It’s time to draw 2020 to a close…why not do so on a magical note? In our marvellous cellar, we have grands crus, rare treasures, mature vintages, large formats, and delicate bubbles. Let yourself be taken in by a whirlwind of exceptional wines.
We don’t do things by halves at iDealwine, and we have bottles from all over the world at fixed price, ready for you to order and enjoy! A selection like this will take you on a true journey. From Australia’s Eden Valley we have the generosity of Henry’s Seven by Henschke. All the way from Oregon, US, are the surprising cuvées from Hiyu Farm, a domain that grows its vines as part of complantation agriculture. And from even further afield, more specifically Marlborough (New Zealand), there are some lovely single-varietal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cuvées from Greywacke.
Rediscover the depth of Europe’s viticultural ancestry. Why not taste the natural Retsina vinified in amphora by Greek domain Tetramythos? As always, abundance reigns in Italy. We have biodynamic Piedmont crus by Elisabetta Foradori, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo by Emidio Pepe, and the original Mount Etna wines from Sicilian Tenuta delle Terre. Spain is represented by the brilliant savoir-faire of Vega Sicilia and Comando G, the latter producing biodynamic Grenache in Madrid.
Ever loyal to French roots, we certainly have some fine new additions from across the regions of the Hexagon. From Bordeaux we have some primeur wines; the 2018 Carmes Haut-Brion, and La Petite Lune Rouge, the merchant wine from Domaine de Chevalier. An equally prestigious region, Burgundy has some real gems for us, including Marsannay wines by Sylvain Pataille and Rullys from Domaine des Rois Mages. Let’s traverse the 800km that make up France’s largest wine-making region, the Loire, stopping by for a taste of Philippe Alliet’s Chinon, La Taille aux Loups’ Montlouis, and Sancerre cuvées from Domaine du Pré Sémélé and Lucien Crochet.
Open your mind to the produce of regions we’d call up-and-coming. Mas del Perié run by Fabien Jouves in the south-west, Mas de Libian in Ardèche, Clos Triguedina in Cahors, and La Soumade in Rasteau. Fans of deep and generous wines, especially in this chilly season, will delight in the cuvées made on the sloping hills of the Rhône valley. Stéphane Othéguy’s Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph cuvées are a beautiful introduction to these legendary appellations, as are those of Domaine du Coulet for a classic Cornas. Saint-Préfert might be your preference if you’re after a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finally, the Corsican Ile de Beauté is calling, with delicious bottles made by Muriel Giudicelli.