Le Petit Tour de France Mix HALVES (4×37.5cl)

£59.95

France

Domaine Sautereau Sancerre 2019 HALF (37.5cl)

White, Loire, France

In stock

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 HALF (37.5cl)

Red, Rhone, France

 

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Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur 2016 HALF (37.5cl)

Red, Bordeaux, France

In stock

Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne HALF (37.5cl)

Champagne, France

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Description

Four half bottles which show a glimpse of the winemaking of this amazing, wine obsessed country.  We start in the Loire with a delicious and refreshing Sancerre.  We then move across the country to the home of sparkling wine, Champagne.  For this area we have chosen Billecart Salmon who make extraordinary Champagne.  Our journey then takes us south towards the Rhone Valley.  The weather becomes warmer, with the wines becoming fuller-bodied and full of bags of fruit flavour.  The wines of Mont Redon are big, bold and complex, this is a great Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  We finish our tour in historic Bordeaux, the centre of the French wine world.  Grand Village has winemaking pedigree in abundance.  A taste of blackcurrant, cassis and cedar are just some of the flavours in this top-notch example of red Bordeaux.

Additional information

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 HALF (37.5cl)

Bottle size

Half (37.5cl)

Grape variety

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault

Origin

France, Rhône Valley

Vintage

2017

Cork or screwcap

Cork

Alcohol

14.5%

Who makes this and where is it made?

This is a very well-respected estate in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with a fascinating history. As with many vineyards in this area of the Rhone, vines were originally planted by the Romans, but later the estate's vineyards became part of the Pope's own lands when the Papal see was moved from Rome to Avignon in the 14th Century. These days, its a family-run estate, making truly lovely wines. that drink well in youth and age too.

Tasting notes

It's concentration of flavour and firm age-worthy structure distinguishes it from a good Cotes du Rhone. At 14.5% alcohol it's not a reserved wine but great to sip over a long evening.

Drink dates

Drink or keep until 2025

Ideas for drinking/ food matching

Match this full-bodied red with hearty stews

Vegan

Organic

Technical Details

This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre and 2% Cinsault. Hand harvested bunces are destemmed and vinified seperately in temperature controlled vats with regular punch down using the “pigeage” technique. Post fermentation, 50% of the wine is aged in small oak barrels for 12 months with the rest remains in cask. The wines are then blended and matured for an additional 4 months before bottling.

Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur 2016 HALF (37.5cl)

Bottle size

Half (37.5cl)

Grape variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin

France, Bordeaux

Vintage

2016

Cork or screwcap

Cork

Alcohol

12.5% ABV

Who makes this and where is it made?

This is made by the exceedingly talented Guinadeau family. Their most famous and illustrious wine is Chateau Lafleur, from their Pomerol vineyards. This is a considerably more modest price tag, but with plenty of red Bordeaux flavour.

Tasting notes

Ruby red colour with the tiniest hint of garnet colour at the rim of the glass, denoting a few years of age. The nose is a little reserved with all its red fruited, spice and herb character revealing itself on the medium-bodied palate.

Drink dates

Now till Winter 2023

Ideas for drinking/food matching

Intriguing, aged Bordeaux. It's a great food match, a brilliant entertaining wine. Without food, the typical tannins of Bordeaux mean plenty of structure and a dry finish. If you normally drink fruitier, softer wines, stick to matching this with food.

Vegan

Organic

Technical Details

This is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.