Have a browse through some of our top picks from the latest arrivals. We know you’ll make them feel very welcome.
The beautiful Domaine Plaisance Penavayre in Fronton (South-West France) produces wine with a brilliant sparkle and without additives, honouring the Négrette grape as well as a plethora of other varieties. Great value for money, especially considering how enjoyable they are. On a similar theme, let’s head to the Beaujolais, where Damien Coquelet, son-in-law of Georges Descombes, presents us with a Chiroubles and a Morgon Côte du Py – the most beautiful terroir of this appellation – with irresistible flavour for less than €15. Mathieu Mélinand at Domaine des Marrans crafts cuvées with silky texture and beautiful finesse, three vintages of which appear in this selection. From Savoie, it’s Domaine de Chevillard that features, an estate that always lifts the image of this lively region. The wines are pure and sincere, the nuances of their terroirs being unveiled by the native grape varieties at work, whether it be the Jacquère, the Roussette de Savoie or the fine Mondeuse.
Burgundy has also added to our network of partners. We are proud to present the wines of Domaine Decelle, with vintages vinified by the very talented Jean Lupatelli, oenologist known for the outstanding elegance of his wines; in fact, Domaine Comte de Vogüé hired him in 2021 to vinify, among others, their Musignys and Bonnes-Mares cuvées. Don’t worry, even without this winemaker, the future of Domaine Decelle & Fils and its cellars is in good hands and the level of the wines will continue to impress in future vintages. Another Burgundian gem, one of the region’s rising stars, Domaine Les Horées, has 1.3 hectares of vines and buys grapes simultaneously. The star of the show here is Catharina Sadde, a young German oenologist who has an impressive CV after experiences at Romanée Conti, Comte de Vogüé, and Cécile Tremblay among others. Already victims of their success, these cuvées have been known to sell out as soon as they go on the market, so you might have to wait for the next allocation…
New vintages also make an appearance in this selection. The 2019 and 2020 vintages from Spanish estate Comando G, which works biodynamically with Grenache just outside Madrid, are up for grabs. The 2019 Do Cantos Del Diablo is already sold out, but you can console yourself with a taste of the Do Las Uvas de La Ira, a fine introduction to the estate’s work, while you wait for its big sister to be restocked.
The 2020 vintage of Marc Colin’s superb nectar has arrived in our cellar, with a freshness and brilliance, from Burgundy to Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin, that are bound to win you over. Other Burgundy bottles that have just arrived include the Rully 1er cru and Mercurey from the famous Aubert de Villaine, both fresh and sumptuous wines. We also recommend the Aloxe-Corton and Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi from Domaine Rapet Père et Fils, great Pinot Noirs from the Côte de Beaune in the charming 2020 vintage. Next, don’t miss these two Chablis estates that have made their new vintages available to us; on the one hand, Jean-Paul and Benoit Droin, with its impressively well-balanced bottles, a winery that shines a little brighter every year. On the other hand, the talented Thomas Pico at Domaine Pattes Loup, whose wines, whether it be the 2019 Chablis or the 2018 Beauregard and Butteaux Premier Crus, have an energy and purity that can only be crafted by the appellation’s finest signatures.
Let’s round off these new vintages with the arrival of La Grande Année 2014 from the unmissable Bollinger Champagne maison; a vintage that gave the region’s winemakers a hard time with a cool, wet summer until mid-August, before a resurgence of heat that allowed for ripeness levels to be reached while benefiting from high acidity levels. The rosé cuvée is also available and will be the perfect bottle to share with loved ones.