Dads: Our true superheroes! Father's Day is yet again just around the corner. Next Sunday, on June 13th, we celebrate these superheroes and show them just how much we love them.
For the occassion we've rounded up five wines from family run wine estates, which will certainly put a smile on your dad's face. These wines come from estates where the family is rooted in the terroir, which adds a certain kind of magic. The passion and winemaking skills being passed on from one generation to another. The new generation working hand in hand with the old. When enjoying these wines, just pause for a moment to think of all the love and family history that have gone into that bottle.
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The origins of the López-Montero family in wine-making date back to 1788, when the first of their wineries in Tomelloso was registered. Today the new generation, María Belén, Juan Antonio, Pedro José and Elías, continue the family heritage with Bodegas y Viñedos Verum. The estate represents an exciting wine selection, coming from the best vineyards and terroirs in their property.
0.75l2017 Ulterior (BIO)Parcela n° 6 - Garnacha Vino de la Tierra de Castilla0.75l RedBio€16.50 €13.64At first you might think this wine was light and delicate with its pale red colour and its cherry reflections. But once you smell this gorgeous wine, with scents of peonies, rosehips and cherries, you realise there is more to this wine. Aged for almost a year in clay jars, the tannins are round and silky balanced by spicy, meaty flavours. Lovely freshness and tangy minerality on the finish. I would serve this slightly fresh to appreciate its gorgeous energy and red fruit flavours. Impressive and very gastronomic. Aged in the Verum cellars until it is ready to drink, this is a beautiful wine that can be enjoyed for the next five years.
Clément Boillot, is now working hand in hand with both his parents, Ghislaine Barthod and Louis Boillot. There is a great deal riding on his shoulders as not only does he have two great domains to vinify, but he is also President of the Chambolle and Vougeot wine syndicate and very attached to the family’s vineyards in Moulin à Vent. Follow-up is assured.
0.75lGevrey Chambertin0.75l Red€36.80 €30.41A lovely wine made from old vines in a successful vintage made from vines that are on average over 70 years old. There is lovely purity in the fruity nose here with red summer fruits undercut with hedgerow flavours, spice and mintiness. The texture is quite rich and creamy and there is a lovely sweetness coupled with the characteristic Boillot freshness on the finish. Perfect for current to mid-term drinking.
By now all Burgundy lovers know that Domaine Grivot has been on a roll over the last few years and although many attribute this to the arrival of daughter Mathilde and her brother Hubert, having known the family for at least 30 years, we know that this is really a collaborative effort with each member playing an essential part in the vineyards and cellars.
We assume you all know that the Thienpont history is interlaced with the wine world so it speaks for itself that we had to feature a family wine. One father & son power duo has to be Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont. Alexandre, who has continued to improve and build on the Thienpont tradition of winemaking excellence, is now working closely with his son Guillaume whose winemaking studies have taken him all over the world. Guillaume brings a modern vision to Certan and a technical discipline. Together they lifted Vieux Château Certan to its golden age. For centuries, considered among the top châteaux of Pomerol, the wines have received world wide acclaim for their purity, elegance and rich fruit character, typical of the supple and complex style of the Pomerol plateau.
0.75lPomerol0.75l Red€72.60 €60.00Deze prachtige vintage toont duidelijk de kwaliteit van deze tweede wijn van Vieux Château Certan. De naam komt van de perceel tussen Certan en Le Pin en de blend is 75% Merlot; 18% Cabernet Franc; 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dertig procent van de VCC-productie, met name de jonge wijnstokken en Cabernets, is bestemd voor La Gravette. De kleur van La Gravette de Certan 2016 is granaatrood van een zeldzame intensiteit, die aantrekt door haar helderheid en diepte. De aroma's van vers en rijp fruit, ondersteund door een vleugje mineraliteit, onthullen zowel concentratie als evenwicht. Zeer smakelijk, een uitstekende eerste stap in de richting van de stijl die kenmerkend is voor Vieux Château Certan. Het is zeker een van de beste Gravettes die Alexandre Thienpont heeft geproduceerd in de 30 jaar sinds hij de wijn in 1986 creëerde.
It is no coincidence Famille Perrin is one of the leading wine growers of the Southern Rhône Valley. Today the family estates are run by the forth and fifth generation. With Jean-Pierre and François leading the estates assisted by both of their children. All nine, they join their forces and ensure the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the family and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.
0.75lChâteauneuf-du-Pape0.75l White€78.00 €64.46This is a stunning white Chateauneuf, the most famous in the appellation from the great 2016 vintage. Made from a blend of Roussanne : 80%, Picardan, Clairette, Bourboulenc : 5% and Grenache Blanc : 15% , which comes from the seven hectares vineyard filled with large, rolled, smooth pebbles (galets roulés), this is a rich, aromatic and very persistent white wine which ages extremely well. On the palate the wine combines fruity flavours of white peaches and pears with a mineral, saline edge that gives the wine good definition. Long and very fine in the finish, this wine can be enjoyed young or for at least ten years after the vintage.