iDealwine’s Permanent Collection: 50 must haves at fixed-price


iDealwine has compiled a selection of 50 or so wines which have been specially picked to form the heart of a well-stocked connoisseur’s cellar. Combining great classics and gems unearthed from every region, this reasonably-priced collection will be continuously available for direct purchase on iDealwine, and can be delivered in a few days with immediate payment.

You’ve been asking us for long enough, and here it is… iDealwine is launching its « Permanent Collection », a range of must-haves which in a sense encapsulates our very DNA and will be continuously available on our site. It’s a well-pruned selection of just fifty or so key wines which we regard as essential stock items. The list encompasses all regions and styles, featuring wines that are certain to please the newcomer and the informed connoisseur alike. In particular, this selection provides the perfect introduction to setting up a well-balanced cellar, combining classics with more cutting-edge wines. So what’s their common denominator? All the wines are favourites of our team, and our philosophy is to offer them to you at sensible prices. The fine detail of this range will obviously change slightly each month, depending on the latest new arrivals… and our most recent discoveries.

These iDealwine « musts » include Bordeaux wines; Phélan Ségur 2006 and Haut-Condissas – Cuvée Prestige 2009, a small nod to iDealwine’s speciality of offering you ready-to-drink vintages; Haut-Bergey and Clos Puy Arnaud for biodynamics; an excellent value cru bourgeois (Tour Haut-Caussan); a lovely Pessac-Léognan white (Clos Floridène); Grand Corbin Despagne for a Saint-Emilion at what is still a very reasonable price, Fourcas-Dupré for an absolutely classic Médoc, Roc de Cambes to show you the full potential of some of the lesser-known Bordeaux appellations… and lastly, Reignac’s grand vin to provide the final proof that some « ordinary » Bordeaux Supérieur wines, if really well made, can easily compete with the crus classés.

From Burgundy, there’s an opportunity to indulge in a Chambolle-Musigny Les Veroilles from Bruno Clair, Laurent Roumier’s Hautes-Côtes de Nuits La Poirelotte, and the delightful Rully from Dureuil-Janthial. This fixed-price selection also features one of the wines we acquired from the Hospices de Beaune, the Beaune 1er cru Cuvée des Dames Hospitalières 2013. Three superb classic white wines: a Mâcon-Verzé from the Domaine Leflaive, the Bret Brothers’ scintillating Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Reyssié and the Chablis 1er Forêts from Louis Michel et Fils, a remarkable wine which we’re looking forward to showing off at exhibitions and other events; it’s characterised by its freshness, mineral character and purity.

The Rhône offering starts with the Sommelongue, a little jewel from André Brunel (Les Cailloux) at a very low price. It’s one of the best-kept secrets among the iDealwine team, who keep coming back to this wine time and again. Still in the lower price range, we have a Syrah from Ogier and a Cairanne from Richaud, which is a work of pure indulgence; Châteauneuf-du-Pape is represented by the Domaine du Vieux Donjon; Saint-Joseph offers the Domaine du Tunnel, while Crozes-Hermitage provides a Domaine Graillot, a lovely Côte-Rôtie with plenty of refinement from the Domaine Jasmin, and there’s even a Cornas Les Chailles from Alain Voge. Lastly, we present a remarkable white from Georges Vernay which is well up to the legendary Domaine’s usual standards.

From Loire, you’ll find three of the region’s signature flagship wines: the Taille aux Loups and its emblematic Montlouis Rémus, a Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine sur lie from Jo Landron’s Les Houx and Gérard Boulay’s Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu. We’ve selected three Champagnes from prestigious houses: Drappier’s Brut nature, Bollinger’s Spécial cuvée, and Jacquesson’s Cuvée 738, favoured by the most discerning connoisseurs. The list is complemented by two magnificent grower champagnes: Les Murgiers from Francis Boulard and the superb Brut from Charlot Père et Fils.

All the favourites from other regions are present and correct too: from Alsace, V. Zusslin (Pfingstberg Riesling) and Deiss (Grasberg), Tissot in the Jura (Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers), an exceptional white from Savoie (Argile from the Domaine des Ardoisières), Jean Foillard and the Domaine du Vissoux in Beaujolais, Pradel from the Terrasse d’Elise in Languedoc (a pure Cinsault), from Roussillon, the Sorcières from the legendary Clos des Fée and the Laïs from Olivier Pithon; Corsica offers us a white Patrimonio from Leccia; there’s a Jurançon from the Domaine Guirardel, and a very reasonably-priced Cahors from the Mas del Périé. You’ll even find an excellent German Riesling from Joh. Jos Prum (Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett) and an old Rivesaltes (1975), rated 90/100 by Wine Advocate!

These wines, available for fixed-price purchase, can be delivered to you in a matter of days via immediate payment. The fine details of this range will change from month to month in order to incorporate new wines – and sometimes our latest favourites, which we’re always keen to share with you. Happy buying!


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