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Rhone and Provence

CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2018 Domaine des Romarins
Old-fashioned, full-bodied (14% alcohol) Côtes du Rhône. Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan.

  £9.95
"LE MAZET DES ROMARINS" Viognier 2019 Vin de Pays du Gard

Fine example of Viognier, from west of Avignon: clean, with good acidity, and with flavours of peaches and furry apricots.

  £11.50

VINTUR Blanc Tradition 2014 AC Ventoux
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne. Vigorous and full-bodied, but with excellent freshness. Tastes to me like a white Châteauneuf du Pape, but you can buy two bottles of this for the price of one Chateauneuf du Pape!

  £11.95
VINTUR  Rouge Tradition 2013 AC Ventoux
The estate is a short distance outside Carpentras. This wine is soft, charming, with a touch of pepperiness on the finish. Grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre.

  £11.95

SIGNARGUES Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018 Domaine des Romarins
This is a blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (45%), Mourvèdre (5%). Bottled after a year, this is a beautiful, elegant, rich expression of Côtes du Rhône.

  £12.50

CÔTES DU RHÔNE "Les Bateliers" 2017 Clos de Caveau
A rich, full old-fashioned Côtes du Rhône, a blend of Grenache (70%) and Syrah (30%), carefully made, from organically cultivated grapes. This estate was owned in the 1970s by Steven Spurrier.

  £12.95

VACQUEYRAS "Carmin Brillant" 2014 Clos de Caveau
This is an outstanding wine, matured in oak barrels, but showing no vanilla flavours. It is absolutely packed full of bright, sunny fruit, and has the potential to age gracefully for at least a decade. The domaine is perfectly sited, higher than all the other properties in the appellation, giving the wine a wonderful freshness (the harvest here is a week later than its neighbours).

  £19.50

GIGONDAS 2015 Domaine Raspail-Ay
Terrific, full-throttle Gigondas with weight and density - benchmark Gigondas.

SOLD OUT - awaiting shipping of subsequent vintage.

  £19.95

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2018 Domaine Roger Perrin
This wine has now moved from 2016 to the 2018 vintage. Delicious, spicy Châteauneuf du Pape. Despite the general press reports, vintage charts, etc, this property produced a better wine in 2018 than in 2016. Outstanding - and good value.

  £23.50