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Summer Lovin' Mixed Case Offer

Rhône, Loire, & Languedoc crowd-pleasers.

Summer Lovin' - Mixed Case
£149.00
Save £20.00
Summer Lovin' - All White & Rosé
£149.00
Summer Lovin' - All Red
£149.00

Our 'Sommelier Service' case (see here for details of this regular wine delivery mechanism) begins with two contrasting styles of white. The Reuilly is a refreshing, lip-smacking Loire Sauvignon that we have shipped annually for 50 years, pre-dating even our Sancerre whose popularity has over-shadowed it. It is remarkably quaffable and a perfect foil for seafood. Robin Yapp can testify to this as, in 1978, he was dragged on stage at the Reuilly wine and oyster festival and invited to 'see off ' an entire bottle in one go. He didn't let the side down, unlike the local Chief of Police, and was rapturously carried shoulder-high from proceedings. NB: please don't try this at home. The white 'Nîmes' from the edge of the Camargue is a weightier blend of 60% Roussanne and 40% Grenache Blanc – decidedly trickier fare for a 'boat race' – we would recommend enjoying a glass with its local dish, garlic-rich brandade de morue.

Next up, three from the Rhône: Richard Maby's full-bodied, food-friendly rosé, our benchmark red Côtes du Rhône and the Equis (Maxime Graillot & Thomas Schmittel) team's easy-drinking Crozes-Hermitage (pure Syrah); warmly recommended by vinous.com's Josh Raynolds thus: "Mineral-accented dark fruit and floral aromas are energized by a jolt of spicy black pepper. Fleshy, juicy and nicely concentrated, offering finely etched boysenberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors that tighten up on the back half. Densely packed yet energetic as well, finishing with sharp clarity, smooth tannins and strong persistence. Made from fruit grown on the granitic soils of Saint-Jean-du-Muzols. 91-93/100."

The final wine in the line-up is our hugely popular, ripe 'Bordeaux meets the Languedoc' red Côtes de Thongue.

As ever, this case is available as all red or all white & rosé.

WHITE:
Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Blanc 2020
Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2019

ROSÉ:
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rosé 2019

RED:
Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Trescartes' 2017
Crozes Hermitage: Domaine Equis 'Equinoxe' 2019
Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2020

This mixed case includes

2 x Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Blanc 2020£0.00

This Reuilly wine is a fantastic, understated Sauvignon blanc, produced by the Cordier family, one of our longest-serving suppliers. We have shipped this wine in every vintage for over four decades - it is unfailingly zesty, crisp and refreshing.

2 x Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2019£0.00

A refreshingly unoaked Costières de Nîmes blanc from the Molinier family. Made from 60% Roussanne and 40% Grenache Blanc, it makes an ideal summer aperitif and stands up well to seafood - a garlic-rich brandade de morue would be just the ticket!

2 x Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rosé 2019£0.00

The Domaine Maby Lirac rosé is made from Rhône staples Grenache and Cinsault. It is more full-bodied than many rosé wines, with a bouquet of bright berry fruit and a full and fruity palate with undertones of rosehips and redcurrants. It's a great food wine, pair it with a broad variety of foods from salmon to charcuterie, and it also lends itself well to Oriental cuisine.

2 x Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Trescartes' 2017£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 and Mourvèdre blend (called 'Trescartes') exemplifies all that is great about the increasingly-popular Southern Rhône reds.

2 x Crozes Hermitage: Domaine Equis 'Equinoxe' 2019£0.00

The Graillot family is famous for producing fruit-forward accessible red wines made from the Syrah grape. The Crozes Hermitage 'Equinoxe' is an excellent, youthful example, crammed with dark, hedgerow-fruit scents and flavours offset by supple tannins. This wine makes an ideal partner to red meat dishes or flavoursome, hard cheeses.
Bottled under screwcap.

2 x Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2020£0.00

Hugues and Roland's 'Domaine Les Filles de Septembre' Cuvée Tradition from the Côtes de Thongue has rapidly gained a loyal following, and is now one of our top-selling wines. It has a joyful summer berry bouquet and juicy palate of youthful, red fruit, with bright peppery undertones over a background of supple, ripe tannins. Think Bordeaux meets the Languedoc.