Tour de France


Wines included in the Tour de France case:

2 x Gros Manseng Petit Manseng: Pacherenc du Vic –Bilh Sec Domaine Sergent
2 x Semillon Sauvignon: G De Guiraud
2 x Chardonnay: Bourgogne Blanc Bouree
2 x Gamay: Morgon Dominique Morel
2 x Grenache Syrah Mourvedre: Indigo Domaine Navicelle
2 x Malbec: L’Authentique Chateau Pineraie


“How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty six –different kinds of cheese?”
Charles de Gaulle

2 bottles each of three outstanding white & red wines that represent the rich diversity of the ‘mother’ of wine producing nations.

An exciting tour of the myriad terroirs of France in this exclusive artisan winegrowers collection case.

Pacherenc du Vic – Bilh Sec Domaine Sergent

Grape variety: Gros Manseng Petit Manseng
Country of origin: France
Region: Madiran
Vintage: 2019
ABV: 14%
A delight- full dry white from this little known Pyrenean region made by the Dousseau sisters Brigitte & Corinne from 50 % each of the tangy aromatic Gros & Petit Manseng grape varieties.A passage en barrique unusually here ,has added complexity & texture to balance the racy acidity.
A bold choice to accompany it would be Sushi? or perhaps the speciality dish of the region, quenelles of pike!

G De Guiraud

Grape variety: Semillon Sauvignon
Country of origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Vintage: 2017
ABV: 13.5%
From 1er Grand Cru Classe producer Chateau Guiraud (immediate neighbour of Chateau D’Yquem ) this is a fine expression of the Guiraud terroir. Organically produced & fermented & aged in used Sauternes barrels to give a powerful intense honeyed dry wine,just at the beginning of its development now a year or two in bottle will undoubtedly pay dividends.. if you can resist it.

Bourgogne Blanc Bouree

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Country of origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Vintage: 2017
ABV: 13%
Produced from low yielding 30 year old vines by this traditional quality obsessed negoce based in Gevrey Chambertin. Rich and toasty aromas with notes of oyster shell, ginger and a pleasing creamy touché of vanilla en bouche. ‘A Proper White Burgundy’ deffo!

Morgon Dominique Morel

Grape variety: Gamay
Country of origin: France
Region: Beaujolais
Vintage: 2015
ABV: 12.5%
Dominique Morel is the talented & dedicated vigneron & producer of several excellent Beaujolais Crus, including this gold medal winning cuvee of his Morgon ‘Douby’.Now showing lovely Pinotent character with notes of raspberry strawberry & a hint of gaminess, which could certainly be the perfect partner. For the record i also particularly like to drink it with Dhal .. usually on a monday night!

Indigo Domaine Navicelle

Grape variety: Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Country of origin: France
Region: Provence
Vintage: 2015
ABV: 14.5%
The beautiful & dramatic Provencal landscape of the Colle Noires is the stunning backdrop to the Navicelle Domaine, here you can literally smell & taste the Mediterranean mingling with the olive groves ,herbes & garrigue. This is Alsace born winemaker Jannick Utards hommage to the essence of this special place. A captivating violet & cassis scented Biodynamic Bandol-esque rouge, that cries out for a slow cooked shoulder of lamb.

L’Authentique Chateau Pineraie

Grape variety: Malbec
Country of origin: France
Region: Cahors
Vintage: 2014
ABV: 13%
‘Wine should be drunk neat in the morning, without water at midday & in the evening just as the lord gave it to us’ “Old Aveyron Proverb “ Only a suggestion but also do try this with a cassoulet in the evening.,for its as mighty, fine and ‘authentic‘ a bottle of Malbec ye will find, .. or your money back!


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