News from 21/01/2021
To get 2021 started, what better way than a few stars in the new Hachette wine guide for our Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience partner wineries! Just reward for their hard work in the vineyard and cellar, and their engagement with organic wine-making. Here is an overview of the wines selected in the guide.
The Petites Lolières and the Saint-Jean wines from Domaine Chapelle
The 2017 Petites Lolières is a Ladoix premier cru red wine, made using the grapes from a small vineyard in the north of this Burgundy appellation. “On the nose it suggests fresh red fruits, mixed with slightly smoky aromas from the 15 months spent ageing in oak barrels. Supported by the lovely silky tannins, it has a nice long finish. It will benefit from ageing in the cellar a little longer.” To drink around 2023-2027.
The 2018 Saint-Jean Santenay white wine is made from the grapes from the vineyard behind the Saint-Jean church in the hamlet of Santenay-le-Haut. The wine is “elegant on the nose with citrus, dried fruit, and white flower aromas. On the palate it has a pure and sharp attack, developing into a more substantial and complex wine, with a hint of oak.” To drink around 2023-2026.
The 2017 Château Coutet
This 2017 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru red wine from Château Coutet received a star in the guide. “The strong aromatic characteristics of this wine reveal floral notes, enhanced by aromas of juicy blackcurrants. On the palate it is fresh and long, with a good tannic structure.” To drink around 2024-2028.
The 2019 Dolce Vita 2019 from Domaine Allegria
This is the rosé wine from the winery, to be enjoyed in its youth over a relaxing summer meal. It received a star in the 2021 Hachette Wine Guide. “Behind its orangey pink robe, it has an expressive nose that is fresh and floral, with a maturity of the fruit that isn’t always present in rosé wines. The palate confirms this profile that is both ripe and fresh, well structured, tasty, and with a long finish that makes it a good wine for drinking at the table.”
Well done to all for these great accolades!
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