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The Crémant Brut is made with a blend of different Alsatian varietals. The Pinot blanc gives it softness and a good balance. The Riesling brings bright and fruity flavors. And finally, the Pinot gris offers richness and roundness to the product. The grapes we use for the production of Crémant are handpicked at the start of the harvest, when they offer for vinication their optimum balance harmony. The grapes keep a little acidity which will bring freshness to the wine. You'll appreciate the bright yellow color with its tiny bubbles and the nose will reveal lemon aromas and slightly acid notes. Then ripe fruits will express very well in a rich and elegant palate.
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine." -Robert Parker
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine. Still very young though." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Twelve generations of grape growing from this small family producer, contributes to the quality and flavors of this fantastic wine. Riesling is considered the most prestigious grape of Alsace. It is pale in color with a nose that has notes of honey, lychee, pears and tropical fruits, as well as hints of minerals that follow through on the palate. It is a dry wine but can sometimes trick the palate with the tropical type aromas and flavors. It is well structured with great concentration and finesse.
This cuvee is made from Chardonnay grapes - very rich in 2009 - and balanced by the blend of Pinot Noir. Its name (“Interlude”) reflects the moment of savouring it as well as the limited quantity of this cuvee.
• Eye: golden yellow robe with glinting highlights.
• Nose: a smooth nose opening on notes of candied citrus fruit and almonds, developing on aromas of honey and sweet spices.
• Mouth: a creamy, buttery mouth with accents of pear and vanilla and notes of fresh grasses and recently-cut hay with just a hint of saline emerging at the finish. With its attractive length and persistence, this cuvee has real soul and exceptional aromatic complexity.
Composition: 88% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir.
Vinification: partial malolactic fermentation. Aged for at least 5 years in our cool cellars and 6 months after disgorging.
Chateau Bonalgue sits in the very west of Pomerol just near the Libourne city limit. The property consists of approximately 7.5 hectares planted mostly to Merlot with around 10% Cabernet Franc. The soils are a mixture of sand, clay, and limestone. The property traces its history back to before the French Revolution with the current owning family having purchased the chateau in 1926. Ironically, it was Robert Parker himself who had this to say about Chateau Bonalgue, "This over-achieving estate is one of the most consistent performers in Pomerol. Always a well-made, fleshy, succulent, hedonistic wine."
This excellent blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is always one of the best value wines of Pomerol, thanks to the leadership and vision of proprietor Pierre Bourrotte. Deep ruby/plum/purple, with loads of mulberry and black cherry fruit, soft tannins, medium body and excellent concentration, this is a plump, mouthfilling Pomerol that offers generosity and loads of fruit. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. RP
Delicate and brilliant light salmon colour. Intense nose, showing red fruits notes and jammy black fruits flavours, that are confirmed on the palate later on. In the mouth the wine is fresh, still round, rich with a point of acidity. Long persistent finish.
60% Grenache 40% Syrah
Domaine de Beauséjour has 27 hectares of Chinon AOC vineyards, and a total surface area of 93 hectares. The original farm was purchasd by Jacques Chauveau in 1951; his son Gerard inherited the property in 1968 and decided to plant vineyards; today, he and his son David produce the wines from 100% Cabernet Franc.This is cool climate, crisp Cabernet Franc as you would expect from Chinon. Smelsl and tastes of pomegranate and red plums, with a bit of ruby grapefruit, tamarind, green olive, and tarragon. Perfect wine for you, assuming you know and enjoy the Parisian Bistro, food-friendly, bright acidity style of Cabernet Franc.
Domaine Juliette Avril Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. However, that blend can vary. The terroir is galets, sand and clay soils. The vines are planted in various parts of the appellation as you can see, as these grapes are planted in the le Bas Serres, Coste Froide, Coteau de l’Ange, Farguerol and les Galimardes lieux-dits.
On average the vines are 50 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in used oak tanks. The wine is aged in used tanks foudres for less than 12 months before bottling. The production is on average close to 850 cases per year.
Recently upgraded to premier cru status, Champs Lalot was the first parcel (1.25 acres) the Domaine originally purchased. The 1er cru vines are located at a higher altitude and are facing East. Its soil is stony clay and chalk, giving the wine its fine tannins and pure, mineral character.
The Champs Lalot has beautiful aromatic intensity, with notes of red and black fruits (cherry, raspberry, blackberry, currant), floral notes, spices and vanilla. The mouth is rich with fruit with some savory flavors. The mouthfeel is elegant, slightly oaky with silky tannins. Complexity, harmony and elegance are all united. The finish is supple, long and fruity.
This pink Bandol is adorned with a beautiful color with peach reflections. Its nose, very expressive, distills powerful and racy scents of peach, nectarine, grapefruit, as well as spicy notes.
On the palate this wine presents a nice array of flavors. First restrained, it quickly reveals the essence a Mourvedre rosé, with good structure and finesse, with a tender salty freshness. It is a rich, complex and well balanced wine.