ATHLETES DU VIN CHENIN
Fruity wine, well balance with beautiful acidity . White fruits flavours, peach and pears, with some note of citrus fruits. White fruit flavors such as peach and pears, with some note of citrus fruits. This fruity wine is well balanced with beautiful acidity.
Les Athletes du Vin is a négociant project focused on producing great value typical wines from the Loire Valley. The idea was conceived by a group of French winemakers called Vini Be Good who work together to distribute their wines in France. The wines are vinified by various members of the Vini Be Good network using their own grapes or grapes purchased from friends and neighbours in the Loire.
The labels for Les Athletes du Vin are drawings by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.
Sand and Clay, 35 years old vines. Mechanical Harvest, Pneumatic pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks .
Perfect to pair with shellfish and grilled fresh fish, and also with a spicy food.
CHATEAU LACONTE MARQUEY BORDEAUX
85% merlot, 10 cabernet franc, 5 cabernet sauvignon
Dark fruit and spice on the nose, Leconte Marquey drinks very smooth, with plum and hints of spice and a lightly floral finish. The oak structured the mouth, powerful but still very delicate and soft with a nice integration of tannin. Merlot provides flavours of red and black berries, as well as roundness and opulence; Cabernet Franc is the epitome of finesse and elegance; and finally Cabernet Sauvignon, with its refined tannins, allows the wine to age gracefully. The tannins are soft and inviting, Forward-pleasing style and tender tannins.
Located in the village of Saint-Hippolyte, a small town located in the hills of the Greater Saint-Emilion Area, Chateau Leconte Marquey is a 14.5-hectare estate. A former airline pilot with a colorful history in flying, Jean-Paul Borderie is the owner of this estate after taking the reins over from his mother. With significant investment in both the vineyard & the chateau, this wine has become a beautiful example of affordable Saint-Emilion.
The winemaking has a long, slow fermentation in concrete & stainless steel vats with consistent pump overs, then it is gently aged for 12 to 15 months in new French oak barrels.
A beautiful dinner table companion over the festive period. Ideal with grilled meats, roasted beef or hearty fayre and a fine cheese board.
GAILLARD BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES
100% Gamay Noir (16 year old vines)
Deep purple color, intense aromas of freshly crushed red fruits such as raspberries, strawberries and blackcurrants. Rich and full in the mouth with swathes of ripe plums and dark cherries, balanced by a firm layer of tannins that point up the ripe, juicy and rounded fruits of 100% Gamay. A few months in wood have softened the instant fruitiness of this wine and given it a rounded texture.
Sébastien Gutty is the fifth generation vigneron at Château Gaillard. The domaine is located in Ville-Morgon and dates back from 1897. Sébastien now farms 12 hectares organically across three Crus: Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, as well as Beaujolais Villages. The Vineyard is all organic, a parcel of young-vine Morgon bleeding into a slope of BV planted on iron oxide with traces of manganese and volcanic rock.
Sébastien prefers unfussy, classic Beaujolais with minimal intervention. Organic farming, hand-harvesting, native yeast, traditional maceration, long-slow-fermentation in ancient foudre, unfined, unfiltered and minimal intervention. No additional steps with carbonic, no anaerobic fermentation in food-grade plastic bags, etc. These are classic Beaujolais’ with a strong sense of origin…the perfect bistro wines!
Super-versatile with food — especially the sort found on French bistro menus such as chicken, fish (meaty & oily), and mushrooms