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White and Rosé Rhône

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  • 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

  • Tavel 2019, Château d’Aqueria, Jean Olivier, Tavel, 14% vol , 75cl

    Tavel 2019, Château d’Aqueria, Jean Olivier, Tavel, 14% vol , 75cl

    RS13

    For three generations the Olivier family has owned and run Château d’Aqueria. The estate is 98 hectares of which 68 hectares are vineyards, planted on a single tract of land surrounding the Château.

     

    A blend of Grenache, Clairette & Syrah. A gorgeous deep pink colour, rich and fruity nose and a palate showing depth and elegance – perfect with rare roast lamb!

     

    £17.10

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016/17, Domaine de la Charbonniere, Michel Maret, 14% vol, 75cl

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016/17, Domaine de la Charbonniere, Michel Maret, 14% vol, 75cl

    WR05

    Michel Maret has now been joined by his two daughters, Véronique, helping with the wine making, and Caroline, running the office with Madame Maret.

     

    With 12 hectares of prime vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and 4.5 in Vacqueyras, this is a serious,  established,  top quality domaine.

     

    Vinification is traditional, in stainless steel and concrete vats, and now open-top wooden fermenters. Elevage is in a mixture of new barriques, foudres and demi-muids.


    There is now a temperature controlled cellar which gives Michel more room and the ability to bottle when he wants and all in one go.


    The Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, made from Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette grown on the pebble strewn plateau des Brusquières is now one of the best in the region.

     

    A pale straw colour the nose is very dry with spice and pepper and subdued fruit in the background. The palate is big and rounded with warm textured fruit, poised acidity and a long finish.

    £32.88