A kind of genetic map of what the iDealwine team loves to taste, share and recommend to friends. The major wine regions are represented, boasting an uncountable number of favourites. Alongside the great classics from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône, discover the regions, full of still-affordable treasures, like Beaujolais, Languedoc-Roussillon, Southwest of France. Without forgetting the Loire, now superstar, and the beautiful selection of non-French wines. Long live the 2015 and 2016 vintages! We have recently welcomed new bottles from everywhere!
Wonderful timeless bottles
Bordeaux opens the ball of this sale. If you are fast, you may be able to organize a horizontal tasting of the 2010 vintage, with signatures such as Petrus, Lafite, Yquem, Haut Brion, Angélus, Cos d’Estournel, or even L’Evangile. The selection is equally beautiful on both sides of the river. From the right bank, you get « Super-Bordeaux » in very nice vintages (Clos Puy Arnaud, Canon Pécresse, Haut-Carles). Among the classified growths notice Smith Haut Lafitte from Pessac-Léognan, Pichon Longueville Baron, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Pontet-Canet, as well as Château Lynch Bages from Pauillac; and at the top of the Saint-Estèphe hill, overlooking the Garonne, Château Montrose. The second wines allow you to approach the myth for less money: Alter Ego from Palmer, Les Tourelles from Longueville, La Chapelle from La Mission Haut-Brion, Les Hauts from Pontet-Canet.
From Burgundy, great wines are also omnipresent. We find majestic houses like Leroy, Méo-Camuzet, Roumier. The selection is really exceptional; just consider all the grands crus of this sale. You are spoiled for choice on great appellations and very prestigious cuvées: Corton, Grands Echézeaux, Montrachet, Musigny, Charmes-Chambertin. The Ponsot domain has some great surprises, including Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru and Clos de la Roche Grand Cru. This is a great opportunity to taste the range of Robert Groffier Père & Fils: Gevrey-Chambertin Seuvrées, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses, Les Sentiers and Les Hauts Doix Premier Cru and Bonnes-Mares. From Beaune to Musigny, we are also likely to find pleasant wines from Jadot!
Great cuvées from the Rhône will make your mouth water: in red, we have spotted a few Hermitages from Chave, Cornas from Auguste Clape, and the new one of the selection Delas. Incredible selection from Côte-Rôtie including La Landonne from both Jean-Michel Guérin and René Rostaing! Domaine Levet has just joined our selection in Côte-Rôtie. The Guigal house is also attractive with its wines Château d’Ampuis, Côtes Brune and Blonde and, of course La Mouline. The irreplaceable Condrieu from Domaine Vernay is likely to create havoc. And for fans of this grape variety, note also the presence of the irresistible – and very rare – Château Grillet. At the top, Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a sharp selection and at the same time wide enough for everyone to be pleased. All the key domains are present: Château de Beaucastel, Domaine du Vieux Donjon, Aimé Sabon, Charvin, André Brunel, Henri Bonneau and many more.
A few treasures
From Bordeaux, Château les Ormes de Pez, Château Belle-Vue and Château de Carles are at the top. Then we can’t miss Château Le Crock, satellite of Léoville Poyferré. In the family of alternative wines from Bordeaux, La Closerie des Moussis stands out with its amazing pre-phylloxeric plot. It will be an opportunity to taste a biodynamic Bordeaux. In this category there is also Château Falfas, without forgetting Clos Puy Arnaud which offers different cuvées. And why not fall for a Rieussec. Sauternes is not only for foie gras or aperitif, on the contrary: the food/wine pairings are varied, surprising and especially delicious!
From Burgundy, it is certainly difficult to find reasonable prices, but by carefully going through the selection, you can find some good values for money. Discover Etienne Sauzet with his Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru for example, Nuit-Saint-Georges Vielles Vignes (old vines) from Robert Chevillon, Meursault Casse-tête from Chavy-Chouet, and Pommard Vielles Vignes from Joseph Voillot. Check out Pierre Boisson from Auxey-Duresses and Monthélie. Côte Chalonnaise also offers great bottles like Vincent Dureuil-Janthial and Domaine des Rois Mages from Rully. Once again the iconic domains produce affordable wines that benefit from all the know-how of the house like the Puilly-Fuissé from Dominique Laurent and the Hautes-Côte-de-Nuits La Poirelotte from Laurent Roumier. In Burgundy Aligoté, try the cuvée Domaine Mugneret and the one from Aubert and Pamela de Villaine.
From the Rhône Valley, temptations at reasonable prices are numerous. Beautiful domains have their Côtes-du-Rhône cuvées that are sure to be appreciated at their true value. We, for example, love Elodie Balme, Marcel Richaud and Michel and Stéphane Ogier. Moreover, the cuvée « Viognier de Rosine » from Ogier has to be tasted absolutely for the fans of this grape variety. Crozes-Hermitage from Delas Frères and Guigal are blue chip. Try also Combier which has just entered our selection of Crozes.
Alphonse Mellot, François Chidaine, Domaine Fouassier, Charles Joguet, many names of beautiful domains from the Loire that you will find in this sale! Do not forget to head to the Southwest of France, meeting the Petit and Gros Manseng. And finally Irouléguy wines, including some fine wines from the Arretxea domain. Southern wines also offer fine bottles, particularly from Gauby, Château Revelette and Hervé Bizeul. Beaujolais is a booming region with prices that are still at the same level as before, although the quality keeps on increasing. Check out Domaine Desvignes, Damien Coquelet, Jean Foillard, Jean-Marc Burgaud and withotu forgetting the unmissable Marcel Lapierre!
Wishing you a pleasant shopping!
See wines available until 28th November:
28/11/2017 – 11.00am: Bordeaux Red
28/11/2017 – 11.05am: Bordeaux White
28/11/2017 – 11.10am: Burgundy Red
28/11/2017 – 11.15am: Burgundy White
28/11/2017 – 11.20am: Rhône
28/11/2017 – 11.25am: Languedoc-Roussillon
28/11/2017 – 11.30am: Beaujolais
28/11/2017 – 11.35am: Southwest of France
28/11/2017 – 11.40am: Provence – Corsica
28/11/2017 – 11.45am: Loire
28/11/2017 – 11.50am: Non-French Wines