your ads here

advertisement

France

FRANCE

View Basket "Châtea La Petite Roque 2015, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl" was successfully added to your basket.

Showing 10–18 of 117 results

  • Châtea La Petite Roque 2015, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    Châtea La Petite Roque 2015, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    CL24

    The second wine of Chateau Monconseil Gazin based in the village of Plassac.

     

    The vineyards are situated on the hillside above the village, just to the south of Blaye. Here the clay/limestone soils provide good drainage and encourage a deep root system for the vines. The vineyards have a south/south west aspect giving excellent conditions for ripening the grapes.

     

    Fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats followed by 12 months in mainly old oak.

     

    A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is very dark in the glass with lots of red berry aromas. The palate is full, with juicy fruit and firm tannins. Very well made and excellent value claret.

    £12.00

  • Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2017, Domaine des Bernardins, 15% vol, 37.5cl

    Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2017, Domaine des Bernardins, 15% vol, 37.5cl

    WR02

    The wines from the Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise appellation are created by adding a neutral grape spirit to the partially fermented grape juice of the Muscat grape to produce what the French call a vin doux naturel (naturally sweet wine). The addition of the spirit kills off the yeasts and leaves the wine high in alcohol (15%) as well as high in residual sugar.

     

    The house and cellars of Mme Castaud-Maurin’s lovely property are in the village of Beaumes de Venise itself, while the 17 hectares of Muscat à petits grains, 25% of which are in fact ‘noirs’, are on the lower slopes of Mont Ventoux – a quite beautiful situation.

     

    The wine has a fine delicate character of almonds and apricots, and the use of black Muscat gives it a lovely orange tint in the glass.

     

    Half Bottle

     

     

     

     

    £12.06

  • Beaujolais-Villages 2017, Domaine André Colonge et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    Beaujolais-Villages 2017, 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 2018, Côtes de Provence Rosé, F. Ravel, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Ch. Montaud 2018, 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.

     

    £12.18

  • Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2017, Ch. du Coing de St. Fiacre, 12% vol, 75cl

    Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2017, 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.

    £12.36

  • Côtes du Rhône 2016, Domaine la Soumade, Frédéric Roméro, 14% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Rhône 2016, Domaine la Soumade, Frédéric Roméro, 14% 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.

    £12.72

  • Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2016, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2016, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR12

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known, yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs.

     

    Low yielding vines, Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%), Carignan (10%).

     

    Grapes are picked by hand and benefit from a long maceration period. The Carignan is vinified by semi-carbonic maceration which consists of destemming without crushing the grapes. The Grenache and the Syrah are fermented traditionally with regular punching down to maximise colour and flavour extraction. No wood is used, the wine being aged in concrete tanks.

     

    Crimson in colour with black olive and tapenade nose. The palate is full and fruity with spice and good minerality. The integrated tannins are extremely elegant.

    £12.72

  • Saint Chinian 2015 “Les Terroirs”, Calmel & Joseph, Languedoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    Saint Chinian 2015 “Les Terroirs”, Calmel & Joseph, Languedoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR13

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known, yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs.

     

    A blend of Syrah (50%), Grenache (30%) and  Carignan (20%).

     

    The wine is vinified in the traditional manner in concrete tanks. The grapes are destemmed; 50% are crushed. Fermentation temperatures are 28°C (Syrah) and 30°C (Grenache Noir and Carignan). The cap is regularly punched down until mid-fermentation to ensure elegant tannins.

     

    Ageing is for 18 months in concrete tanks.

     

    “Purple-red in appearance with ruby hints. The nose opens with truffle notes which develop into deeper richer aromas of black olive paste, prunes and figs. The palate is redolent of wild herbs, spice and dried figs. The tannins are elegant and well-integrated. This is a balanced, poised wine that ends on a pleasing mineral note.”

    £12.72

  • “Terrasses” Rosé 2017, Château Pesquié, Ventoux, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Terrasses” Rosé 2017, Château Pesquié, Ventoux, 13% vol, 75cl

    RS03

    Château Pesquié is a family domaine located at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Although the AOC Côtes du Ventoux is a relatively new appellation, it was not created until 1973, there is evidence of vine cultivation at Château Pesquié that dates back two thousand years.

     

    Today the estate is run by Alexandre and Frédéric Chaudière the third generation of the family to be winemakers.

    The vineyards for the Terrasses Rosé are on limestone and clay slopes at about 300m altitude.

     

    Cinsault (50%) – Grenache (40%) – Syrah (10%) the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and sees no wood.

     

    A very pale rosé, the nose has notes of red berries and citrus fruits, flavours that carry through to the dry and elegant palate.

    £12.96