Fruit! Glorious fruit! Oh my, what a delicious wine made up of Alicante Bouschet 70% and Grenache Noir 30%. The very friendliest Alicante we have ever tasted. Dreamy, sweet blueberry and fresh blackberry fruit that is pleasingly aromatic, juicy, seamless that sits just right on the palate. Perfect for when you want the pleasures of gorgeous fruit with nice depth and presence but with a delightful lightness of touch because of the moderate alcohol (only 12% abv) and pleasingly light, soft tannin. Utterly great on its own or with lighter meat dishes. Wonderful and unique. "Rhonejolais", if you will.
Amber in colour. Complex, full of herbs, spices, dried orange peel, maple syrup and almonds. Full-bodied and wonderfully refined by the ripening period, combines hints of marmalade, caramel and almond paste.
An amazing find. This White Port has an incredible development as it has aged in wood; rich and creamy, silky smooth with a high quality milk chocolate character that just goes on and on. Imagine the best Belgian milk chocolate that you have ever had, combined with the rich fruitiness that you get from a Tawny Port and this is the result.
Entirely handpicked in the morning, cooled and directly pressed and fermented separately in stainless steel. Pinot Noir macerated briefly to give light salmon color.Second fermentation in bottle for 18 months in temperature controlled cellars.
Mature and complex NV
The nose has maturity with a touch of floral freshness for this cuvée, which expresses aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pears.
A full and precise flavour followed by a fine freshness and a rich bouquet bear witness to the ageing of this cuvée in the Houses traditional cellars.
Famously delicate and sexy pink
At the March 2022 Taste Champagne (300 wines) I have to say this stood out as one of the most delicious "drinking Champagnes" on show - and there were some very Showy wines on show that day. A huge success for us, easy to forget just how gorgeous it is - firstly it is so very savoury, forget the cherry fruits, it's more like Xmas cake, rhubarb, forest floor, nettle and nutmeg. When the glass is empty the aromas persist. This is Grand stuff, the stuff of deluxe cuvee, truly epic. And a dinner wine too. A cunning counsel for you - don't serve it too cold, err on the cellar-temperature side.
March 2022. Of course the whole Billecart range is exceptional and impressive but the 'basic NV is a STEAL! Seriously, super-tight with Silex and citrus, grippy and bracing. On best-ever form.
This champagne has a special place in the history of the House. It is from a family plot of Pinot Noir in Cumières that this precious red wine comes, giving our blend an unique personality. First you will find red fruits, with wild violet and liqourice notes to follow. Ripe yet racy, with beautiful length. Fine and full on the palate, with a touch of mint on the finish.
90 points Robert Parker. An incredibly pretty pale rose colour. This is a delicate, fresh and delicious rosé which is made by adding Cumieres Rouge to the traditional blend, with the refermentation taking place after blending.
Decanter Review: "Four Stars, 16.5 / 20. Ripe Pinot fruit, a hint of spice, incisive, Chardonnay-led freshness. More precise thanks to a lowered dosage of 8g/l. Exemplary." Michael Edwards July 2011.
A classic Champagne with orchard fruits and spice aromas.
Joseph Perrier is a small house in terms of Grand Marque champagnes - only 1 million bottles produced a year, and still uses some of the traditional champagne making techniques. Their emphasis is on quality and it shows. Rich fruity style,
Sometimes, a half-bottle of champagne is all you really need, in which case, we have you sorted with this.
Joseph Perrier is a small house in terms of Grand Marque champagnes - only 1 million bottles produced a year, and still use some of the traditional champagne making techniques. Their emphasis is on quality and it shows. Rich fruity style.
On the nose there are generous aromas of green apple and ripe white peaches which are also found on the palate. The first sip is crisp and vibrant with plenty of acidity and a subtle hint of sweetness from the modest dosage of 10 grams per litre.
Old vine Grenache grown on decomposed black schist with a limestone sub soil with some quartz, that produces something amazing. Ethereal, sublime and fesh, this achieves a level of finesse akin to fine red Burgundy. Remarkable, special, very good indeed.
This Brut Rosé is made almost exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims region, and from Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Just 10% of Chardonnay from the Cotes des Blancs rounds out the blend. Seriously fruity.
The nose is fresh and mineral, delicate notes of pear and white flowers. The palate is rich with green apple flavours and beautiful texture. All in a perfect picnic sized serve.
This is a half-size bottle.
The Bollinger family acquired majority ownership in 1973, they invested in the estate, adding to vineyard holdings. The wines are aged on the lees for a minimum of 24 months. Cab franc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, complex notes of vanilla and honeysuckle. A fine mouse with vibrant and refreshing citrus notes.