“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

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”, 2017
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2017
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2017

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

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Cabernet Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017

Dazzling garnet ruby colour with a good intensity. Plenty of ripe blackcurrant and green-pepper flavours on the palate to balance the generously rich tannins.

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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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Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017/18
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017/18
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017/18

 

Lively, fruity aromas. In clayey-limestone soils, the grapes are very ripe and thus give off aromas of candied fruit. Château Fauga is made with 90% Sauvignon, or 100% according to the vintage. Fermentation is carried out at a low temperature with a skin maceration of 24 hours – adding weight and complexity to the wine. Suggested dishes: Seafood platter, raw vegetables, fondue Savoyarde.

Chateau du Fauga

Chateau du Fauga is an 18th century castle listed as a historical monument, located 200 meters from the banks of the Dordogne in the town of Port Sainte Foy.

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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, 2017
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2017
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2017

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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DFJ Vinhos – Vega, Douro, 2017
DFJ Vinhos – Vega, Douro, 2017
DFJ Vinhos – Vega, Douro, 2017

A deep plummy red with ripe black fruit characteristics, herbs and spices with unmistakable aromas of fresh earth. Complex with a firm grip of tannins, typical of the region.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast.
“This is a firmly structured, dark wine. It has black cherry and berry fruit, a solid core of tannins and tight acidity. With its dense character, there is every chance of this impressive wine aging well, yielding a more rounded wine. Drink from 2016.” R.V.  (12/1/2013)

Vinification Method
Classic fermentation method, involving selective extractive enzymes, which are compatible with the active dry yeasts. Fermentation up to 30º C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole fermentative process, pumping over 2 times per day, using each time half of the volume contained in the vat. After the alcoholic fermentation, the cap is plunged for 30 days, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic fermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine.

Ageing Wine is aged in new French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt, for 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 3 months after bottling.

Tasting Notes Rich and full bodied but very smooth. Delicious intense fruit with a complex and elegant finish.

How to Serve Superb on its own, it is also an excellent to any meat dishes, oily fish, spicy food, Mediterranean cuisine and cheese. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.

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El Coto Crianza DOC Rioja 2013
El Coto Crianza DOC Rioja 2013
El Coto Crianza DOC Rioja 2013

– The nose is fresh and pronounced with excellent fruit concentration. The palate is clean and well balanced, with a core of strawberry fruit combined with subtle vanilla flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.

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El Cuyo Malbec, 2018
El Cuyo Malbec, 2018
El Cuyo Malbec, 2018

– Very elegant on the nose, with ripe black fruits and subtle dried flowers on the nose. This wine has depth and clarity, with rich black fruits in the mouth, and a soft, liquorice spice on the finish.

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Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017
Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017
Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017

Gorgeous crushed strawberry fruit flavours, fresh, lively and hugely drinkable, made from 100%  Merlot grapes. (Pronounced “guy in a chair”)!

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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.

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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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