We’ve got quite an eclectic selection for you: our most recent discoveries are in the spotlight, to the delight of the curious and seasoned wine lovers we know you to be. From Burgundy to the Loire, from the Australian continent to Scotland, try something new!
New discoveries from France
Some new faces have joined the iDealwine selection! We begin our journey in Burgundy, with a first stop in the iconic village of Meursault, where we find Domaine Bernard Millot. Supported by his son Emilien, Bernard offers lively and vibrant wines such as the Augustin, En la barre and Les Terres Blanches cuvées. Next, we head for the Domaine des Varoilles, located on the magnificent terroir of Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru. This ten-hectare vineyard, spread over seven appellations, can be tasted here in three vintages: 2015, 2016, 2019.
The fine wines of the Loire Valley are not to be outdone! It is in Monnières, in the Muscadet region, that the epic journey continues, where we find Vincent Caillé, winemaker of the Fay d’Homme estate. The latter favours long maturing on lees and the use of native yeasts. We need to cross the Loire River to reach the beautiful region of Pouilly-Fumé, where the Bouchot estate produces subtle wines of great purity; we highly recommend the Terres Blanches, Caillottes and MCMLV cuvées.
Let’s go in search of the sun, as the southern vineyards are waiting for us! Cultivated using biodynamic methods, the Clos Uroulat flourishes in the Jurançon region under the watchful eye of Charles Hours. The latter offers us his 2021 Gemini and his 2020 La Petite Hours. Château d’Aydie, owned by the Laplace family for several generations, follows suit by creating wines of a sumptuous richness, available in the 2017 and 2018 vintages. The cicadas are calling from the Côtes de Provence, where Château La Mascaronne has a beautiful rosé, along with whites and reds from the same appellation.
And from elsewhere!
The adventure continues thousands of kilometres away from France, this time towards Australia, at the Yarra Yering estate. These magnificent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the prestigious Yarra Valley region are characterised by their finesse and length on the palate. The Douro Valley is also represented, this time by Taylor with a 2017 Late Bottled Vintage Port. This world tour closes with an iconic Scotch whisky; the Macallan has various maturations to be enjoyed.
Beautiful new vintages to explore
The Burgundy region opens with Domaine Belleville’s Rully Premier Cru La Crée in the 2020 vintage and its Mercurey Champ Ladoy in 2017. Domaine Guillot Broux showcases its 2020 vintage through its Mâcon-Cruzille Les Genievrières and its Bourgogne La Myotte, while Domaine de Montille has its 2019 vintage up for grabs. As for the Domaine du Comte Lafon, we highly recommend its 2020 Mâcon-Villages Héritiers.
The sunny Rhône region also offers us some fine nectars which can also be fine and fresh! The 2020 Saint-Péray Harmonie from Domaine Alain Voge and the 2021 Côte-du-Rhône from Per El Saladin are perfect examples! Do you prefer fuller notes? Domaine Marcou might fit the bill with its red Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the 2015 and 2020 vintages. The 2019 Côte-du-Rhône from Fan dé Lune Saladin and that of Loï Saladin are bound to win you over!
Finally, we have selection of new vintages from all over the world;
*The 2019 Marlborough from Greywacke Wild Sauvignon
*The 2020 Pinot Noir d’Alsace from Domaine Boxler
*White Bergerac from Château Tour des Gendres in their 2020 and 2021 vintages
*Larmandier-Bernier’s 2014 maturing rosé and its 2014 Chemins d’Avize Grand Cru Extra-Brut
*The 2019 Bourgueil Mi-Pente and Les Perrières from Domaine de La Butte