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.
89-91 points Jeb Dunnuck "the 2013 Maury Sec Bastoul-Laffite is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan that’s brought up all in barrel. Offering lots of plum, chalky minerality, chocolate and violets, it’s medium to full-bodied, has excellent purity of fruit and fine tannin"
A new wine from Joseph Perrier, this comes from only Pinot Noir grapes harvested from the family's own vineyard in Cumieres. It has zero dosage and shows the ripe expression of this extremely fine vineyard.
Limoux is the world's original birthplace of sparkling wine, with the first bubbles produced here in the year 1544, some 150 years before Dom Perignon began making sparkling wine in Champagne.Winemaker Francoise Antech is third generation of women running the company.Jancis Robinson: "Good Value. Refreshing...Super clean and long."
Biodynamic, blend of 40% each of syrah and merlot, with petit verdot; unfined and unfiltered. A strong quite complex initially meaty nose quickly morphing into rich concentrated blackcurrant, then toast, dried herbs, red currant jam and a touch of chocolate; medium-full bodied with fresh supporting acidity, ripe not too firm tannins, with a mid-palate of black berries and cherry, with low-key sweet oak and a hint of pine. Follows into a medium-long length
A wonderfully aromatic wine, with masses of juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit on the palate, married to intensely juicy cherry kernel/citrus acidity and tea-like tannins, though this time with the savouriness more on the meaty than herby side. Once again a really mouth-watering and beautifully balanced wine. The flavours are rich and ripe and, with time in the glass, developing more in the way of dark, fruit pastille flavours, with a hint of black olive savouriness, leading to a long, tangy finish. Another really lovely wine.
89 points Wine Advocate "a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre that was brought up all in concrete tanks. It has a classic, slightly earthy style in its leather, sweet black and blue fruits and peppery herb aromas and flavors. This gives way to a plump, sweetly fruited, mouthfilling red that's ideal for drinking over the coming 3-4 years."
100% Chardonnay from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards: Chouilly, Avize, Cumières Blanc, Le Mesnil sur Oger. Winemaking: Fermented parcel by parcel in stainless vat before ageing in bottle for at least 6 years.
The bouquet combines harmonious notes of citrus and dried fruit. The mouth gives the same impressions, embellished with white flowers and tangy flavours, with fullness and freshness. a balanced wine with great length.
100% Grenache Noir, harvested from various vineyards in the Roussillon is then partially fermented and spirit added to create a port like red wine, but with softer tannins and lower alcohol 16%. Sweet, fruity and a joy with chocolate.
A delicate, fresh and fruity champagne. Apples, pears and apricots are followed with characteristic hazelnut, brioche and spice notes as the palate develops. Surprisingly weighty. A superb match with all types of shellfish.
Winemaker Vincent writes "For this 2016 vintage, the quality of our Cabernet Franc was outstanding. During the fermentation process one small batch in oak tank was so pure that we extended the maceration, more like an infusion, to see how the wine would develop with prolonged contact with the grape skins… This experience resulted in an infusion lasting 180 days (normally 20 to 30 days) with eventual pressing of the grapes on the 10th April 2017, during the Easter full moon! "
Based on Carignan from the oldest vineyard planted in 1955. This was made in two batches. The first was maceration carbonique method and the second a traditional fermentation with 20% whole bunches. The wines were then aged in used barrels for 9 months before blending. It's a very fresh and perfumed wine that combines soft tannins with deep complexity, making it a perfect wine to drink while young, even slightly chilled.
David Williams: "perfumed, spicy, satin-textured, utterly alluring." The Observer Jan 2018. Jancis Robinson: "Century-old Cinsault vines. Solid and friendly with some sweetness and real interest for the money. Rating: 16/20." Oct 2017.
Blackcurrants on the nose with peppery, spicy notes. Very upfront, enticing fruit flavours, brambles and raspberries. Smooth, rounded tannins and an appealing freshness. A deliciously fruity, accessible wine to enjoy with or without food
This vineyard was planted with Chenin Blanc after the discovery that morning mists appeared in the autumn giving a great opportunity to make a sweet Botrytis style wine. Individual berries or bunches affected by Noble Rot are harvested on four separate pickings. On the palate a powerful and intense sweetness is underpinned by a crisp backbone of acidity
Natural, biodynamic and vegan. 50% each Grenache and Carignan from old vines, made without filtering or fining. Red fruit, cherries, juicy with a slightly earthy quality, almost carob-esque. Great drinking.
70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan that spent 24 months in older oak. Pretty and perfumed aromatically, with notes of spring flowers, rose garden, sappy underbrush and plenty of black cherry and darker berry fruit.