New Beginnings Mixed Case Offer
Exemplars from Savoie, Béarn, Bordeaux and the Cape.
The first two whites have a definite mountainous theme – Domaine Bellegarde's pure Gros Manseng grown on south-west facing clay-limestone slopes in the foothills of the Pyrenees and Domaine de l'Idylle's 100% Roussette from the high Savoie. They are joined by another single variety (Sauvignon Blanc) sourced from cool-climate vineyards on South Africa's Cape Atlantic coast.
Two of our red wines are Grenache & Syrah based blends from the Rhône: the versatile Yapp label Côtes du Rhône and AOC Cairanne 2016, the first vintage in which the appellation was entitled to drop the Côtes du Rhône-Villages pre-fix from its label. For the last wine, we turn to the reliable Chateau d'Abzac whose pure Merlot Bordeaux Supérieur comes from mature rootstock grown on well-drained gravelly soil similar to that of Pomerol 6km to the South West.
This case also serves as our 'Sommelier Service' case – a subscription arrangement where customers get a delivery of six different wines (two bottles of each) every two months for £149. For further details of the service, see here for regular wine deliveries. As ever, this case is available as all red or all white.
This mixed case contains two bottles each of:
Jurançon Sec: Domaine Bellegarde 'Énergique' 2019
Savoie: Domaine de L'Idylle 'Cuvée Emilie' Roussette 2019
Napier Winery: 'Klein Louis' Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Yapp Côtes du Rhône Red 2020
Cairanne: Domaine Les Eschaffins Rouge 2016
Bordeaux Supérieur: Château d'Abzac 2019