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Grape Expectations

April 2017

Our Master Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, former Sommelier of the Ritz, has selected you a unique combination this month.

Las Niñas - Mapuche 2015

Vallée de Colchagua (Chili)

It's been a real privilege to be a part of making this wine, in fact I can still remember the table covered with bottles of varietal samples, all from grapes grown in the Colchagua Valley. Alongside the head wine-maker, we've created a unique blend just for you; Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blended together to create a powerful, juicy wine. Aside from being both accessible and delicious, Las Ninas Mapuche 2015 also pays tribute to the aboriginal communities of central Chile and Argentina. Enjoy!

Sula Vineyards - Sauvignon 2016

Nashik (India)

Here's a wine that truly helped put the Indian wine scene on the map, and also the first Indian Sauvignon Blanc to have ever been made. Like many people trying the wine for the first time I didn't know what to expect but it really took me by surprise; fresh, well made and with lots of character. The grapes come from the best wine producing region in India, Nasik, which at 600m above sea level helps explain some of the freshness here. Ideal for an aperitif or to suprise your guests with, so take a sip and you'll discover that wine really can be made all over the world!

The Gazette

To travel around the world…

it’s a dream that so many of us share. At Le Petit Ballon, we’ve decided to help you start your own dream, so strap yourselves in, open your eyes and your taste buds and get ready for a round-the-world wine-trip with stunning wines to try, from Chile to India.
Not only that, but once you’ve returned we’ll be sure to give you some tips on how best to store these gems without a dedicated cellar.
Have a safe flight and as always, happy tasting!