Our Master Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, former Sommelier of the Ritz, has selected you a unique combination this month.
Being a French company we naturally have a soft spot for French wines but we also travel the world to find other exciting wines, we're glad to introduce you the Makena this month, delicious white wine from Marianne wines estate in South Africa (surely you remember the beautiful Okoma and Natana from the same estate!). In your Gazette you'll also find the best of England thanks to all our friends in Great-Britain who shared their favourite addresses! Happy tasting to you all!
La sélection Radiant Reds - Weighty Whites
Crozes Hermitage 2014
This cuvée of Crozes-Hermitage really brings out the best of Syrah; dark fruits, freshness and a wonderful energy. A completely new wine, simply created, aiming to express the beauty of the land and the grapes. I was won over immediately by the balance of freshness and vibrancy with the depth of flavour. Modern and delicious, a wine created in such small quantities as to not be mentioned on the estates website!Radiant Reds
Abbaye de Fontfroide - Cuvée Déo Gratias 2016
It's with great pride and a little sadness that I present the cuvée 'Deo Gratias' of my late friend Nicolas de Chevron Villette. He was responsible for turning the vineyards of the abbey into a place where the must-taste white wines of Corbières are created. When you taste the wine, look out for the superb honey and fruit flavours, with a streak of minerality that speaks of this wonderful terroir. Thank you, Nicolas, for this superb white wine and your tireless work over the years.Weighty Whites