The heatwave in France – and throughout Europe! – has us dreaming of a paradisiacal, desert island. Here, the team shares their desert island wines.
Starting off with Ludovic from logistics, who is a big fan of Jura wines and swears by Tissot’s 100% Chardonnay Arbois Les Graviers. In terms of red wines, he opts for Les Dentelles from domain Ganevat, a blend of Syrah and Grenache.
Alix from the international team basically can’t live without champagne. Her favourite thirst-quenching cuvée is Jacquesson’s 734 DT, that she enjoys for its vinous profile. Emmanuel in marketing is also a champagne devotee and struggled to choose between Laurent Perrier’s Ultra Brut, a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with no dosage, and a blanc de blancs Expérience 07 Brut Nature from Agrapart & Fils.
Tanguy in logistics is a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc: whether French or from further afield, he loves its freshness and fruit-forward profile. Of our French wines, he’d opt for a white Pessac-Léognan from Château Carbonnieux, for its exotic fruits and citrus. If he had to choose a non-French Sauvignon, it would be Dog Point from New Zealand.
For Gaspard, our youngest recruit, a Côtes-du-Rhône is the way to go, especially given the freedom that producers have here in their choices of blends. Elodie Balme’s version is a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, with a pleasantly natural style. The same goes for Marcel Richaud’s Terre de Galets. Finally, if he had to choose one single Côtes-du-Rhône, it would be No wine’s land from Domaine du Coulet. These three wines would pair perfectly with all that game caught on the island cooked on barbecue à la Robinson Crusoe.
Nathan from logistics opts for Burgundy. He would begin with a Saint-Romain from Domaine Aegerter, our allocation of the week for its “comforting, soul-soothing” abilities. A great pairing for all those sea foods caught in the cool light of dawn! His red wine of choice would the the Rully Les Cailloux from Domaine des Rois Mages for its thirst-quenching profile, truly an easy-drinking wine!
There you have it – our desert island wines. What are yours? Browse through our summer wine selection here.