Wines of the Rhône Case & Book Offer

A six-pack Rhône masterclass.

Wines of the Rhône Case & Book
£199.00
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Matt Walls has been writing about wine for over a decade, his first book 'Drink Me' sold over 10,000 copies. After moving his family to the Vaucluse for 2 years to research his excellent new 'Wines of the Rhône', he's back in the UK writing for Decanter, Foodism and Club Oenologique. Whatever your motivations for buying the book and bottles combination, you will greatly increase your understanding of this fabulous region by dipping into either, preferably both. Quotes below are all Matt's own – from either Decanter magazine or the book.

"After 50 years, Yapp still has one of the best Rhône selections in the UK."

This mixed case contains one signed copy Matt Walls' book 'Wines of the Rhône' (2021), along with one bottle each of:

SPARKLING WHITE:
Crémant de Die: Domaine Achard-Vincent Brut
"A highly-recommended source of Diois sparkling."

WHITE:
Collines Rhodaniennes: Domaine Georges Vernay 'Le Pied de Samson' 2020
"Winemakers in Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu often make some IGP Viognier and IGP Syrah in order to extend their range. Some examples, such as Domaine Georges Vernay ‘Le Pied de Samson’ Viognier ...are outstanding wines that can easily be mistaken for grander appellations, so for those looking for value in the Northern Rhône, this is the best place to start.”"

ROSÉ:
Tavel: Domaine Maby 'La Forcadière' 2020
"Medium-bodied, good acidity and vibrancy. Cleansing finish, with a touch of tannic grip. 90/100."

RED:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2017
"Full bodied but not massive, there's a little touch of raisin to the rich plum fruit. Though very ripe, there's plenty of vibrancy and acidity on the palate... 94/100."

Crozes-Hermitage: Alain Graillot Rouge 2019
"There’s no lack of winemaking talent at this address."

Côte Rôtie: Patrick Jasmin 'La Giroflarie' 2017
"Powerful now, but highly enjoyable; will improve. Try from 2026. 95/100."

This mixed case includes

1 x Crémant de Die: Brut£0.00

Crémant de Die Brut - a light, dry sparkling wine with aromas of orchard fruit preceding a palate of russet apples and pears underscored by minerally nuances followed by a fresh, clean finish.

1 x Collines Rhodaniennes: Domaine Georges Vernay 'Le Pied de Samson' 2020£0.00

Christine Vernay's 'Le Pied de Samson' bottling is not actually a Condrieu per se as it hails from the upper plateau, above 300 metres above sea level, which doesn't fall within the boundaries of the official appellation, so is bottled as a relatively humble Vin de Pays. No matter, it's a Viognier that gives many a 'vrai' Condrieu a good run for its money.

1 x Tavel: Domaine Maby 'La Forcadière' 2020£0.00

"A blend of seven grape varieties, with the principal ones being Grenache and Cinsault, the 2020 Tavel la Forcadiere is nearly ruby in hue, with just a slight copper tint. Cherries and strawberries lead the way in this cuvée, a fruit-forward, medium-bodied thirst-quencher that balances those red fruit flavors and considerable concentration with almost salty and zesty notes on the finish. 90/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.

1 x Châteauneuf du Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2017£0.00

"One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035. 95/100."
Joe Czerwinski - robertparker.com

1 x Crozes-Hermitage: Alain Graillot Rouge 2019£0.00

"Spice-driven dark berry, cherry, peony and licorice aromas are sharpened by a zesty mineral flourish. Fleshy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors turn sweeter with air and pick up a smoky nuance on the back half. Shows fine definition and energy and finishes spicy and quite long, displaying gently chewy tannins and a resonating floral quality. 91-93/100."
Josh Raynolds - Vinous.com

1 x Côte Rôtie: Patrick Jasmin 'La Giroflarie' 2017£0.00

"Jasmin's traditional cuvée—the 2017 Cote Rotie la Giroflarie—is an assemblage of parcels from the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Tasted from tank prior to a light fining, violets, cassis and hickory smoke appear on the nose of this medium-bodied wine. The tannins seem silky at first, but they firm up considerably on the finish, suggesting well over a decade of ageability. Drink 2021 - 2035. 91 - 93/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.