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  • Beaujolais-Villages 2018, Domaine André Colonge et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    Beaujolais-Villages 2018, Domaine André Colonge et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    BJ14

    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 emphasizes the ripe red fruit flavours backed up by good acidity and silky tannins that give way to a finish of strawberry jam notes.

     

    £12.18

  • Ch. Montaud 2019, Côtes de Provence Rosé, F. Ravel, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Ch. Montaud 2019, Côtes de Provence Rosé, F. Ravel, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    RS11

    Owned by François Ravel, this 400 hectare estate near Pierrefeu is based on schistous terraces in the Massif de Maures.

     

    A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre & Carignan, with 10% of Tibouren, a Provençal variety that does particulary well on schist soils and that adds aroma and complexity to the blend.

     

    After a short maceration period, to extract the lovely salmon pink colour and the flavour, the grapes are gently crushed in a low pressure pneumatic press. The juice is then fermented and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

     

    Dry, fresh and very elegant the wine exhibits fruity and floral notes and a lovely structure in the mouth. The finish is long with excellent balancing acidity.

     

    £12.42

  • Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2018, Ch. du Coing de St. Fiacre, 12% vol, 75cl

    Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2018, Ch. du Coing de St. Fiacre, 12% vol, 75cl

    LV03

    Château du Coing is located in the village of Saint Fiacre, in the Sèvre et Maine district of Muscadet.

     

    Sèvre et Maine is acknowledged to be the best district in which to grow Muscadet, or Melon de Bourgogne as the variety is also known. These two rivers moderate the cool temperatures which is important at this northerly latitude and the distinctive gneiss soils give a particularly racy, fragrant style of Muscadet. The vines are on average 65 years old.

     

    Only stainless steel was used to ferment and age this wine. However, it qualifies as Muscadet `Sur Lie` due to the six months` ageing on its fine lees after the fermentation. This adds body, richness and longevity to the pure, citrus fruit; a serious wine with firm structure and good depth results.

     

    This wine is appreciated for its young, vivid, dry and fruity side that makes it the perfect companion to seafood. A delicate, pale lemon colour with light floral aromas of jasmine, pear and lightly toasted bread. The palate is juicy with pure, citrus fruit character and a long, fine-textured finish.

    £12.60

  • Mâcon-Villages 2018, Domaine de Rochebin, Azé, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Mâcon-Villages 2018, Domaine de Rochebin, Azé, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    WB01

    Situated in a region packed with historical interest, this award-winning Domaine is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Saône Plain in Mâcon.

     

    Most of this Domaine’s vineyards were originally cultivated by monks at the Medieval Christian Abbey at Cluny. Established in 1921 by Jean Pierre Marillier, this 45 hectare family-owned estate is now expertly run by rising star winemaker Mikaël Marillier who is now creating benchmark Mâcon-Village wines.

     

    100% Chardonnay from 40 year old vines.

     

    Simple and very attractive white Burgundy.

     

    Clean and fresh with soft fruit and gentle balancing acidity.

    £13.02

  • Coteaux du Giennois Rosé 2019, Domaine de Villargeau, Central Vineyards, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Coteaux du Giennois Rosé 2019, Domaine de Villargeau, Central Vineyards, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    RS10

    The Côte de Gien is situated just to the north of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire.

     

    In 1991, the Thibault family decided to create the “Domaine de Villargeau” on land facing south-southwest and enjoying the greatest amount of sunshine. Two brothers, Fernand and Jean-François Thibault, cleared hillsides abandoned since the phylloxera crisis of the mid nineteen century in order to plant vines. In 2000, they were joined by one of their sons, Marc, returning to the area armed with his apprenticeship and experience in viticulture and oenology.

     

    100% Pinot Noir, the wine has a delightful, salmon pink colour and a nose of rose petals and a touch of spice. The palate is dry with floral notes and summer fruit flavours.

    £13.20

  • Coteaux du Giennois 2019, Domaine de Villargeau, Central Vineyards, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Coteaux du Giennois 2019, Domaine de Villargeau, Central Vineyards, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    LV11

    The Côte de Gien is situated just to the north of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire.

     

    In 1991, the Thibault family decided to create the “Domaine de Villargeau” on land facing south-southwest and enjoying the greatest amount of sunshine. Two brothers, Fernand and Jean-François Thibault, cleared hillsides abandoned since the phylloxera crisis of the mid nineteen century in order to plant vines. In 2000, they were joined by one of their sons, Marc, returning to the area armed with his apprenticeship and experience in viticulture and oenology.

     

    Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc the wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel and then aged on its lees, again in steel, before bottling.

     

    Dry, crisp and refreshing, the wine is a slightly lighter and softer style of Sauvignon than that produced in Sancerre and Pouilly. Excellent wine and great value.

    £13.20

  • Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine la Soumade, Frédéric Roméro, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine la Soumade, Frédéric Roméro, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    RR03

    André Roméro is a most characterful and talented grower. He founded Domaine la Soumade in 1979 and was joined by his son Frédéric in 1996 on completion of his oenology studies. Today the estate covers 26 hectares, including a new plot of 2.5 hectares of the finest land in Rasteau – pure ‘Argile bleue’ with 60 year old vines.

     

    Domaine la Soumade practices  “agriculture raisonée” (sustainable winemaking) in all of  their vineyards, only treating the vines where absolutely necessary.

     

    They use organic compost which is only applied when soil deficiencies are revealed, following analysis of the soil and vine vegetation. When climatic conditions dictate they use organically permitted treatments (sulphur and copper) to protect the vines from mildew and oidium.

     

    Domaine la Soumade Côtes du Rhône is  80% Grenache Noir and 20% Syrah from low yielding (45 hl per ha) vines varying in age from 8 -15 years.

     

    The grapes are harvested by hand with the best grapes selected on a sorting table in the vineyard.

     

    Traditional winemaking with punching down of the skin cap and a regular pumping over of juice in open stainless steel tanks.

     

    Maceration of the skins lasts between 14 and 18 days with a temperature controlled fermentation.

     

    This is followed by an 18 month maturation of the wine on fine lees in stainless steel followed by a light filtration and bottling.

    £13.44

  • Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine Lafond Roc-Épine, P & J-P Lafond, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine Lafond Roc-Épine, P & J-P Lafond, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    RR02

    A fine 85 hectare estate in the heart of the Lirac appellation. Pascal Lafond has been joined by his sons, Jean-Baptiste and François, and together they are producing some wonderful organic wines fermented in stainless steel.

     

    This lovely Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache (70%) & Syrah (30%).

     

    The grapes are all handpicked, with strict selection so only the best fruit reaches the winery where all the grapes are destemmed. A short maceration takes place for about 8 to 10 days at a temperature between 23°C and 30°C, followed by fermentation and pressing. The young wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks to maximise the fresh fruit flavours before bottling in the spring following the harvest.

     

    A bright, deep ruby red in appearance the nose has aromas of ripe fruit, cherry, blackcurrant and a touch of garrigue The palate is full of ripe and juicy red fruit flavours, soft, round and concentrated – hugely enjoyable.

    £13.56

  • Château Graville-Lacoste 2018, Graves, Hervé Dubourdieu, 12% vol, 75cl

    Château Graville-Lacoste 2018, Graves, Hervé Dubourdieu, 12% vol, 75cl

    BB06

    Hervé Dubourdieu makes impeccable wine from the 13 hectares of 40+ year old vines at his Graves property of Château Graville-Lacoste. Here the combination of a stony soil and Hervé’s great attention to detail in both the vineyards and the winery result in a dry white wine with great character and a lovely fresh minerality.

     

    Hervé blends a high proportion of Sémillon (75%) and a splash of Muscadelle (5%) with Sauvignon Blanc (20%), creating a rich, full, aromatic mid-palate to complement the clean finish.

     

    Vinification and ageing is in temperature controlled stainless steel and the wine is bottled without filtering.

     

    Absolutely delicious!

     

    £14.70