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The campaign "Futures 2018" will stop on 2020 July 31st, in the limit of the available stock.
Under the name « gems », we refer to unsung producers who make admirable wines due to their excellent vineyards and their own talent.
These wines are always produced in very small amounts, in vineyards maintained as gardens by gifted and meticulous wine-growers. Even if they do not make the headlines of magazines, they highly deserve to be discovered and tasted for their exemplary quality.
Fabulous hillside terroir (the best with Ausone) entrusted since 2009 to the expert hands of the Thienpont-Derenoncourt duo. A 2013 with a brilliant fruity taste, almost pure Merlot (95%), and a yield of barely 13 hl/ha, a sign of a merciless selection.
Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Éloge de l’élégance, de la fraîcheur, de la texture satinée et de la finale empreinte d’émotion, ce cru est au mieux de ses formes. »
Revue du Vin de France : 18-19/20 « La pureté aromatique atteinte par un fruit aussi intense est saisissante, la subtilité des notes terriennes évoquant la craie, la rouille, voire la violette est émouvante. Un successeur potentiel du légendaire 1990. »
Dupont (Le Point) : 17-17,5/20 « Pureté de fruit, tanins nerveux, texture soyeuse, puissant mais pas lourd, zan, très long, épicé, finale sapide. »
Quarin : 97-98/100 « Juteux dès l'attaque, puis parfumé et bien constitué, sans plus aucun élément de rusticité (c'est la nouveauté), le vin s'achève savoureux, avec de l'éclat dans le goût. Persistance un tantinet ferme. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 94-97/100 « In 2018, the Beauséjour is distinctly perfumed and floral, with a dense core of red fruit and a brighter profile than the darker personality that is usually such a signature of this cru. Although quite dense on the palate, the 2018 also has so much richness in its fruit that the typically austere tannins are pretty much buried. It is an especially refined Beauséjour. »
Quarin : 93/100 « Fondant à l'attaque, aérien en milieu de bouche et très savoureux, le vin évolue sèveux, délicat et très bon. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 95-98/100 « The 2018 L'If is an exceptionally beautiful Saint-Émilion. Fragrant and light on its feet, the 2018 is all finesse. A rush of rose petal, lavender, mint, spice and blue/purplish berry fruit infuse this striking, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. This is one of the more polished, understated wines of the vintage. Silky tannins add to the wine's air of sophistication. »
Become a first grand cru classé in 2012, just reward for 20 years of effort by Mr. Neipperg (Canon-La Gaffelière, Clos de l'Oratoire) on this small vineyard of 4.5 ha adjoining Troplong-Mondot. A very large Saint-Émilion, fleshy, intense and penetrating, but with a confidential production.
Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Tannin satiné et crémeux porté par une structure très fournie qui se déploie toute en subtilité du toucher de bouche jusqu’à sa finale. Grain remarquablement fin et frais. »
Revue du Vin de France : 16,5-18/20 « Un vin très sombre. Encore massif, peu nuancé mais profond et dynamique, avec une densité qui parvient à rester déliée. Grand potentiel. »
Dupont (Le Point) : 16,5-17/20 « Fruité très pur, bonne matière, charnu, tanins fins, serrés, très sapides, finale nette. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 94-97/100 « The 2018 La Mondotte is one of the highlights in this vintage. A rich, extravagant Saint-Émilion, La Mondotte retains a surprising amount of nuance and detail for a wine of its size. Crème de cassis, lavender, mint, spice and licorice all run through this sumptuous, full-throttle wine. Bright saline notes add energy and vibrancy. Simply put, the 2018 is stunning. »
In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to his estate, with the chance to have an extraordinary land heritage (the Clos des Chevaliers is the best part of the Chevalier-Montrachet, itself considered the best grand cru in Puligny after Montrachet). Mineral, nervous, powerful and long, its wines are among the greatest in Puligny. Rated two stars in the 2019 Revue du Vin de France guide.
Jean-Michel Chartron was doubly elected "Winegrower of the Year": in the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" in March 2018 and in the Hachette guide in September 2018.
Jean-Michel Chartron "The fruit was in extraordinarily good health, and the weather was perfect, allowing each winemaker to harvest at the optimum moment. The mood was serene across the whole wine region, producers enjoying this magnificent vintage that combined quality and quantity. Many think this will be one of the best vintages in many years. In 2018, the aromatic complexity of the white wines is incredible. They are explosive on the nose, with an amazing diversity that reflects each terroir. The wines have a certain crispness and good minerality. In the mouth, they are rounded and generous, balanced with a nice tension."
50% marsanne (with 100 years old vines!) and 50% roussanne. On a background of honeyed and toasted notes, intense aromas of white flowers and quince, the freshness is well present and, in the mouth, the vivacity balances the roundness.
50% marsanne (50 to 100 years old) and 50% roussanne (40 years old and more), aged 12 months in new or one wine barrels. No fining and light filtration.
40% Grenache and 30% Roussanne, with Clairette and Bouboulenc, this Châteauneuf Blanc was discreet in its early days. Always keeping well, its natural power is expressed as it ages, with aromas of white peach and orange blossom.
40% grenache (60 years old vines), 30% roussanne (40 years old), clairette et bouboulenc, on the terroir of la Crau. Maturing 12 months in new and one wine barrels. No fining, very light filtration.
A new cuvée created in 2017, a Côte-Rôtie from the heart of the hillside on the major terroirs of the Côte Brune. Phenomenal concentration, energetic tannin, a compact but refined wine, to wait at least 10 years before considering tasting.
100% serine (small syrah) aged 60 years and over, on 3 terroirs of Côte Brune : Landonne, Lancement, Chavaroche. Vinification 100% harvest not destemmed, maturing 12 months in new and one wine barrels then 12 months in tuns. No fining, no filtering.
In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mr. Tardieu produces an original cuvée, the Cuvée Spéciale, 100% century-old Grenache, which is incredibly rich and voluptuous. A superlative wine aged in barrels in barrels of at least one wine (no new barrels to best express the sweetness of old grenaches).
100% Grenache (vines over 100 years old) on the sands of Bas de la Crau. Vinification 100% in whole bunches, maturing 12 months in barrels of two and three wines, then 12 months in barrels. No fining, no filtration.
In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Michel Tardieu produces a cuvée Vieilles Vignes, a blend of grenache (80%, 80 to over 100 years), mourvèdre (10%, 60 to 80 years) and syrah (10%, 50 years), more tense and spicier (pepper, clove, laurel), an interminable finish, a wine of great style and long ageing potential.
80% Grenache (vines aged from 80 to over 100 years), 10% Mourvèdre (60 to 80 years), 10% Syrah (50 years) and blending 5 terroirs: La Crau, Les Gardioles, La Janasse, Coste Froide and Bois Dauphin. Vinification 1/3 harvest not destemmed, maturing 12 months in barrels of a wine, then 12 months in tuns. No fining, no filtration.
Amazing story as that of Dominio de Pingus. Created in 1995 by Peter Sisseck, a Danish (!), this estate a few kilometres from Vega Sicilia has become a cult in less than 15 years.
Flor de Pingus is the second wine, coming from the Dominio de Pingus and neighbouring parcels acquired by fermage, 100% tempranillo aged 50 years, biodynamic since 2005. 4000 cases produced per year.