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Grape Expectations

May 2017

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

La Tour des Gendres - Cuvée des Conti 2015 organic

AOP Bergerac Sec

The deserved star of the Bergerac appellation, a poorly-known region often overlooked by amateurs and professionals alike, yet there is wonderful wine here! Forget the complexity and tradition of Bordeaux for a moment and indulge in delicious, thirst-quenching simplicity, ideal with appetizers and aperitifs. The body and sweetness of Semillion is blended perfectly with the freshness and verve of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle to produce this lovely wine. Luc de Conti's motto is "closer to the soil and to nature": the living proof of which is currently in my glass!

La Tour Boisée - Une Histoire de Famille 2015 organic

AOP Languedoc

A frank, charming wine, full of character

I've known the Poudou family for a very long time and I've been a fan of their wines since I first began my career as a sommelier. The incredible charm of this estate is that they somehow manage to bottle their family story, the landscape of the Minervois and their ultimate respect for nature, being amongst the first organic producers in the region. The wine-making is equally ambitious, trying to retain as much of the fruit as possible whilst showcasing all this beautiful terroir and the result is frank, charming and full of character. Their family history lives in every bottle; I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

The Gazette

A bio-tiful selection!

Yes, we know that in May we normally focus on new discoveries, but instead we’ve decided to really dig into the beautiful art of organic viticulture. The reason? Organic is clearly no longer a short-term trend but a movement that’s going to go the distance, improving our appreciation of food and wine along the way. Artifice doesn’t always translate into taste and so many of the worlds famous wines are organically produced, but as we say, the proof is in the pudding! Fill your glass and get ready for a journey to the heart of this movement. Happy Tasting!