This hand-harvested wine is made from 10-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and 40-year-old Grenache vines. It has delicious fresh dark fruit, and is vibrant and long. A proper quaffer.
The domaine was founded in 2011 by Olivier and Florence Leriche, who had previously spent 12 years running Domaine de l’Arlot in Nuits-Saint-Georges but they dreamed of their own domaine. When an 18-hectare vine parcel became available in the Ardeche in 2010, they seized the opportunity. The freshness and balance in his wines comes not so much from the elevation, a few hundred metres above the plain, but rather because he picks far earlier than is the norm. His neighbours, concerned with getting their grapes very ripe, were amazed when he started harvesting a whole six weeks before they did. In this way overripe fruit flavours do not mask the terroir. The wines are made largely using whole bunches and natural yeasts.
Origin: Ardeche, France
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Style: Punchy & rustic
Food pairing: Grilled meat, cold cuts, cheeses but also spicy dishes and chocolate
Bottle size: 75cl
Free to store
London E17 postcodes: Free
Available for deliveries within London E17 postcode only. We deliver on Wednesdays & Saturdays (6pm to 9pm)
Click & Collect: Free
Place your order online, then pop by to our shop (151 Forest Rd, E17) during our opening hours to pick up your bottles. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready.
Standard Delivery: £8.95
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