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  • Crémant de Limoux “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    Crémant de Limoux “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW03

    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.

     

    60 % Chardonnay, 30 % Chenin Blanc, & 10% Pinot Noir from vines planted to the west of Limoux at 200-300 metres altitude.

     

    The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in small crates, where they are pressed and processed in temperature-controlled tanks at 15°C. The wine is then carefully blended and bottled before undergoing the secondary fermentation of the méthode traditionelle after which it is left for 15 months to age before disgorgement.

     

    Pale straw in appearance the wine has a lovely mousse with fine, tightly-packed bubbles. Fresh green apple and citrus aromas leads to a palate which is soft and rounded with peachy flavours and refreshing acidity.

    £18.42

  • Macon-Fuissé “Le Haut de Fuissé” 2018, Domaine Pierre Vessigaud, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Macon-Fuissé “Le Haut de Fuissé” 2018, Domaine Pierre Vessigaud, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    WB04

    Vignerons for 5 generations, Domaine Vessigaud is a small, family-owned property situated in the hamlet of Pouilly, in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appéllation.

     

    The grapes for “Le Haute de Fuissé” are from 15-25 year old Chardonnay vines grown in a 2 hectare vineyard on the higher hillsides of Fuissé – they are characterised by producing wines with good minerality, fine structure and elegance. The soils are a mixture of clay and limestone and the general aspect of the vineyard is south/south west.

     

    The harvest is manual followed by fermentation in a mixture of casks and vats using only natural yeasts. The young wine is allowed to rest on its lees to add depth and complexity before being aged in old oak casks for 10 months.

     

    Pale straw in appearance, the nose has ripe fruit with zesty citrus notes in the background. The palate is round and generous with layered tropical fruit flavours supported by fresh acidity and elegant minerality. The wood flavours are restrained.

     

    £18.54

  • Aligoté 2017, “Le Grand A”, David Moret, Beaune, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Aligoté 2017, “Le Grand A”, David Moret, Beaune, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    WB33

    David Moret is a micro-négociant making only white wines in his small cellar in Beaune. He studied oenology, but then went on to sell winemaking supplies before he finally decided to make wines himself.

     

    Moret makes excellent Meursault but his Aligoté is a real stand out wine. Aligoté is Burgundy’s forgotten white grape variety often giving wines that are harsh and lacking any real style. Not so Moret’s “Le Grand A”. Produced from 60 year old vines, it is not your typical Aligoté, extremely concentrated (due to the old vines) and given several months in French oak, a portion new.

     

    Fresh, crisp, zippy and extremely drinkable!

    £18.66

  • Sancerre 2017/18, André Dezat et Fils, Verdigny, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre 2017/18, André Dezat et Fils, Verdigny, 13% vol, 75cl

    LV10

    Louis and Simon Dezat, who have been running the family domaine (made famous by their father André) for more than twenty years, have now been joined by their respective sons, Arnaud and Firmin. Their wives, Sylvie and Nadine, run a very efficient office.

     

    Firmin studied in Tours and spent several months at Cuvaison Estate in California.


    Their 20 hectares are superbly situated around five villages. Low yields and enormous care in the vineyards and cellars make for only the finest Sancerre.

     

    The Sancerre Blanc is fermented and matured in stainless steel and it is outstanding – mouthfilling, steely and packed with gooseberries.

     

     

    £18.66

  • Sancerre Rouge 2016, Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre Rouge 2016, Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13% vol, 75cl

    LVR03

    Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running of the domaine to his two daughters – Burgundy-trained oenologist Isabelle makes the wines, and Elise runs an impressively efficient office. They have some 20 hectares with fine plots on Le Grand Chemarin and Le Chêne Marchand.

     

    The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, the Balland wines are a classic example from this village. It is said that Jean-Paul made the best wine in the village: we certainly don’t believe that Isabelle is doing any less well – lovely  wines.

     

    The Sancerre Rouge is 100% Pinot Noir from a small, 1 hectare, vineyard.

     

    The maceration and alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel, temperature regulated tanks. Daily pumping over  gives a delicate extraction of colour and flavour. The ageing and malolactic fermentation is in 600 litre barrels (demi-muids) for 1 year.

     

    A brilliant ruby-red appearance, clear and bright. On the nose the initial aromas are of violets and red fruits with a hint of smokiness. The palate is initially very dry with tannic attack that fades to a fruity character with hints of spice, pepper and smoke on the finish.

    £18.96

  • “Megaphone” 2017, Frédéric et Daniel Brunier, Ventoux, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Megaphone” 2017, Frédéric et Daniel Brunier, Ventoux, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    RR21

    Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, established in 1891, has been run by the Brunier family for five generations. The estate’s vineyards are situated on the famous “Plateau de la Crau” the stony terrace where there is nothing but “galets roulés”, or rounded stones, as far as the eye can see. This special terroir imparts a highly distinctive minerality to the wines.

     

    With the Bruniers’ expansion into the satellite appellations, Daniel and Frédéric have produced some delightful fruit driven, crunchy wines.

     

    “Mégaphone”, Ventoux AOC, comes from a number of plots on the southern slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The blend is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah and the vines are 25 years old. Ageing is in foudres for 10 months.

    £19.02

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    CL16

    A very reliable Cru Bourgeois property, Château Caronne Ste. Gemme is located in the Haut-Médoc adjacent to St.Julien. Owned by Jean and Francois Nony, the property consists of 45 hectares of vineyards and produces over 20,000 cases a year.

     

    Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before being transferred for maturation in oak barriques (20% of which are new, the rest being 2nd or 3rd fill) for 12 months.

     

     

    Ruby red in colour with a touch of brown creeping into the rim, the nose has good red and black fruit with notes of wood, pencil shavings, spice and vanilla. The palate has good depth with black fruit flavours, soft tannins and a good structure and long finish.

    £19.02

  • Crémant d’Alsace Brut N.V., Domaine Bruno Sorg, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Crémant d’Alsace Brut N.V., Domaine Bruno Sorg, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    SW07

    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 crémant is made from 50% Pinot Blanc & Pinot Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Gris and 40% Chardonnay and spends three years “sur latte” (on its lees) before being riddled and disgorged.

     

    The wine is pale in appearance with fine, tiny bubbles. The nose is complex, toasty with a hint of citrus and apples. The mousse is rich, with the palate fresh and fruity with a long, clean finish.

    £19.08

  • Sancerre 2017/18, Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre 2017/18, Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    LV15

    Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running of the domaine to his two daughters – Burgundy-trained oenologist Isabelle makes the wines, and Elise runs an impressively efficient office. They have some 20 hectares with fine plots on Le Grand Chemarin and Le Chêne Marchand.

     

    The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, the Balland wines are a classic example from this village. It is said that Jean-Paul made the best wine in the village: we certainly don’t believe that Isabelle is doing any less well – lovely  wines.

     

    100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Only wild yeasts are used. The fermenting wine is regularly stirred (batonnage) to maximise the flavour and character of the wine.

     

    Dry, fresh and very zippy, this is classic Sancerre at its very best.

     

     

    £19.26