Loire Valley – Gerard Fiou Sancerre
A great way to start the tasting and if you haven't tried
French Sauvignon Blanc before this is an excellent way to start. Dry and
textural with pure minerality, white fruits and a hint of lemon. A perfect match
with seafood, goats cheeses
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Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2012
Quite a modern style of Chablis
with plenty of peach, grapefruit and creaminess laced with minerality. From 20
-45 year old vines.
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Metz Pinot Gris 2013
Consistently one of our favourite Pinot Gris.
Dry and rich. Plenty of really ripe pear, golden fruits, hints of ginger even
and finishing nicely dry. A benchmark style of Pinot Gris
South/West – Chateau du Cedre Cahors
From the 'home' of Malbec and offers dark savoury
fruits, Supple and friendly wine.95% Malbec with the balance Merlot, 20% aged
in older oak, this wine speaks about the fruit.
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Baptiste Boutes Minervois 2011
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10%
Mourvèdre from the rocky slopes near Carcassonne. This is meaty, with filter
coffee and hints of orange peel. Medium to full bodied
Valley – Manus Dei Cotes du Rhone Villages 2012
From the Chateauneuf
du Pape producer Chateau Sixtine - Parkers Wine Advocate says .."This a beauty.
Loaded with blackberry, licorice, crushed stone-like minerality and hints of
pepper, this medium-bodied, mouth-filling effort has plenty of richness, good
texture and excellent overall freshness and purity." We agree.
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Burgundy – David Moreau Cote de Beaune
Another very modern style; dark and relatively dense
and packed with fruit whilst finishing with a nice savoury twist and soft silky
tannins. David Moreau took over part of his Grandfather's domaine in 2009 and
has had wine-making experience at Domaine de la Romanée Cont and Neudorf (NZ).
This is a very affordable quality Burgundy and a name I think we'll hear a lot
more about. Grab some whjile it is still affordable!
Bordeaux – Château Carbonneau Ste Foy
Bordeaux « Cuvee Verriere » 2011
A beautiful Chateau offers a corner
of New Zealand in the Saint Foy appellation, South East Bordeaux (about ½ hr
from St Emilion). Operated by Wilfred Franc de Ferriere and his wife, Jacquie
(ex- Christchurch). They also operate an award winning B & B at the Chateau
which has hosted many Kiwis. This is their premium wine (90% Merlot this
vintage) aged in 100% new French oak. Plummy fruit with just a hint of the
Bordeaux savoury side. With good palate density and nice furry
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Roussillon – Cazes Rivesaltes « Ambre »
Situated in Rivesaltes in the Roussillon, Domaine Cazes
, with 220 hectares of vines planted, is the largest certified Organic and
Biodynamic estate in France. This fortified wine (16% alc, 100gms rs) is made
from Grenache noir grapes and then aged for 7 years before release. Dried
fruits, toffee, nutty rancio (sherry-like) flavours, this has beautiful harmony
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