“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
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.
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.
“In the Pink”
2 bottle each of:
Tintern Parva Bwthyn Rhosyn (Bronze Medal), 2018
– Off dry rosé, made mainly from Pinot Noir and a touch of Pinot Gris. Light, fruity bouquet, fresh palate with red berry fruits.
Llaethliw Rosé, 2018
Bright watermelon flesh in colour, this wine offer a pleasant floral nose with hints of juicy stone fruits and crisp red apple. Once in the mouth you will experience bags of juicy citrus acidity with some notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Certainly one for the warmer summer months, to be enjoyed in the sunshine, with friends (from a distance) or as an aperitif.
Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Wild strawberry, red cherry and tart redcurrant freshness make this an outstanding choice for a summer’s afternoon outdoors. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.
1 Bottle of Dathliad, Tintern Parva, 2014
Bright colour & good mousse in the glass. Good acidity with a long finish & pleasant “aftertaste”.
1 Bottle of Llaethliw Sparkling, 2014
1 Bottle of Ancre Hill Estates, Blanc de Noirs NV
A feather-light Blanc de Noirs, certainly no flabiness to this – apple-skin and brazil nut on the nose, ripe red apple and citrus on the palate, with tension and precision to it.
1 Bottle of Rhosliw Pefriog, Conwy Vineyard, 2018
A complex sparkling rose made from the Regent grape variety. Petal pink in appearance, with aromas of crushed red fruit. Delicate hints of rosehip, cranberry and raspberry on the palate with an elegant
1 Bottle of Sparkling Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2013
A beautiful balance of delicate red fruit and brioche notes from the 4 years lees ageing, this pale coloured sparkling rosé with a fine mousse has real zing and energy to it, feeling much younger than its vintage would suggest.
1 Bottle of Llaethliw Sparkling Rosé, 2015
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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.
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.
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1977, (43% Vol.) – 50cl
A sweet, slightly oxidized nose with caramel and chocolate notes, to be savored by connoisseurs.
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.