Fresh fizz, light reds, and crisp whites are among our latest arrivals; the perfect bottles to get you in the mood for summer. Read on for the highlights!
Rosé, king of the summer
Of course, rosé doesn’t have to be saved for the warmer days, especially with so many beautiful cuvées that can be paired nicely with food. In any case, you might be feeling more in the mood for a glass of pink now the sun has come out, so we’ve added some good ones to our fixed price selection. If you’re after something fresh and light, perhaps to serve as an aperitif, we recommend the Corail cuvée from Château de Roquefort and Château de Léoube’s subtle wine. For something a bit richer, highlights include la Tour du Bon, Château Simone, and Clos Cibonne. You might like to try something a bit different, in which case Bruno Clair’s Marsannay rosé is a good choice. And to combine the fruity character of a rosé with the elegant fizz of champagne, look no further than Virginie Bergeronneau’s Léa cuvée.
The perfect partner for a light dish, seafood, and white meat, white wine really comes into its own during the summer months. From Burgundy, for a round and deep wine, we suggest Etienne Sauzet’s latest vintage (2018), Chablis cuvées from Billaud-Simon, Louis Moreau, and the legendary Domaine Raveneau, and the Mercurey from Château de Chamirey. In the Loire we find whites with a livelier character, perfectly represented by Les Poëte in Sancerre and Quincy, here re-released in its 2015 vintage. The Alsatian flag is being flown this time by Domaine Ostertag, whose fans will certainly not want to miss out on the 2018 and 2019 bottles, and the same can be said for Emile Beyer. Don’t forget about the jewels of Savoie, where cuvées such as the Rousette de Savoir El Hem by Gilles Berlioz should draw you in with their finesse and gorgeous minerality. And finally, the region on everyone’s lips, the Jura, here with a 2019 vintage from Domaine du Pélican.
Reds can be fresh and flavourful, too! We have some lovely, little gems such as the 2020 Morgon La Voûte Saint Vincent by Louis-Claude Desvignes, the 2018 Burgundy by François Nicolay, and the Marsannay cuvées made by Bruno Clair. For an even fresher taste, pick a Poulsard from Domaine François Rousset Martin in the Jura, or a Sancerre by Alphonse Mellot in the Loire.