“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018

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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Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1973, (44% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1973, (44% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1973, (44% Vol.) – 50cl

Grapes harvested in 1973 on the estate. An eau-de-vie for the connoisseur who knows to take the time needed to gently warm in the hand before discovering the subtlety of a great Bas-Armagnac. The most honored in competitions.

£75.00 Add to cart
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1975, (43% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1975, (43% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1975, (43% Vol.) – 50cl

Golden colour and a nose of stewed orange and black plum. Additional fruit aromas of mature apricot, black plum and apple give smoothness in the mouth.

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Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1977, (43% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1977, (43% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1977, (43% Vol.) – 50cl

A sweet, slightly oxidized nose with caramel and chocolate notes, to be savored by connoisseurs.

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Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1982, (42% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1982, (42% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1982, (42% Vol.) – 50cl

A strong amber color with brown reflections, a nose of dried fruit and toasted almonds. This Bas Armagnac boasts a strong finish with aromas of molten wood.

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Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1986, (45% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1986, (45% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1986, (45% Vol.) – 50cl

A reserved Bas Armagnac, “brut de fut”, which will satisfy lovers of unique Armagnacs.

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Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, Hors d’Age, (40% Vol.) – 70cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, Hors d’Age, (40% Vol.) – 70cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, Hors d’Age, (40% Vol.) – 70cl

Minimum age 10 years. Domaine de Papolle create this Armagnac to be elegant, round, smooth, and balanced. This Armagnac has a feminine spirit that will delight those who wish to discover the wonders of Armagnac as well as those who already know it well.

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Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2018
Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2018
Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2018

This classic and well vinified Bordeaux wine has a pleasant nose of ripe red fruits, a very expressive, fruity mouth with a fresh finish. 10-12 months in barrel. Enjoy from 2-3 from vintage up to 8-10 years. Pair with games dishes.

Domaine de Mayat
Family farm for 3 generations, Domaine de Mayat is located on the plateau of Fougueyrolles, and dominates the Dordogne valley at 90 meters altitude.

With a southern exposure, the soil is clay-siliceous and clayey-limestone with a high iron content.
The vineyard therefore benefits from the best criteria for the elaboration of its fine wines.

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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.

£8.50 Add to cart
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019

Tasting Note
Very expressive with white flowers and fruity aromas of apricot and vineyard peach, along with dried fruit and nut overtones. Straightforward, clean, full and well-balanced on the palate, with a fresh and fruity finish revealing mango and citrus overtones. The oak is subtle and very smooth. This vintage shows lovely acidic tension: elegant.

Ageing

Chardonnay are aged for three months in oak barrels (30% of the vintage).

Top 100 The Wine Merchant

Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

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Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019

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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Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition

Aromas of green apple and citrus mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. The Brut NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. Aged en Tirage for a minimum of 24 months

£25.00 Add to cart
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (37.5cl)
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (37.5cl)
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (37.5cl)

Mainly Pinot Noir. Generous and well structured, elegant with soft full flavour and very good length. A classic example of how a small Champagne house can produce a quality bubbly.

£13.50 Add to cart