A truly limited edition mixed case that will please the most demanding palates! Containing 6 of the most memorable wines we’ve tasted recently, each one in limited to hopelessly short supply. You get:
- Céline & Laurent Tripoz‘s ‘Prestige’ cuvée, a highly vinous but refreshing unsulphured Crémant de Bourgogne. Fermentation and extended elevage in old oak barrels, followed by 2 years of aging sur lattes, yields a rich sparkler packed with creamy dried fruits, pastry and chalky minerality. Gorgeous stuff.
- Domaine de l’Astré‘s magical ‘Edat d’Aur’ 2019, an old barrel-fermented Semillon from Dordogne whose captivating aromas will be stuck in your mind for days. Give this wine some air to clear the initial yeasty haze and reveal its hypnotizing straight-from-the-barrel perfume. Endless nuances of flowers, honey and lightly oxidized tropical fruit, balanced by a subtly stemmy direct-press crunch on the palate. God we wish we had more of this.
- Antoine Kreydenweiss‘s intense maceration of of Gewurztraminer from the quirky centre-ville vineyard ‘Clos Rebgarten’. The whole-bunch skin-contact winemaking brings out a savoury side of Gewurz, accenting its intensely floral lychee fruit with dark notes of tomato leaf and tobacco.
- Philippe Pacalet‘s coveted Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 made from 60 year-old vines in Vosne-Romanée. One of the few Pacalet wines that isn’t too harsh on the wallet, part of the reason why it’s so tightly allocated. A refreshing but profound Pinot Noir that has juicy red berry fruit vying for centre stage with dark notes of spice and forest floor. A wine that’s completely in flux from one glass to the next. Give it a little head star with some air.
- Marin Fumey‘s deeply perfumed Arbois Trousseau ‘Le Bastard’ 2017, made from the qualitative Trousseau a la Dame grown on schisty marl soils. Bright violets and cherry fruit paired cinnamon and savoury spices, silky tannins paired with refreshing bitter, a beautifully balanced wine.
- Roussillon magician Jean-Philippe Padié‘s super old-vine Carignan, Grenache, Syrah blend ‘Ciel Liquide’ 2012, a real stunner of wine in the opposite of a blockbuster style. Complex ‘come hither’ nose of ripe black fruits, olives, smoke and even a hint of sea breeze. On the palate intense, dark and integrated, with tannins and oak notes turned inward and coated with chalk and salt. Very profound and ‘deep’ wine that still feels natural, ‘open’ and airy.