Fabulous French Wine in May 2019

Domaine Jean Perrier & Fils, Methode Traditionnelle Rosé NV, Savoie

Grape: Gamay (Sparkling)
Drink: Now

HWW club members have enjoyed the white sparkling and the Mondeuse Noir from Jean Perrier & Fils and this sparkling rosé completes a pretty terrific trio!

A dry style with lots of stone fruit, almond, cherries and toasty notes makes this wine a perfect accompaniment to charcuterie and cheese platters.

Domaine de Bellene, Saint Romain Blanc Vielles Vignes 2016, Burgundy

Grape: Chardonnay
Drink: Now or until 2020

Domaine de Bellene is owned by one of Burgundy’s top producers, Nicolas Potel and this wine represents an excellent example of the white wines of Saint Romain.

Lots of lovely stone and tropical fruit with orange citrus and lively acidity to freshen the palate. Drink now and enjoy!

Chateau Viranel, Trilogie Rosé 2017, Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault
Drink: Now

Based in Saint-Chinian, Chateau Viranel has been owned by the same family since the 16th century.

This is a pale rosé with a great balance of summer fruit and herbal notes. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with cheeses, terrines or seafood.

Francois Labet, Île de Beaute VDP Pinot Noir 2017, Corsica

Grape: Pinot Noir
Drink: Now or until 2020

Have you ever tried a wine from Corsica? Well now is the time to start!

In addition to making wine in the renown Clos de Vougeot of Burgundy, François Labet also produces wine from a small plot on the eastern side of Corsica.

Savoury, spicy and black fruited flavours are lifted by violet and rose floral notes. Light in body (11.5% abv.) and easy to drink, this would pair well with pizza or pasta.

Gerard Bertrand, Montpeyroux 2011, Languedoc


Grape: Grenache, Syrah
Drink: Now 

Sitting on the Mediterranean crescent in the south of France, the vines grow with rugged limestone mountains on one side and the sea on the other.

Drinking beautifully now, the wine is filled with black fruit and wild herbs and would go well with moreish winter dishes.

Domaine Combier, Cuvée Laurent 2015, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône

Grape: Shiraz
Drink: Now or until 2022

This is a best seller for HWW Wine Club Members – a great value, expertly made wine delivering red and black fruits alongside a healthy dose of peppery spice.

If you have yet to try a wine from the Rhône Valley, this is an excellent example of what to expect – stock is limited so grab some before it’s all gone!