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  • Sauternes “Gold Reserve” 1998, Château Filhot, 13.5%vol, 75cl

    Sauternes “Gold Reserve” 1998, Château Filhot, 13.5%vol, 75cl

    BB04

    A mature wine from the renowned Sauternes property of Château Filhot.

     

    “Gold Reserve” 1998 is a light and elegant style. Not the sweetest of Sauternes but full of dried fruit and marmalade flavours. It is well suited as an aperitif or to partner rich savoury dishes such as rich pâtés, or cheeses (especially Roquefort). If you want to use it as a dessert wine choose a light, fruit dish.

     

     

     

     

    £16.80

  • Lirac 2018, Domaine Roger Sabon, 15% vol, 75cl

    Lirac 2018, Domaine Roger Sabon, 15% vol, 75cl

    RR20

    The Sabon estate has 16 hectares of vineyards in some of the best sites of Châteauneuf – but they also have 17 hectares on the western side of the river in Roquemaure where this fine Lirac is produced.

     

    The wine making is today handled by Didier Negron, the son-in- law of the late Jean Jacques Sabon. The vineyards  are managed by Jean Jacque’s brother Denis and his son Julien.

     

    Grenache is predominant as with all the wines of the Domaine. It is blended with Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan.

     

    The young wine is aged in large oak foudres for about six months. Very dark in the glass the nose has aromas of black and red fruits as well as spice and tobacco hints. The fruit flavours follow through to the palate that is full and round with soft tannins and warming spice.

     

     

    £16.86

  • Vouvray Demi-Sec “Cuvée Clos de Vaux” 2017, Vigneau-Chevreau, 13% vol, 75cl

    Vouvray Demi-Sec “Cuvée Clos de Vaux” 2017, Vigneau-Chevreau, 13% vol, 75cl

    LV06

    The Vigneau brothers, Christophe and Stéphane, have 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc grown on prime Vouvray vineyards spread over a variety of sites.

     

    The late Jean-Michel Vigneau began the process of converting to organic production in the early 1990’s and in 1999 Vigneau-Chevreau received certification from Ecocert. The current generation have taken the next step by adopting a biodynamic approach which pays close attention to the natural rhythms of the earth and lunar cycles.

     

    Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau is one of the only two estates in Vouvray to be biodynamic and they own 25% of the appellation’s organic vineyards – 30 ha.

     

    Cuvée Clos de Vaux” is textbook demi-sec Vouvray with hints of honey and floral notes supported by a fine structure of mineral elegance.

    £16.86

  • Moulin-à-Vent 2016, Domaine de L’Iris, Thierry Janin, 13% vol, 75cl

    Moulin-à-Vent 2016, Domaine de L’Iris, Thierry Janin, 13% vol, 75cl

    BJ01

    A super property beautifully situated just below Le Château du Moulin-à-Vent with very fine terroir. Thierry Janin is a true “vigneron”! He owns 1 hectare and rents and works a further 6 hectares on a metayage basis – receiving a proportion of the production.

     

    Thierry adheres to organic principles in the vineyards. In most years the grapes are whole bunch fermented. Minimal doses of SO2 are usually added during fermentation and just before bottling. The wine is very lightly filtered.

     

    The Moulin-à-Vent comes from 45 – 55 year old vines and is aged in old foudres.

     

    £17.22

  • Chinon Rouge 2014 “Baronnie Madeleine”, Domaine Couly-Dutheil, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Chinon Rouge 2014 “Baronnie Madeleine”, Domaine Couly-Dutheil, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    LVR02

    Established in 1921, Domaine Couly-Dutheil today has some 90 hectares of vineyards that are planted mainly with Cabernet Franc.

     


    100% Cabernet Franc from vines with an average age of 45 years, “Baronnie Madeleine” is only made in the finest of years. Lutte Raisonnée is practised whereby non natural fertilizers and pest control are only used when absolutely essential, this pragmatic approach looks to respect and maintain the natural biodiversity in the soil and vineyard environment.

     

    All the grapes are hand harvested, de-stalked and carefully sorted before being fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The fermentation is with naturally occuring yeasts and lasts for two weeks with a further 10 days or so of maceration. The wine is then aged in temperature controlled stainless steel for a further 12 months.

     

    Ruby in colour with a very intense nose full of juicy black fruit and hints of green peppers. The palate is rich and rounded with supple tannins, spice and delicious red berry flavours. Lovely, serious, Chinon.

     

    £17.28

  • Pinot Noir 2017, Domaine Bruno Sorg, Eguisheim, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Noir 2017, Domaine Bruno Sorg, Eguisheim, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    AL01

    This tiny domaine is the source of some of the finest, richest and most concentrated wines in Alsace and their Pinot Noir is also one of the very best in the region.

     

    Domaine Bruno Sorg was created in 1965 by Renée and Bruno Sorg in Ingersheim, the village where Renée was born.

     

    In 1972, they bought a house with outbuildings in Eguisheim, the village where Bruno was born, and where the business is located today.

     

    In 2004 François, Bruno’s son, built a temperature controlled winery just outside the village. François says he now has time to think instead of climbing up and down ladders and stairs.

     

    Their decision to follow the principles of sustainable farming for the vineyards enables the coexistence of natural, and sometimes rare, species of fauna and flora alongside the vines.

     

    Low yielding, hand picked fruit and careful vinification in temperature controlled conditions gives an elegant and restrained Pinot Noir. The colour is bright and clear with a nose filled with summer berries, cherries and spicy aromas. The palate is light with a beautifully balanced style – fruit, refreshing acidity and very soft tannins.

    £17.34

  • Petit Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre 12% vol, 75cl

    Petit Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre 12% vol, 75cl

    WB17

    Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago.

     

    Today, they own 40 hectares of vines – all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – throughout the region. The vines are mainly aged between 25 and 35 years although some date back to when Gilles’s greatgrandfather ran the domaine.

     

    Gilles is in charge of viticulture. The finest possible grapes are grown with a fastidious, environmentally conscious approach to quality, lower yields and scrupulous selection. Nathalie oversees winemaking, where small, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks are used to vinify each parcel separately.

     

    The resulting wines are beautiful expressions of classic, fine, concentrated, pure, steely, minerally Chablis.

     

    £17.34

  • Pinot Gris 2017, Domaine Bruno Sorg, Eguisheim, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Gris 2017, Domaine Bruno Sorg, Eguisheim, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    AL03

    This tiny domaine is the source of some of the finest, richest and most concentrated wines in Alsace.

     

    Domaine Bruno Sorg was created in 1965 by Renée and Bruno Sorg in Ingersheim, the village where Renée was born. In 1972, they bought a house with outbuildings in Eguisheim, the village where Bruno was born, and where the business is located today.

     

    In 2004 François, Bruno’s son, built a temperature controlled winery just outside the village. François says he now has time to think instead of climbing up and down ladders and stairs.

     

    Their decision to follow the principles of sustainable farming for the vineyards enables the coexistence of natural, and sometimes rare, species of fauna and flora alongside the vines.

     

    The Pinot Gris is dry and rich with the spice and texture so typical of the variety. A backbone of firm acidity gives the wine a lovely structure and balance and prevents it from being overblown.

    £17.34

  • Fleurie “Vieille Vignes” 2016, Domaine de la Madone, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Fleurie “Vieille Vignes” 2016, Domaine de la Madone, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    BJ09

    This first class Domaine is run by the Després family. It is located at the top of the renowned hill of “La Madone”, the granitic hill immediately above the village of Fleurie where most of the Domaine’s 19 hectares of are located. This hillside is often considered to have the best growing conditions for wine in the area.

     

    Arnaud has taken over the work started by his father Jean-Marc, and the quality of recent vintages are testament to his hard work and skill both in the vineyards and the winery.

     

    The Vieille Vignes is from 80 year old vines and has more depth and richness than most Fleurie whilst retaining a lovely elegant lift.

     

    The wine has a very deep purple appearance with a nose full of ripe red fruit aromas – raspberry and strawberry with a hint of spice. The palate is full, with red fruit flavours layered over a warming spice and mineral core – very impressive.

     

     

    £17.46