's vineyard looks over and gently descends towards the wide Gironde estuary. Thanks to the care lavished on the vineyard and the wines, this property, located in the Médoc appellation area, was promoted to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur status in the 2003. The red wines are aged in oak barrels for 14 months after traditional vinification; they are then bottled and kept in the cellar for at least a full year before being released onto the market. Through low yields and traditional vinification, Château Loudenne produces rich, balanced wines. They are well-structured and reveal fruity flavours. 50-50 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot a third new French oak aged for 12-15 months medium toast. Deep crimson colour, a strong, complex nose with notes of dark fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants), toast, and more delicate notes of vanilla. Some vintages also have elegant, fresh notes of mint. The wine is dense, concentrated, and fruity on the palate with a pleasant tannic structure, a full body, and a long finish. Good to go with smoky paprika dishes, puy lentils, charcuterie, especially paté and terrines. Cold roast beef. Cold game pies. Simple grilled meat like a steak frites or sausage with chips or Shepherd’s pie  
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    One of Bordeaux’s leading winemakers Pascal Delbeck who, for twenty years, was responsible for the wines produced at Ausone for Ms Chalon-Dubois (co-owner until 1997) and continues to make the wine at neighbouring Ch Bélair, Ier Cru Classé St Emilion.

    His new ventures are in Lalande-de-Pomerol and St-Georges St-Emilion, two appellations which offer very high quality wines at a fraction of the price of a Pomerol or St Emilion. They will benefit from further cellaring.

    The appellation of Saint Georges Saint-Emilion is recognised for a long time as the most prestigious and the most confidential of the satellites of Saint-Emilion; the site benefits of an exceptional panorama and covers 14 hectares magnificently exposed on south-facing, clay-limestones slopes and sands from Perigord.

    60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 25 year old vines hand harvested. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months (30% in new barrels, 20% in barrels of 3 year white wines and 50% in barrel of 1 year wine). Very deep garnet red. Nose is exotic, tarry, spicy. Very good attack, silky, ripe black fruit, good body, tannins very finely integrated. Youthful and supple, no awkward edges. Fab with cassoulet, roasted goose and all the trimmings, aged mimolette cheese, phat veggie burger with lightly spiced yam fries
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    Once part of the cave co-operative at Tain-Hermitage, the family vineyards of Domaine Chevalier are gradually being reclaimed by the brother and sister team of Nicolas and Marlène Chevalier. Following his formal agricultural studies in France, Nicolas spent four years honing his winemaking skills on estates in Australia, California and South Africa.
    Clay and limestone 100% Syrah. Les Voleyses is a lieux-dits parcel planted on limestone soils in 1986.
    The Voleyses Cuvée is made from younger vine fruit fermented in concrete and aged in stainless steel.
    Deep purple colour. Fragrant nose of blackberries, plums, a hint of leather. Layers of fruit roll over the palate, very soft and appealing. Chewy texture, medium finish. A Syrah for current drinking, enjoy with lamb with red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with garlic, rosemary, thyme and rice, spicy sausage casserole or steak
     
  • Are you looking for a special gift for a wine lover? Choose our Classic France gift case showcasing 3 fabulous French classical wines from Chablis, Burgundy and Rhone, presented in three bottle case and delivered - taking all the stress away from you. 1 x Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2019 France 1 x Domaine A F Gros Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge 2018, Burgundy France 1 x Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteaux Fargueirol 'Tradition' 2019, Rhone France If you would like to chat to us about creating a bespoke gift then please Click here
  • Cave Cuilleron is, above all, a family estate. A passion for wine has been in our genes for three generations. 4 ha of south/southeast facing vines on the north of AOP. 'Madinière' is not the district but the name of the stream at the foot of the hill. Schists typical of the north of this AOP area. The grapes are hand-picked; and then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Malolactic-ferment in barriques with native yeasts. 18 months in barriques. A pleasant, moreish nose of dark fruits, roasted notes and menthol to finish. On the palate, harmonious and juicy. Fresh, sprightly finish. Subtle, silky tannins. Works a wonder with roasted woodcocok with all the trimmings, liver with bacon, onions and gravy or sweet and smoky lentils
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    Founded in 1965, Les Vignerons d’Estézargues is located in the Gard département on the ‘wrong’ side of the Rhône, some 20 kilometres west of Avignon. It handles fruit sourced from almost 400 hectares of vines, mostly classified as either Côtes du Rhône or Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues, the latter an appellation created in 2004 for red wines only and encompassing the communes of Estézargues, Domazan, Saze and Rochefort du Gard. A medium-full bodied blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvédre. Only natural yeast fermentations are employed and sulphur levels are kept to an absolute minimum. Neither is there any fining or filtration on any of the red wines. Being one of the warmer pockets of the southern Rhône, the vines tend not to be under too much threat from rot and the crop arrives at the cellar in a healthy condition, which helps negate the use of additives; the natural alcohol and tannins within the wines adding to their stability. Plenty of forward pepper and spice notes, a touch of liquorice and sweet fruit moving through to a mouth covering tarry finish. Try with a venison casserole, mixed grilled vegetables, slow cooked pork shoulder with celery & braised rhubarb, sausage sandwich with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes, fish finger sandwich with tomato ketchup or pork pie & coleslaw Vegan      
  • Created in 1999 in Carcassonne, South of France, LGI WINES was the brainchild of Alain Grignon who wanted to work with an international market. He wanted to offer an excellent quality/price ratio, spreading the good word of the wines of the South of France. Intense dark berry flavours, gentle tannins, rounded in style with a lovely soft finish. Sourced from vines over 40 years old, this is a classic Languedoc variety. Rack of lamb, roasted vegetables, stews, Sunday roast  
  • Created in 1999, in Carcassonne, South of France, LGI WINES was Alain Grignon’s vision of the international export markets in relation to the Languedoc and Gascony wine regions. Fresh and crisp, De Chansac white offers wonderful intensity, crammed full of vibrant gooseberry fruit with hints of citrus. Produced from 100% Sauvignon, grown in Gascony it reflects all the freshness that this maritime climate imparts. Try with chicken cooked in a light lime sauce with steamed rice
  • A F Gros and Domaine Parent. The union of these two domaines came about when Francois Parent married Anne-Francoise Gros. Francois had been making the wines of his father's estate, Jacques Parent since 1974 but when they married he decided to take his share of the vineyards (the rest remained with his two sisters) and combined them with those of his wife. Since then Francois has been the winemaker for both domaines which retained their own identities. ​ The A F Gros vineyards are located around Vosne Romanee while the Parent vineyards are in Pommard where the family traces to the original Francois who was born in 1615. Between the labels there are 16 crus that come from grapes grown on 10.06 hectares of total vineyard area. The two grand crus are Echezeaux and Richebourg, the latter being made by Anne-Francoise brother Michel up until 1996 when Francois Parent took over. His intention is to get maximum extraction of aromas with typicity - the wines are generous.

    Francois ferments his wines in a mix of cement, stainless steel and wooden vats and uses new oak liberally, buying some of the best and most expensive available; 50% for the village wines, 70% for premier crus and 100% for grand crus plus two Pommard premier crus Rugiens and Epenots.  The style of wines varies from cru to cru but they represent a common theme of high quality which remains true from vintage to vintage.

    The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and firm structure towards the finish. A spicy, juicy Burgundian Pinot Noir from a small, high-altitude and southeast-facing vineyard near the commune of Concoeur, in the hills above the village of Vosne-Romanée.

    Try with rabbit pie, mushroom wellington, wood pigeon and mash with onion gravy or just by itself...    
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    Bruno Blondelet is the older one. Ever since starting out, he devoted himself to developing his national market. Paris, its brasseries, its restaurants, and even the Senate, now account for three quarters of his output. The rest is kept for the local market. While this metalworking and soldering hobbyist leans over mechanical objects, from now on he lets his son-in-law lean over the vines. Florian Fargeau is the future.  He found his path in wine at the same time as he swept his wife off her feet; until then, he had not found his real passions in life. This man, who had signed up for military life, discovered the domaine while on leave - and will become a winemaker. He set himself to the task; training, learning. He crafts, tastes, tries out new formulas, grows the property, draws up plans for the future.  The wheels are in motion. Made from a number of small vineyards (totalling 12 hectares); they make separate Sauvignon Blanc wines from each of the vineyards and then blend them into a classic Pouilly Fumé.  Bruno is keen to create an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc expressive of the grape and of the unique flinty soils of the Pouilly Fumé region and so this wine is unoaked. This is a lovely, delicate wine with classic gooseberry and green apple aromas and flavours but also with hints of pineapple, lime tangerines and nectarines. There is a touch of flintiness, a little like wet stones. Like a good Sancerre this is a pretty, elegant Sauvignon Blanc. There is a very light creaminess to the wine veering towards a medium body but the wine is essentially light and refreshingly crisp as you would expect! Fab with grilled shrimp, rigatoni with sausage greens and beans, chicken tandori or a pulled pork sandwich
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    The vineyard of Domaine de Grange Neuve is close to the town of Pomport near Bergerac in the heart of Périgord. The vineyards are on the slopes of the valley of the Dordogne at an altitude of between 50 and 180 metres. Belonging to the Pichon and Castaing family - the winery has grown from a small farm with just 4 hectares of vines in 1898 to a vineyard of 70 hectares today. A blend of Semillon with a little Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc. Rivals many of its more expensive neighbours in Sauternes. A fabulous dessert wine, sweet and luscious with a great backbone of fine acidity for a clean finish. The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine. Flavours on the palate are richer: honey with a finishing twist of bitter orange. Fab with apple pie & cream, colston basset, stilton or beenleigh blue cheeses or walnuts Vegan
  • Domaine du Colombier has been a family property since 1887, passed down for several generations. It was in 1957 that Mr Guy Mothe specialized in the vinification of Chablis. Currently, his three sons, Jean-Louis, Thierry and Vincent, cultivate 55 hectares of vines. It is located 4 km from Chablis in the town of Fontenay-Près-Chablis Chablis, a village of 140 inhabitants hidden behind the Grands Crus. Produced from 100% 50-year-old Chardonnay vines and spent up to 18 months ageing in stainless steel tanks prior to release. Lemon zest, crunchy green apple, mineral and simply moreish! Serve with lightly buttered snails, scallops, vegan 'seafood mix' or salty crisps
  • Domaine de Galuval is nestled between Cairanne and Rasteau in the hinterland of Provence in the Southern Rhône.  It has 49 hectares in various parcels covering some of the best terroir around the Mont Ventoux, along with some of the oldest vines in the region of local varietals such as Caladoc.  Low intervention and perfect growing conditions combined with careful parcel selection and judicious ageing result in thoroughly modern wines that remain true to the individual character of each vintage. Winemaker Emmanuel Couzi’s style is guided by the richness of the fruit and the diversity of each terroir. The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help their vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity. This wine is an invitation to explore the highest terroir in Cairanne, the Montagne de Ventabren. Benefitting from altitude sunshine and a terroir of marl and scree, it is famed for being home to the finest parcels of the Cairanne cru. Each grape variety reveals a different aspect: Syrah draws its freshness and structure from it, and Grenache its intensity and richness. It is garnet red with bright violet gleams. The nose speaks of conviviality with its delicious fruitiness. The Syrah offers its wild cherry notes, and the Grenache its aromas of strawberry and raspberry. In the mouth we find an elegant, well-structured wine, with red berry fruit. Ageing in barrel or foudre from a selection of French forests for 12 months structures and enhances the aromatic palette. Absolutely fabulous with a bacon sandwich, BBQ pork, gouda, beef stew, vegan blue cheese-burger or spaghetti meatballs  
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    Domaine de Galuval is nestled between Cairanne and Rasteau in the hinterland of Provence in the Southern Rhône.  It has 49 hectares in various parcels covering some of the best terroir around the Mont Ventoux, along with some of the oldest vines in the region of local varietals such as Caladoc.  Low intervention and perfect growing conditions combined with careful parcel selection and judicious ageing result in thoroughly modern wines that remain true to the individual character of each vintage. Winemaker Emmanuel Couzi’s style is guided by the richness of the fruit and the diversity of each terroir.

    The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help their vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity.

    This wine is born from a quartet of local grape varieties: Grenache blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette. They played on the identity and complementarity of the grape varieties to create a beautiful balance. Each expresses its varietal notes for a wine all in finesse, very aromatic with subtle floral notes.

    The colour is golden yellow with green reflections. The nose develops complex aromas on the white flower, honeysuckle and linden.

    The palate is elegant and airy, it opens with a beautiful round approach, a fruity palate and sustained freshness. An unexpected delicate signature for the region.

    Great with Asian soup (Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai) Asian style chicken. Asparagus potage (Soup), fried goat cheese with butter lettuce, green apple, almond, borage, sweet meyer lemon cream with cardamom, Mediterranean king prawns, broccoli risotto, calamari, cheese quiche or chicken tagine

     
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    Domaine de Galuval is nestled between Cairanne and Rasteau in the hinterland of Provence in the Southern Rhône.  It has 49 hectares in various parcels covering some of the best terroir around the Mont Ventoux, along with some of the oldest vines in the region of local varietals such as Caladoc.  Low intervention and perfect growing conditions combined with careful parcel selection and judicious ageing result in thoroughly modern wines that remain true to the individual character of each vintage. Winemaker Emmanuel Couzi’s style is guided by the richness of the fruit and the diversity of each terroir. The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help their vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity. A blend of Grenache and Syrah. Le Coq Volant Rouge is made from parcels in the Gayére Valley, which takes its name from the river that runs through it. It is renowned for the freshness of its marbled clay soils which make it an ideal terroir for fresh and elegant grape varieties. Situated to the south of the village of Cairanne, this terroir is made up of colluvions rich in moisture retaining silt, with few stones but occasional gravel and pebbles. The clay is marbled, with limestone nodules and abundant pseudo-mycelia, forming substrata that enable the vines to survive the summer heat thanks to the plentiful water supply to their roots. Skin maceration can last up to three weeks. The wine then undergoes short barrel ageing to enhance the aromas. Bursting with ripe berry delight! Full, smooth, rich and definitely morish! Fab with pork rib with Espelette pepper or red mullet sautéed with tomatoes, olives and basil.
  • Domaine de Galuval is nestled between Cairanne and Rasteau in the hinterland of Provence in the Southern Rhône. It has 49 hectares in various parcels covering some of the best terroir around the Mont Ventoux, along with some of the oldest vines in the region of local varietals such as Caladoc. Low intervention and perfect growing conditions combined with careful parcel selection and judicious ageing result in thoroughly modern wines that remain true to the individual character of each vintage. Winemaker Emmanuel Couzi’s style is guided by the richness of the fruit and the diversity of each terroir.

    The emblem of the Domaine de Galuval, the Rooster spins around as the weathervane is battered by the wind. The Mistral and the benefit it brings are what help their vineyards to prosper, ventilating the vines, keeping the grapes healthy and chasing away the clouds to allow them to reach perfect maturity.

    The name Plan de Dieu has its origins in the Middle Ages, when those crossing this great forest plain, often frequented by robbers, were advised to commit their soul to God. Today, vineyards grow where the forest of holm oaks once stood. With a soil composed of round stones and red clay, the Plan de Dieu is a terroir that is particularly well suited to vine growing thank to its rare combination of permanent groundwater reserves and a hot climate. The Plan de Dieu offers the best of both worlds, with intense heat that ripens the grapes to perfection and a regular source of water that keeps hydric stress in the vines to a minimum. This superb terroir confers an original expression on each grape variety to produce generous, intense wines. This is a fruit driven wine which is the result of the perfect balance between the two grape varieties Syrah and Grenache. And in respect for the terroir, the wine is also certified organic.  The vines have an average age of 30 years, with an altitude of 110 metres.

    The grapes are machine picked and destemmed immediately thanks to an on-board de-stemmer. On their arrival in the cellar the grapes are transferred to concrete fermentation vats of 4 to 6 tonnes. Thermo-regulation enables controlled extractions during fermentation. Regular and gentle immersion of the cap enables optimum extraction of colour and tannins. Maceration on the skins can last up to three weeks. The wines are then matured in concrete vats followed by 4 months ageing in barrel to enhance the aromas.

    Deep red with violet gleams. beautifully ripe aromas of cooked fruit such as cherry or plum on the nose. In the mouth it is dense and velvety with elegant fruit, underpinned by distinct oaky notes leading to a harmonious finish.

    Ideal served with a vegetable tian, seared spiced tuna or tagliarini with clams and chorizo

  • Located between the coast and the Mediterranean scrubland, this property of Templar origin (XIIIes.) owes its name to a forest of holm oaks (Yeuses) which has now practically disappeared, replaced by an alley of olive trees leading to the courtyard of the estate. In the Dardé family since 1977, it covers 80 ha. At its head, Jean-Paul and Michel Dardé, joined by their children Sylvain and Magali, offer a wide range of wines in PGI. A very right bank blend (Cabernet Franc and Merlot), whose initially silent nose releases sweet notes of overripe red fruits and spices on aeration. These become more relaxed in the mouth with good intensity, supported by tannins without any hardness, which takes care of the roundness, suppleness and expression of the fruit, and which is infatuated with a note of tobacco and chocolate. Add noodles with black bean sauce with any filling - pork or tofu are great! Sticky ribs or pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, especially with pancetta/bacon or mushrooms
  • Between the coast and countryside, Domaine Les Yeuses was built in the 13th century by the Templars at the site of an ancient Roman villa. During the centuries, the buildings housed a hospital, the First Consul of Mèze during the French Revolution, and then a winemaking cellar. The estate gets its name from a forest of evergreen oak trees (yeuses in the local dialect). Today they have nearly disappeared, replaced by a path of olive trees. The vineyard of Domaine Les Yeuses comprises over 80 hectares (197 acres) of limestone-rich moderate hillsides which enjoy a maritime breeze. This unique location suits a wide variety of grapes. The estate has been in the Dardé family for more than 30 years. Jean-Paul and Michel, brothers, share the vineyard and winemaking responsibilities. The winery is continuously recognized for its wide range of varietal wines; indeed, the geography of the vineyard gives the red, white and rosé wines a lively acidity and distinctive profile. The vineyard of 80 hectares (197 acres) with a view of the Mediterranean is located on limestone-clay sandy soil on low hillsides. The Mediterranean climate accompanies the grape year-round while the proximity to the Sea provides cool temperatures at the end of maturation to maintain the fruit that is characteristic of Southern French wines. Made from fruit grown on clay and limestone soil from grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon and Carignan. The grapes are totally destemmed and put in tanks separately; pumping-overs are regularly done and temperatures are kept at approx. 28° C. Maceration is relatively short, once it is finished, running off of the juice in order to keep smooth tannins. The different grapes are then blended. Nice ruby red with a fruity nose of cherry, blackberry; a well-balanced wine in the mouth with smooth tannins. Top nosh with richer poultry dishes (turkey, duck), roasted pork, or even a meaty beef brisket, shepherd's pie or roast aubergine with goulash type sauce & sweet potato fries!
  • Between the coast and countryside, Domaine Les Yeuses was built in the 13th century by the Templars at the site of an ancient Roman villa. During the centuries, the buildings housed a hospital, the First Consul of Mèze during the French Revolution, and then a winemaking cellar. The estate gets its name from a forest of evergreen oak trees (yeuses in the local dialect). Today they have nearly disappeared, replaced by a path of olive trees. The vineyard of Domaine Les Yeuses comprises over 80 hectares (197 acres) of limestone-rich moderate hillsides which enjoy a maritime breeze. This unique location suits a wide variety of grapes. The estate has been in the Dardé family for more than 30 years. Jean-Paul and Michel, brothers, share the vineyard and winemaking responsibilities. The winery is continuously recognized for its wide range of varietal wines; indeed, the geography of the vineyard gives the red, white and rosé wines a lively acidity and distinctive profile. The vineyard of 80 hectares (197 acres) with a view of the Mediterranean is located on limestone-clay sandy soil on low hillsides. The Mediterranean climate accompanies the grape year-round while the proximity to the Sea provides cool temperatures at the end of maturation to maintain the fruit that is characteristic of Southern French wines. This wine is made from Grenache and Cinsault fruit grown on clay and limestone soil. They are harvested at a high maturity in order to maintain the aromas. After skin maceration, pneumatic pressing and cold settling, fermentation takes place under a controlled temperature at 15°C. The wine is then aged in tanks during 5 month and prepared for bottling. Pale rosé with purple tints; fruity nose with notes of red fruit, toasted bread and butter; rich and fresh wine in the mouth. Perfect partner for oven roasted Pork with chorizo and mushrooms, stone-baked pizza or spinach & feta cheese triangles  
  • Between the coast and countryside, Domaine Les Yeuses was built in the 13th century by the Templars at the site of an ancient Roman villa. During the centuries, the buildings housed a hospital, the First Consul of Mèze during the French Revolution, and then a winemaking cellar. The estate gets its name from a forest of evergreen oak trees (yeuses in the local dialect). Today they have nearly disappeared, replaced by a path of olive trees. The vineyard of Domaine Les Yeuses comprises over 80 hectares (197 acres) of limestone-rich moderate hillsides which enjoy a maritime breeze. This unique location suits a wide variety of grapes. The estate has been in the Dardé family for more than 30 years. Jean-Paul and Michel, brothers, share the vineyard and winemaking responsibilities. The winery is continuously recognized for its wide range of varietal wines; indeed, the geography of the vineyard gives the red, white and rosé wines a lively acidity and distinctive profile. The vineyard of 80 hectares (197 acres) with a view of the Mediterranean is located on limestone-clay sandy soil on low hillsides. The Mediterranean climate accompanies the grape year-round while the proximity to the Sea provides cool temperatures at the end of maturation to maintain the fruit that is characteristic of Southern French wines. Made from Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino grown on sandy soil. The grapes are harvested at a high maturity in order to preserve the aromatic typicity. After a skin maceration, grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press, and then cold settling of the juice. Fermentation under controlled temperature at 15°C. Ageing in tank during 6 months. Pale with green tints. Elegant nose, very fresh and minty with broom flowers and box tree aromas. The attack is clear with long aromas. Well balanced wine with aromas of white flesh fruit, such as peach. Great with fish tacos with quinoa and black beans, Hawaiian garlic shrimp or vegan 'crab' cakes
  • Domaine Les Yeuses was built in the 13th century by the Templars at the site of an ancient Roman villa. The estate gets its name from an ancient forest of evergreen oak trees ('yeuses' in the local dialect). Today, sadly, they have nearly disappeared, but are being replaced by a path of olive trees. The vineyard of Domaine Les Yeuses comprises over 80 hectares (197 acres) of limestone-rich gentle slopes which enjoy a maritime breeze. This unique location suits a wide variety of grapes. The estate has been in the Dardé family for more than 30 years. Jean-Paul and Michel, brothers, share the vineyard and wine-making responsibilities. Round and rich wine in the mouth with aromas of exotic fruit. Fine apricot and apple pie aromas with ripe peach on the palate and creamy lemon flavours and a pleasing citrus zing on the finish. Absolutely fab with Pad Thai, pork with noodles, turkey and all the trimmings, Japanese noodles topped with Shichimi Togarashi or duck Bahn mi topped with pickled vegetables and a spicy ginger sauce with orange and sesame oil... get in!
  • Situated in Davayé, at the foot of the rock of Solutré, the Chavet family have 12 hectares under vine, 10 of which are in the appellation of St Véran. The current custodian, Christophe, is the sixth generation of Chavets to manage the Domaine. The vines, which average around 35 years old, are planted on stoney, clay-limestone soils facing south-east to south-west. The planting density is an unusually high 8,000 vines per hectare.
    After picking, a stringent selection and gentle pressing, the wine is simply fermented in cuve at around 18 °C for 6-7 weeks. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed, the wine spends a further 4-5 months in cuve, sur lie, prior to bottling the following spring. The resulting wine is fine, crisp, clean, fresh and minerally with excellent intensity and personality. This is absolutely lovely just by itself served slightly chilled. Or you can grab yourself an anchovy pizza, albacore tuna served on a lemon drizzled green salad or asparagus with morel mushrooms
  • Located over the Bassin of Thau and all along the Via Domitia, the Vineyard was created in 1330. It was the property of a religious order: the Holy-Spirit order. During the religious wars, monks abandoned their properties. Several families took care of the vineyard but its name was given by François Engarran in 1595 when he became the owner. The vineyard then remained in the Engarran family until 1652. In 1966, the Morin family (winegrowers from father to son since 1830) became the vineyard’s owner under Albert Morin’s authority. It is totally under the AOP Picpoul de Pinet. The estate is located on a calcareous plateau covered with very small stones and fine sand. Near the Bassin of Thau, the vines face the Morning sun. The Tramontane, dominant, dry and cold wind blows the clouds and dries out the soils. This lack of water is partially balanced by the sea sprays coming from the Bassin of Thau. Made from Piquepoul grapes grown on clay and limestone soil. Piquepoul is the latest ripening grape of the vineyard. It is harvested at the end of September and even sometimes at the beginning of October. Night harvest in order to preserve aromas and freshness. Immediate pressing and cold settling at a very low temperature. Once fermentation is achieved, the wine is aged on fine lees with regular stirring of the lees in order to bring richness and roundness. Bright and pale yellow wine with very fresh aromas of white flowers, acacia and hawthorn; fresh and saline palate but with a slight roundness for a Picpoul. This wine is a 'gourmet' Picpoul. Good to go with salmon, swordfish, scallops, oysters, clams and rich cream or butter sauces, fish pie, mahi mahi with mango & avocado salsa salad or a salad topped with strawberries and goat cheese...    
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    Moulin Camus makes some fantastic wines from their vineyards around Muscadet. This is their Cabernet Franc (organic), a grape variety that is widely planted in the Loire, but not so much in this part, where white varieties prevail. However the wine is packed with flavour: notes of wild berries, hedgerows, leafy-spicy with hints of tobacco and black cherries. This wine really delivers and is amazing value. Try it ever so slightly chilled and it has enough robust flavours to suit outdoors dining accompanied by baked trout, tabbouleh, roast guinea fowl or lamb with a cumin and coriander crust Vegan
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    This is an unusual red, made from vineyards in the Muscadet region: an area known almost exclusively for white wines, and made with Gamay. This is not, however, some shy and retiring light red that thinks it’s a white. No, this has guts like no other Gamay from this far north. Dense fruits of morello cherries & victoria plums, with a satisfyingly full mid-palate, but none of the rasping acidity you find in less expensive Gamay's. This wine has real attitude. A blinder with sausage and mash with onion gravy, cauliflower cheese, haggis with neeps and tats, tuna steak or a big bowl of couscous with parsley, mint and tomatoes or raclette Vegan
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    The Domaine du Moulin Camus is based in Vallet, a small town to the West of Nantes within the Loire region. François Boulanger heads-up a family domaine that controls some 45-hectares, 25 hectares of which are classified as Muscadet. 100% Melon (organic) 35 year old vines schist soils. Battonage (lees stirred). This wine is the signature style of the region with some lees ageing giving the wine a soft texture with notes of pear, apple and citrus. It also has good acidity and a mineral background making it a good pairing with fresh seafood, spicy oriental noodles with vegetables and a piquant sauce or blinis topped with seafood Vegan
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    The name Fèvre has history in Chablis, Giles has traced his family back to 1745 and during the 19th century an ancestor, Zephyr, already had vines in Vaulorent. The domaine continues to grow and now they have 50ha of vines. Nathalie worked at La Chablisienne, the local and high-quality co-operative until 2004 when Domaine Nathalie & Giles Fèvre was born. They are now joined by their daughter Julie, not yet 30 but already handy in the vineyard and cellar.

    Both winemakers and complementary in the organization of the field, Nathalie and Gilles divide the tasks. Passionate about the work of a winemaker, Gilles takes care of the vines, with the aim of respecting the heritage passed down through the generations. Thus, they work in reasoned production, limiting interventions to the vine to allow the terroirs to express themselves as much as possible.

    One of the possible explanations behind this Climat’s name is quite sinister; 'Fourche' (fork) might refer to a fork in the road or else a gibbet!

    This Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume (one of the most noted Chablis 1ers crus) originates from vineyards situated on long slopes facing the sunrise, allowing rapid soil warm up which aids quality maturing. Chardonnay (planted between 1942 and 1989) Kimmeridgian soil. Vinification and ageing on fine lees during 12 months (minimum) in air-conditioned stainless steel tanks. Measured filtration.

    Chablis is known for its incredible structure and mouth-watering salinity. If you haven't had the pleasure of falling in love with Chablis yet, what are you waiting for?

    The shiny, clear, pale hued Chablis exudes white fruits notes. The swirl reveals more intense and complex aromas, fresh, elegant, as well as a light mineral reduction to tie it all up. The palate is fresh, elegant, and vigorous: great volume, lovely white fruits persistence and delicate vibrant mineral, pure, superb balance.

    Ideal with cooked oysters, and a wonderful accompaniment to the local specialty Jambon au Chablis, curried shrimps or vegetable sushi rolls

       
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    Vintage 2019 Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles is in charge of viticulture and Nathalie oversees vinification. Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago. They have now been joined by their daughter Julie - a qualified agricultural engineer and oenologue in her own right. This is a wonderful 50-hectare domaine, all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone - 33 hectares of which are village Chablis. The name Fèvre has history in Chablis, Giles has traced his family back to 1745 and during the 19th century an ancestor, Zephyr, already had vines in Vaulorent. The domaine continues to grow and now they have 50ha of vines. Nathalie worked at La Chablisienne, the local and high-quality co-operative until 2004 when Domaine Nathalie & Giles Fèvre was born. They are now joined by their daughter Julie, not yet 30 but already handy in the vineyard and cellar.

    This Chablis comes from parcels situated beside the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis, at the very heart of Chablis’ vineyards, on high plains or steep hills, all their Chablis is grown on stony soils (Kimmeridgian Limestone) which allows for a moderate production. Most of the vineyards are between 15 and 25 years old. Some parcels were planted by Gilles’ great grandfather, Marcel, around 1950/1960.

    Fresh and fruity (white flesh fruits, like peach and pear, with citrus notes), and already showing good minerality.

    It also makes a good partner to traditional Burgundy recipes such as 'jambom persillé' (ham with parsley), and is ideal with a fresh bowl of oysters, crab sandwiches or avocado dip with salty tortillas! Now then!

     

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