Getting back into the swing of things can be hard, but these wines are about to be top of their class! Featuring Château le Pin, Latricières-Chambertin by Simon Bize & Fils, Côte-Rôtie from Jamet, and Dagueneau’s Mémento Mori.
There’s a bottle for every occasion. And to celebrate an event and enjoy in the company of dear friends, what could be better than to open a great classic, from Bordeaux or Burgundy? You’re in luck, iDealwine has plenty to choose from: Châteaux Lynch Bages, Branaire Ducru, La Conseillante, La Mission Haut-Brion, Léoville Barton, Pavie Macquin… Which of these wines will fit the bill? The other region that cannot be ignored – you MUST get a few bottles in your cellar – is of course Burgundy. From the Côte de Beaune, don’t miss this 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans from Marquis d’Angerville as well as the 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir from Coche Dury. Do you have a weakness for Chardonnay? The meursault 1er cru Poruzots from François Mikulski is the one for you, its label is unmistakable and you can’t go wrong. Why not try this Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2017 from Etienne Sauzet? If I were to say “Morey”, “Vosne”, “Latricières” … Yes, the Côte de Nuits also has treasures in its midst: Clos-de-la-Roche 2017 from Domaine Dujac, Latricières-Chambertin 2015 from Simon Bize & Fils, and Vosne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2014 from Méo-Camuzet…It’s up to you to decide!
Don’t miss out on bottles of new vintages, either to drink young or to age in your tidy cellar. From the Loire Valley, for example, a magnum of Bourgueil Le Haut de La Butte 2019 from Domaine de La Butte or a bottle of Sancerre Charlouise 2018 from Vincent Pinard might well suit you. Have you already tasted, from Beaujolais, the Moulin-à-vent 2019 from Yvon Métras or the Morgon Corcelette 2019 from Jean Foillard? Head to Corsica to taste Antoine Marie Arena’s Patrimonio San Giovanni in its 2020 vintage.
Vin de France, a label to note
Have you ever been happily surprised by a Vin de France? Created in 2009, this designation replaced the “Vin de Table” label and it didn’t get much press in the early days, wine lovers considering these bottles somewhat lowly. Today, times have changed and you might want to look again at this category of wines which comprises French-produced cuvées that are neither AOP nor IGP. Indeed, many winegrowers have decided to downgrade their wines in order to have more freedom of expression, away from the strict criteria of an appellation… Here are some bottles we think you should know about – they’re bound to impress you and your guests: Indigo wines from Aurélien and Charlotte Houillon, Passat Minor from Clos des Fées, La Croix des Batailles from Anne and Jean François Ganevat, Chardonnay Macération from Georges Descombes, Silex from Dagueneau (a guaranteed favourite!), or Les Noëls de Montbenault from the Richard Leroy estate. Let yourself be surprised!