It’s time to freshen up your collection with up-and-coming names, the latest vintages, and brand new arrivals. Trust us to provide you with some hidden gems and instant favourites, direct to your doorstep.
Newly welcomed to the iDealwine cellar are the wines of Rajat Parr, and Indian-American sommelier who crafts his own wines in California’s Santa Rita Hills. Greatly inspired by his love for Burgundy, Parr makes single-parcel cuvées of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at the Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi estates. These layered and complex wines from a pocket of Pacific coolness are an exciting find!
The Loire’s Anjou area is also a treasure trove of new faces, and we’ve fallen for the gorgeous Chenin cuvées made at Domaine Laureau. Here, Damien Laureau tends to six hectares of organic vines, and the Savennières appellation is brought to the fore through wines that buzz with minerality. The Roche-aux-Moines cuvée, for example, comes from a tiny parcel of just 2,500 square metres.
Young vintages take the centre stage among our latest arrivals, some of which can be enjoyed straight away, whilst others will be great for ageing in the cellar.
We’ll kick off with the 2020 vintage from Domaine Vincent Bouzereau. Meursault lovers won’t be able to resist the charm of these five wines, two village cuvées (a white and a red), alongside three premiers crus from the Goutte d’Or, Les Charmes, and Le Poruzot climats.
The Rhône Valley features nicely, represented by Laurent Combier, whose Collines-Rhodaniennes and Crozes-Hermitage cuvées are available in their 2021 vintage. From 2020 you’ll find the Saint-Joseph Cap Nord from the same estate, a gourmet wine that can be left in the cellar to develop complex spicy notes. We’ve also got some new bottles from the evergreen estate that is Guigal; the 2021 La Doriane in Condrieu is a truly fine white that promises some magical tasting moments after a few years of ageing. Further south in the Rhône is the Rasteau AOC, where Domaine La Soumade flies the flag with its excellent 2019 vintage.
Volcanic Sicilian verve radiates from the wines of Frank Cornelissen, whose 2021 Susucaru cuvée is a rosé made from native grape varieties, a perfect aperitif wine for the summer. You can also get your hands on his 2020 Munjebel, a white cuvée that hails from the Etna Valley; a magnificent backdrop for a very special kind of terroir.
We’ve also restocked some all-time favourites, the bottles that tend to fly off the shelves. For August, you should seize the opportunity to get a Château Latour, Forts de Latour, Coume del Mas, Billecart-Salmon, La Bégude, Clos de la Roilette, Rupper Leroy, or Sérafin, a handful of our best-sellers.