31 July 2011

New more simple and cheaper freight prices.

Thanks to a rise in volume, we've been able to introduce cheaper freight prices and a more simple structure. More and more consumers in Australia are buying on line and our customers at DiscoverVin are no exception.


Now most of Australia's population in the south-east is covered by a $10 flat rate per box.


Our local supporters in Albury-Wodonga receive deliveries free!


Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, ACT, NSW regional, Vic regional, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts are all $10 per box (a box can contain up to 12 bottles)


Perth prices have fallen to $30 per box.


For other areas we can quote a price on application by calling 0260206016.


All of our wines are shipped and stored under temperature controlled conditions, throughout our supply chain. From our suppliers in France, to our specialised wine storage facilities in Albury-Wodonga and then by courier to your door-step, we take care to ensure your wine is moved under correct conditions.

25 July 2011

We've added PayPal to DiscoverVin Shop (and reduced freight charges)

In response to customer feedback we've added PayPal as a checkout option to our shop. We already offer payment by credit card via a secure Commonwealth Bank Gateway but now customers have an additional option.

The PayPal Express facilities are also smartphone friendly!

In addition as a result of increasing volume and a good deal with our courier we've simplified the freight charges. Now the majority of our customers in south-eastern Australia will only pay $10 for each box of wine sent. More detail to follow on our next blog....

We look forward to serving you. Please send us anyfeedback to info@discovervin.com.au

23 July 2011

Chateau Lagrezette Malbec Cahors 2005 amongst Top Drops of the Month Gourmet Traveller July 2011 (French Edition)


We were very pleased to receive this review in the July 2011 edition of Gourmet Traveller (French Edition). This is the latest in a long list of reviews for this wine.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine (USA), in the March 2010 edition wrote:

"Chateau Lagrézette 2005, Rated 90 points. An intensely concentrated wine with tannins that float in an inky sea of dense berry fruit. The wine is smooth, the edges softened by wood, but the fruit tannins pour out of the glass.”


In addition Ben Thomas in the Weekly Review wrote: "($35.99; 14%; 4/5) The wines of Cahors have never been more glamourous since Alain Perrin, the head of fashion house Cartier, bought out this winery. The wine is made by the fashionable, and somewhat ubiquitous, winemaker Michel Rolland. This is full of appealing savoury, deep fruit flavours and aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, liquorice and leather. Grippy, savoury tannins have softened nicely in the five or so years since it was bottled and it is drinking very nicely now. Food match \ Scotch fillet"

Other accolades include: World Wine Award Decanter Magazine
Gold medal Concours des Grand Vins de France 2007
Gold Medal Concours de la Compagnie des Courtiers Jurés (Paris) 2009
Citation in Guide Hachette des Vins (2008 edition)

18 July 2011

Vinexpo- Part 3 La Douce France


Vinexpo was the main event in Bordeaux for the third week of June. However there are also a number of satellite events associated and dissociated with the main exhibition. Two of the linked, invitation only events Discovervin attended were the “Cercle des Femmes de Vin” and ”Expression des Vignerons Bio”, i.e an exhibition of wines made by female wine makers and an exhibition of wines from biodynamic producers. Biodynamic wine was once the preserve of alternative lifestyle types, but increased consumer concern about genetically modified food and the use of chemicals in agriculture has made organic farming and its more specific cousin biodynamic agriculture a mainstream pre-occupation for consumers in Europe and elsewhere.

For Discovervin the main satellite event was La Douce France. We had been invited to attend by Accents du Sud Ouest, who were co-ordinating exhibitors from south-west appellations. It was held at Chateau Grattequina on the banks of the Garonne at Blanquefort. We were able to taste wines with the producers and enjoyed gorgeous lunch in a wonderful location

We were able to catch up with Marian Latrille from Chateau Jolys in Jurancon. The Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec remains one of our favourite wines. We also met up with the Laplace family from Chateau Aydie. They had been very welcoming and hospitable during our visit to their Madiran chateau and chai the week before.

Bergerac Sec from Chateau Tours des Gendres continues to impress. It was great to gesticulate with Luc de Conti the world-renowned winemaker behind this vineyard. His daughter and son were helping on the stand. Their youthful enthusiasm and knowledge of their family’s wines and heritage was impressive.

17 July 2011

Domaine Bellegarde Cuvee Tradition in the Brisbane Courier Mail


Great review of Discovervin's Domaine Bellegarde Cuvee Tradition in the Brisbane Courier Mail on the Weekend. The wine was compared favourably with iconic aussie dessert wines such as Noble One and Lillypilly. 
Ken Gargett from spitbucket reviewed 5 Dessert wines in his weekend column. He gave it a rating of 89/100. At $10.99 for a 375 ml bottle it truly offers great value for money
From the Juracon, an intriguing blend of 60% gros manseng and 40% petit manseng. There is sweetness here but it is much more moderated than its Aussie counterparts. Pleasant, rather than intense but fabulous value. Tropical notes, rockmelons, citrus and a minerally background. Nice flick of acidity.

15 July 2011

CCC- Cuvee Celeste Cake -Dessert from the Pyrenees

Celebrate the Pyrenees by making this luscious cake. Divine when eaten with roast pears and a glass (or two) of Cuvee Celeste.
The recipe is from Neil Perry in Gourmet Traveller last summer.
Instead of using Sauterne as Neil did we suggest using wine from Pacheranc de Vic Bilh- a tiny wine growing region in the Pyrenees.
Cuvee Celeste is the Pacheranc de Vic Bilh wine from Domaine Crampilh. The gorgeous rich, honey flavoured, complex dessert style wine is made from late harvested Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng grapes.
Cuvee Celeste is available from Discovervin Wines and is part of our Taste the Tour Pack.

Neil Perry: Olive oil and Pacheranc de Vic Bilh (sauternes) cake with roast pears

Serves 8
Roast pears
4 beurre bosc pears, halved or quartered lengthways, core removed, stem intact
80 ml (1/3 cup) Pacheranc de Vic Bilh dessert wine
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp caster sugar
Cake
115 gm (½ cup) caster sugar
2 eggs
185 ml (¾ cup) olive oil
125 ml (½ cup) Pacheranc de Vic Bilh dessert wine
80 ml (1/3 cup) milk
2 lemons, finely grated zest only
185 gm (1½ cups) plain flour
2½ tsp baking powder
Sauternes syrup
115 gm (½ cup) caster sugar
125 ml (½ cup) Pacheranc de Vic Bilh dessert wine
To serve: thick (double/heavy) cream


1 Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the pears in a roasting tin, drizzle with the Pacheranc de Vic Bilh and oil and sprinkle with the sugar. Roast for 45 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender and starting to caramelise. Allow to cool to room temperature.
2 Meanwhile, to make the cake, lightly grease an 11 x 22cm loaf tin, and line the base and sides with baking paper. Beat the sugar and eggs together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add the oil, Pacheranc de Vic Bilh, milk and lemon zest and beat until well combined. Add the combined, sifted flour and baking powder and slowly beat until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake alongside the pears for 40 minutes, or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
3 Meanwhile, to make the Pacheranc de Vic Bilh syrup, place the sugar and 2 tbsp water in a small pan and stir constantly, over very low heat, without letting it boil, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Increase the heat and allow the syrup to simmer, brushing the side of the pan with a wet pastry brush if necessary, until the syrup turns a golden colour. It is important to keep an eye on the syrup at all times, as once it starts to colour, it will continue to darken very quickly. Turn off the heat, add the Pacheranc de Vic Bilh and stir to combine. Some of the syrup may solidify at this point. If this is the case, return it to a very low heat until it dissolves again. Set aside to cool.
4 Serve the cake with the pears, drizzle with the syrup and add a dollop of cream.

Vinexpo- Part 2 Le Crachoir




Crachoir- The Spittoon
A busy schedule at Vinexpo meant lots of tasting for the Discovervin team. Tasting but not drinking. Le Crachoir was always strategically placed. The verb "to spit" in French is cracher- doesn't it sound nicer?? So were were always ready to cracher after each tasting each wine.
During their time at Vinexpo the Discovervin team had profitable meetings with several Bordeaux negogiants. All were keen to send their wine downunder and we will soon be stocking some excellent Bordeaux wines; premier cru, petit chateau and second label wines.
Each meeting was held in a specific meeting space at the negogiant’s stand. While sharing the wine the sales consultant would explain the wine, its provenance, producer, appellation and characteristics. Spitting into the crachoir was mandatory. There would be two or three crachoir per table and when full they were emptied by an assistant. Wonderful wine down the drain!
We also met with existing suppliers, Chateau Lagrezette, Producers Plaimont and Accents du Sud Ouest. They showed us new vintages of our existing wines, which were all of a high quality and tempted us with other wines in their portfolios. The Cahors Malbecs from Chateau Lagrezette were full of flavour and structure especially the 2005 Dame des Honneurs – which we have just added to our portfolio.
Dessert wines from south west appellations continued to impress. More luscious Monbazilliacs, well balanced honeyed Jurancon moelluex wine and a gorgeous St Croix de Mont.
This entry concludes witha question – Is Australia ready for Saussignac? We found an elegant, crisp wine from this very small appellation – pear, white peach, spice, great flavours – Watch this space! Let us know if you would like to try a Saussignac.

14 July 2011

The Tour moves into the Pyrenees

We hope everyone is enjoying the sights and tastes of the Tour de France as much as we are.

Today Bastille Day 2011, the Tour moves into the Pyrenees. We have reproduced here some information from our Taste of the Tour packs. It's not too late if you want to join the chasing peleton!

Stock up on some nice fillet steak and some french cheese and with our 6 pack you have an instant Tour de France experience for the weekend!


Thursday 14th July Stage 12   
Cugnaux  Luz-Ardiden 211 km – first major climb.
“The race’s first major climb, the Hourquette d’Ancizan, an off-shoot of the Aspin, makes its first appearance on the Tour. The riders then head onto the Tourmalet. They descend off that and finish with the climb to Luz-Ardiden….”*
This stage commences in the flat valley of the upper Garonne, crossing the pilgrim’s routes that go through Madiran. Madiran is an ancient wine growing region first planted by the Romans. The wine developed an excellent reputation and was carried by pilgrims and said to be the origin of “alter wine”. Using these ancient soils and know how, the winemakers in the region have embraced organic methods in the vineyards, and new technology in the winery, to produce wines with a growing reputation in France and across the world.

Wine 3: Domaine du Crampilh - Madiran Vignes Vielles 2006
Made from 70% Tannat and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has a beautiful deep purple colour. It has an intense and savoury nose with black fruits, vanilla and leather. A concentrated palate with rich black fruit and peppery spices balanced with great structure, fine chalky tannins and acid. Intense, powerful but great length and balance.

Perfect with a fillet steak or a beef casserole. See our erlier blog for a vey simple and delicious beef stew. Enjoy your wine in preparation for the ascent of the Aubisque.

Wine 4: Domaine du Crampilh - Pacherenc Moelleux Cuvée Céleste 2007
The white wines of Madiran are called Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. Cuvée Celeste from Domaine du Crampilh is a late harvest wine made from Petit Manseng.  The Cuvée Céleste is luscious and complex wine with a honeyed and harmonious finish.
Perfect with a late night dessert - the perfect accompaniment on the late night stages.

Friday 15th July Stage 13
Pau  Lourdes 152.5 km - high mountains.
“This is a stage that will suit the breakaway specialists, the baroudeurs, who can take some big climbs in their stride, because the Aubisque features about halfway through.” *

The tour passes through the stunning wine region of Jurançon, one of the most beautiful in France. Rolling green hills, relatively unpopulated and stunning views to the nearby snow-capped Pyrenees. The ripening period in autumn is long and cool, lending itself to producing late picked white wines. Australians often think of sweet wines as dessert wines but the Jurançon wines are perfect as an aperitif.  Light in texture, and finely balanced with acid they are perfect with foie gras/pâtés or cheeses. 

Wine 5: Château Jolys Jurançon Sec, 2009

This dry wine is made using 50% Gros Manseng grapes blended with 50% of Petit Manseng.  A delightful, complex, fruity but dry, and great value for money wine. Could this be the next big thing after New Zealand sauvignon Blanc? Discover for yourself!

It would be a perfect match with seafood and shellfish, but also goes down a treat with pre-dinner nibbles and dips as you re-live the cols. What a way to start the weekend!

Wine 6:Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition, 2008
The pale gold Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition 2008, has delicious fruit flavours and balance.
It can be consumed on its own, but the French often drink it as an aperitif with pâté or terrines.  Of course it’s a perfect match for a fruit dessert.
This bottle would be perfect to open as you watch the 6pm highlights on SBS, with some friends and the chicken terrine or pâté and cheeses that you picked up on the way home.



*Transcribed from the Le Tour de France official website.



11 July 2011

Taste The Tour Pack and follow our peleton over the Pyrenees- time to get cooking!

Today is a rest day and tommorrow the peleton enters the south-west passing through the Cahors region!

If you havent done so already, time to stock up on wine from the region, some good cheeses and think about a slow braise of beef for enjoyment with one of the reds

Here's some information from our Tour Pack and a really easy recipe to try.


Wines from the Pyrenees and the South-West of France 
The wines are sourced from vineyards in the Pyrenees and the South West of France - regions that the 2011 will be passing through.
Of course there is no need to stick rigidly to a certain wine on a certain stage but we have provided some suggestions and background information. These wines can be consumed any time!. 
Follow us on twitter @discovervin or on Facebook DiscoverVin Wines for updates. Join our peleton on the collective ride over the pyrenees!
And of course, please follow our friends Les Vaches de Tour for an amusing perspective on the tour including some hints on cheeses!

Stage 10 and 11- Bergerac and Cahors 
Wine 1-Domaine de Lagrezette Zette Rouge 2005, 750 ml, $14.99-modern malbec from Cahors- for fun.
Wine 2- Chateau La Rayre Bergerac Rosé 2009, 750 ml, $16.99 -one of our best sellers. Made from Merlot and Cab Sauv. Drink chilled, turn up the heating and imagine being in the sundrenhed French countryside in mid-summer!


Stage 12,13,14-Madiran and Jurançon
Wine 3-Domaine du Crampilh - Madiran Vignes Vielles 2006 $28.99, 750 ml-Big fruit, great tannin, balance and structure-award winning wine made from tannat grapes.
Wine 4-Domaine du Crampilh - Pacheranc Moelleux  Cuvée Celeste, 2007500ml $25.99 - the name is a mouthful and so is the fruit in this wine. A delicious not too sweet dessert wine-no wonder the French have tried to keep this to themselves!
Wine 5- Château Jolys Jurançon Sec 2009, 750 ml, $17.99 -One of our best sellers-Drink of the Week Sunday Herald Melbourne 15th May 2011- delightful unwooded Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng
Wine 6-Domaine Bellegarde-Jurançon Moelleux “Selection Tradition” 2008, 375ml, $10.99- 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.


Total price for the Taste the Tour 6 pack is only $115 and free postage for limited time!.
Simply click on Albury-Wodonga/Tour pack tab on the delivery options to receive this free offer. (updated 8th July 2011)
A fraction of the price of a ticket to France! 

So now our first recipe... Beef braised in Malbec.

So hopefully you have stocked up on some rump steak or whatever cut you prefer- or zip out and get some. The Zette malbec from Cahors can be enjoyed with the steak. Just enjoy the steak with whatever is your favorite marinade or sauce, or perhaps  just simply with some good french mustard and a sprinkle of sea salt and a grind of black pepper. The Zette Malbec is lovely as it is but comes into its own with food such as this. Enjoy the lovely fruit and nice minerals and tannin structure and marvel at the value for money! This wine was placed in the Top 100 best value wines of 2010 by Us Wine Enthusiast magazine. We managed to secure the last pallet  left in the winery. Get in quick as it is disaperaing fast!


Pespeso (the famous hunter’s peppery beef stew) by Jamie Oliver was inspiration for this dish.  But we think the Italians in turn borrowed this from the French as we have had many similar dishes in this part of the world. We have made it many times, usually with a beef cut called “goulash” from our Italian smallgoods producer “Formici”, but on this occasion we bought some rump steak on special it did the job very nicely !  Jamie suggests beef or veal shin on the bone – a bit hard to find in our neck of the woods!  It’s a good dish to make on a cold old day as it requires your oven to be on for six hours or so.  In the warmer weather we sometimes leave it in the outdoor pizza oven overnight.

Basically:
·     Heat oven to 150°C

·     Find an oven proof dish that is just big enough to hold all ingredients and hopefully has a lid (I used my small LaCrueset)

·    Slice whatever red meat you have into chunks

·    Place a layer of meat in the bottom of the oven proof dish, scatter several garlic cloves, a decent amount of black pepper, a sprinkle of salt and a couple of rosemary sprigs over each layer – continue until all meat used and add a couple of bay leaves. As a variation you can add a few pieces of orange peel.

·     I covered this with half a bottle of Zette Rouge and topped it up, to just cover the meat, with a bit of water.

·     Cover with a double layer of foil, then the lid and tie the lid down with kitchen string to ensure it is a really tight fit.

·    Cook in a preheated oven for 6 hours.  Alternately, Jamie suggests you can cook at a lower temperature (140°C) for 8 hours or so. If you dont have time 3 or 4 hours would suffice. One trick is to put it on before bed in a slow oven and take it out the next morning.
         
When cooked we usually use as a pasta sauce or lovely on a good crusty toasted sourdough bread with a crispy salad. Or could be done with rice or couscous and veges.

It can be prepared ahead and of course its always nicer the next day once the flavours have melded together.

The aroma whilst cooking is magnificent, so perhaps you’ll need to finish off that bottle of Zette with some other delicacy while you wait!

9 July 2011

Vinexpo-Part 1 The Experience





The red carpet pontoon stretched over the lake to the immense exhibition hall. Vinexpo was on the other side. With excitement and some degree of trepidation the Discovervin Team flashed our credentials and followed the red carpet into a world of wine. It should be noted that we were happy to see two life guards in a rubber raft floating happily next to the carpeted pontoon, ready to save any expeditioner who may have mis-stepped on the red carpet.
Once inside the main exhibition space, Hall 1, we walked at least 800 metres to Hall 3. This and Hall 2 are two other large exhibition spacesn, set at right angles to the main hall. Hall 3 Row N was our destination as this is where we had our first Vinexpo appointment. On the way we passed stylish stands with wines from across France.
The quality of the stands was incredible. Designer furniture, meeting nooks, bars, lounge suites, elegantly dressed hostesses, every conceivable way of displaying wine, lights, posters, magazines etc- no expense spared and of course WINE.
Outside restaurants and brassieres lined the sidewalk. Seafood – with an oyster bar, and cuisines linked to the countries and regions show cased at Vinexpo including; Tuscan, Provencal,Corsican, Alsace. We chose the Brasserie Chez Yvette from Archachon on the Atlantic coast not far from Bordeaux.
There were close to 50,000 visitors to Vinexpo over its 5 days, from over 140 countries. The Chinese were the largest non-French presence with all exhibitors eager to woo them. The Australian presence was subdued, both in terms of exhibitors – mostly large producers like Penfolds- and attendees.
Walking the length of Hall 1, was a full kilometre, an international oenological experience. On that journey we passed through Italy, Argentina, Israel, California, Oregon, Chile and Spain, all with a myriad of producers showing their distinctive wines. Side trips to Provence or Languedoc- Rousillon were possible. Another detour was to step outside to the lakeside stall of the Champagne houses.

2 July 2011

Featured wine of the Month Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition 2008

We decided to feature this wine this month given some very recent media interest. We thought perhaps our friends and followers might like to get in quick and snap up some bottles. 


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  Gotta love value ."


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.



Domaine Bellegarde

Jurançon Moelleux “Selection Tradition” 2008
AOC Jurançon
375ml


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.

Region/Terroir: Jurançon
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.
Our tasting notes: Shiny rich gold/yellow colour. On the nose complex citrus and peach tones. The balance is excellent, complex citrus and stone and tropical  fruits. Moelleux means sweet but unlike many dessert wines from Australia this wine has a drier finish. They can be consumed on their own (often the French would have them as an aperitif) with pate, cheeses and it is absolutely delicious with fruit desserts.


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."

1 July 2011

Taste The Tour Pack and follow our peleton over the Pyrenees.

Vive le Tour!

We look forward to the race but more so the fantastic scenery and television coverage. And the cows (more on that below)! We have put together a tasting pack which gives you the chance to try 6 wines as the peleton races through the south-west and the Pyrenees in the second week.

It has been well received -look what Ben Knight of Ben and Wine, had to say....."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."

We couldn't agree more!!

The wines are sourced from vineyards in the Pyrenees and the South West of France - regions that the 2011 Tour de France will be passing through.

Of course there is no need to stick rigidly to a certain wine on a certain stage but we have provided some suggestions and background information. These wines can be consumed any time!

Follow us on twitter @discovervin or on Facebook DiscoverVin Wines for updates. Join our peleton on the collective ride over the pyrenees!

And of course, please follow our friends Les Vaches de Tour for an amusing perspective on the tour including some hints on cheeses!

Stage 12 and 13- Bergerac and Cahors 
Wine 1-Domaine de Lagrezette Zette Rouge 2005, 750 ml, $14.99-modern malbec from Cahors- for fun.
Wine 2- Chateau La Rayre Bergerac Rosé 2009, 750 ml, $16.99 -one of our best sellers. Made from Merlot and Cab Sauv. Drink chilled, turn up the heating and imagine being in the sundrenhed French countryside in mid-summer!


Stage 14 and 15-Madiran and Jurançon
Wine 3-Domaine du Crampilh - Madiran Vignes Vielles 2006 $28.99, 750 ml-Big fruit, great tannin, balance and structure-award winning wine made from tannat grapes.
Wine 4-Domaine du Crampilh - Pacheranc Moelleux  Cuvée Celeste, 2007500ml $25.99 - the name is a mouthful and so is the fruit in this wine. A delicious not too sweet dessert wine-no wonder the French have tried to keep this to themselves!
Wine 5- Château Jolys Jurançon Sec 2009, 750 ml, $17.99 -One of our best sellers-Drink of the Week Sunday Herald Melbourne 15th May 2011- delightful unwooded Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng
Wine 6-Domaine Bellegarde-Jurançon Moelleux “Selection Tradition” 2008, 375ml, $10.99- 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.


Total price for the Taste the Tour 6 pack is only $115 plus postage

A fraction of the price of a ticket to France!


To purchase click here 

By purchasing this wine you confirm that you are over 18 and accept the terms and conditions of sale.

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