Summer Lovin' Mixed Case Offer
Rhône, Loire, & Languedoc crowd-pleasers.
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.
Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Blanc 2020
Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2019
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rosé 2019
Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Trescartes' 2017
Crozes Hermitage: Domaine Equis 'Equinoxe' 2019
Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2020