With iDealwine, you can travel all the way back to 1874: discover these landmarks vintages with us.
Get a taste of 1874, with a vin de liqueur from Château Sisqueille, work your way back to present day with a stop in 1939 (domain Pla del Fount), the victorious 1945 (Villargeil Rivesaltes), the illuminating 1969 (Château Beychevelle), the unforgettable 1982 (châteaux Pontet-Canet, Dauzac and Léoville-Poyferré), 2000 Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives from Hugel and Meursault Clos de la Barre from Domaine des Comtes Lafon).
If you’re missing the southern sun, mature vintages from the prestigious appellations of Palette and Bandol (Château Simone and Domaine Tempier) will transport you back to Provence. Languedoc also boasts its own icons and ready-to-drink vintages, including Clos des Cistes 2006 from Peyre Rose, IGP St-Guilhem Le Désert 2008 from Mas de Daumas Gassac and Terrasses du Larzac 2001 from Mas Jullien. That’s not forgetting a ‘grand cru’ of the Roussillon: Clos des Fées La Petite Sibérie 2008.
If summer is already a thing of the past and you’ve got your sights set on your winter holidays, play it classic with mountainous adventures. Head to the Jura: Vin jaune (Arbois 2003 from Jacques Puffeney), Vin de Paille (Côtes du Jura 2001 from Château d’Arlay), natural wines (the pet nat J’ai Soif from Anne and Jean-François Ganevat) await you. In Savoy, the crystalline purity of these wines will astonish you: we recommend domains Belluard and Giachino, two of the region’s flagship domains.
Are you in search for a bargain this September? In addition to the Foire aux Vins, we are spoiling you with more than 200 discounted mature vintages. Once again, variety is the watchword: in perusing the selection, you’ll come across such wonders as Echezeaux 2006 and 2008 from A.F Gros, Dom Pérignon Vintage 1996 from Moët et Chandon, Vouvray 1999 from Clos Naudin and Porto Taylor Vintage 2000. Lovers of spirits will delight in our old whiskies: Macallan 18-year-old Single Highland Malt Scotch 1975 and Dallas Dhu 1974.