- Châteauneuf-du-Pape0.75l RedBio€31.75 €26.24A tiny vintage in terms of quantity but of very great quality with perfect ripeness and great balance. Made from a blend of Grenache 43 %, Syrah 30 %, Mourvèdre 22 % et Cinsault 5 %, the different grape varieties are blended together immediately in the fermentation vats. The winemaking begins with a pre-fermentation maceration and then the fermentation begins thanks to the indigenous yeasts present on the grape skins. The wines are aged in French oak for 12 months, half in barrels, half in large casks. The wine has a dark garnet red colour, nose of black cherry, strawberry, red and black berries with notes of more complex aromas such as cedar and sandalwood. The taste is suave with tannins which are still young but velvety and fresh. Well-balanced on the palate with an abiding liveliness often found in great organic wines such as this. This vintage can already be appreciated when young with its palette of red fruits, spice and freshness. There is also an abiding elegance and concentration here which will allow the wine to show well for the next five to ten years.
- Châteauneuf-du-Pape0.75l RedBio€34.49 €28.50Regarded as being one of the more modern styled Châteauneufs owing to its fruity expression and purity, La Nerthe sits on 90 hectares of fabulous limestone soil interspersed with large « galet » pebbles. A great year for this domaine, the 2015 is very dark and rich with an intense ruby red colour. On the nose there are intense Syrah aromas of ripe blackberries, freshly ground black pepper, Asian spices. On the palate the wine has beautiful poise and precision, remains fresh as well as rich and opens up on the finish to reveal fruit, herbs and balsamic flavours. This will develop beautifully over the next 10 years, although I suspect that most will not be able to wait that long to enjoy this delicious wine.
- Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape0.75l RedNewBio€133.40 €110.25Made from 100% Grenache grapes, this is a stunning wine with a beautiful dark ruby colour, lots of intensity, a fabulous, fresh nose full of plums, red fruit and fine berries; on the palate the wine offers a bouquet of mint, fruit, spice, fine oak but above all what is so striking about this wine is its sweet, suave taste and its elegance combined with lots of persistence. The grapes come from a single vineyard of polished “galet” pebbles and this wine is only released in very small quantities. Delicious now it will certainly keep for another 10 years.