Many of these bottles have been victims of their own success, but we’ve managed to restock them for you! We’ve got bottles from Comtes Lafon, Bruno Clair, Arretxea, Olivier Horiot, Arena, and Vietti, all ready to be welcomed into your cellar.
There are many different ways to organise your cellar, and this time we’d like to point out some highlights by region – and not necessarily the classic regions you might be thinking of!
Ok, we’ll start with a classic just to get the ball rolling, this time with many new vintages that have just arrived! If you’re after a Pinot from the Côte de Nuits, Domaine Bruno Clair has Bonnes-Mares, Gevrey, Marsannay, and Savigny cuvées in their 2018 vintages. Domaine des Perdrix has a magnificent 2019 Pinot noir that pairs beautifully with a good red meat. There are some nice surprises from the Côte Chalonnaise, with a lovely range of 2019 Givry cuvées from Domaine de la Ferté, and 2018 Mercureys from Château de Chamirey. Nectars from the Mâcon include Clos des Vignes du Maynes and the treasures of Héritiers du Comte Lafon.
The many faces of the Loire valley
This region is vast in size and in the richness of the wine it produces. To discover the wines of the Côte Roannaise, Domaine de Sérol is the property to try, with its vines perched as high as 500 metres in the foothills of the Massif Central. The 2019 and 2020 Sancerres from Delaporte are magnificent in rosé and white alike. In Bourgeuil, we couldn’t recommend Catherine et Pierre Breton more; their 2020 Avis de Vin Fort cuvée is an organic and natural Cabernet franc, an easy-drinking bottle to enjoy with friends. Saumur is represented by Château de la Fosse Sèche, and Domaine de la Soucherie will reveal all that is wonderful about Anjou wines. The Ivoire cuvée from here is an extremely complex Chenin cuvée with a minerality that confers length and precision.
The heat of this southern region can be felt in the deep wines born of it. Our newest partner domain is Mas de la Serrane, an estate in the pretty village of Aniane, around 30km north-west of Montpellier. This is a recent domain that was created in 1998 by some enthusiasts who wished to change their career paths for good. Today they produce complex, aromatic, and fresh cuvées that we highly recommend. You’ll also find wines from Domaine Jean-Baptiste Sénat, and new vintages from favourites like Domaine d’Aupilhac, Camp del Mas, and Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot.