Offers | Goedhuis Recommends: September 2020

We have spent a huge amount of time and energy over the years creating a sensational repertoire of every day drinking wines from sought-after domains throughout Europe and beyond. Even in today’s world we are continuing to strengthen our ever-expanding portfolio and receive such positive feedback about the quality and value of the wines we select, especially in relation to their high street competition.

September is upon us and we are delighted to offer three very different, yet enticing white wines from the Loire, the Nahe in Germany and the Western Cape of South Africa.

André Dezat and his sons craft a beautiful Sancerre. The 2019 has a tell-tale citrusy mineral core coupled with a complex bouquet of white stone fruits and a hint of the exotic. The layers of flavour are testament to just how brilliant top quality Sancerre can be.

Helmut Dönnhoff makes some of the finest Rieslings in the Nahe (one of the smaller and warmer wine growing regions in Germany). His wines are sought after globally and put very simply they continue to offer terrific value. The entry level Qba Riesling 2018 cannot fail to delight lovers of this noble grape variety. At just £17.50/ bottle and available in cases of 6, the 2018 is a dry style, delicate and aromatic on the nose, with outstanding length.

Something a little bit different from the normal Goedhuis offerings, the 100% barrel-fermented 2018 Ataraxia Chardonnay from the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Western Cape (Storm, Hamilton Russell and Newton Johnson are all based here). Created by Kevin Grant who used to work at Hamilton Russell, this is up there with the greatest Chardonnays to be produced outside of France. This wonderful cuvée has great mineral drive and precision of fruit on the mid-palate; it's reminiscent of a good Puligny and absolutely delicious.

Another new arrival is the 2019 Château Les Mesclances Parcelle de Madame Rosé from the rolling Provencal hills. Fresh, elegant and dry, it's the quintessential Provence rosé with delectable red currant and peach flavours that finish on pleasing saline and mineral notes. It's the perfect crisp, cold glass for a late summer's evening.

If an autumnal red wine is in order, we recommend this organically farmed, Southern Rhone blend the 2017 Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras. From old vine Grenache, this wine is full bodied and packed with wild garrigue aromas and rich, juicy red and black fruits.

The 2014 Ch Beaumont needs little introduction. We have raced through our stocks but have managed to source a little more to meet the demand for this brilliant value stalwart claret that, at £16.67/bottle, remains an utter bargain.

We round off our recommendations this month with a lighter, more ethereal Pinot Noir that we tasted again recently and loved: the old vine 2015 Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Bruno Colin. We all know Bruno’s enviable range of 1er Cru Chassagne white cuvées, however he also makes six different red wines that are rich, fruity and supremely elegant. If you are not familiar with red Chassagne, do try this delicious wine from one of the region's greatest domains.

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.