“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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Acquesi, Piemonte DOC Rosato, N/V
Acquesi, Piemonte DOC Rosato, N/V
Acquesi, Piemonte DOC Rosato, N/V

– A beautiful pale pink colour, with a delicate aroma of spring flowers and orchard fruit, refined bubbles, and a crisp fruity finish.

£13.75 Add to cart
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.

£7.50 Add to cart
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.

£7.50 Add to cart
Aventura Tinto, Susana Esteban, Regional Alentejano DOC 2013
Aventura Tinto, Susana Esteban, Regional Alentejano DOC 2013
Aventura Tinto, Susana Esteban, Regional Alentejano DOC 2013

Fresh, fruity and elegant, with a lovely floral hint. Soft and velvety, fruity and balanced with vibrant freshness and soul. Elegant and polished with good aging potential.

£18.50 Add to cart
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, 1974, (45% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1974, (45% Vol.) – 50cl
Bas Armagnac, Domaine de Papolle, 1974, (45% Vol.) – 50cl

Grapes harvested in 1974 on the estate. A well-balanced Bas-Armagnac, at its peak. Character is further enhanced by gentle warming in the hand.

£70.00 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.

£69.00 Add to cart
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.

£66.00 Add to cart
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.

£62.00 Add to cart
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.

£55.00 Add to cart
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.

£55.00 Add to cart
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16

Made from 100% Merlot, deep garnet red wine with powerful aromas of black fruits. A round, velvet taste with a rich structure of tannins. Showing some bottle age and drinking very well now.

£12.50 Add to cart
Black Pig Distillery – Costa Alentejana Gin (50cl – 40% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Costa Alentejana Gin (50cl – 40% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Costa Alentejana Gin (50cl – 40% Vol.)

– The Gin Black Pig Costa Alentejana (Alentejo Coast) is a sensory experience, that reflects an immense blue sea, golden beach sands, monumental cliffs and breath taking views of an alentejo coast full of colors and aromas. This incredible coast has the climate that serves as a sanctuary for the gin’s botanicals that inspire this gin. The citric flavours, filled with freshness from the alentejo lemons, wild fragancies from the dune’s junipers, the delicate flower touch of the rosemary are the essence of this gin. Symbol of the preservation, respect and harmony with the ecosystem, the “Pata Negra”, is the flagship of the Alentejo, representing a territory where he always lived. From this perfect symbiosis between nature, the alchemy of aromas and the production process, an ecological cycle is created, from the harvest to the bottle. More than a gin, a perfume, that essence that makes you close your eyes and to do that time travel that awakes your senses and remembers you of the aromas from the trails, dunes and sea of the Alentejo Coast.

– This gin won the gold medal in the Frankfurt International Trophy 2019 and in the Women ́s wine and spirits awards 2019

– Botanicals: Alentejo Lemon, Gumrock rose, pennyroyal, french lavender, rosemary, ginger and other botanicals picked up from the Vicentine route.

£39.50 Add to cart
Black Pig Distillery – Medronho Aguardente (50cl – 43% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Medronho Aguardente (50cl – 43% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Medronho Aguardente (50cl – 43% Vol.)

– In the begining of 2018, we oficially launched our Medronho aguardente, produced in traditional copper still, in the heart of the montado, inner Alentejo, in harmony with the black pig. From this perfect symbiosys, this special product is born and has unique identity.
It’s a very smooth product, with intense taste, made with fruits handpicked in the Alentejo coast. It’s destilled twice after 4 to 5 months of fermentation. It’s made in a controlled enviroment, with the best pratices in terms of production, health and safety conditions.
This drink is a limited special edition, that takes half a year to be produced, from picking up the fruit, fermentation of the fruit, destilations, resting stage and finally bottling process.

– Botanicals: Hand picked medronhos in the medronheiro orchards in the Alentejo coast

£39.50 Add to cart
Black Pig Distillery – Montado Alentejano Gin (50cl – 42% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Montado Alentejano Gin (50cl – 42% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Montado Alentejano Gin (50cl – 42% Vol.)

– The Gin of the Montado personifies the rural identity of the Alentejo and of an unique ecosystem, the “Montado”. Between Oak Olms and Holm Oaks, in perfect harmony with nature and Alentejo’s traditions, it’s produced a dry Gin, where the essencies of the earth prevail. In the fields, the “Pata Negra”, the lord of the “Montado” lives and it’s the inspiration source that contributes in a decisive manner to the preservation of this mediterranean ecosystem. Excusively produced with biological botanicals, from cork, to acorn and carob, they are picked up and distilled and posteriorly reinstated in the ecosystem, respecting nature’s balance. From this perfect symbiosis between nature, the alchemy of aromas and the production process, an ecological cycle is created, from the harvest to the bottle. To experience this Gin, an unique experience, is to remember and live the Alentejo, “Patrimony of time”

– This gin won a great gold medal, in the international Virtus awards 2019, being considered the best gin in the competition, a gold medal in the Stuttgart International Spirits Competition 2019, gold medal in the China Wine & Spirits Awards, a silver medal in the Gin Super premium category in the Luxury Masters 2019 and a gold medal in the Women’s wine and spirits awards 2019.

– Botanicals: Carob, acorn, almonds, walnuts, chestnuts and other botanicals handpicked in the montado from Alentejo

£45.00 Add to cart
Black Pig Distillery – Rum Ilha do Pessegueiro (70cl – 38.6% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Rum Ilha do Pessegueiro (70cl – 38.6% Vol.)
Black Pig Distillery – Rum Ilha do Pessegueiro (70cl – 38.6% Vol.)

– Ilha do Pessegueiro (Peach Island), mythical place of legends and pirate histories serve as inspiration for this Rum. An intense Rum, influenced by the spices obtained in the old trade routes by historical portuguese navigators that explored remote parts of África and Asia and with botanicals from the Alentejo. With this Rum, we reinvent a classic drink, through identitary aromas from the portuguese maritime history with contemporary caracther of the Alentejo. An incomparable Rum, for unforgettable moments, that remind you of Portugal and Alentejo.

– Botanicals: Molasse of the sugar cane, vanilla, virginia tobacco leaves, coffee grains, peaches and other botanicals from the Alentejo Coast.

£38.50 Add to cart
Bodega Roda – Roda I, Rioja DOC, Spain 2006
Bodega Roda – Roda I, Rioja DOC, Spain 2006
Bodega Roda – Roda I, Rioja DOC, Spain 2006

Intense, deep, black cherry red background with bright red cherry red hues in the rim. On the nose their is great balance between the oak and the fruit, in particular black plums, with some dark chocolate and sweet spices on a background of stark minerality showing through, providing a very elegant and complex bouquet. Medium bodied but showing great lenght. Mouth filling without weighing you down. The ripe black plum fruit shines together with some cocoa and dark chocolate blending perfectly with the sweet tannins from the oak. A very elegant, pleasing wine to the palate. Beautifully balanced, silky smooth, arousing an inviting moreish feeling that makes it a great food companion

Aged in 50% brand new and 50% second use French oak barrels. 16 months in barrels and 20 months cellaring in bottle. Bottled April 2008.

 

 

£54.95 Add to cart
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17

Fresh white wine with intense floral aromatics and flavours of stone fruits on the mouth.

£14.95 Add to cart
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.

£8.95 Add to cart