Our new additions for June have arrived! We have some new and exciting partner domains to share with you, along with some new vintages following Bordeaux’s fruitful harvest and some cuvées we’ve just discovered.
From Burgundy, have you heard of Domaine Adélie? It’s managed by Maison Bichot and here we have two of the Mercurey cuvées: En Pierre and Les Champs-Michaux. Stopping off in Meursault we find Domaine Arnaud Ente and his rare bottles of Clos des Ambres and La Sève du Clos…these ones don’t come along all that often! There was some disappointment last time when not everybody could get their hands on a bottle from Vincent Dancer, so we’ve brought these back, just for you!
From the Rhône Valley, la Ferme des 7 Lunes has recently joined our network of partner domains. This family farm is run by Jean Delobre, a wine maker who works organically and biodynamically. We’ve also restocked some of your favourite domains: Gangloff and Jamet from the Côte-Rôtie and Jean-Louis Chave from Saint-Joseph.
We’re very pleased to announce that Domaine Ruppert-Leroy from the Champagne region is now one of our partner domains. This is a property whose vineyard spans 4 hectares in Essoyes, and we currently have three cuvées available from here. A longstanding favourite, Bollinger’s Special cuvée, is making a reappearance, so those of you with celebrations planned will be set for success. Same goes for Drappier’s brut nature, made from 100% Pinot Noir with a fresh and distinguished character.
And from Bordeaux, here are the new vintages available from some of your favourite châteaux and domains: the 2017 vintage can now be tried from Château la Tour Carnet, a grand cru classé in the Haut-Médoc, as well as from Domaine de Chevalier and Château Pape Clément in Pessac-Léognan. 2017 was a bit of a tricky one for Bordeaux – as with all the years ending in 7 – but there are certainly regions that managed to produce some really nice cuvées. We’ve just received our stocks of 2018 from Château Quinault L’Enclos, owned by Château Cheval Blanc with whom the expert team is shared. The new partner domains from this classic region keep coming, too, including Château Fourcas Dupré where a deep, intense wine is made, and Château d’Issan with its illustrious history. And if you haven’t tried Château Lafon-Rochet, we recommend these Saint-Estèphe cuvées – they are wonderfully round and delicately fruity.