Grape Expectations - 2018 September Box
Tous les mois, c'est un nouveau thème qui accompagnera vos dégustations. Les vins proposés dans nos box sont sélectionnés par notre Maître Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Voici un aperçu des sélections de ce mois-ci.
The Adventures of the Lost Grapes
September is here! Ah, the dreaded back to school. We almost forget what it’s like to go back to the daily grind. The things we’re used to doing every day suddenly seem unnatural after a long summer holiday. Thinking about the memories of the long summer, we realised that a lot of grape varieties and regions are also left behind. As a result, we’ve formed The Adventurers of the Lost Grapes! There are nearly 10,000 different varieties of vines in the world! France allows for only 220 to be used in commercial production and 20 of them account for the vast majority of all wine made in France. A handful of winemakers are fighting the good fight and giving a second life to some of the most interesting grapes varieties outside of this Top 20, and we hope you’ll give them a chance and try them for yourselves and see what you think. Come along for the ride. We promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
La sélection Ready Reds - Robust Reds
This wine comes from the oldest vineyard in France; a blend of the mythical Braucol and Duras blended with Syrah and Merlot. Fresh, soft and fruity, this is a lovely expression from the estate of the Caussé brothers. Delicious in youth, but will also reward those who have the patience to cellar it!Ready Reds
Côtes du Rhône 2015
We're completely smitten with both this wine and the estate that produces it. Is it the modernity of the style, the terroir, the grape varieties or the style of winemaking that speaks to us the most? I think it's a little bit of it all, where subtlety and power meet with a unique character. We're powerless to resist!Robust Reds