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Noughty, But Nice

Corsican discoveries and a decade of plundering the Languedoc.

Noughty, But Nice
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Continuing our 50th anniversary theme of featuring mixed cases from growers who joined us at watershed moments on this adventure. We spent the first decade of the new millennium expanding our Languedoc foot print - Château Roubaud in Costières de Nîmes and Mas Bruguière in Pic Saint Loup (2005), Philippe Collin in Limoux and Les Filles de Septembre in Côtes du Thongue (2008), while zipping over to Gascony to pick up La Famille Dèche (Côtes de Gascogne, 2005). 2005 also saw our first foray in to Corsica where we discovered all three producers – Imbert, Farinelli and Pieretti – who we still work with today. The following six wines provide a taste of the époque.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

SPARKLING WHITE:
Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut

WHITE:
Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2017
Vin de Corse Sartène Blanc: Domaine Saparale 2018

RED:
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Merlot 2017
Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2017
Pic Saint-Loup: Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' 2017

This mixed case includes

2 x Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut£0.00

Philippe Collin, the son of a Champenois, makes this bottle-fermented Crémant de Limoux sparkling wine from 'Champagne grapes' Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Limoux region. The fine mousse and clean finish of this excellent Crémant de Limoux belie its Seventies label and humble price tag.

2 x Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2017£0.00

A refreshingly unoaked Costières de Nîmes blanc from the Molinier family. Made from 60% Roussanne and 40% Grenache Blanc, it makes an ideal summer aperitif and stands up well to seafood - a garlic-rich brandade de morue would be just the ticket!

2 x Vin de Corse Sartène Blanc: Domaine Saparale 2018£0.00

Philippe Farinelli's Corsican white wine has subtle Maquis herb and wild flower scents and a smoothly-textured citrus-edged palate. This pure Vermentino from the Ortolo valley makes an ideal partner to salmon steaks or lemon-infused chicken dishes.

2 x Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Merlot 2017£0.00

A pure Merlot Côtes de Gascogne wine which has a similar fruit-forward appeal to it's Cabernet Franc / Merlot sibling - appealing mulberry aromas and soft, plummy palate.
Just the thing to accompany a steak frites or saucisse de Toulouse!

2 x Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2017£0.00

Hugues and Roland’s 'Domaine Les Filles de Septembre' Cuvée Tradition from the Côtes de Thongue has rapidly gained a loyal following, and is now one of our top-selling wines. It has a joyful summer berry bouquet and juicy palate of youthful, red fruit, with bright peppery undertones over a background of supple, ripe tannins. Think Bordeaux meets the Languedoc.

2 x Pic Saint-Loup: Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' 2017£0.00

The Pic Saint-Loup Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' is a rich, compelling red wine with a wealth of wild garrigue herb and berry scents and a lovely, pitchy palate of black fruit and fine-grained tannins.