Last weekend two of our wines were written up in the press, by the respected wine writers Matthew Jukes and William Kelley.
It is a pleasure to see these small domaines beginning to win fans and find fame in the UK.
Both are family run, small scale and dedicated to making the best wine they can from their land. The wines they produce are characterful, full of flavour and a sense of where they are from and, above all, offer great value. Working with them and bringing their wines to the UK is a privilege, so it is rewarding to see their efforts recognised.
Please do buy some, you will enjoy them!
Domaine de l’Ermitage Menetou-Salon Blanc 2017
£15.00 per bottle inc VAT
100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on Kimmeridgian clay, the soil which gives the Loire Valleys best Sauvignons. Hand harvested before a strict sorting at the winery. Fermented using wild yeasts and aged on the fine lees in stainless steel before bottling.
“Domaine de l’Ermitage is… vital, immediately appealing, open and giving, and perfectly flavoured from the bright citrus and herb nose to the cool, stony, mouth-watering finish. It is drinking right now and you are guaranteed to be amazed at the energy and pristine freshness of this wine.”
Money Week Issue 963 06.09.2019
Maison de la Chapelle Irancy 2017
£17.95 per bottle inc VAT
100% Pinot Noir. A blend of four climats, Paradis, Renouel, Beaux Monts and Bâtardes from vines aged between 30 and 50 years. Aged 50% in cement, 50% in used barrels. Bottled with no fining or filtration.
“Aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and dark chocolate introduce the 2017 Irancy, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and muscular wine, framed by powdery tannins. Produced entirely from free-run juice, it’s a dramatic, more modern rendition of Irancy that will offer a broad drinking window, 2019-2029.”
Issue #244 August 2019