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Helpful Halves Mixed Case Offer
£89.00
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Less can be more, with these failsafe bottlings from first-class independent wine makers.

This mixed case contains three half-bottles each of:

WHITE:
Pouilly-Fumé: Domaine Dominique Guyot 'Les Loges' 2018
Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Domaine de la Mortaine 2018

RED:
Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Trescartes' 2016
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2016

This mixed case includes

3 x Pouilly-Fumé: Domaine Dominique Guyot 'Les Loges' 2018£0.00

Dominique Guyot produces this bright, rich, rounded Pouilly Fumé wine from mature rootstock on the coveted 'Les Loges' escarpment in the centre of this Loire appellation, which is reserved for wines made from Sauvignon Blanc.

This superb example of Pouilly Fumé drinks jolly well on its own but shellfish, asparagus and goat's cheese are all apposite accompaniments.

3 x Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Domaine de la Mortaine 2018£0.00

There's Muscadet, and then there's Muscadet. The Chéreau's bone dry Muscadet which is both 'de Sèvre et Maine' and 'Sur Lie' has been consistently excellent since we first shipped it 40 years ago. This zesty, palate-tingling wine makes a bracing aperitif, and goes down a treat with oysters, mussels and other 'fruits de mer'.

3 x Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Trescartes' 2016£0.00

Yapp is known as a Rhône specialist and this is our flagship Côtes du Rhône, so it ought to be very good ...and it is! Spice, jammy fruit and a rich silky finish. This Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre blend (called 'Trescartes') exemplifies all that is great about the increasingly-popular Southern Rhône reds.

3 x Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2016£0.00

"Already bottled, the 2016 Lirac La Fermade (54% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah) is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and textured, with the fruit forward, sexy fruit profile of this terrific vintage. Leafy herbs, lavender, blueberries and a kiss of graphite all emerge from the glass and it has sweet tannin and outstanding length. It too should keep through 2026, although there's no need to delay gratification. 91/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com