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Grape Expectations

December 2017

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

Château des Bois - Mâcon Milly-Lamartine 2015

AOP Mâcon Milly-Lamartine

We had to visit a truly historical place to find this wine; the Abbey of Cluny in the middle of the Mâconnais, no less. Here, Chardonnay is king and particularly so in the high quality appellations of the Macon, where certain villages, this one included, has earnt the right to display its village name on the label. Milly-Lamartine is one of the most highly regarded wine-making villages in the area, and you'll soon see why, with wines that are fresh, elegant and yet still maintain depth and power.

Bindi Sergardi - La Boncia 2016

Chianti (Italia)

La Boncia is an estate that can trace its wine-making history all the way back to the Etruscans; no small feat! This wine is a 100% Sangiovese, fermented and aged in steel vats to fully express the grape variety itself, producing an elegant, fruity and easy to drink wine. Full of class and so moreish.... we'll have some more, please!

The Gazette

Ho-ho-ho it’s your Christmas Survival kit!

Christmas time; on the one hand you’re looking forward to drinking a nice glass of wine in front of the fire wearing an old knitted sweater with a reindeer on it (or one of those ones that sings if your press it).

On the other hand, there’s the manic search for last minute Christmas presents, the battle of the Christmas crowds and fear that someone might have already got to the last mince pie. This Gazette is not only a survival kit to get you through the festive period, we hope it’ll also sprinkle a bit of magic over your Christmas, however you celebrate. After all, what is Christmas without a little magic? All you have to do is relax, pour a nice big glass of wine, and enjoy the festivities ahead. The whole team at Le Petit Ballon team wishes you a wonderful Christmas! Ps: if you’re still stuck for present ideas, just play the Le Petit Ballon gift card - card!


Cheers!