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Les Vignes de l'Arque Viognier 2017 IGP Cévennes
Les Vignes de l'Arque Viognier 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Pays de Cévennes - west of Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied.
Grapes 100% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food On its own, or with fish, seafood salad, or even fruit.
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or to 2020

Hugely aromatic, offering classic honeysuckle, grape,. melon and peach aromas, with hints of citrus and herbs de Provence. The palate is delightfully refreshing and focused - soft, fruity, zingy, though not at all pithy, with myriad white fruit flavours and a gentle herbiness. Essentially dry, but generous and ever-so-slightly creamy, this really is a delightful wine, perfect for summer drinking. Great with water melon, too!

 

Price:  £9.79 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Les Vignes de l'Arque Cuvée Alexia 2017 IGP Pays d'Oc
Les Vignes de l'Arque Alexia 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Pays d'Oc, west of Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied.
Grapes A blend of Muscat a Petit Grains and Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food On its own, or with fish, shellfish or white meats
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or over the next couple of years

A blend of Muscat and Sauvignon, which exhibits the classic traits of each variety - grapey, orangey and zesty, courtesy of the Muscat and grassy/nettley and herbaceous, courtesy of the Sauvignon. Not that either variety dominates - indeed, this rather unusual combination is a bit of a master stroke. On the palate, there's initially a gentle spritz, which gives the wine real definition and focus, with truly mouth-watering white tree fruit flavours and soft citrus acidity and a long, cool, minty finish. Gold medal winner at the 2018 Paris Show - and very worthy of the accolade too. This really is a brilliant summer white wine, perfect as an aperitif or perhaps with light fish dishes, shellfish, white meats and cold cuts.

 

Price:  £9.79 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Les Vignes de l'Arque Cuvée Amélie 2017 IGP Pays d'Oc
Les Vignes de l'Arque Amelie 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Pays d'Oc, west of 'Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied, fermented/aged in barrel
Grapes 80% Chardonnay, 15% Roussanne, 5% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Fish with a creamy sauce, scallops, white meats, cheese
Next day
As good or even better
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years

Another fairly unusual blend of grapes. Part of the blend is fermented and aged in oak barrels, making for a surprisingly complex and inviting nose, with notes of honeysuckle, spiced apple pie, peach, lime oil and subtle oak vanillin. The palate is equally inviting and full of interesting flavours and textures, offering gently zesty citrus and white fruit flavours, along with subtle notes of garrigue herbs and peppery spice, all wrapped around a core of mouth-watering acidity, again with a long, cool, minty/spicy finish. Another gorgeous wine, equally suited to sipping on the patio or paired with food, from one of the most reliable growers on our list.

 

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Les Vignes de l'Arque Chant des Baumes Blanc 2017 Duché d'Uzès
Les Vignes de l'Arque Chant des Baumes Blanc 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Near to Uzès, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, aged 8 months in oak barrels
Grapes A blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food On its own, or with fish and seafood
Next day
As good
Drink Now or to 2021

Clear, pale gold colour. Peach, apple and honeysuckle on the nose, with hints of white pepper and spices. Quite rich and unctious on the palate, with a slightly oily/creamy texture, flavours of white tree fruits and fennel and further notes of garrigue herbs. With excellent acidity, perhaps a touch of grape tannin - which offers some grip - and a long, creamy, spicy/minty finish, this is a fine white wine.

 

Price:  £14.89 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Fortuné Angélique 2016 IGP Cévennes
Domaine Fortune Angelique 2016
Vintage
2016

Region IGP Cévennes - north of Sommieres, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-to-full bodied.
Grapes 80% Grenache Blanc, 20% Vermentino
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food On its own, or with fish, seafood, chicken, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 2 or 3 years

A blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino (a.k.a Rolle). Whilst 10% of the Grenache is fermented in barrique, the remainder of the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel vats, so any oak influence is absolutely minimal. The colour is a bright, limpid straw/gold. The nose offers a complex array of fresh tree-fruit aromas (notably peach, orange and apricot) with subtle pea pod, floral, apple pie and freshly cut grass notes. The palate has a gently creamy texture to it, although the overall mouth feel is almost (but not quite) bone dry, with those white tree fruit and soft citrus flavours to the fore. There's just a hint of orange zest, along with subtle fennel, herb and spice nuances and plenty of mouth-watering acidity. It also possesses a slightly savoury/saline quality, countered by a refreshing mineral/wet stone streak, which adds complexity and carries through to a long, cool finish. This really is top quality wine-making, with a flavour and texture profile similar to a white Chateauneuf-du-Pape or top Cotes du Rhone. It deserves to be paired with food - broadly speaking, simple chicken or fish dishes, or perhaps a quiche or pissalidiere - rather than simply quaffing. A really beautiful wine, which is lovely to drink now (and even better on day 2) and will continue to evolve for at least another year or two.

 

Price:  £11.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Blanc 2017 IGP Pays du Mont Baudile
Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Blanc 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Saint-Saturnin, in the foothills of the Plateau de Larzac
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied.
Grapes 80% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blanc, 10% Muscat
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Thai-style curry, chicken, cold cuts, fish, seafood, cheese
Next day
Still really good
Drink Now or to 2023
A limpid pale/medium gold hue, leading to a very pale rim. With a heady mix of peach and apricot, pink grapefruit, mandarin and apple (it's all in there!) with background notes of oregano, mint, nettles and honeysuckle, this really is a very alluring wine. And the palate certainly lives up to the promise of the bouquet, offering up a complex mélange of white fruit flavours, citrus, mixed herbs and hints of star anise and spice, all tightly-knit and wrapped around a core of mouth-watering acidity. The finish is gently herby/spicy and very long. Viognier can sometimes be a bit showy and flowery, but 10% each of Grenache Blanc and Muscat add immensely to the whole - the former for a bit of herb and spice and "non-fruit" quality, and the latter for a come-hither grapiness and zest. And it all adds up to a seriously delicious and more-ish wine, to enjoy as an aperitif or with food. An absolute cracker.
 

Price:  £16.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Turner Pageot Le Blanc 2017 Languedoc
Turner Pageot Le Blanc 2017
Vintage
2017

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-full bodied, part oak-aged
Grapes 65% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne, 15% Piquepoul
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better, after 1 or 2 days
Drink 2018-2023
The Roussanne and Piquepoul are fermented traditionally, whilst the Marsanne sits on its skins for 15 days, resulting in what is known as an “orange wine”. This adds not only a little extra depth to the hue of the wine, but also an extra dimension to the aromas and flavours. With a nose of honeysuckle, peach/apricot, wild herbs and fennel, it really does show a lot of complexity for a wine so young. As you might expect, it has a relatively rich and gently oily texture, courtesy of the 'orange' aspect of the Marsanne, but there is also an underlying freshness that comes through on the palate, with a zesty/juicy lemony tang, a certain spiciness and impressive length, not to mention genuine saline minerality. It certainly isn't a glugger, but it is a brilliant food wine, which grows in the glass, and indeed get's better after 2 or 3 days. A fabulous example of how good Languedoc whites can be. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £14.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Turner Pageot La Rupture 2015 Vin de France
Turner Pageot La Rupture 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, aged in 1 year-old oak barrels
Grapes 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Fish with rich sauces, shellfish, cold cuts and salads
Next day
Still fine
Drink 2018-2023
100% Sauvignon Blanc, from 4 separate blocks on 4 different soil types, all separately fermented at a relatively high temperature of around 30C separately in 1 year-old oak barrels, with no racking. As with Le Blanc (above) 20% of the grapes are given the “orange” treatment. The nose is rich and expressive, with notes of lime oil, basil, raisin, woodsmoke and a definite whiff of the sea. It possesses a considerably complex and structured palate, with rich lime/citrus and tart apple flavours, countered by a peachy/apricotty richness and a gently oily texture, with excellent acidity, a touch of grape skin tannin and a very long, spicy finish. Tight, minerally and focused, this is brilliantly quirky, and quite unlike almost any other Sauvignon Blanc you are ever likely to encounter. A real thinking man's/woman's white wine, which gets even better after several days in the fridge. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £16.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Turner Pageot Les Choix 2015 Vin de France
Turner Pageot Les Choix 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, aged 2 years in oak barrels
Grapes 100% Marsanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Shellfish/seafood, chicken, aged Comté cheese
Next day
Still fine
Drink 2018-2023
The grapes are fermented and macerated at a warm temperature for 5 weeks in whole clusters, resulting in an "orange" wine, with plenty of body, colour and tannin. And the colour is, well, a bright, limpid orange (or a sort of 24 carat gold). The nose is profoundly "winey", with little hints of stone fruits and honey, herbs and spices, new leather and, you've guessed it, oranges too - more precisely, essence of orange oil. You know like when you find a desiccated clementine that escaped the bowl and went unnoticed for a few weeks(!) Add in a hint of polished old wood, some decaying leaves and the merest hint of very fine Cognac and you get the picture - a very, very complex wine. Again, the palate is intensely "winey", with myriad stone fruit, soft citrus and secondary elements woven together into something really quite sublime. Beautifully rich, but equally well balanced, with cracking acidity and a perceptible streak of grape skin/seed tannin, allied to a quite dry, (rather than oily) texture and a long, gently warming, bitter/spiced orange marmalade finish. It really is a fabulously quirky and utterly more-ish wine - and quite possibly like no other you have tasted before! Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £25.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Garance A Clara Blanc 2017 Vin de France
Garance A Clara Chardonnay 2017
Vintage
2017
Region From the hills above Bédarieux, northern Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food Seafood/shellfish, baked fish, spicy Asian food, aperitif
Next day
As good
Drink 2018-2021
From an isolated vineyard, situated 600 metres above sea level near Bédarieux, in the Haut Languedoc national park. Pale straw colour with a slight orange glints. An intriguing and rather lovely nose of spiced apple pie, garrigue herbs and soft citrus fruit, with a hint of lemon zest and a definite note of peppermint. The palate is beautifully fresh and minerally, almost zesty and zingy, with tart apple, rhubarb and lime flavours and a hint of raisin and spice. The texture is nicely rounded, with just a hint of grapeskin tannin, excellent acidity and - like its red sibling - a cool, spicy, minty finish.
 

Price:  £13.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2015 Vin de France
Garance Les Claviers 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Caux, a few km north-west of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white, full bodied. Fermented and aged in oak barrels
Grapes Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris, Chardonnay
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Smoked salmon, shellfish, chicken, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink 2018-2025
A fairly pronounced orange/gold colour, with a slight sediment that runs through it, which doesn't seem to completely settle, even after the bottle has been standing for a few days. Not that this should be of any concern, although some people may alarmed! The nose offers an attractive mix of fruit and non-fruit aromas - very "natural", with hints of peach, dessert apple, raisin and spice, mingled with garrigue herbs and fennel seed, not to mention a really intense wet stone minerality. Unsurprisingly - given that Ugni Blanc is the main constituent variety - there is also a subtle but undeniable whiff of fine Cognac. The palate is even more expressive than the nose, with apple and other tree fruit and citrus peel flavours combined with subtle hints of honey, herb and spice notes. The texture is no more than medim-rich, perhaps even a touch tannic - courtesy of plenty of skin contact - though it remains really quite vibrant and fresh, courtesy of ample citrus and apple skin acidity. Purists and natural wine skeptics beware - this is an incredibly quirky and unusual wine - indeed , the very essence of "natural wine" - which will certainly not be to everyone's taste. It is a living, breathing thing, which continues to evolve in the glass, even for a day or two after opening. I can see it evolving nicely to 2020 and beyond.
 

Price:  £24.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre des Chardons Clairette d'Été 2016 Clairette de Bellegarde
Terre des Chardons Clairette 2016
Vintage
2016

Region Bellegarde, in the south-east of Costières de Nimes
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-bodied.
Grapes 100% Clairette
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.0%
Food Aperitif, salads, seafoods, chicken, creamy cheeses
Next day
Even better
Drink Drink now or over the next 2 or 3 years
Slightly hazy - bottled young and without fining or filtering, it will no doubt settle and clear in a few months. An expressive, leafy/minty nose, with notes of spring flowers, lemon zest, nectarine, garrigue herbs and a hint of stony minerality. The palate is soft and creamy, with flavours of stone fruit, water melon, baked apple, soft citrus zest and fennel, with a really quite unusual (for a white) saline, mineral tang, and a long, gently savoury finish. Close your eyes and you might even think you were drinking a Provence rose. If you like your wines with loads of overt acidity, this may not be for you, but if you fancy an aperitif to go with a bowl of olives, peppers and cured charcuterie, this is the perfect partner. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

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Domaine de Foltodon Les Féréoles 2015 IGP Pays d'Oc
Domaine de Foltodon Les Fereoles 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Saint-Come de Marujols, Vin de Pays d'Oc
Colour/Style Dry white - medium/full bodied
Grapes 30% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 40% Sauvignon
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fresh or smoked fish, white meats, salads, aperitif
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or over the next 2 or 3 years
The nose is wonderfully inviting and fresh, offering zesty soft citrus, peach and spring flower aromas, with subtle notes of garrigue herbs, fennel and wet stone. A proportion of Sauvignon Blanc is less unusual than one might think in southern white wine blends, and this wine shows just how well it can work - it adds a touch of the herbaceous, without imparting any of the variety's "extreme" elements. And it combines beautifully with the gently floral/grapey perfume and flavours of the Viognier and the more secondary/non-fruit elements of the Grenache, in a wine that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. The palate has a zesty, gently pithy citrus quality, more orange than lemon, along with a touch of peachy ripeness, a creamy texture, a modicum of grape tannin and ample acidity. All-in-all, a really charming, refreshing and flavour-filled wine - and for the money, it really is great value. Organic.
 

Price:  £11.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Monplezy Plaisirs Blanc 2014 Languedoc
Domaine Monplezy Plaisirs Blanc 2014
Vintage
2014

Region AOP Languedoc, from just north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white, medium bodied, aged in vat
Grapes A blend of Marsanne and Roussanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Fish, shellfish, chicken. Also lovely on its own.
Next day
As good, perhaps even better
Drink Over the next 2 or 3 years
Despite the fact that (at the time of writing - March 2015) this is so recently bottled, it is already nicely integrated and really rather delicious. With a clear straw/gold colour, it is zesty, but beautifully rounded, even soft, with the fruit at the orangey rather than lemony end of the spectrum, combined with peachy, spiced apple pie and floral/honeysuckle aromas and flavours, with some nutty notes putting in an appearance after time in the glass. The texture is gently oily, but the overall effect is of a really sprightly, tasty, elegant and beautifully balanced wine, with a splash of limey acidity and even a modicum of grape tannin. A lovely, quintessentially Languedoc white wine.
 

Price:  £11.30 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Combe Blanche Four A Chaux Roussanne 2015 IGP Pays de l'Hérault
La Combe Blanche Four A Chaux Roussanne 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Côtes du Brian, in the Minervois
Colour/Style Dry white - medium to full bodied, aged 3 months in oak
Grapes 100% Roussanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Fish with rich sauces, chicken, pork, paella, cheese
Next day
As good
Drink Over the next 3 to 5 years
Heady aromas of honeysuckle, peach, apricot and soft citrus, with subtle notes of vanilla, garam masala, grass and wet stone. The palate too shows plenty of gently stony/saline minerality, with flavours of mandarin orange, nectarine, apricot and soft spice, making for a fresh, yet rather exotic wine of some complexity. The texture is medium-rich, slightly nutty and beautifully focused, with plenty of soft citrus acidity and a hint of grape tannin grip, with a very long, tangy finish. Although this is far from being a simple quaffer, it is actually really good to drink on its own. That said, it has enough body and complexity to match strongly-flavoured fish dishes, paella, lemon-infused roast chicken, or perhaps even pork with a sweet-sour apple sauce. Many a Southern Rhône white (including white Chateauneuf du Pape) would kill for such quality, freshness and verve as this! It is excellent to drink now, but will probably age and evolve nicely for a few years yet - but why wait? Top marks for another stunner, from our favourite winemaker and old friend, Guy Vanlancker.
 

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Domaine de La Marfée Frisson d'Ombelles 2015 IGP Pays de l'Herault
Domaine de La Marfee Frissons d'Ombelles 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-to-full bodied, aged in oak for 1 year
Grapes 60% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay, 10% other
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish or seafood dishes, white meats, stir fries
Next day
As good - perhaps even better
Drink Great to drink now, but will age/evolve to at least 2023
A lovely straw/gold colour, with green glints. The nose is just wonderfully aromatic, complex and full of vivacity - herbaceous and fruity at the same time, with notes of nettles, mint and hay, mingled with fresh apple and peach, a hint of judicious oak and more stony minerality than you can shake a stick at! If it smells good, it tastes even better, with beautifully ripe, juicy, garrigue herb-infused stone fruit and soft citrus flavours, again with a pronounced mineral tang and mouth-watering acidity. With genuine complexity, it manages to be soft and approachable, yet beautifully poised and structured at the same time, in a northern Rhône-meets-Burgundy sort of way, with a very long, cool, minty/spicy/tangy finish. From one of the great Languedoc growers, this is consistently (vintage after vintage) our favourite Languedoc white wine - and an absolute steal at the price. Oh, and if you want to know what the 10% "other" grape variety is that goes into the blend, then feel free to drop us an email. It is a "legal" variety, and really does make a significant contribution to the flavours and texture of the wine, but...... it's a long story! Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £17.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine La Dournie Marie 2016 IGP Pays d'Oc
Domaine La Dournie Marie 2016
Vintage
2016

Region Pays d'Oc - in Saint-Chinian
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied, barrel fermented
Grapes 100% Roussanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish, chicken, pork, salads or as an aperitif
Next day
Best on day 1, but still good
Drink Excellent to drink now, or over the next 2 or 3 years
A very pale, limpid straw colour. Delicately perfumed and fresh, offering aromas of orange blossom, apricot and honeysuckle, with a sprinkling of aromatic herbs, very subtle oak nuances and a distinct whiff of mineral/wet stone. Roussanne normally tends to have a rich, slightly oily texture to the palate, but this one is beautifully fresh, fruity and crisp, like biting into a just-ripe nectarine or dessert apple, with subtle hints of fennel and clove. Essentially bone dry, with soft citrus acidity and a streak of stony minerality, which adds a rather delicious and refreshing orange peel and sherbert tang to the surprisingly long finish. Delicious!
 

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Mas Coutelou Macabeu 2015 Vin de France
Mas Coutelou Macabeu 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, aged in oak barrels
Grapes 100% Macabeu
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food White meats, fish, seafood, spicy Asian dishes
Next day
Excellent
Drink Now, or over the next 3 to 5 years
This is the only Coutelou wine that is aged in oak barrels. It has a lovely yellow/gold colour and massively complex aromas of lemon/lime oil, spiced apple, baked apricot, honey, brioche, garrigue herbs and mixed spice, all of which carry through onto the palate. Quite rich, with a gently oily/nutty quality and texture, but with a supremely balanced and really quite elegant structure, with masses of ripe stone fruit and raisiny flavours, soft spice, a touch of grape tannin, fabulous limey acidity and a finish that goes on and on. It is made to go with food, but is also good to drink on its own. Our bottle went brilliantly with mixed spiced olives and Brie as an aperitif. Undoubtedly one of the best white wines we have enjoyed this year.
Only 2 bottles left in stock.

 

Price:  £18.79 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Coutelou Peilhan 2016 Vin de France
Mas Coutelou Peilhan 2016
Vintage
2016

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied
Grapes 100% Carignan Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food On its own, or with a mutitude of fish or white meat dishes
Next day
Yes!
Drink Now or over the next 2 to 3 years
A deep, burnished orange/gold colour. The nose is quite intriguing and really quite lovely - a veritable pot-pourri of lime, bruised apple, quince and apricot, with little notes of flowers, herbs, leather, woodsmoke and clarified butter. There's also a hint of red fruit about it that I can't quite put my finger on.... Ah, yes - blackcurrant leaf! For the purists and anti-natural brigade, there's also something inescapably "natural" about it, though I would put anyone who identified anything faulty about it firmly in their place. It simply brims with life and is a real joy to drink - essentially bone dry, but with enough richness and generosity of orangey, apricotty, herb-tinged fruit (along with a modicum of grape tannin), acidity and minerality to satisfy the senses, with a really rather cool, almost minty finish. Will it age? Possibly - I honestly have no idea - but who cares? Drink now, for maximum life-affirming vinous enjoyment!
Very limited stock - maximum 3 bottles per customer.

 

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Domaine de Ravanès Le Renard Blanc 2013 IGP Coteaux de Murviel
Domaine de Ravanes Le Renard Blanc 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Thézan-les-Béziers, 10km north of Béziers
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented and aged 1 year in barrel
Grapes 75% Grenache Gris, 25% Maccabeu
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Fish, chicken, pork, paella, oriental dishes
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
The estate's top white, from 75 year-old vines. A lovely bright, medium gold colour, with a fabulous nose that covers just about every base, with fruity, zesty, herby, herbaceous, spicy and mineral notes all putting in an appearance. Lime oil, quince, crushed nettles, thyme, mint, coriander and wet stone are just a few of the aromas and flavours I can pick out, in a wine of genuine subtlety and complexity. Tight and focused in the mouth, offering masses of flavour, with ample acidity and plenty of grip, courtesy of extended maceration on the grape skins, followed by a year's ageing in oak barrels. Restrained power and elegance is the order of the day, with a long, cool, minty/spicy finish. And whilst it really is a joy to drink already, I can see it gaining yet more complexity and weight over the next 3 to 5 years, possibly more. Tangy and dry, rather than rich and oily, this is a wine that is closer in style to white Burgundy or old-style Rioja than Rhone. A really cracking wine, which is good to drink now, but will also age nicely for a few years yet.
 

Price:  £15.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2013 Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2013
Vintage
2013
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
This is grown (fairly) high up in the hills of the Terrasses du Larzac, 30 or so km north-west of Montpellier, where the nights are a little cooler and the growing season a couple of weeks longer than further south. If anything, this is even finer and more elegant than the fabulous 2012, in a northern Rhône-meets-Burgundy sort of way. A lovely pale/medium gold colour with green glints. It has a considerably complex nose that exhibits all manner of white fruit, honeysuckle/floral and herb aromas, whilst the palate is the epitome of restrained power - peachy, appley fruit flavours, laced with honey and lemon, a gently oily texture, a modicum of grape tannin, ample acidity and just a hint of warming spice on one long finish. This really is top, top winemaking, and more than a match for more expensive Northern Rhônes. Drink now, or age for another 5 to 10 years. Lovely wine.
Only 2 bottles left in stock.

 

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2014 Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2014
Vintage
2014
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
This is grown (fairly) high up in the hills of the Terrasses du Larzac, 30 or so km north-west of Montpellier, where the nights are a little cooler and the growing season a couple of weeks longer than further south. Fermented and aged 12 months in barrel, it exhibits a gorgeously complex nose of apples and citrus, orange blossom, spring flowers and a lick of judicious oak. The palate offers juicy peach and apple flavours, with a touch of soft citrus, a hint of peppery spice and a lightly nutty/waxy texture, with a gentle richness offset by a touch of grape tannin and fabulous acidity. A really lovely wine, and for a top Languedoc white, worth every penny.
Only 2 bottles left in stock.
 

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2015 Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre White 2015
Vintage
2015
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
A gorgeous, limpid, translucent pale gold colour. At the time of tasting (June 2017) it has only been in bottle for a few months, so shows a slight CO2 spritz and takes an hour or two in the decanter to settle down and open up. If you can decant for even longer, all the better. Thereafter, the nose is wonderfully complex, heavy with the scents of herbs, spices and stony minerality, at the same time exhibiting myriad aromas of apple and peach, mint, honeysuckle and fennel, with subtle notes of spring blossom and lime oil peeping through. The palate has a rich, creamy, almost oily texture, which is perfectly offset by juicy peach and apple flavours, a rasp of cut lime, garrigue herb and spice. The heightened, limey acidity and intense core of minerality makes for an explosively refreshing, yet considerably complex wine. Without doubt one of the finest Languedoc whites on the market - though our allocation is tiny! A very special wine.
Only 1 bottle left in stock.

 

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2016 Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2016
Vintage
2016
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age to 2024 and beyond
New vintage - tasting note to follow.
Very limited stocks (our allocation is tiny!) - maximum 3 bottles per customer.

 

Price:  £22.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2017 Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2017
Vintage
2017
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age to 2025 and beyond
New vintage - tasting note to follow.
Very limited stocks (our allocation is tiny!) - maximum 3 bottles per customer.

 

Price:  £23.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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