French Tasting Box
This mixed case offers a range of different grapes and regions across 2 OF EACH of these 6 exceptional French wines!
La Chablisienne Chablis "La Pierrelée" x2: Pale gold in colour, a limpid and brilliant wine. Opens with lightly spiced, white orchard fruits with a fresh mineral touch. On aeration, a subtle, mineral note appears. Good persistence. Fresh and full in the mouth with a delicate mineral tension. Long mineral finish. A beautiful Chablis with great character.
Château de Fontenille, Noble Saint-Martin, Bordeaux Rouge x2: The grapes were destemmed and crushed before undergoing fermentation at 25°C in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. The varieties were vinified separately before being aged for 18 months, half in French oak barrels (1/3rd new), the remainder in vats, prior to blending and bottling. This wine has a youthful ruby colour with lingering berry fruit notes. Well-structured and full bodied, this Bordeaux is bright and approachable with an expressive core of berry fruit.
La Madone Fleurie "La Reine de l'Arenite" x2: A heady perfume of freshly picked irises and peonies drifts above the crushed berry fruit nose. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity support a palate of Morello cherries and bitter dark chocolate - reminiscent of a Black Forest Gâteau.
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc "Montagu" x2: A delicious Sancerre from Pascal Jolivet. The wine has the typical minerality of the Sancerre region, balanced with fresh fruit. Perfect paired with oysters, seafood, and soft goats cheese.
Domaine Michel Girard Sancerre Rouge x2: Produced from 100% Pinot Noir this voluptuous wine, rich in red and black fruit flavours, it has a hint of wild undergrowth and a satisfying, fleshy finish. Finding a red Sancerre is quite rare, finding one of this quality, rarer still.
Domaine de Grange Neuve, Monbazillac x2: The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine. Flavours on the palate are richer: honey with a finishing twist of bitter orange. The French would serve this as an apéritif but it is also good with paté or blue cheeses such as Roquefort.