It’s time again for another new instalment of the Family Jewels Mixed dozen. For those of you no familiar with the concept a couple of times a year we put together some of our favourite import wines into a pack of pure deliciousness! These are mostly producers we have worked closely with for years and who we are proud to import and call part of the PWS family. We have a few new exciting finds that we are excited to welcome to the fold as well as some new vintages and cuvees. Each wine has a story to tell and all of them over deliver in the deliciousness scale. There is not much to it, just a bunch of stellar wines to get you through the month.
There is the crunchy and svelte Tenuta Aglaea Bianco, the Chablis of the south as we like to call it. Back on deck is the latest vintage of Domaine de la Poultiere “Tuffo” Vouvray blanc 2017. This organic 100% Chenin from Vouvray is always such a favourite. Its wonderful quince and citrus notice leads into pure fruited palate with a touch of mid-palate sweetness that finished long and deadly dry.
Some of the new wines you may not be familiar with are Domain Pajot Cotes Gascogne Blanc 2018 and Antoine Olivier Bourgogne Blanc 2017. The 2017 whites from Burgundy are exceptional and this is a great introduction to the wines of Santennay where Olivier is based – delicious stuff. The Pajot is a crunchy and punchy white blend from the outer reaches of Bordeaux in the midst of Cognac country and hard to beat value.
We have the latest vintages of the always cracking Ogier Le Temps Est Venue 2017 and Domaine Font de Courtedune Chateneufe du Pape 2016. Ogier always plays with a lovely iodine and mineral flecked nose over dark, spicy fruits and never fails to impress. The Courtedune CDP is the best we have tried from this recent discovery of ours. Its rich and plush with mixed wild berry fruits and full, crunchy and wild garrigue on the close.
In additions there is great value Bordeaux from Poitevin 2015, a red blend from bio-dynamic legends Querciabella, a crisp red from Roche de Bellene and a couple of wines from Les Vignerons in the south west of France.
All together a cracking little tour of the old world for the incredible value of $250!