This is a seriously sophisticated dozen for you French wine aficionados out there. As an importer we have always striven to find the absolute best wines at the most reasonable prices, and this pack is a perfect reflection of this philosophy:
3 btls 2017 Domaine La Croix Belle ‘Champ Des Lys‘, Languedoc (Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier)
From a stunning Languedoc winery that has been in the same family for over 300 years, this is a serious white blend and is our pick of the wines from this estate. Featuring Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay it has beautiful body and texture, an unctuous mouth-feel and a finish that lingers.
3 btls 2015 Maison Kerlann ‘Cuvee H’ Bourgogne Blanc (Chardonnay)
Herve Kerlann is an amazing man. His family hails from Bordeaux, not Burgundy, so he was greeted with a lot of suspicion when he moved into the earlier and purchased one of the region’s most significant properties – the Chateau de La Borde (former seat of the Dukes of Burgundy). Nobody would sell him their most ‘prestigious’ fruit (he was an outsider after all), so he set about trying to find the best vines that did not carry the renowned appellations and the prices tags to match, in a very detailed and methodical manner. The results are astounding and the wines he creates from this fruit are frankly better than many of the seriously expensive white Burgundies we have come across. Make no mistake – this is no ordinary Bourgogne Blanc!
3 btls 2015 Delafont ‘Mosaique’ Rouge, Languedoc (50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre)
We do a lot of work with Samuel Delafont, one of the region’s movers and shakers at the forefront of the push for Languedoc wines to be taken as seriously as those from France’s most prestigious regions. He ruffled a lot of feathers in said regions when his range of wines was chosen to be served at the Elysee Palace at State Banquets – something quite unheard of for a ‘lowly’ Languedoc producer. If you enjoy good Rhone reds, this wine will not disappoint!
3 btls 2013 Domaine de la Biscarelle ‘Le Grand St Paul‘, Southern Rhone (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre)
This winery is located in the extremely prestigious area of Le Gres, in the commune of Orange on the boundaries of Chateauneuf du Pape. Their vineyards were once entirely within the CNDP appellation, but after the 1936 classification, some of the vineyards fell on the wrong side of the road, and were no longer allowed to carry the name. The Le Grand St Paul is the name for a single vineyard that lies just over this boundary. It could carry the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation, but winemaker Jerome doesn’t like to abide by the rules that come along with it, so declassifies it to Vin de France, allowing him to do what he likes, with fantastic results. This is a really delicious Rhone red and its quality and heritage are evident within the glass if not on the label!
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