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Goedhuis Recommends: June 2019

Those who have been waiting patiently for the arrival of the Domaines Ott Rosé 2018 need wait no longer.

Arguably, Ott is the most iconic rosé in the world, its famous amphora-shaped bottle marks it out from the crowd and coupled with the superb quality within, we really can’t recommend this rosé more highly. It is priced higher than other rosés at £29/bottle, so it should be viewed as a wine to savour in a proper glass and enjoy with a meal. I have 6 bottles at home and it is genuinely an excitement just to pop the cork!

The two white wines chosen for the June recommendations showed very well in a recent blind tasting of fresh and vibrant white wines.

The quality of wines from the Muscadet region has been increasing year on year and we sell just one example from Domaine Ménard Gaborit. If you are after a light, everyday white wine sub the £10/bottle mark, this wine will give a huge amount of pleasure.

We have been following our St Veran domaine for over a decade. Domaine de La Croix Senaillet is located in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy and was certified organic in 2010. The 2017 vintage is utterly delicious, medium bodied and packed with pure peachy stone fruits, the palate is fresh, with creamy tropical fruits and a wonderful sense of minerality on the finish. It remains a bargain at under £15/bottle.

Justin Girardin’s Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau 2016, is drinking perfectly now. Santenay is a region located to the south of Chassagne Montrachet and all the grapes have been harvested from 40 year old Pinot Noir vines from the Clos Rousseau vineyard. This cuvée, our favourite of the three, is the most powerful and structured with a juicy volume of red fruits on the palate. As the minutes pass and the wine unfurls in the glass this delicious Pinot becomes more and more interesting. Highly recommended for those seeking out an alternative to a top domaine Bourgogne Rouge.

If a good value, everyday claret is a must have to accompany the imminent BBQ, I am highly recommending our house claret, Ch La Fleur Coterie. This cuvée is 100% Merlot and the chateau is located just outside of Libourne in Fronsac. 2015 is a top flight vintage and whilst this vintage has taken its time to open up, it is now right in its sweet spot. Pop in the decanter for 30 minutes ideally. We think it’s the greatest Fleur Coterie to date.