The classics tend to be classics for a reason. Weather-worn history, generations of passion and an unwavering dedication to quality have shaped the classic regions of the wine world. Few countries embody this quite like the French. 'Burgundy', 'Rhone', and 'Champagne'; names like these are synonymous with pure class.
For us, the best thing about classic French wines is the new generations who've started to take the reigns of history. Exciting, young, dynamic winemakers bringing their own interpretation to the classics we all know and love.
In This Case:1 x Champagne Douge, 'Duodecim' Extra Brut, 2016
'Duodecim' is a blend of several vineyards across Douge's estate, designed to give an overall snapshot of each single vintage (in this case 2016). This is brimming with delicious notes of orchard fruit, pithy lemon peel and ripe plum.
1 x Clos Sauvage, 'Canopée' Saint-Veran, Burgundy 2021
In French ‘Canopée’ translates to ‘canopy’, referring to the location of this little parcel of vines. They sit just above the village, overlooking to roofs of its houses - much like the sensation of being above a canopy. This feels a little like if De Moor made Saintt Veran. Elegant and flinty, with lots of citrus, apple, and a tickle of pepper bit of pepper.
1 x Domaine MANN, 'Chemin de Pierre' Riesling, Alsace 2017
A stunning, zesty Riesling grown on instantly mineral granitic soils. The five+ years in the bottle have softened its racy acidity, offering a slightly off-dry expression with notes of candied lemon, orange peel, fragrant white flowers, green apple and a honied finish.
1 x Domaine des Lauriers, Line Rosé, Languedoc 2021
A delicious, moreish rosé that instantly transports you to the shores of the Mediterranean sea; a stone's throw from where Domaine des Lauriers grow their vines in the south of France. The grapes here are picked at night to preserve their freshness and see only a light pressing to maintain its light body.
1 x Domaine Lacour, 'Le Mondelot' Bourgogne Rouge, 2020
This Bourgogne Rouge is a fabulous Pinot Noir, with all the hallmarks of delicious Burgundy minus the hefty price tag. A very approachable, lighter red with notes of juicy red fruit and plum, with crunchy cherry and graphite.
1 x Domaine Montirius, Vacqueyras 'Le Village', Rhone 2020
This expressive blend of Grenache and Syrah is driven by bright, vibrant red fruit. It is youthful and fresh, designed to be drunk younger to preserve its fabulous aromas of red cherry, cranberry and violet, with a long, silky finish.
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