The grapes, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.
The two varieties were vinified separately. Both went through a period of cold soak. fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.
The blend of rich blackcurranty Cabernet and brambley, gently peppery Syrah makes this a very distinctive wine. The vanilla character of the oak is present but subtle, and the tannins are softer than in many Cabernets. A very luxurious drink; silky and satisfying.
Good with a range of red meat dishes, but its soft fruity character makes this an attractive wine to drink by itself.
We have selected vineyards in the area of Carcassonne and the Minervois based on grape flavour and yield. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.
The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. 30% of the Chardonnay was fermented in French and American oak barrels, and remained on lees in barrel, with some stirring, for six months.
Chardonnays come in many styles, from light and minerally to rich, buttery and oaky. We wanted to make a Chardonnay that was satisfying, yet fresh, and with a sufficiently interesting flavour to capture the imagination. From the outset, it was crucial that it would be a great accompaniment to food. This is a fresh, pine-appley wine, with a subtle hint of oak and a touch of mango and ginger
Great by itself or to accompanyall fish and white meat dishes. Will work well with oriental food.
A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.
Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Serving note: Would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.
Packed with rich, juicy ripe berry fruit flavours, a touch of soft tannin and a subtle twist of spice. Try it with a hearty meat dish, cheeses or simply lap it up all on its lonesome... Purrrfect!
Our 'Cunning Little Cat' (Le Petit Chat Malin' in its native French) is a tasty wine made from specially selected grapes harvested in the vineyards of the sunny South of France.
Easy drinking southern French red. The blend of Grenache and Syrah is at once intensely fruity, warmingly southern and slightly aromatic on the nose. Plump and juicy with luscious texture and subtle twist of spice on the finish, it is a fruit-driven style brimming with blackberry flavours yet underpinned with a backbone that hints at something more serious. Delicious with a platter of antipasto or tomato & meat based pasta dishes. It can also be enjoyed on its own. Maybe a dog's life isn't so bad after all!
A perfect aperitif wine or with fish / light meats/ salads. Lovely unoaked Chardonnay with a soft, gently creamy mouth feel balanced by fresh, crisp apple characters. Sealed with a screwcap to maximise freshness.
It has a very bright and deep ruby-red colour. It is delicate and true to type with notes of forest-floor, peppery spices and wood-smoke. It is big and generous, with an excellent body of noble tanins and fine new oakiness.
The grapes are sourced from around Puligny and a part of the Blagny hamlet on gentle east-facing slopes. The wines of Puligny-Montrachet are generally characterised by greater firmness and depth than those of Meursault and greater refinement and delicacy than those of Chassagne.
A boldly aromatic Pinot Noir opens with notes of cherry and dark chocolate, giving way to a hint of smoky oak and light rose petal. 12 months of aging in 100% French oak lends notes of sandalwood and cardamon on the mid-palate giving a finish reminiscent of fresh baked blueberry pie. This full-bodied, finely balanced wine marries velvety tannins with crisp acidity.