Jasper Hill & Chapoutier PLUS Proud Wines
We are delighted to welcome Emily Laughton and Stuart Proud to the store for the new releases of Cambrian La Pleiade, Agly Brothers, (joint venture of Jasper Hill and M. Chapoutier) with Proud Wines (Stuart Prouds side label). These wines emerged from casual discussions of terroir between the Laughtons and Chapoutiers in the 1990s, when Ron and Michel met while Michel was touring Australia. Both the La Pleiade and the Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon vineyards are bio-dynamically farmed and seek to express their unique vineyards from the other side of the world. Emily has been kind enough to bring museum stock of both the La Pleiade and Agly Brothers wines for this tasting.
Proud Wines are the side project Stuart works on when he isn’t managing the Thousand Candles vineyard. Stuart is one of the countries top viticulturists and this set of 2017 Yarra Valley releases are brilliant. The real threat here is the viticulture: both Stuart and Ron and Emily have worked extensively with bio-dynamics and see the health of the vineyards as paramount to the production of wines that reflect their origin.