Wind back the clock and (re)discover the vintages that have made wine history. From the 2nd to the 13th July you’ll find an astounding selection of ready to drink delights available to buy at fixed price.
As France gears up for the Tour de France, it seems only fitting that this grand sporting event is accompanied by a more hedonistic tour of the country’s finest vintages…
Let’s start by making one thing clear: an old wine doesn’t necessarily mean an expensive wine. Whatever your budget you’ll find something special in this fixed-price sale. Magnificent Rhône cuvées such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Boisrenard and Cristia Baptiste and Dominique Grangeon, not to mention Les-Arènes and Cornas from Chapoutier all come in at under €50.
A mature vintage sale wouldn’t be complete without some Bordeaux from the historic 1982 vintage, especially from the left bank. You’ll find, amongst other things, Pauillac from Mouton-Rothschild and Pessac-Léognan from Haut-Brion.
1989 was the year of sweet wine in France, especially in the Loire. Looking for something special to sip thoughtfully and meditatively? Direct your attention to the Vouvray from Pierre Darragon.
Looking for a memory from 2002? Perhaps not but nonetheless Champagne enjoyed an excellent year. Dom Pérignon, La Réserve de Œnothèque from Drappier and Montagne Grand Cru from Bérêche & Fils are some of the gems that will grab the attention of Champagne enthusiasts.
2005 was an exceptional year across the board and the Jura offers excellent value in this respect. For less than €20 you could be the owner of Côtes-du-Jura-Corail, for example.
The Rhône offers up some excellent cuvées from 2006, especially from the South. Let yourself be tempted by fine signatures such as the Cuvée du Centenaire from Domaine des Caillou or the Cuvée Réservée from Domaine Pegaü.
Some of the iDealwine team are packing their bags and pumping their bike tyres in preparation for the Route des Vins in Alsace this summer. Join in the fun with an aromatic white or a fresh, fruity red from the region. 2007 is a year that offers ready to drink delights. We love the wines from Ostertag, the Pinot Gris from Maison Hugel with its rich texture and unique aromas and, of course, the Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling from Trimbach.
2009 is another memorable year and Burgundy produced some prestigious grands crus. This sale is a unique opportunity to procure the Vosne-Romanée from Méo-Camuzet in this vintage. Other big names in this fixed-price sale include Leroy, Montille and Arlaud.
What can we say about 2010? Plenty. An excellent year and the Languedoc produced some outstanding wines in this vintage. Treat yourself to a bottle from Aimé Guibert (of Mas Daumas Gassac fame), Alain Chabanon or La Terrasse d’Elise.
Not tht familiar with the wines of the South and the South West? Let us guide you. The Jurançon from Cauhapé is a must try for those looking for a white while fro the reds we highly recommend the wines from Alain Brumont and the Madiran from Domaine de Montus. True icons.
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13/07/2018 – 11.00am: Bordeaux, Red
13/07/2018 – 11.05am: Bordeaux, White
13/07/2018 – 11.10am: Burgundy
13/07/2018 – 11.15am: Rhône
13/07/2018 – 11.20am: Alsace, Champagne, Jura
13/07/2018 – 11.25am: Misc. French Wines