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‘Belles bouteilles’ recently endorsed by the Fourth Estate.

Praised in Print Mixed Case Offer
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We think all of the wines featured here are terrific, but it’s very gratifying that professional palates concur.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

WHITE:
Coteaux de l'Ardèche: Cépage Viognier 'Grès du Trias' 2018
"Viognier comes in many guises and this is a distinctly grown up version, creamy and textured, with a hazy summery scent, like meadow grass with a waft of evening jasmine. "
Victoria Moore - Weekend Telegraph.

Pfalz: Pinot Gris vom Kalkstein 2018
"An attractive pinot gris with rounded pear and apple, hints of cherry and some spice, this is fresh but at the same time quite rich. There's good fruit and a little sweetness."
Jamie Goode - Sunday Express

ROSÉ:
Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2019
"Diaphanous orange. Mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors display very good depth and fine definition. Closes long and nervy, showing strong tension and repeating mineral and floral qualities."
Josh Raynolds - vinous.com

RED:
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2017
"The 2017 Lirac La Fermade is a fresh, upfront charmer that has impressive black and blue fruits, peppery herbs, and violet notes as well as a hint of graphite with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, and with outstanding purity of fruit, it’s going to be a rock-solid purchase that will keep for 4-5 years. 88-91 points. "
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau-Foltzenlogel 2018
"There's plenty of instantly appealing ripe, youthful summer berry fruit here, cleverly kept in check by a touch of savouriness on the finish. I tried it lightly chilled and loved the way it developed in the glass."
Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club.

Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2019
"An unoaked blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Carignan, the 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Les Sorcières is a fruit-driven, medium-bodied effort, ideal for gulping down with one of this summer's grilled hamburgers. Cherry and stone fruit notes have just enough savory nuances - cracked pepper and dried herbs - to keep things interesting and food friendly, finishing dry and silky. Drink 2020 - 2023. 89/100."
Joe Czerwinski - robertparker.com

This mixed case includes

2 x Coteaux de l'Ardèche: Cépage Viognier 'Grès du Trias' 2018£0.00

This Viognier from the Ardèche merits special commendation as it is a difficult grape to grow and vinify, and this version from Vignerons Ardéchois has lovely exotic fruit characteristics and a finesse that belies its modest price tag. Light enough to be drunk on its own as an aperitif, this wine has enough weight to take fish, poultry and substantial salads in its stride.

2 x Pfalz: Pinot Gris vom Kalkstein 2018£0.00

This is just the kind of under-the-radar, great value white that makes German wines the 'open secret' of the UK wine industry. Pure Pinot Gris (Grauer Burgunder), produced on limestone soils just north of Alsace, this crisp white makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to shellfish or Thai cuisine.

Certified as a Vegan wine.

2 x Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2019£0.00

The newly-landed 2019 vintage of Rudolphe Raffault's Chinon Rosé is an outstanding expression of Cabernet Franc. With a limpid coral-pink robe, an inviting summer berry bouquet and racy redcurrant and raspberry palate preceding the freshest of finishes it is the quintessential al fresco aperitif.

2 x Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2017£0.00

"The tank-aged 2017 Lirac la Fermade includes only 20% Grenache (it's normally 50% of the blend, but it was heavily impacted by coulure), with 45% Syrah and 35% Mourvèdre. Black olive and blueberry notes dominate this medium to full-bodied wine, which features a rich, velvety feel on the palate and a long, silky finish. 90/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.

2 x Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau-Foltzenlogel 2018£0.00

Domaine Taluau-Foltzenogel make this sleek, well-fashioned Bourgueil from 4 hectares of vines, grown on slopes of calciferous limestone.

2 x Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2019£0.00

Based near Vingrau at high altitude around the northern edge of Roussillon, former sommelier Hervé Bizeul has become one of the region's undoubted stars over the past two decades.

Acclaimed as 'one of the top 2-3 estates in the Roussillon' by Jeb Dunnuck (robertparker.com), his 'Sorcières red' - a blend of 50% racy young-vine Syrah, rounded out by 30% Grenache and 20% Carignan from plots between 40-80 years old - is a highly drinkable fruit-forward expression of this great terroir.