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Sparkling, Dessert, Fortified wines
Dessert and Fortified Wines
We list a wide range of sweet wines from South-West France, Roussillon, Languedoc and the Loire Valley. And these wines are not just for desserts - many of them pair remarkably well with savoury foods such as cheeses, patés, terrines and foie gras. And, of course, wines such as Banyuls and Maury are amongst the (very) few wine styles that can stand up to being matched with chocolate - and Christmas cakes and puddings. All wines are in 75cl bottles unless otherwise stated.

Les Vignes de l'Arque Saveur d'Automne 2016 Vin de Pays d'Oc (50cl)
Les Vignes de l'Arque Saveur d'Automne 2016
Vintage
2016

Region Pays d'Oc, near to Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Sweet white dessert - full bodied. Late harvest, oak aged
Grapes 100% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
16.0%
Food Sweet puddings, fruit, soft cheese, foie gras
Next day
How about next week? Lasts for ages in the fridge
Drink Great now, but will evolve to 2022 and beyond

Clear, pale straw colour, with orange glints. A delightfully intense, perfumed nose, with complex fruit and floral aromas including apricot, orange, fresh grapes, honey, root ginger, turkish delight and a subtle note of oak vanillin. The flavours are somewhere between moelleux and full-on doux, but the inherent richness of the super-ripe, late-harvested fruit (as the name of the wine suggests) is countered by cracking acidity and perhaps even a touch of grape tannin. There is a core of rich, ripe, densely concentrated peach and apricot fruit, with notes of lime oil, preserved root ginger and just a touch of spicy warmth, whilst the very long finish offers a final flourish of tropical fruit and candied citrus. The oak is beautifully judged and integrates seamlessly with the fruit, making for a wine of considerable complexity. Although it is dangerously more-ish, a little actually goes a long way. Whatever, this wine is perfectly capable of sitting in the fridge for a good many days after opening, during which it just gets better and better. A simply exceptional, exquisite, naturally sweet (i.e. not fortified) Viognier.

 

Price:  £13.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de Montesquiou Amistat 2015 Jurançon
Domaine de Montesquiou Amistat 2015
Vintage
2015
 
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Sweet white, aged in oak barrels for 12 months
Grapes 100% Gros Manseng
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Foie gras, Serrano ham, tarte tatin, or as an aperitif
Next day
As good - lasts a good few days in the fridge
Drink Now, or over the next 5 years
The colour is a bright, limpid, shiny, pale gold. The nose is surprisingly complex, with aromas of quince, papaya, fresh root ginger and brioche. The texture is at the same time luscious and utterly mouth-watering. An attack of bitter-sweet citrus and crystallised white fruits gives way to a wonderfully tangy, semi-dry mid-palate, followed by a long, lingering, tangy, spiced orange marmalade finish. In the hierarchy of Montesquiou's sweet wines, this is strictly speaking the "entry level", and whilst the Gros Manseng is perhaps a touch more rustic than the noble Petit Manseng of Grappe d'Or, it is in many ways almost as compelling and contrary. Even for an estate that simply doesn't know how to make average wines, this is somewhat of a mini-masterpiece.
 

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Domaine de Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2015 Jurançon
Domaine de Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2015
Vintage
2015
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Sweet white, aged in oak barrels for 11 months
Grapes 100% Petit Manseng
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Blue cheese, foie gras, smoked salmon, tarte tatin, lemon layer or Sussex pond pudding, or simply as an aperitif
Next day
Indestructible - lasts for weeks in the fridge
Drink Great to drink now, but will evolve for 10-plus years
The grapes for this wine are harvested deep into November, by which time they have begun to dry on the vine, concentrating the flavours, whilst retaining all of the bracing acidity which is the hallmark of Petit Manseng. The colour is a very enticing shiny, rich yellow-gold. The nose has everything, from tangy lemon and lime oil, baked apples and apricots, through to mango, ginger and exotic spices and herbs. And it almost goes without saying that you can smell the minerality. The palate hits you with a mouthful of rich, semi-sweet apricot and peach flavours, with a gently viscous texture, and all manner of fresh and preserved citrus and tree fruit flavours. And then, milliseconds later, you get that incredible wave of nervy acidity and steely minerality, followed by a warm, spice and ginger hit at the end. Not that anything sticks out, as it all comes together beautifully, in a wine that keeps you coming back for more. This is the 12th vintage of this wine that I have had the pleasure of writing-up, and not one has ever failed to bowl me over. The sweetness and purity of fruit, perfectly married to that amazing acidity and lingering length always makes for something quite memorable, and something that is far more than the sum of its parts. I well remember the effect that first vintage (2004) had on me, and to this day, it remains my "desert island wine". And it is a bargain, to boot a fraction of the price of most classic sweet wines. The word "stunning" is over-used in wine parlance, but it is hard to find a better word to describe this wine - it really has that "wow factor". Biodynamic.
 

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Domaine de Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2016 Jurançon
Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2016
Vintage
2016
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Sweet white, aged in oak barrels for 11 months
Grapes 100% Petit Manseng
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Blue cheese, foie gras, smoked salmon, tarte tatin, lemon layer or Sussex pond pudding, or simply as an aperitif
Next day
Indestructible - lasts for weeks in the fridge
Drink Now, or over the next 10-plus years
The grapes for this wine are harvested deep into November, by which time they have begun to dry on the vine, concentrating the flavours, whilst retaining all of the bracing acidity which is the hallmark of Petit Manseng. The colour is a shiny, straw/yellow gold. The nose has everything - tangy lemon and lime oil, baked apples and apricots, with hints of fig, toffee, ginger and exotic spices and herbs. And it almost goes without saying that you can smell the typical steely, stream-fresh Petit Manseng minerality. The palate hits you with a mouthful of rich apricot and peach flavours, with a gently viscous texture and all manner of tangy, fresh and preserved citrus and tree fruit flavours. At the same time, you get a veritable wave of nervy acidity and steely minerality, followed by a cool spice and ginger hit at the end. Nohing sticks out, and it all comes together beautifully, in a wine that keeps you coming back for more. And with every sip, it reveals yet more layers of complexity and deliciousness! Vintage after vintage, this wine never fails to impress - it really is a quite stunning wine, and one which I could never tire of drinking. Biodynamic.
 

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Domaine de Montesquiou Vendanges Tardives 2011 Jurançon
Domaine de Montesquiou Vendanges Tardives 2011
Vintage
2011
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Sweet white, aged in oak barrels for 18 months
Grapes 100% Petit Manseng
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Blue cheese, foie gras, smoked salmon, tarte tatin, lemon layer or Sussex pond pudding, or simply as an aperitif
Next day
Indestructible - lasts for weeks in the fridge
Drink Now, or over the next 10-plus years
This is made from the estate's oldest Petit Manseng vines, with grapes harvested during a succession of "tries" (passes) through the vineyard, during late November and early December. Several more notches up the ripeness scale, this really is a wonderfully concentrated wine, pure 24 carat gold in colour, with a nose that possesses everything that Grappe d'Or has, along with candied fruits of all descriptions and colours and notes of toasted almonds, diesel and woodsmoke, basil and oregano. A hint of honey even suggests a touch of botrytis (on both the nose and palate) whilst the acidity is definitely more tangerine and seville orange than the lemon/lime of its sibling - still wonderfully bracing and tangy, but richer and fuller, and with all sorts of apple crumble, honeycomb, raisin and mixed spice things going on. At £27.50 for a full 75cl bottle, this really does provide amazing value for money. Plus of course it will keep for weeks, or even months in the fridge, once opened - if you can resist, that is! A quite extraordinarily lovely wine.
 

Price:  £27.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Gigou Selection Raisins Nobles 2010 Jasnières
Domaine Gigou Selection Raisins Nobles 2010
Vintage
2010

Region Jasnières, on the banks of Le Loir, south of Le Mans
Colour/Style Semi-sweet (moelleux) white
Grapes 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food Aperitif, blue cheese, fruit puddings, creme brulée
Next day
Even better - lasts for weeks once opened
Drink Wonderful now, but will age for 20 years or more

A glorious medium-deep amber/gold colour. The nose is equally glorious - classic late-harvest Chenin Blanc aromas of lime oil, bruised apple, raisin and orange peel, accompanied by pronounced wet stone and wet wool notes and subtle hints of preserved root ginger and beeswax. I'm not sure how much botrytis the 2010 vintage enjoyed, but I suspect this is more in the way of passerillé (grapes dried on the vine) because, whilst the texture is rich and gently honeyed, it is tremendously focused and tightly-structured. With a fair amount of residual sugar, the palate falls somewhere between demi-sec and moelleux. Layer upon layer of preserved white fruits, honey, lime oil and mandarin orange coat the tongue, with the oily/honeyed texture offset by a massive layer of stoney minerality and fantastically eye-watering apple/citrus-tinged acidity. The combination of - or perhaps the contrast between - lush, sweet, raisined fruit, mineral tang and elevated acidity really is something to behold, and makes for a wonderfully contrary wine, with a long, lingering, spicy, bitter-sweet finish. An outstandingly brilliant wine, which will probably be even greater in another 10-20 years - and certainly a match for the very best sweet wines of La Loire.

 

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Domaine Treloar MO2 2013 Vin de France (50cl)
Treloar MO2 2013
Vintage
A solera from the 2011 harvest, bottled in 2013

Region Trouillas, south-west of Perpignan
Colour/Style White, almost dry, lightly fortified
Grapes 100% Muscat à Petit Grains
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.0%
Food Aperitif, foie gras, patés, cheeses
Next day
Improves for weeks after opening
Drink Anytime over the next 5 to 10 years
Those who are familiar with Domaine Treloar's wines will know that the first (and until now only) vintage of MO2 was made in 2009. It was originally meant to be a dry Muscat, but - due to a cooling problem in the winery - the must became oxidised, thus rendering it unsuitable for making a table wine. So winemaker Jonathan Hesford decided to continue with the fermentation and make a fortified dry wine - something pretty unusual, if not unique, in Roussillon. And it turned out very well indeed - bone dry, but full of complexity and interest. Fast forward to 2013 and Jon decided to have another go - but this time, on purpose. And the result is somewhat different...... but equally interesting, if not more so. This one isn't *quite* bone dry, as we definitely have a few (but only a few) grams of residual sugar. That said, it has masses of interest and quirkiness - not to mention genuine complexity - with aromas and flavours of dried oranges and herbs, nuts, polished wood, eau de vie and all manner of vinous (i.e. non-fruit) nuances and earthiness - and a long, long finish that manages to be warming and cool/minty at the same time. As for what to pair it with..... well, I guess there are numerous possibilities! But is sure is good to drink on its own. An enigmatic wine, which everyone should taste at least once - if not more. A fabulous bargain!
 

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Domaine Treloar Muscat de Rivesaltes 2013 (50cl)
Domaine Treloar Muscat de Rivesaltes 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Trouillas, south-west of Perpignan
Colour/Style White, vin doux naturel
Grapes 100% Muscat à Petit Grains
Alcohol (a.b.v)
16.0%
Food Aperitif, fruit, desserts, paté, soft cheeses
Next day
Improves and retains its freshness for weeks
Drink Anytime over the next 5 years
An intense nose of jasmine, mandarin and apricot with hints of fennel, star anise and white chocolate. The flavours are rich and complex, but the inherent freshness on the palate is a joy to behold. There is of course a degree of richness, but it tastes grapey in the extreme, with subtle notes of cinnamon, clove, mandarin and lemon oil. And at just 15% abv, the added grape spirit goes almost unnoticed. Instead, what you get is a delightfully refreshing, intensely fruity, sweet, but relatively light fortified wine, with mouth-watering acidity that dances over the tongue and keeps you coming back for more. Achieving balance and elegance in a fortified wine requires very skilful winemaking, and this is an outstanding wine.
 

Price:  £10.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Coutelou Vieux Grenache Solera NV Vin de France (50cl)
Mas Coutelou Vieux Grenache
Vintage
NV - from age old soleras of up to 200 years

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Unfortified, dry-to-off-dry, intense and nutty
Grapes Grenache(s) Blanc, Noir and Gris
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Preferably on its own, before or after a meal
Next day
Next month or year, perhaps! Keeps indefinitely.
Drink Anytime over the next 50 years
New - tasting note in preparation. Limited to 1 bottle per customer.
 

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Domaine Piétri-Géraud Cuvée Méditerranée 2009 Banyuls
Domaine Pietri-Geraud Banyuls 2009
Vintage
2009

Region Banyuls - by the Mediterranean, near the Spanish border
Colour/Style Full-bodied fortified red, aged in oak barrels
Grapes 90% Grenache, 10% Carignan - 40 to 100 years old
Alcohol (a.b.v)
16.0%
Food Strong cheeses, patés, rich fruit cakes and puddings (including chocolate), dried fruits - versatile!
Next day
Lasts for weeks, once opened
Drink Excellent now, or will age to 2025 and beyond
Aged for 4 years in an oxidative environment, in old oak barrels left outside exposed to the elements, this an absolute stunner. An earthy yet ethereal perfume of bonfire toffee and molasses, spiced orange peel, cherry, redcurrant, fig, mocha, incense, polished old mahogany..... I think you get the picture. Intoxicating and more-ish, rich, sweetv and laden with preserved fruit intensity and soused Christmas cake flavours, rounded and completely hedonistic, yet so balanced and fleet of foot, with melting tannins and tangy, almost zesty acidity. There's a warming touch of eau de vie on the finish, nicely complementing those wonderful fruit flavours, which go on for an age - and at just 16% abv, this is a fortified wine which majors on fruit, not alcohol. This really is a lovely wine - in fact, Christmas in a glass.
 

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Domaine Sol-Payré Rivesaltes Grenat 2013
Sol-Payre Rivesaltes Grenat 2013
Vintage
2013
Domaine Sol-Payré Muscat de Rivesaltes
Region Rivesaltes, near Perpignan
Colour/Style Red vin doux naturel
Grapes 100% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.5%
Food Duck with tangy sauce, cheese, rich cakes, chocolate
Next day
Improves for days (even weeks), once opened
Drink Anytime over the next 10+ years
100% old vine Grenache, harvested at the peak of maturity, with yields of just 20hl/ha. The grapes are given a long maceration, followed by "mutage sur grains" (the addition of a small amount of grape brandy to the must) which stops the fermentation, thus retaining both intense fruit flavours and a certain amount of residual grape sugar. The nose simply brims with rich, ripe bramble and cassis fruit, with all manner of herb and spice notes, balsam, damp earth and fine eau de vie. The palate is even more fruit-filled and rich, with the fresh red/black fruits augmented by hints of fig, prune and soused black cherry, with fine, relatively soft tannins and ample acidity. The result is a tangy, sweet-sour style of wine which is dangerously drinkable. And whilst utterly lovely on its own, it will go equally well with savoury dishes such as duck with a rich red wine jus, foie gras or assorted cheeses, as well as rich fruitcakes and - yes - chocolate. In fact, it provided a fantastic foil for my home-made chocolate tart, with a side serving of freshly-scrumped Languedoc cherries!
 

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Domaine Sol-Payré Terre de Pierres Rivesaltes Hors d'Age
Sol-Payre Terre de Pierres
Vintage
N/V
Domaine Sol-Payré Muscat de Rivesaltes
Region Rivesaltes, near Perpignan
Colour/Style Red/amber, vin doux naturel, aged 3+ years in barrel
Grapes 100% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.5%
Food Soft cheeses, rich cakes and puddings or on its own
Next day
Improves for weeks, once opened
Drink Anytime over the next 20+ years
100% Grenache, aged for a minimum of 3 years in old oak barrels, outside on a terrace, at the mercy of the seasons. A mix of vintages, but with the majority based on the 2003 vintage. Beautiful on the eye, it has all the colours of the sunset - amber/gold/mahogany, with carmine glints. The nose offers a riot of fruit and non-fruit aromas - dried orange, fig, toffee, roasted coffee grounds, curry spices and damp earth - all of which carry through to the palate, with wave upon wave of sweet/tangy citrus and rich burnt toffee and fruitcake flavours, laced with herbs and spices and all manner of secondary flavours, culminating in a long, cool, minty finish. If vintage Maury or Banyuls is the equivalent of vintage Port, this is sort of halfway between that and Madeira - only a lot cheaper. This note is actually based on a newly-opened bottle, although I can confirm - from a previous bottle enjoyed over 2-3 weeks - that it just gets more and more intense, the longer you leave it open. A simply wonderful, hedonistic, rich, tangy, sweet-sour wine, to drink with soft/tangy cheeses, rich puddings, cheesecakes, sweet fruit tarts, after dinner, or simply on its own. Marvellous stuff!
 

Price:  £21.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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