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Our shipment of wine from Domaine Jessiaume in Santenay has arrived and the wines are now available for purchase.
We now have stock of the 2018 Domaine Besson Chablis. The shipment was delayed by industrial action in France but is now in our warehouse and in excellent condition.
Our first quick tasting of this indicates that it is "a knockout". Looking forward to getting it out to our valued clients!
We were expecting stock of the 2018
Besson Chablis and 2018 Besson Petit Chablis into our warehouse in
the week beginning 23rd March. However, it is subject to a
quarantine search and is delayed. Some of the Petit Chablis will
feature the label that they use for exports to the USA - see below
on the left.
This wine is labelled as "Domaine Adrien Besson". Adrien is the son of Alain Besson and is Camille's brother.
We have limited bottles of Champagne Fluteau available in half bottles, bottles and magnums.
Our first shipment of Chateau Routas Rose from Provence has proved to be most popular and the 2018 vintage is almost completely sold out. Watch out for the 2019's later in the year!
Camille Besson has reported that the 2019 harvest went very well
and they collected grapes of very good quality. They suffered a few
losses due to the spring frosts but also due to the warm weather
during flowering and the lack of rain all summer long.
They estimate losses at around 15% it is not catastrophic and could have been worse.
In summary, it appears that the 2019 vintage in Chablis will be a very good one.
We are delighted to receive our latest shipment of Champagne Fluteau. A quarter of the shipment has already been sent to one of Sydney's exclusive clubs for the enjoyment of the members.
This Champagne continually punches above its weight and is an excellent example of a reasonably priced grower Champagne made by 4th generation winemakers in the village of Gye on the banks of the River Seine.
This wine continues to punch above its weight - clean, crisp and elegant. Always a delight to drink.
The location of Routas is spectacular; in the heart of Provence, equidistant from the French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast and the foothills of the Alps. It is surrounded by tiny medieval villages that cling to steep cliffs and overlooks miles of spectacular hillsides, woods and rivers.
This delightful Rosé is a blend of 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah from the appellation A.O.C. Coteaux Varois en Provence.
This is an outstanding Provence Rosé - fresh, clean and vibrant. It's full or lively fruit, with a depth of flavour it is elegant and refreshing with a dry finish. A wonderful summer drink.
This is bottled under screw cap.
Camille Besson continues to produce outstanding wine from the Besson family's vineyards in Chablis. The 2017 Chablis is once again a hit with lovers of Chablis.
Camille Besson was recently awarded the trophy as the "Best Young Winemaker in Chablis". This is a well deserved award for an outstanding young winemaker.
The French Australia Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Grand Tasting of Bourgone Jura wines in both Melbourne and Sydney.
The event included a tasting "Bourgogne Wines The mystery of the Climats". The tasting featured four white and four red wines selected in France to show the differing terroirs. These wines were selected in France without regard to their availability or otherwise in Australia.
The Domaine Jessiaume 2016 Santenay 1er Cru "Les Gravieres" was a highlight of the tasting.
We will have limited quantities of this wine in early 2019.
Good Chablis … It’s not easy finding Burgundy wines that offer
such balance between quality, quantity and value.”
The 2008 Champagne Fluteau Cuvée Symbiose was chosen by "The WIne Enthusiast" in the USA as one of their 12 Wines of Christmas as their Editor's Choice.
They commented: "A delicious vintage Champagne, it is rich and creamy and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Beyond just being an aperitif, this wine will also carry you straight through dinner. "
The wines from Domaine Pélaquié in the Southern Rhône are excellent drinking in the warm Melbourne summer. They can be served slightly chilled and can accompany a range of dishes.
WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000)