A Lavaux Grand Cru from the Chillon Vineyards, vinified and bottled at the Chateau
Part of a special set of wine made for and in collaboration with top chef Bernard Ravet, of restaurant L'Ermitage in Vufflens-le-Château. This is an incredibly satisfying wine, designed for dining.
2010 Vintage: Gold Medal at the "Mondial du Pinot"
NOTE: We are out of stock at the moment, the wine can be back ordered and will be delivered at the end of May or very early June
This is a treat. A very dark inky ruby red, approaching opaque, this wine has a nose whch is creamy and earthy with notes of cooked dark berry fruit. On the palate there is full, ripe dark fruit - loganberries and blackberries - with a chalky, earthy overtone, and a slightly herbal note. Lovely creamy texture, and good length, with some spice on the long finish. This really is a lovely wine, and quite a find. Can be drunk on its own, or with food (pork schnitzel, spicy sausages work well).
12.5% ABV, 2g/litre residual sugar, 5.3g/litre acidity. Serve 14-16°C - also works well chilled - treat as you ould a mid-weight Beaujolais Cru, like a Chiroubles or Côte de Brouilly.
We are delighted that this wine has been selected for the OZ CLARKE 250 BEST WINES 2011 guide - weighing in at number 76 out of 250 - in which the following description appears:-
"Red wines in the Mosel, whatever next? Red grapes need warmth and the ultra-cool Mosel has always been a light white domain. Yet here we are in the very good Riesling village of Klüsserath with a really lovely red. If that isn't proof of global warming... Actually Dornfelder performs best when it's not too hot and this is a lovely ripe yet cool style, scented with apple blossom and orchard leaves, flowing with a plum and apple juice sweetness and acidity that softens its minerality and fades away to a scented lingering aftertaste."
This is something quite unique - a ripasso-style wine of Swiss Pinot Noir over Garanoir. Created for the 100th anniversary of the company, with a label designed by artist Hans Erni, this will become a classic.
A dark red colour, the wine has a a generous nose of ripe berries, coffee and toasted nuts, on a background note of vanilla. In the mouth, this is a powerful and concentrated wine, still very much Pinot Noir but with a touch of wildness and fruit from the Garanoir.
This is a fabulous wine with poultry - especially turkey - and game birds.
This classic Fendant has a pale yellow colour, with a bright fresh nose of fruit and spice. The palate is principally fruity, pétillant, dry, and very refreshing, with notes of smoke and gunflint. The finish is quite long and dry, with smooth minerality, and a hint of honey.
This wine, with its quirky Lizard label, is one of the premier wines of the Chablais, if not the entire Vaud. It is made from Chasselas grapes grown on the steeply terraced vineyards climbing the hills behind the town of Aigle and its fairytale Château. The soil is light gravel/shale, and the vineyards give full exposure to the sun. The warm dry Foehn winds maintain the microclimate which pertains right up until the harvest, ensuring ripening beyond the reach of the dampness and mists of autumn, protecting the grapes from rot. The wine has a pale golden yellow colour, with a rich, spicy pungent nose, with hints of caramel. On the palate it is dry, predominantly mineral, yet with good fruit following. The finish is initially warming, then develops with a dry minerality and a beautiful elegant bitterness that is extremely long. A lovely wine; serve at 8-10°C on its own, or with freshwater fish or white meat dishes.
From Chasselas grapes grown halfway up the slope, on gravel/granite soils, at the foot of an alluvial fan of scree from the massive rockfall of 1584. A light golden yellow-green, with grilled almonds, minerals, gunflint, and honey on the nose. Palate: slightly lighter body, but more elegant than the Aigle Les Murailles, fresh and with hazlenut flavours, hints of peaches, apricots, and other stone fruit, with a creamy texture, and slight pétillance. Good length, with minerals and a pleasing acid streak at the end. Serve at 10° - 12° C, with or without food (freshwater fish, cheese, pork). Keeps 10 years.
One of the seven new Premier Grand Cru in Vaud - a superlative Chasselas, made for the dining table.
Possibly their best year so far - and considering how good the 2009 was, it's saying something.
One of our top recommended wine for Christmas dinner.
Purple with a dark violet rim. Intensive nose of cherries and black pepper. Stewed sour cherries with a hint of vanilla and lilac, spicy and dense, Sun-warmed dark berries. Dry, lively & juicy Blaufränkisch-fruit, very classic style, finely-wound tannin structure, inviting flavours of dark berries and cherries with a long zesty and lively finish. Good with goose, turkey, Linguine and red Pesto, roast deer, paprika chicken, bean stews.
Drink at 15 - 17°C, decant for an hour first.
13.5% ABV. Bottled April 2010.
This classic Dôle is a deep pastel red with granite tinges, and aromas of fruit, smoke, and dusky spice. On the palate it is soft and gentle, with lovely smooth fruit, and a spicy dry earthiness. Good length, dry and spicy. Nice with pasta.
An excellent Zweigelt from this young progressive producer; a dark ruby red, with a spicy fragrant nose. On the palate very fruity, with bitter cherry notes, vanilla, and a hint of roast coffee. Tremendous stuff, and great value.