3 bottles of each of the following wines
Domaine Figeat (Loire), Domaine des Gerbeaux (Burgundy), Domaine Guy Farge (Northern Rhone) & Domaine Charleux (Burgundy)
For the months of April and May only
Pouilly-Fumé AC 2018, Domaine Figeat @ €19.95
Clean and bright, medium lemon colour. Herbaceous on the nose. Lemon, white apricot, floral, wild flowers, honeysuckle, wet stone, and candied orange blossom. Pretty and elegant.
There is a weightiness to the wine this is the vintage), medium-bodied, very round and mouth-coating. Elevated acidity keeps the flavours lingering very long.
Fine length, with balance, complexity and texture.
Saint-Véran AC 2019, Domaine des Gerbeaux @ €19.50
It has honeyed, liquid mineral aromas. On the palate, this pear-flavoured, medium-textured, beautifully balanced & mineral-like wine, offers richness & a long, dry finish.
A lovely wine with a very impressive texture. Try with fish – especially monkfish, turbot, lobster or crab. Marries well with a light, cream-based sauce. Also good with chicken dishes.
Maranges 'Vieilles Vignes' AC 2018, Domaine Charleux @ €22.75
100% Pinot Noir
Lovely star bright crystalline colour. Light texture. Residual tannins. Tannins are ripe. Good acidity. Fruit is supple, easy, succulent, savoury. Good potential. Will be elegant, effeminate, lovely easy fruit.
Excellent example of red Burgundy Pinot Noir. Cool, mineral, racy.
Saint Joseph ‘Terroir de Granit’ 2017 @ €26.50
This is Farge’s flagship wine for the domaine. Planted in granite soils, the 60% whole-bunch fruit is matured for 12 months in five-year-old 400l oak barrels and a large 3000l foudre.
Full, rounded, sweet fruits are encased in a very fine tannic mesh. It has serious persistence. More ripe than fresh and has remarkable presence and depth.
A wine with naturally powerful, unadorned fruit, discreetly and skilfully tailored.