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The Friday Fix | Sancerre Reverdy 2016 & Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch Clos des Cazaux 2012

November 3rd 2017

The Friday Fix

We have just tasted this exceptional 2016 Sancerre and wonderful 2012 Vacqueyras from the Southern Rhône, which both show just how good wines can be at this price level. Order a 12 bottle case of each wine to save £26 and qualify for free delivery. The offer will run until Thursday 9th November 2017. Sancerre Domaine Bernard Reverdy 2016 £156.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT / £13.00 per bottle inc VAT (List price £168.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT) Romain Reverdy has made a brilliant Sancerre in 2016. His vines around the village of Verdigny enjoyed an excellent growing season, which ensured…

Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé Vendanges 2015

October 8th 2015

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I have just returned from a wonderful two weeks in Sancerre where growers were bringing in a very promising 2015 vintage in glorious sunshine. The Sauvignon Blanc was perfectly ripe, and we expect some rich, tropical flavours with balanced alcohol and fresh acidity. The Pinot Noir faired well too, and the threat of pests like the Suzukii fly and diseases like Esca, which caused such concern last year, seem to be well under control. All in all there are some very happy vigneron in the valley. I also tasted across a wide range of 2014s, which are beginning to fulfil…

Moulin Touchais tasting with Richard Kelley MW

June 25th 2015

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Yesterday Richard Kelley came to present quite an astonishing line up of Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon back vintages. The estate is now under the stewardship of the 8th generation of the Touchais family, with cellars dug into the ancient soils of the Coteaux du Layon appellation in the Loire. Richard explained how the cellars beneath the modest bourgeois-fronted house contain a staggering labyrinth of two million bottles which together make up the rarest of collections, with vintages stretching back not just decades, but many generations; the oldest dating back to the mid-19th century.

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