Bouchard Rose VDP N.VBouchard Rose VDP N.V
Bouchard Rose VDP N.V
Bouchard Aîné & Fils’ “Rosé de France” blend uses mostly Cinsault Noir grapes to achieve a very elegant, fruity wine.
A beautiful clear rosé with purplish tints.
Fruity with hints of gooseberry and citrus fruits.
Slightly acidic for optimum freshness. Pleasantly soft in the mouth and easy to drink
Chateau De Campuget 1753 Syrah 2015 FranceChateau De Campuget 1753 Syrah 2015 France
Chateau De Campuget 1753 Syrah 2015 – The Château de Campuget ‘1753’ Syrah is a classy expression of this red wine grape variety, made without any contact with oak in order to maintain the purity of the Syrah fruit. Aged in vats for up to 7 months prior to bottling the 1753 displays a classic Syrah nose with a very intense fruit-driven character. On the palate the wine shows smoky, liquorice notes and a hint of dark chocolate through to a lovely smooth and chunky but velvety texture. No oak ageing but bags of complexity.
Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017 FranceChateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017 France
|Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2017. Chateau Gigognan is located in the town of Sorgues, on a tributary of the Rhone River which originally belonged to the Jesuit community. Built atop the foundation of a centuries old monastery, the vineyard, a selection over one hundred year old vines, are farmed in organic and bio-dynamic fashion. Soils range from sand and limestone for the Cotes du Rhone to the rocky soil studded with galets roules for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The rounded cobble stones, which the Southern Rhone is famous for, provides excellent drainage, absorb heat during the day and radiate the heat back to the vines at night.|
A bright and fresh vintage for the perennial favorite. Ripe dark plum and roasted herbs comingle on the nose. The palate is lush and super silky in texture with loads of dark plums, violets, spiced garrigue all unfolding into a wave of velvet tannins and finishing ripe. Another stunner from this estate
Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2017 FranceChateau Mont Redon Lirac 2017 France
Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2017. ‘Dark red robe, a purple top. There are savoury, beef stock, black olives airs in a ripe, already pretty open nose; grilling accompanies its cassis fruits, some coulis in their depth, ripeness there. There’s a hint of oak. The palate runs with expressive black fruits, blueberry, licorice to the fore, with some grain tannin on the aftertaste. This is tasty, with its black fruits pretty clear cut, coming out with dance. This is modern, on the go, lively Lirac with good brio. The attack and its bustling, busy fruit carries well into the finish, where the oak gives some toffee.
Cuilleron Syrah 2019 FranceCuilleron Syrah 2019 France
Cuilleron Syrah 2019
Tradition and simplicity
For decades, the domaine has undertaken traditional, straightforward vinification. Cuilleron’s main ingredients? Hand picking of grapes, meticulous sorting in situ, alcoholic fermentation using only wild yeasts, and ageing in oak.
The business may be growing, but remains deeply attached to the traditional principles of cap-punching and open-vat pumpovers. We use no oenological products, and technology is kept to the bare minimum.
Yves articulates his vision of the terroir through the wines he makes. From plot to bottle, many decisions are required to express this vision and arrive at wines that satisfy his expectations. A Cuilleron wine bears the imprint of its terroir: it has an original character. Although a large vat room has been built, we have kept many small vats used for single-plot vinification. Although Yves seeks an overarching harmony in the range, the Cuilleron touch lends each wine its own style. We do not focus on a single cuvée and establish a hierarchy; instead, each product is bespoke – the word that best defines us.
Vignes d’à Côte refers to the geographical location of the vines located next to the Grands Crus of Rhône Valley. The vines are located in the great terroir in Chavanay.
A pleasant and aromatic wine. Nice fresh red fruits and delicate spices give a lovely expression of the Syrah.
Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2018 FranceDelas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2018 France
Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2018
Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the “Côtes-du-Rhône” category.
Delas Freres is a winery of tradition and renewal. Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, the winery enjoyed the dynamism of its original founders and their heirs and more recently, the renewed energy of the Lallier-Deutz family. Today, the Delas wines are crafted by a panel of experts headed by winemaker Jacques Grange. Together, the team makes wines that have been heralded for their intensity of flavor and excellent value
Domaine Alary Cairanne 2010 FranceDomaine Alary Cairanne 2010 France
92+ Jeb Dunnuck – The Rhone Report
“More tight, backwards, and mineral-driven than the La Font d’Estévenas, the 2010 Domaine Daniel et Denis Alary Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne Vieilles Vignes is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre that is aged all in neutral wood. It is a gorgeous, classy effort that delivers clean aromas of black cherry, spiced raspberries, licorice, crushed stone, pepper, and subtle roasted herbs. This elegant, yet concentrated Cairanne has a lively, energetic texture, great acidity, and fantastic persistence and focus on the finish. Give bottles 2-3 years in the cellar, and then enjoy over the following decade.”
Domaine Aleofane Crozes Hermitage 2019 FranceDomaine Aleofane Crozes Hermitage 2019 France
Domaine Aleofane Crozes Hermitage 2019
A complex and subtle 100% Syrah from the Northern Rhone Valley. It’s an elegant wine, very floral on the notes – hints of violets, with the typical local aromatic plants find in the south of France (thyme, rosemary) with notes of dark red fruits, red plums. It’s spicy, meaty, cherries and moka notes. The wine has a deep cassis color leading to purple. The wine is powerful on the palate and shows smooth tannins from the ageing in oak.
In 2004, at the age of 28, Natacha Chave started her own domain. This fledging vigneronne bought 1.3 hectares of vines among the hilly fertile soils of Saint-Joseph in Northern Rhône. Just three years later, in 2007, she grew her domain, purchasing another 6.5 hectares of old vines in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, where she added some new plantings as well. Winemaking is in her blood. Her parents realised their dream of making wine in the 1970s, when they established a small winery in Crozes-Hermitage. Her older brother, the eminent Yann Chave, later took over their parents’ estate. Rather than join the family business, Natacha desired independence and to make wine free of limitations. She had her eye set on the region in which she grew up, the Northern Rhône, where she believes the perfect expression of her favourite grape Syrah can be found.