Spring is a time of renewal, something that we’ll feel even more with the end of the confinement period in sight! To accompany the warmer days and to celebrate a certain amount of newfound freedom, we’ve put together a lovely selection to refresh your cellar.
We have plenty of new additions from Burgundy. If you’re thinking abut (safely) getting together with friends or family over the next few weeks, you might want a fine bottle like a Bâtard-Montrachet from Etienne Sauzet, a Clos Saint-Denis from Dujac or a Clos de Vougeot Le Grand Maupertui from Anne Gros – all of these are right for a special occasion. As for something a little more accessible in terms of price, we recommend the delicious Mâconnais wines from Héritiers du Comte Lafon, or those from Château de Rontets. Finally, one of our latest favourites is a natural domain on the Côte de Beaune that won’t leave you indifferent – check out Domaine Renaud Boyer from Meursault.
Our harvest in the Rhône has also been fruitful. Here too, some big names have returned, so don’t miss out on Gonon (Saint-Joseph), Auguste Clape (Cornas) and La Pialade. We’ve also made it our mission to find the bottles with the best price to pleasure ratio and are sure you’ll be pleased with the likes of Entrefaux, Bonnefond, Gramenon, Christophe Curtat, La Réméjeanne and more besides. We’ve also heard on the grapevine that our favourite rosé, the famous Parisy from Emmanuel Reynaud, might well be among the delights in store…
From Alsace, we’ve made room for the fabulous 2018 vintage, a year both generous and of high quality. But, of course, you can make up your own mind by trying cuvée from Zind-Humbrecht, Albert Boxler, Deiss and Vignobles du Rêveur, this latter being a new partner domain owned by Marcel Deiss and his partner Emmanuelle Milan. With names like this, you’re not taking any risks! The same goes for the Beaujolais, where the most recent vintage can be found from Louis-Claude Desvignes, Domaine de la Grand’Cour, Jules Métras, Mee Godard and Château Thivin.
We’ve also had to restock our champagnes, and haven’t neglected to include some of the finest fizz from Agrapart, Savart, Drappier, Franck Pascal and Olivier Horiot. From Bordeaux, it’s the return of Château Belle-Vue with a magnum of the great 2015 vintage! From the Languedoc, a 2016 from La Grange des Pères should put a smile on your face. And finally, often wrongly overlooked, we have some great cuvées from the Provence region with names like Domaine Tempier, Trévallon, Henri Milan, la Bastide Blanche and Clos Cibonne.