Rose à Lies 2019 – Loire
Start your evening with joyful sparkles. This unique pet-nat is made with juicy red grapes Gamay and Grolleau. Playful and cheerful, but with a surprisingly chalky terroir expression. Fresh strawberries and raspberries, green herbs and earthy with a fine creamy finish. A wonderfully addictive glass. Once you pop…
Domaine de Thulon 2019 – Beaujolais Villages Blanc
Beaujolais Blanc is a rarity, but with the right producer, Chardonnay from this terroir produces Burgundy-worthy wines. Domaine de Thulon is located in Lantignié close to Morgon, where the soil is rich in granite and small pebbles. This domain only produces 600 bottles of Beau-Blanc annually. Citrus driven acidity and a full finish of white peach and buttermilk. Wonderfully complex and elaborate wine. Generous and exciting.
Tourbillon de la Vie Blanc 2019 – Roussilon
In the deep south of France you’ll find the region Roussilon, bordering Spain only separated by the Pyrenees. With its old vineyards and unique terroirs, Roussillon has become the playing field of many daredevillish winemakers, such as our J-P Padie. The Tourbillon Blanc (White Whirlwind) is juicy and expressive. The chalky texture and salty finish in combination with sunfilled aromas make this a nice companion to grilled fish and seafood.
Val des Rois Rosé 2020 – Côtes du Rhone
Southern Rhône rosées are slightly more filling than their famous counterparts from pink-wine-country Provence. More gourmet you could say. Val des Rois is the new domaine of top producer Stéphane Vedeau. The wines are flawless and perfectly reflect the style of Southern Rhône. Creamy on the palate, spicy on the nose, full of garrigue and a little textural bitterness at the end. Combines nicely with an Oriental salad, such as tabbouleh with mint and dried apricots.
Fumey-Chatelain Trousseau 2018 – Jura
Any wine lover will enjoy the wines of Fumey-Chatelain. A small family estate in the wine region for fanatics, Arbois Jura. Bordering Switzerland on one side and Burgundy on the other, wines here are produced with an individual expression and identity. And with even their own grape varieties, such as this Trousseau. Packed with smoky dark fruit and spices, though the finish is subtle and uplifting. Delicious with root vegetables from the open fire, such as roasted beetroot or grilled pointed cabbage. Or even sea bass barbecued on the skin.
Pinot Boir Rouge 2018 – Alsace
Kreydenweiss is the godfather of Biodynamie in Alsace. His style is a little rough but rimmed with sophisticated intellect. Not casual and without intervention, but intentionally made and produced with attention to the style. His red Pinot Boir is wonderfully crunchy and a bit reductive. After a little time in the glass, the juice gives off delicious tea-rimmed blueberry fruits and an addictive must-drink effect. Perfect for an after-dinner session with a selection of French cheeses, such as an Alsatian Munster.