L. BÉNARD PITOIS CARTES BLANCHES, NV
The perfect expression when the traditional alliance of the three Champagne grape varieties meets a Premier Cru terroir and the precision of a winegrower. A harmonious whole for aperitifs with guaranteed success.
Food Pairing: “Its a match made in heaven with grilled fish, seafood dishes such as ceviche or mild creamy cheeses” Cathal McBride
Cellaring: Ideal now but can be kept for an another 5 years.
DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER CHABLIS, 2021
This Chablis is a classic example of the wonders of good unoaked Chardonnay from the famed kimmeridgian soil of this appellation. Bright, intense and vibrant with its joyous classic flintiness, totally dry yet displaying that slight honeyed richness typical of the higher premier cru appellations.
- Unoaked Chardonnay
- Dry, flinty, intense
- An exhilarating AOC Chablis that mirrors a premier cru
Food Pairing: It will partner well with shellfish, burgundian snails, be compelling as an apéritif, glorious with Comté cheese Gougères, and great with fish and chips!
Cellaring: Enjoy now and over the next three to five years.
DOMAINE ANDRÉ VATAN SANCERRE LES CHARMES BLANC, 2022
Straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose opens with an elegant fragrance of lemon and citrus, accompanied by delicate notes and underlying minerals. On the palate, it is pleasantly fresh, balanced with good persistence.
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Manual harvesting
Highly awarded producer
Food Pairing: Pair exceptionally well with "Crottin de Chavignol" cheese, sushi, fish dishes, and goat or cow milk fresh cheeses.
Cellaring: Now to 2024
CHAPELLE DE POTENSAC, 2016
The wine exhibits a forward, fresh, and perfumed nose that opens nicely in the glass, revealing suggestions of black currants, chocolate, and spice with floral accents. It is impeccably balanced, round, fresh with a core of ripe, vibrant, and juicy fruit, accentuated by smooth, ripe, polished tannins. Well-crafted, the aromas are reflected on the palate and pleasantly echo on the finish.
- 91 James Suckling
- 90 Vinous (Antonio Galloni)
- 75 % Merlot, 17 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 % Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing: Charcuterie, grilled or roasted meats such as lamb, beef, or pork, along with game meats like venison or duck, as well as hard cheeses like Cheddar, Gouda, or Manchego.
Cellaring: Now to 2030
CHÂTEAU BEAUCHÊNE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VIGNOBLES DE LA SERRIÈRE ROUGE, 2020
This delightful red is made from a blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. The has some partial ageing in French oak barrels. Seductive nose of ripe red fruits with hints of vanilla and spice. On the palate it is powerful and complex with aromas of black cherries, vanilla and spice.
Food Pairing: Rich beef and lamb dishes.
Cellaring: Now to 2030
PRODUTTORI VINI MANDURIA LIRICA PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, 2020
Intense and elegant nose of ripe dark fruit, cherry, plum, sweet spices like ginger and aniseed with discreet oak on the nose. The palate is medium to full with a rounded texture and elegant tannin, a well-balanced freshness underneath with a rather long and broad spicy finish.
- 6 months in big casks of Slavonian oak
- 91 points Wine Enthusiast
- Imported Exclusively
Cellaring: Drink now or in the next 4 years
Food Pairing: fillet steak with green pepper, crusted roast beef, lamb with roasted potatoes, medium-aged cheeses.