The Rhone Valley is a richly diverse wine region. Segregated into North and South, the wines are quite different, the Northern Rhone wines dominated by the Syrah and Viognier grape varieties, producing the dark structured long lived reds of Cote Rotie and Hermitage. The wines further South, are much less monolithic, epitomised by Chateauneuf du Pape where up-to thirteen grape varieties are blended to create these great wines.
Grenache 60%, Cinsault 10%, Syrah 10%, Carignan 5% and with Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre. The Lafond Domaine Tavel Rose is characterized by a lovely pure tender pink colour. The predominating aromas are complex: red and white fruit associated with floral notes. With time, these fruity aromas will evolve toward more mellow notes with a touch of spice and stone frui…
Packed with fresh fruit, fragrances of linden tree and white flowers, savours of citrus, and a liveliness with enough punch that when served as an aperitif, it will tantalize our taste-buds without drowning our thirst. The fragrances evolve after the first summer towards honey and acacia notes, accentuating the suppleness of the wine. Perfect with seafood and soft cheeses.
Now run by the 5th generation of this wine making family, Domaine Saint Laurent produces a range of delicious wines. This is a beautiful pale yellow colour, very inviting. The nose is complex with notes of tropical fruit, peach and pear with a hint of lemon. This would match perfectly with a light fish dish.
2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Iconic 2011 -Beaucastel/Vieux Telegraphe/Janasse/Chante Le Merle/Clos des Papes/Bosquets des Papes (Case - 6/75cl)
1 bottle of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
1 bottle of Chaupin Domaine de La Janasse
1 bottle of Bosquet des Papes
1 bottle of Clos des Papes
1 bottle of Chateau de Beaucastel (Perrin)
1 bottle of Chante le Merle Bosquet des Papes
Sheltered from the wind named "Mistral" by the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, the vineyard grows in a natural biosphere reserve classified by UNESCO. Fed by sublime spaces size, the clay- limestone here exalts the benefits of a single typical Provence. The Château de la Croix des Pins was one of the first areas to obtain the "BIO" label in 1998.
The vineyard is located between 300 and 350 metres of altitude in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, this admirable mountain finely sculpted by erosion. It looks like majestic stonet lace. A real sculpture reaching a heigh of 755 metres. The soils are made of stony clay alluvium
Signature wine is produce from Syrah planted on Chalky-Clay terroir of Pont de'Isere and the hills of Mercurol.
This Syrah is vinified only in concrete vats in order to transfer all the freshness and fruity aromas of these terroir.
All vineyards from Michelas St Jemms are lead with eco-friendly methods that respect strictly biodiversity.
The estate has been in the same family since 1780 and they’re rightly proud off their traditionally produced wines. The grapes are picked by hand from 30 year old vines; the estate achieved organic certification in 2012.
Grape blend: Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvèdre 10%.
A powerful and well-constituted wine, deep ruby in colour with a purple tinge. It produces a complex nose of cinnamon, cooked fruits and Morello cherry. On the palate, additional notes of vanilla and peppery aromas.
It's a supple and rich wine with a long finish.
94 points (Robert Parker)
Grenache 50%, Roussanne 30%, Viognier 20%. Packed with fresh fruit, fragrances of linden tree and white flowers, savours of citrus, and a liveliness with enough punch that when served as an aperitif, it will tantalize our taste-buds without drowning our thirst. The fragrances evolve after the first summer towards honey and acacia notes, accentuating the suppleness of the wine. …
Sheltered from the wind named "Mistral" by the Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de Montmirail, the vineyard grows in a natural biosphere reserve classified by UNESCO. Fed by amazing spaces, the clay-siliceous soil, in the south of our property is perfect for the development of our fresh and fruity wines. The Château de la Croix des Pins was one of the first areas to obtain the "B…
This vineyard is littered with the famous ‘galets’ or pudding stones characteristic of the area, but in reality the subsoil if far more important – the quaternary terrace has a complex and varied mixture of red clay and ferruginous sand. The vines are very old (approximately 90 years old). This unique hilltop vineyard West of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape makes some of the…
An old told legend, belonging to Côte-Rotie related the story of the seigneur de Maugiron who having two daughters, one blond and the other dark haired, bequeathed a hillside to each one of them. And thus were born the names of " Côte-Blonde " and " Côte-Brune. " Côte-Rotie La Mordoree is made from 100% Syrah and is located on the border of the "Côte Blonde". The soil is compos…
Grapes producing "Le Méal" come from the Méal hillside. This is an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with large pebbles which contribute to the soil warming. The vines (more than 50 years old) produce very low yields and guarantee high quality. On the palate, this wine is ample and round, with a fine exotic freshness and hints of roasted almonds.