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Saint-Péray Wine

Saint-Péray Wine

We are delighted to once more receive an allocation of the Clape family's sought after still Saint-Péray, as vines replanted in 2010 are now yielding workable fruit. Made from a blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne grown on clay and granite soil at 'Les Blâches' and 'Le Pouzat' it has a golden green robe, citrus peel scents and a smoothly-textured palate of white stone fruit with a long, saline-edged finish.

Jean-Louis Thiers is a relative rarity in Saint-Péray as he is first and foremost of this locale and does not have more significant vine holdings elsewhere. With 5 hectares of vines, plus some fruit trees, centred around the family home at Biguet, in the extreme south of the appellation, his is a traditional estate producing carefully crafted wines. His Saint-Péray tranquille (as the still wines are charmingly referred to here) is made from pure Marsanne and has delicate pear aromas and a palate of ripe orchard fruit offset by some zesty mineral notes. Jean-Louis recommends poulet à l'estragon as a classic accompaniment. His main wine, in volume terms, is his sparkling Saint-Péray Mousseux Brut. It is also a pure Marsanne that is bottle-fermented and hand-riddled then left on its lees for 21 months before disgorgement and release. With a lively mousse, citrus scents and some russet apple and nutty notes preceding a fresh finish, it makes a versatile aperitif and partner to gougères.

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  1. Saint-Péray: Domaine Clape 2018
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    £37.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £450.00
  2. Saint-Péray: Domaine Biguet 'Nature' 2017
    Bottle
    £21.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £252.00
  3. Saint-Péray Mousseux Brut: Domaine Biguet
    Bottle
    £22.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £264.00
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