Press Pack Mixed Case Offer

Bottles that appealed to the palates of professionals!

Press Pack
£189.00
Save £8.10

Journalist selections from three wonderful regions – the Rhône, Loire, and Languedoc.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

WHITE:
Côtes du Vivarais: Vignerons Ardéchois 'Grand Aven' Blanc 2022
"In this rare white Côtes de Vivarais (over 90% of the appellation’s wine is red), Grenache Blanc and Marsanne deliver a full-bodied, characterful dry white with floral and tropical fruit aromas, sweet earthy spices, white pepper and herbs."
Joanna Simon - joannasimon.com

Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet: Domaine Saint Gayan 'L'Oratory' 2022
"Elegant and floral, well balanced, good sense of finesse. A lovely silky touch on the palate and no oak getting in the way of the intense melon and pear flavours. Very classic for a Villages white – all about fruit and flowers, and authentically Rhône, really lifted and joyful. Drink young. All handpicked from 50-year-old vines, a blend based on mainly Viognier and Clairette with Bourboulenc and others. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2025. 91/100."
Matt Walls - Decanter.com

Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2022
"The 2022 Menetou-Salon Blanc tastes like it is made by someone who cares. Grown by an organic and biodynamically certified producer, it has plentiful concentration, texture and nuance. It has a sense of generosity or fullness perhaps attributable to its clay-flint soils. It is not simply fruit flavors, although there are pretty pear characters, but floral, savory and nutty notes too. While there’s no doubting the fresh, flinty crispness, this wine also clasps the mouth with a satifying hold, going above and beyond most Menetou-Salon whites. Drink 2023 - 2026."
Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous.com

Corbières: Domaine Py '3ème Cuvée' Blanc 2022
"Open and inviting aromas, a captivating mix of peachy florals, honeyed lemons, honeysuckle and jasmine. Deft oak work has brought weight and richness, vanilla and toast but it's integrated into the fruit. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2027."
Natalie Earl - Decanter.com

RED:
IGP de la Drôme: Domaine Lombard 'Azalée' 2022
"Lively, more fruity, 'smashable' reds appeal to those who are less keen on heavy oak and tannin... This blend of 90% syrah and 10% viognier is vivid and bright, made for youthful drinking."
Victoria Moore - The Telegraph.

Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2022
"Rich nose and no shortage of fine tannins. In fact, it’s still a bit too young but should be GV (Good Value) drinking next year. Drink 2024 – 2027. 16/20"
Jancis Robinson OBE, MW - JancisRobinson.com

£189 per case of 12 bottles delivered, saving £8.10 on list prices.

This mixed case includes

2 x Côtes du Vivarais: Vignerons Ardéchois 'Grand Aven' Blanc 2022£0.00

This rare white Côtes du Vivarais wine (9% of the AOP, compared to 55% red and 36% rosé) is a full-bodied blend of Grenache blanc and Marsanne made from low-yielding vines. Offering orchard fruit and orange blossom aromas, this soft-textured, citrussy dry white balances crisp acidity with nutmeg and papaya notes and a mineral finish.

2 x Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet: Domaine Saint Gayan 'L'Oratory' 2022£0.00

This superb white Côtes du Rhône Villages ‘Sablet’, called 'L'Oratory', is made from a blend of Viognier, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. It is fresh and dry, with ample apricot and peach flavours offset by mineral undertones.

2 x Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2022£0.00

The Teillers' Menetou Salon Blanc is a firm favourite chez Yapp. The atypically ripe, juicy style of Loire Sauvignon Blanc is almost certainly influenced by the year that Patricia Teiller and husband Olivier Luneau (who now run the estate) spent winemaking in New Zealand. Certified as an organic wine.

2 x Corbières: Domaine Py '3ème Cuvée' Blanc 2022£0.00

This characterful white Corbières wine, a blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Roussanne, is fermented on its lees to impart as much flavour as possible. It has a pale straw colour, appealing wild flower and herb scents, and a lovely, rich orchard fruit palate underscored by deftly-integrated oak. Certified organic.

2 x IGP de la Drôme: Domaine Lombard 'Azalée' 2022£0.00

The 'Azalée' cuvéeis named after the Japanese Azalea flower and is a bright, vibrant purple-hued red wine with lush, juicy plum fruit. A blend of 90% Syrah and the remainder Viognier, it is co-fermented in the manner of Côte-Rôtie and is intended to be drunk on its youthful fruit.

Certified as an organic wine.

2 x Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2022£0.00

The red Costières de Nîmes wine from Château Roubaud is made from a blend of roughly-equal parts Syrah, Grenache Noir and Carignan. Bursting with ripe garrigue fruit over earthy tannins and scrubland scents, this crowd-pleasing, chest-thumping red wine is the perfect foil for robust, rustic dishes - cassoulet or pot au feu spring to mind.