“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2017
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2017
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2017

The Domaine

Domaine des Jeanne was formed when Welshman Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch was introduced to winemaker Alexandre Samour, whilst sourcing the perfect rosé for his daughter’s wedding in 2011.

The Vineyard in Oppède, in the Luberon region of Provence, is situated between the mountains and the sea, close to the legendary wine-producing commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The domaine’s first harvest was in 2012, releasing their first rosé in 2013, named ‘Jeanne’ after his Mervyn’s wife and Alex’s daughter. Jeanne appropriately means ‘divine gift’, and represents the importance of family to both founders.

The Wine

Lovingly produced from grenache, syrah and clairette grape varieties, its rose petal colour precedes a red and white fruit bouquet highlighted with citrus notes; a well-balanced crisp palate, full of freshness, with a subtle fruity finale.

 

This wine works well on its own or partnered with fish, spicy foods and lamb. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2018
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2018
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2018

This medium-bodied wine has a pleasant, fresh bouquet with a dark cherry and plum nose. Very easy on the palate with light tannins and a smooth finish.

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Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2018
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2018
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2018

A beautiful tropical fragrance entices you in whilst the palate is fresh and crisp with lovely citrus fruits.

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Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2018
Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2018

Characteristic pale golden colour. Aromas of honeysuckle, roses and lemon. Intense & well balanced fresh finish.

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Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2018
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2018
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2018

Deliciously fruity wine, with overtones of strawberries, excellent on its own, or with salads and light dishes.

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Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2017
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2017
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2017

Deep in color with a bright berry fruit nose. The palate is rich and spicy, full-bodied with a long velvety finish.

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Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2017/18
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2017/18
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2017/18

Tasting Note
Deep purple red colour. This vintage is fresher than the 2013 with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, blackbery and spices. The mouth is well balanced, round and fruity. Notes of truffles and gunflint. Tannins are soft with a generous finish of spices. Very nice balance on this vintage clearly elegant.

Ageing
10% of the wine is aged for three months in oak barrels of 2 vintages. The remaining 90% is raised in tanks on fine lees.

 

Top 100 The Wine Merchant
Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

 

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Gold Medal

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Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal

A delicious Portuguese classic – serve it cold

Refreshing and fruity rosé, bursting with aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is soft and fruity with a light spritz. Nice fresh acidity and a touch of sweetness on the finish.

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Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal

Classic white produced from indigenous Portuguese varities in the northern Vinho Verde region.

Delicate citrus aromas lead onto a soft, rounded and slightly off dry palate with a light spritz. It combines apple and floral characters with soft tropical notes and fresh acidity on the finish.

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Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2019
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2019
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2019

An appealing light straw colour. Full bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity.

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Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2018
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2018
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2018

Rich spicy and plumy flavours on the nose, classic Mediterranean notes on the palate with hints of tobacco and black pepper. Full bodied wine.

85 Points Wine Spectator.
“There’s a wild edge to this medium-bodied red, which sports spicy plum, cherry, underbrush and licorice notes. Drink now. 12,500 cases made.

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018

It is floral, fragrant and delicate, with lime and citrus aromas enhancing a fresh and fruity palate.

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2018

Youthful, ruby colour. Fresh berry, fruity aromas. Fresh, bright, packed with red fruits and some soft tannin.

84 Points Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
“This wine is a blend created using grapes sourced from vineyard sites, giving it a ripe, full-bodied character. It is smooth, almost New-World in style, but with an edge of tannins and acidity. Drink this wine now.” — R.V.  (12/1/2012)

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019

Crystal clear, pale straw colour. Fresh white stone fruits with citric notes. Firm, intense and well balanced palate, persistent aromatic fruit with a long finish.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
“Soft and round, this is a wine that has the warmth of the Alentejo coupled with a tangy, fresh slice of lemon. Blending Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum, it’s a wine to drink now, or just age for a few months.”

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18

Clear deep ruby colour. Berry fruit aromas with some complex subtle toasty notes. Elegant palate with good depth of fruit and a fine tannic structure.

85 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“A solid, dry, gently tannic wine that has a full and fruity character. Acidity and a dry core provide structure, while black berry and dark cherry fruits offer ripe contrast. It’s a wine to drink now and until 2019.”

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Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017
Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017
Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017

A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Produced in an early drinking style with well integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish.

Klippenkop is an export label of the Robertson Winery situated in the Cape Winelands.

Established in 1941, Robertson Winery is recognised today as one of South Africa’s leading cellars. The fertile Robertson Valley with its variety of meso-climates and soil conditions create a wide spectrum of terroirs, allowing the estate to produce an exciting diversity of wine styles.

The winery has a long-standing tradition of dedicated grape-growing families, some of whom are 4th generation growers. Today, no less than 35 families, cultivating some 1900 hectares of vine, take pride in contributing to the success of the winery. Working in close partnership with our viticulturist, Briaan Stipp, they are committed to identifying the vineyard sites best suited to specific cultivars and to nurturing the grapes to optimum flavour and varietal character.

The fruit was sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. Vines are grown in deep cool alluvial soil that is rich in lime and receives an annual rainfall of only 280 mm per year. Fruit was harvested very early in the morning from the last week of February to the middle of March. The Chenin Blanc vines are planted on the riverbanks with a row direction from northwest to southeast to utilize the prevailing sea breeze. The sea breeze cools down the fruit, extends the ripening period and builds up concentrated flavours in the grapes. The average annual rainfall is supplemented by controlled drip irrigation from the Breede River.

Gentle pressing of the grapes followed by using a Pneumatic bag press to capture the delicate fruit component. The wine was made reductively to prevent any oxidation and to ensure that natural flavours of the grapes could be retained. Fermentation happened slowly in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 18 days at 13¢ªC.

An appealing light straw colour. Full-bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity

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Marqués de Cáceres Blanco Rioja DOC 2018
Marqués de Cáceres Blanco Rioja DOC 2018
Marqués de Cáceres Blanco Rioja DOC 2018

– A hugely aromatic wine expressing intense flavours of apples and pears with a light floral background. On the palate a freshness and vivacity comes through with an additional handful of lavish fruit.

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