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Grape Expectations

January 2018

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

Vignobles Bouillac - Château Clos du Loup 2011

AOP Blaye Côtes-de-Bordeaux

We're proud to present the famous Chateau Clos du Loup; legendary wines created as a result of history meeting modern wine-making and ambition. It's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for in Bordeaux: tenderness and softness, fruit and freshness yet with enough structure to age gracefully. In short, a wine that has charm and character, which is to be found here in spades!

Domaine des Allégrets - Cuvée blanc sec 2016

AOP Côtes-de-Duras

A beautiful white wine! A ripe, dry and honeyed Sauvignon Blanc that manages to be both serious and fun at the same time; a winning combination! I'm delighted to present a wine from the Côtes de Duras, close to Bordeaux but with it's own style and unique identity. Domaine des Allégrets is the local star there, and this white wine offers a glimpse into the potential of the wines here.

The Gazette

Over the past year, we’ve shipped over a million bottles to Le Petit Ballon customers across the UK, France and Belgium. That's crazy. I still remember launching our first order of 36 bottles of Château de Saint Cosme in 2011 for our first subscribers in Paris. Since then, more than 1000 vintages have been selected by Jean-Michel and his team. We are proud of all the wines we select because they are made with love by the passionate winemakers who work tirelessly to bring out the very best of their vines. We had the great pleasure of working with some of them to create our own blends such as the Mapuche, the Okoma and the Fanette, which were met with huge success! The Le Petit Ballon adventure is part of a desire to assist you in discovering new wines, but also to make the wine world more accessible and easier to appreciate. It’s with this in mind, that we’re continually reviewing our offering, and ensuring that we provide you, our dear subscribers, what you want from us. In 2018, our goal is to continue to surpass ourselves with exciting new projects that will undoubtedly please you. Including customization of your subscriptions, more wine bottles on our e-shop, more exclusive offers for you and some beautiful surprises that are yet to be revealed! We get up every morning to make your experience with Le Petit Ballon always more remarkable and full of innovation! As for you, continue to send us your ideas, we love it and it's amazing how you help us advance in this adventure! Thank you all! I take this opportunity to thank our team and everyone involved in keeping Le Petit Ballon thriving. Happy New Year and especially good tastings to all of you! Martin, the happy president of Le Petit Ballon