La Cave iDealwine | 4,000 new additions before going back to school


La Cave by iDealwine is filling up this week: you should find your perfect match among the 4,000 lots. Big bottles, prestigious domains, new vintages, our Cave is full of unmissable gems.

Let’s start with Bordeaux where you’ll find a myriad of magnums: Château Chasse-Spleen, Château Lafon-Rochet, Château Giscours all in the 2011 vintage. Great names of the regions are also present: La Mission Haut-Brion 2012, Château Pontet-Canet 2013 and Clos Puy-Arnaud, famous for its beautiful Grand Vin in biodynamic.

Come now to Burgundy to taste the new vintages of renowned vineyards like the Bonne-Mares 2015 of domain Louis Jadot or the wines of the hidden gem Joseph Roty. Don’t hesitate to try the wines of domain de l’Arlot; its reds (especially the Romanée-Saint-Vivant) will enchant you with its intense and elegant aromas. Burgundy still has some affordable nuggets: the Bourgogne Aligoté 2015 of Anne Boisson will surprise you with its perfectly balanced and mastered acidity. One of iDealwine favorites will be the wines of Sylvain Pataille (Le Chapitre).

Taste (or a taste again) the Rhone classics in new vintages. First thing first, let’s begin with the unmissable Yves Cuilleron in the vintages 2017 and 2018 (côte-rôtie, condrieu, saint-joseph, cornas). Going down to the south, you shouldn’t miss the emblematic and unfindable Thierry Allemand with its Cornas 2014. Could we talk about the Rhone Valley without mentioning the maison Chapoutier? You’ll find the vintages 2015 and 2012 of its Hermitage. New additions of the mythical domain Jean-Louis Chave just arrived in the vintages 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (saint-joseph, hermitage).

Hard to pick a favorite in the Loire Valley… If we must, we would go for the sophisticated Saumur-Champigny of René-Noël Legrand, you’ll appreciate this wine both fresh and crystalline. We would also add the wines of the great Jo Landron: THE Must-taste of the Muscadet, its acidity and iodic notes will amaze you.

To postpone the end of holidays, we should pick some wines from the South of France. On the eastern part, Provence, each bottle of the Côte de Provence 2015 of Château de Roquefort or the Bandol 2014 of domain de la Bégude will be a nice reminder of your holidays. As you know, Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the iDealwine team favorite region. We recommend the domain Aupilhac 2018 or the domain Jean-Michel Alquier 2013 and 2014. If you haven’t tried it, go for the Clos des Fées and its cuvée Les Sorcières 2014, the perfect buddy wine you should always have in stock just in case. On the westside, go for the perfect balance between acidity, with and delicate bitterness of Carmin Larreyda 2017.

Last but not least… we must admit not only French know how to make amazing wines (it’s hard to swallow our pride! 😉 ) In our new additions, you’ll find many outstanding Italian wines: from Piemonte with the Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti to Sicily with the typical wines of Azienda Agricola Cos.

This selection is only a limited view of what your humble servant would buy. What wines would you add to this list?

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