Inside inspiration | 3 bottles to start off a cellar

Confinement is no walk in the park, but it isn’t without its positive points. You won’t have any plans to go out in coming weeks, so you might want to take this opportunity to get stuck into projects you’ve been meaning to start – why not get a wine cellar going? iDealwine’s Must-Have selection is just what you need for a head start. Here, we have three classics: a Bordeaux, a Burgundy and a bottle from the Rhône.

From Bordeaux, we recommend you start your cellar with a wine from the rive droite: Château de Pressac’s 2017 Saint-Emilion grand cru. This wine will be delightful after after 4-5 years of ageing, by which time it will have developed a lovely balance and velvety tannins. A cuvée that will pair wonderfully with a dish of red meat or veal.

Moving on to Burgundy, where we find one of our favourite domains: Sylvain Pataille, an ambassador for Marsannay’s finest wines. His 2018 Marsannay will be perfect after a few years of ageing, offering supple tannins and retaining its fruitiness. A wonderful introduction to Burgundy’s fine wines and a good way to get a taste of the Côte-de-Nuits for a price that is perhaps more affordable than those of its neighbours.

The Rhône is the third emblematic region, a must-have for every cellar. To begin with, we suggest a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, specifically the 2017 from Domaine Charvin, which we recommend for its lovely balance of power and elegance. This one can be aged for over ten years in order to reach its peak.

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