This Coteaux Du Giennois Pinot Noir Gamay blend 2015 from Domaine Chauveau is an extremely pleasant light and fruity wine. Just north east of the ever so popular Sancerre and Pouilly fumé appellations, lies the lesser known, but not to be ignored Coteaux Du Giennois. Awarded its 'appellation controlée' (AOC) in 1998, vines are planted in silica and limestone soils across vast and varied landscapes, with temperatures averaging near to its neighbouring Sancerre, developing lighter bodied wine. Red wines are of Pinot Noir and Gamay and have distinct cherry and berry fruity flavours. This Coteaux Du Giennois is a beautiful garnet in colour with aromas of dark berries from the outset. Structured in the mouth with lovely notes of cherry and light rounded tannins. Drink on its own, or great accompaniment with red meats and chicken
90% Pinot Noir, 10% gamay
AOC Coteaux du Giennois
Domaine Cazulet Rouge 2014 is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and malbec, which brings freshness and tannic structure. Slightly peppery on the nose, with the merlot making it fruity and velvety. It is slightly mineral which is due to the clay limestone present in the ground (their vines sit on an area known as 'the rock'). It is fresh, fruity, medium bodied with great structure, and it's organic. All in all a well rounded and balanced elegant wine.THIS WINE WILL BE BACK IN STOCK SPRING 2017
50% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 10% malbec
Even though the Domaine is within the geographic bounds of AOC Saint Chinian, the percentage of Cinsault excludes it from AOC status, which requires that grenache, syrah, and mourvèdre must combine to total at least 60% of the blend. Therefore, the label reads "Vin de pays des Monts de la Grage". 15 year old vines Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks Slightly peppery on the nose from the Syrah, with subtle toast and earthy notes, along with light and fruity red berries. In the mouth it is firm, with lovely fruity red berry flavours. A very well rounded wine, relatively light and an absolute joy to drink. Very easy drinking and a fine example of excellent value for money.
80% cinsault, 10% syrah, 10% grenache
VDP Monts de la Grage
30 year old vines Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks An expressive wine with notes of liquorice, pepper, and jammy red berries. It is medium bodied, fresh, elegant and extremely well balanced. Another great example of fabulous quality wine at an equally fabulous price.
30% Syrah, 30% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 20% cinsault
AOC St Chinian
100% Malbec 2016, Domaine Des Soulie.
Bright ruby red in colour. A simple nose, with aromas of spices, plum and a smokey point. This Malbec has has soft tannins and good acidity and in our opinion is excellent value.
VDP Monts de la Grage