Featured wine of the Month Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition 2008
We know that major metropolitan newspaper is about to write about this wine in its weekend lifestyle magazine (we will add some detials to this blog once the review is published). It has just been added to the wine list at Vivo restaurant in Palm Cove. This is an interesting and very smart choice. The wine has fantastic tropical fruit flavours. Some wine lovers have called this the "mango wine" after tasting it. It matches perfectly with fruit desserts and we can imagine sipping it at Vivo looking over the Pacific Ocean with a mango brulée! Or with some cheese watching the Tour de France!
Well known wine scribe and wine guru Winsor Dobbin said of it on Twitter yesterday "Very much enjoying the 2008 Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition Jurançon imported by @discovervin Gotta love value #wine."
Wine scribe Ben Knight of Benandwine in fact spoke along the same lines about our Taste the Tour Pack. The Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition is one of the sweet wines he refers to when writing about the pack on the website of our friends at Les Vaches du Tour ."What a great selection, awesome value too. Madiran the standout, but the sweeties with the cheese were fantastic. I heartily recommend this to any and all."
So here are the details on our featured wine of the month....
It is available in 375ml for $10.99 or 750ml for $20.99. We believe that these wines are both BARGAINS at this price for this quality.
Minimum order 6 bottles (can be 6 of these or a mixture with other wines). Call us on 0260206016 if unsure how to order on line.
Jurançon Moelleux “Selection Tradition” 2008
The sweet wines of Jurançon are amongst the great sweet/dessert wines of the world and great value for money. This is an excellent example- luscious complex fruit, balance, length and not too sweet on the finish.
Grapes: This wine uses 65% Gros Manseng and 35% Petit Manseng.
Winemaking techniques: The wines are not botrytised, in fact it is said that the thick skin of the manseng grapes protects against rot. A long dry autumn allows the wines to dry on the vine and concentrate flavours. Fermentation and vinification occurs in oak barrels for the Petit Manseng, which gives an added complexity. The Gros Manseng is fermented and vinified in stainless steel.
Here is a review by aussie wine writer Winsor Dobbins 11/7/11 " love wines with that sweet/savoury combination that Jurancon does so well, you'll enjoy this classy little number that offers sensational value for money. The balance between sugar and acid is spot on here, so that while the initial impression is of ripe pineapple, the finish offers some surprising dryness, roundness and length. A blend of petit manseng and gros manseng, this would be superb paired with calves' liver, pates and terrines or blue cheeses, as an aperitif or as a dessert wine. Imported by www.discovervin.com.au. $10.99 for 375mls."