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Terre des Chardons 2010 Clairette de Bellegarde
Terre des Chardons Clairette de Bellegarde 2010
Vintage
2010

Region Bellegarde, in the south-east of Costières de Nimes
Colour/Style Dry white - medium/full bodied.
Grapes 100% Clairette
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Aperitif, salads, seafoods, chicken, creamy cheeses
Next day
Even better
Drink Drink now or over the next 3 to 5 years
100% Clairette, harvested at just 35 hl/ha (between 6 and 8 bunches per vine). Pale straw colour. The nose is smoky, herby and spicy at the same time, with notes of over-ripe apples, apricot and lime marmalade. The palate is quite rich, even gently oily in texture, nicely fruity in a lemon and lime sort of way, with a rich seam of herbs and spices and even a touch of grape tannin, which leads to a long, tangy finish. It is considerably complex and concentrated, and whilst the acidity isn't high, it is a match for many an expensive southern Rhône white and really does come into its own with food. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

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Domaine Turner Pageot Le Blanc 2012 AOP Languedoc
Turner Pageot Le Blanc 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - medium to full bodied
Grapes 80% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day
Still fine
Drink Over the next 3 to 5 years
80% Roussanne and 20% Marsanne. The former is fermented traditionally, whilst the latter sits on the skins for 3 months, resulting in what is known as an “orange wine”, which adds not only some extra colour to the wine, but also a real depth of aroma and flavour. The nose offers notes of apples, raisins and brioche, whilst the palate is really quite zingy, with excellent acidity to match the rich, ripe tree fruit, orange zest, basil and rosemary flavours. There is also real minerality, with an almost savoury, even saline tang. This wine is all about restrained power, but with a refreshing streak, and a long, spicy/herby finish. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

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Domaine Turner Pageot La Rupture 2012 Vin de France
Turner Pageot La Rupture 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - medium to full bodied
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 Over the next 3 to 5 years
As with Le Blanc (above) 20% of the grapes are given the “orange” treatment. The nose is rich and apricotty, with notes of lime oil, orange marmalade, basil, flowers and a whiff of beautifully judged oak. It leads you to expect a rather muscular wine, but the reality is quite the opposite – it is a considerably complex wine, chock full of delicate white fruit and floral flavours, apple, pink grapefruit and soft citrus, with a really fine, minerally structure and wonderfully prickly acidity. In a blind tasting, not many would guess it as Sauvignon, but who cares when the wine is this good. A really brilliant, quirky and utterly delicious wine. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

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Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Blanc 2012 IGP Pays du Mont Baudile
Domaine d'Archimbaud IV Pierre Blanc 2012
Vintage
2012

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 Aperitif, salads, seafoods, chicken, creamy cheeses
Next day
Still really good
Drink Drink now or over the next couple of years
A pale, bright straw/gold colour, with a fragrant nose of peach, greengage and apricot and subtle hints of thyme, basil and oregano. The 10% of Muscat certainly adds to the aromatic profile, with notes of orange blossom and fresh grapes. Delightfully fresh and zingy, without being pithy, it offers flavours of soft citrus and peach, with a gently creamy/oily texture. It remains essentially light, airy, fresh and medium-bodied, with a deliciously mouth-watering backbone of acidity and a long, gently spicy finish. Delicious! Serve lightly chilled. Organic.
 

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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2012 AOP Languedoc
Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2012
Vintage
2012
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. 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, whilst the heightened, limey acidity and intense core of minerality makes for an explosively refreshing, yet considerably complex wine. The flavours last an age on the finish, revealing extra layers of complexity and sensation as they do so. It is a shame we could only secure a handful of cases - and even then, we had to beg and plead - for this is without doubt one of the finest Languedoc whites we have ever tasted. A quite faultless and very special wine.
 

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Domaine La Combe Blanche Le Four A Chaux Roussanne 2012 IGP Côtes du Brian
La Combe Blanche Four A Chaux Roussanne 2012
Vintage
2012

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)
14.5%
Food Fish with rich sauces, chicken, pork, cheese
Next day
As good
Drink Over the next 5 to 8 years
Aromas of honeysuckle, peach, apricot and soft citrus, with subtle oak nuances. Lots of minerality too, very fresh, fruity and expressive. The palate also shows a good deal of stoney, saline minerality, making for a fresh, fruit-filled wine, with plenty of complexity. The texture is quite rich, slightly oily and honeyed, even nutty, but with plenty of balancing minerality and acidity and a long, tangy finish. This isn't a simple quaffer, it is a serious food wine, with enough body to match strongly-flavoured fish with a hollandaise sauce, or lemon-infused chicken, or perhaps pork with apple sauce. Many a white Chateauneuf du Pape would kill for such quality! This is excellent to drink now (epecially if you are brave enough to give it a 24 hour decant) but will also age and evolve very nicely for a few years yet.
 

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

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Domaine de La Marfée Frissons d'Ombelles 2009 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Marfee Frissons d'Ombelles 2009
Vintage
2009

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - medium-to-full bodied
Grapes 70% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay, aged in oak for 1 year
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food All manner of fish, chicken, mushroom dishes
Next day
Brilliant, even after 2 days
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
Limpid medium straw colour, leading to a pale rim. The nose is really expressive, with aromas of lime, apricot, spring flowers and all manner of herbs, with subtle notes of curry spices and woodsmoke. Only part of the blend is aged in oak barrels, the remainder being aged in inert concrete "eggs", so the oak influence is very subtle, allowing all of those fruit, floral and savoury notes to shine through, not to mention a pronounced mineral/stone/flint quality that gives this wine such wonderful lift. It actually smells zingy, and this shows on the palate, which really is full of mineral and fruit-laden character, with flavours of stone fruits, soft citrus, herbs and spices. The texture possesses a gently oily feel, which is perfectly countered by immense mineral depth and fabulously zingy acidty - a wine with real grip, yet delicate at the same time. This has all of the attributes of a fine white Burgundy or Northern Rhone - with lashings of Languedoc terroir thrown in for good measure. One of Languedoc's finest white wines. Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £15.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2006 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2006
Vintage
2006

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, Clairette
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Smoked salmon, shellfish, chicken, cheese
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Can be drunk now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
This is a blend of - frankly rather unfashionable - Languedoc/SW France varieties. All of the grapes (from old vines of 50+ years) are fermented together and aged for 9 months in 400 litre Tronçais oak barrels with batonnage (stirring) once a week, prior to bottling, with no fining or filtration. The resulting wine is quite a deep gold in colour, yet very clear and bright. The nose is amazing - perhaps a touch of sulphur (or more likely reduction, given that not a lot of sulphur is used), but extremely mineral and flinty, with a touch of the struck match about it, but with potent citrus/zest aromas, redolent of lime oil, lemon zest and mandarin orange. Further notes of quicnce/crab apple, mixed herbs, spices and straw make for a wine of real complexity, both on the nose and the palate. Those herby, citrus, straw and mineral qualities come through in the mouth, along with baked apples and cloves, glorious acidity and even a touch of wood (or grape) tannin. Whatever it is, it is a wonderfully complex and lovely wine.
 

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Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2007 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2007
Vintage
2007

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, Clairette
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Smoked salmon, shellfish, chicken, cheese
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Can be drunk now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
Another deep gold coloured wine, but this one is stikingly different (at least at this stage) to the 2006 - richer, oilier, denser and perhaps a touch more alcoholic. It has peach, apricot, orange and baked apple aromas and a strong whiff of honey. Quite nutty, too, with a suggestion of sweetness that does indeed come through in the mouth. And it does taste richer, more mouth-filling and perhaps a bit less elegant and zingy than the 2006, though there appears to be ample underlying acidity - it is just masked by the sheer richness and weight of what is an enormously textured wine. Nevertheless, it is again very complex and long in the mouth, with a long, spicy, warming finish, not unlike the white from Chateau d'Estoublon. And for that reason, it is very impressive.
 

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Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2008 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Garance Les Claviers 2008
Vintage
2008

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, Clairette
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Smoked salmon, shellfish, chicken, cheese
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Can be drunk now, but will age for 5 to 10 years
If anything, this is an even deeper gold colour than the previous vintages, but still smells fresh, albeit in a honeyed, nutty, deliberately oxidative style. The aromas are more in the non-fruit category, with lots of minerally, herb and straw nuances and even a hint of wet wool, with subtle hints of peach, orange and apple lurking in the background. It is sort of a halfway house between the 2006 and 2007, with a touch more weight than the former, but higher acidity than the latter. Another brilliantly quirky wine.
 

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Chateau Rives-Blanques Chardonnay-Chenin Blanc 2013 IGP Haute Vallée de l'Aude
Rives-BlanquesChardonnay2013
Vintage
2013

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, medium bodied
Grapes 90% Chardonnay plus 10% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food On its own, or with fish, fruits de mer, salads, pasta
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or up to 2016
A delightful pale gold colour, with a touch of CO2 spritz. The nose is a combination of orange blossom, lemon oil and freshly cut apples and pears, with subtle notes of cinnamon and oregano. The palate is medium-bodied, zesty and packed with ripe tree fruit and citrus flavours. A touch of leesy/yeasty richness is offset by mouth-watering acidity and really intense minerality - that 10% Chenin Blanc really does make all the difference, giving real lift. It really is a lovely wine for the money - and ideal for now, or to lay down for another year or two.
 

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Chateau Rives-Blanques Le Limoux 2012 Limoux
Chateau Rives-Blanques Le Limoux 2012
Vintage
2012

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, barrel-fermented, medium/full bodied
Grapes A blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food On its own, or with fish, chicken, cheese
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or over the next 2 to 3 years
Ultra-pale straw gold colour. Delightful aromas of honeysuckle, orchard fruits, orange blossom and lime oil, with a strong sense of minerality, along with subtle hints of flowers, herbs and freshly-cut hay. Quite rich and intensely fruity on entry, with a touch of earthiness and gentle orangey acidity, countered by strong minerality and a delightful pithiness at the end. Barrel fermentation (as is the rule for all AOC Limoux wines) has imparted a gentle florality and elegance, rather than any overt oakiness. As a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac, this is the perfect expression of what the still white wines of Limoux are all about - and is absolutely delicious.
 

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Chateau Rives-Blanques Cuvée de l'Odyssée 2012 Limoux
Chateau Rives-Blanques Odyssee 2012
Vintage
2012

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, barrel-fermented, medium bodied
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish with sauce, white meats, creamy pasta dishes
Next day
Still very good
Drink Over the next 2 or 3 years
100% Chardonnay, fermented and aged for 6 months in oak barrels (one-third new). The nose offers abundant aromas of peach, orange blossom and lime oil, with subtle herby notes and a touch of oak vanillin. The palate shows a little oak too, but it is beautifully judged and with a lot of other stuff going on – lemon and lime fruit flavours with hints of spiced apples and orange zest. Quite rich, even opulent, warm and spicy, but finely poised and with some elegance. Lovely now, but also with a very promising future, with the potential to evolve nicely over the next 2 or 3 years.
 

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Chateau Rives-Blanques Dédicace 2011 Limoux
Chateau Rives-Blanques Dedicace 2011
Vintage
2011

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, fermented and aged in oak barrels
Grapes 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish, shellfish, white meats, cold cuts
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or over the next 5 years
Aged in barrels of up to 5 years old, but with 8% new. A subtle nose of spring flowers, peach, orange and herbs. Steely dry on the palate, with bags of Chenin character and minerality, and cracking lemony acidity, balanced by a judicious lick of oak. As always with fine Chenin Blanc, a night in the decanter does it no harm at all, over which time it develops further notes of wet wool, lemon curd, tangy apple and serious minerality. Complex stuff, and highly recommended.
 

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Chateau Rives-Blanques Occitania 2012 Limoux
Chateau Rives-Blanques Occitania 2012
Vintage
2012

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, fermented and aged in oak barrels
Grapes 100% Mauzac
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish, shellfish, white meats, cold cuts
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or up to 2017
An intriguing and rather delightful nose, combining spiced lemon, apple and raisin aromas with notes of honey, orange blossom, mixed herbs and a subtle whiff of oak - like summer in a glass! And whilst Mauzac is typically rather neutral, in terms of fruit aromas/flavours, this one has plenty on show, with bags of zesty citrus and white fruit flavours on the palate, wrapped around a core of tangy acidity, with a definite streak of stony minerality and just the merest hint of oak adding a touch of honey-like richness and texture. A really rather lovely surprise!
 

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Domaine Gayda Flying Solo Grenache Blanc-Viognier 2013 IGP Pays d'Oc
Domaine Gayda Flying Solo White 2013
Vintage
2013

Region IGP Pays d'Oc - sourced from various parts of Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied
Grapes 85% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food As an aperitif, or with fish, chicken, salads, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Now to 2017
Fresh, intensely floral, yet massively fruity on the nose, with apple blossom and lemon aromas giving way to peach and orange peel, with hints of tropical fruit and mint. The palate is crammed full of flavour, combining ripe tree fruits, citrus and herbs with a touch of honeyed richness and truly mouth-watering acidity. A beautifully refreshing and really rather elegant wine - and excellent value for money, too.
 

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Domaine Gayda Viognier 2013 IGP Pays d'Oc
Domaine Gayda Viognier 2013
Vintage
2013

Region IGP Pays d'Oc - sourced from various parts of Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry white - medium bodied, part oak-aged
Grapes 100% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food White meats, cold cuts, salads or on its own
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years
The grapes for this wine are sourced from no less than 4 different areas - limestone in Limoux and La Liviniere, slate in Roussillon and basalt in Pézenas. 10% of the blend is fermented and aged for 6 months on its lees in new oak barrels, the remainder in stainless steel.The nose begins a touch muted, but opens out after a while, whilst the palate is a riot of soft citrus and peach, with a nice hint of bitterness on the finish. Another delicious wine.
 

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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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