This beautiful Chablis is a combination of two outlaying partials, Les Pargues and Les Cartes. The Chardonnay at Les Pargues is very mineral and the Chardonnay at Les Cartes faces the 1er Cru partial Les Vaillons, known for chalky soils. This chablis is clean, lean, aromas of white fruit and a fair amount of acidity with crispyness.
This family-run domain, based in Meursault, was created by Julien Coche in 1940 and began as just one hectare of vines. His son Alain (a cousin of Jean Francois Coche Dury) took over from him and earned a high reputation from the vintages he produced in the 1980s and 1990s, and Alain's own son Fabien has been involved since 1995 and now oversees the day-to-day running of the domaine. The family now has 12 hectares, 60% of the vines are over 60 years old. No herbicides have been used since 2004. Coche's wines are highly individual in style - they are designed to be aged for at least 5 to 10 years before being drunk, but will subsequently develop into some of the most well-balanced, beautifully structured wines of entire Burgundy.
Powerful yet elegant. A wine full of finesse. The ultimate golden taste.
A Domaine since the 1300s, its wines were once a direct supplier of the Pope in Avignon. Burgundy historian Claude Courtepee called it the "Volnay of the Chalonnais" and the "best of the province" over two hundred years ago. It has been in he hands of the current owner, de du Gardin family, for over three hundred years ago. Today, it is run by the hilarious, down to earth, and dynamic young duo of Ludovic du Gardin and Fabrice Perrotto, and these lads are starting to turn some heads.
Straw ripe Pinot with Kirsch, cherry, fennel notes. Medium rusticy and gentle balance of acidity. What a great wine! Highest points ever rated for Givry. Eat with cold cuts, truffle, mushrooms, pigeon,...
''La Tur'' is considered to be the Grand cru of Collina Serragrilli. This flagsship wine is 100% Nebbiolo, grown in the hills of La Morra. Extensively matured for 36 months in French Alliers barrels and another 10 months in bottle. The wine, colored, light red and brownish, is high in complexity, with red fruits, spicy and dense flavors. Very clear tannins with well structured acidity and a superb long finish. A top wine and years to keep and invest. 2025+
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Arianna Occhipinti prompted her study oenology at university in Milan. There, she was distressed to find the emphasis on chemistry and laboratory work, at odds with the more natural winemaking she had learned from her uncle, COS. For her, it was about farming: the vines. In her early 20s, she began making wines in her home area of Vittoria, Sicily. She decided her style would be one of finesse and elegance and perfume over power. Her first vintage (2004) was released in 2006 when she was just 24. At the time she had just one hectare of vines. Today, her vine holdings are 22 hectares of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, and a hectare and a half of white grapes Albanello and Zibbibo. These are exemplary wines, naturally made, and showing finesse and interest. Arianna Occhipinti has become a seminal figure for a new generation of wine lovers. Her rise to prominence has been meteoric, and rightfully.
Dark red color. Lovely density, floral nose. Fresh, vivid palate with pretty cherry fruit and some grip.