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A selection of delicious natural wines focused on drinkability that will leave you wondering how the bottle disappeared as quickly as it did!

  • Bruno Rochard Des Boires et Des Bulles | Pét Nat (Chenin Blanc)
  • Sextant Po à Po | Aligoté (Skin contact)
  • Domaines des Marnes Blanches Côtes du Jura | Trousseau
  • La Ferme des Sept Lunes Glou | Gamay
  • A&JF Ganevat La Croix des Batailles | Gamay, Chardonnay
  • Rémi Poujol Le Temps Fait Tout | Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

Bruno Rochard 'Des Boires et Des Bulles'

What — Aligoté
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2019

Ripe nashi pear and fresh citrus notes, over a delicate touch of sweetness on the palate balanced against the bubbles. The perfect aperitif.

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Bruno Rochard took over the family domaine in 1998, based in Rablay-sur-Layon; a hotbed for natural wine in Anjou of the Loire Valley. He began converting the estate to organic farming in 2006 and has been certified since 2009. A true man of the vines, he in fact reduced the domaine’s holdings to 6 hectares – the largest size he can handle on his own without any sacrifices towards quality having to be made. 

Des Boires et Des Bulles (meaning ‘drinks and bubbles’) is a 100% Chenin Blanc made as a Pétillant-Naturel. A touch of residual sugar remains after the fermentation finished in bottle, creating a fine balance between the acidity, effervescence and sweetness of the wine. The wine presents a true expression with no added sulphur through the winemaking process.

Bruno’s fastidious approach to the vines translates to an incredible expression of Pét Nat and pure expression of Chenin Blanc, with a delicious approachability.

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Sextant Po à Po

What — Aligoté
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2019

A richer and creamier style of Aligoté with a fresh tartness, texture and light tannins prominent throughout.

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Julien Altaber may not have come from a winemaking family, but he was determined not to let that overcome him. He began Sextant in 2007 after he gained access to organic grapes from a well-known grower in Burgundy – an opportunity not common at the time. The name Sextant means “to stay the course and not lose your way”, referring to the dedicated approach of natural winemaking to which Julien adheres. 

Po à Po is 100% Aligoté from a north-facing vineyard on clay-calcareous soils near the prestigious village of Pommard. The vines are farmed with biodynamic treatments and without the use of chemical products. Half the grapes are destemmed and macerated on their skins for 12 days before pressing. Fermentation is natural and the wine is aged in old barrels. The élevage is one of a hands-off nature, without any added sulphur, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

It demonstrates a well balanced example of Aligoté’s affinity for making skin contact and orange wines, with a textural component and slight bitter touch on the finish. 

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Domaines des Marnes Blanches Cotes du Jura Trousseau

What — Trousseau
Where — Jura, France
When — 2018

Lifted blackberry, violet and blueberry aromas on the nose. A strong minerality shines through on the palate, with a blackberry character overlaid.

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Natives to the Jura and from farming as opposed to winemaking backgrounds, Géraud and Pauline Fromont ambitiously began Domaine des Marnes Blanches in their mid-20s and continue to share the full set of duties. The name of the domaine is drawn from their first vineyards being on white marl (“Marnes blanches”). Since beginning the domaine, they have farmed organically and are now certified with Ecocert. 

Their holdings are across a number of sub-regions and grape varieties within the Jura with their Trousseau being quite enviable plantings. The vines are planted in marl-heavy soils over a limestone base. As with all of their wines, fermentation is done naturally, nothing is added in the winemaking except minimal amounts of sulphur and each parcel is vinified individually. 

Red wines from the Jura can often be a mixed bag, promising lots but not always delivering, whereas the  Côtes du Jura Trousseau from Domaine des Marnes Blanches demonstrates the complexity possible from the variety whilst still offering approachable and easy drinking. 

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La Ferme des Sept Lunes Glou Gamay

What — Gamay
Where — Rhône Valley, France
When — 2019

Juicy, ripe cherries and red berries, with nuances of black pepper and floral touches. The palate holds rounded tannins with a bright, refreshing acidity.

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La Ferme de Sept Lunes is an organic, polyculture farm located in the hills of Saint-Joseph in the Rhône Valley. The estate began in 1984 and is continued on by Jean Delorbe as the third generation. It exists as much more than just vines, with a selection of grains and orchard fruits also planted. Their holdings sit on a bedrock of granite. 

Glou is made from young vine Gamay on the property. Two-thirds of the fruit is destemmed and one-third undergoes whole-cluster natural fermentation. The wine is aged in-tank to retain a purity of fruit flavours and vibrancy, seeing only a small addition of sulphur prior to bottling to ensure stabilisation.

Its name of Glou is a perfect match for the basis of this bundle; a dangerously drinkable wine that’s best enjoyed in a relaxed environment shared with friends or family. 

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A & JF Ganevat La Croix des Batailles

What — Gamay, Chardonnay
Where — Beaujolais & Jura, France
When — 2019

Bright and lifted fresh red fruits, over a sappy and crisp finish with a silky texture on the palate.

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The wines of Jean-François Ganevat have gained cult status amongst winelovers, with people scrambling to find bottles the world over. He returned to the family domaine in 1998 after ten years working in Burgundy. The estate is now certified biodynamic by Demeter. Since 2013, the ‘estate’ wines have been complemented by the ‘A&JF Ganevat’ range of negociant wines. They consist of purchased fruit from organic and biodynamic vignerons whom they know.

La Croix des Batailles is a blend of Gamay from Beaujolais grown on granitic soils, and Chardonnay from the Jura. It drinks as a true vin de soif with freshness and vibrancy marked by bright acidity and juiciness of fruit flavours. The Gamay plays the most central role in the wine, with lots of bright red fruit flavours on both the nose and the palate. 

The red wines of the Ganevat’s negociant range received mixed reviews in earlier vintages, however the recent vintages have found their footing and have seen a remarkable rise in quality. The 2018 Winemaker of the Year continues to go from strength to strength across his range of both the estate bottlings and negociant range.  

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Rémi Poujol Les Temps Fait Tout

What — Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Where — Hérault, France
When — 2018

An interweaving of red and black fruits, with Mediterranean herbs and garrigue over a juicy and vibrant palate.

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Rémi Poujol has grown his eponymous estate to be one of the most respected ‘vignerons naturels’ in the Languedoc. He is a quiet and thoughtful man, whose wines are reflective of his personality. His commitment towards producing pure and natural wines is evident through his membership in S.A.I.N.S; an organisation making wines with nothing added nor removed from the raw grape materials. 

Rémi works the vines with two horses as it provides less compaction than a traditional tractor, resulting in an increase to microbial life of the soils. In the cellar, the fermentation is a long process of up to 45 days, and the wines are aged in vats without any additions through the élevage. His choice to use vats focuses upon not wanting the wine to be marked by any influences of the wood. 

The blend is emblematic of the Languedoc, with the sum of its parts combining to one of great balance. Carignan is a late-ripening grape that needs high temperatures to achieve full ripeness. Grenache demonstrates its ability to translate the influence of the stony soils of Adissan in the Hérault. Syrah adds aromatic intensity, whilst retaining freshness and vibrancy. 

Le temps fait tout holds a dual meaning in French of both “time does it all” and “the weather makes everything”. Rémi likes the duality as it is representative of being at the mercy of Mother Nature when farming and the natural flow and evolution of winemaking through the grape’s transformation. 

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Description

Glou glou: a phrase that has worked its way to many wine drinker’s vocab. Its onomatopoeic nature translates to ‘glug glug’ in English, referring to a suite of easy-to-drink styles of wine, often aligned with the world of natural wine. Diving into the French origins of the phrase, this selection traverses the country through a myriad of expressions, from a Pét Nat, a delicious fresh skin-contact white to a diverse selection of easy-drinking vin de soif reds. A perfect selection of wines designed around approachability, deliciousness and cognisant viticulture and winemaking.  

Bruno Rochard 'Des Boires et Des Bulles'

What — Aligoté
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2019

Ripe nashi pear and fresh citrus notes, over a delicate touch of sweetness on the palate balanced against the bubbles. The perfect aperitif.

+ Read More

Bruno Rochard took over the family domaine in 1998, based in Rablay-sur-Layon; a hotbed for natural wine in Anjou of the Loire Valley. He began converting the estate to organic farming in 2006 and has been certified since 2009. A true man of the vines, he in fact reduced the domaine’s holdings to 6 hectares – the largest size he can handle on his own without any sacrifices towards quality having to be made. 

Des Boires et Des Bulles (meaning ‘drinks and bubbles’) is a 100% Chenin Blanc made as a Pétillant-Naturel. A touch of residual sugar remains after the fermentation finished in bottle, creating a fine balance between the acidity, effervescence and sweetness of the wine. The wine presents a true expression with no added sulphur through the winemaking process.

Bruno’s fastidious approach to the vines translates to an incredible expression of Pét Nat and pure expression of Chenin Blanc, with a delicious approachability.

In stock

Sextant Po à Po

What — Aligoté
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2019

A richer and creamier style of Aligoté with a fresh tartness, texture and light tannins prominent throughout.

+ Read More

Julien Altaber may not have come from a winemaking family, but he was determined not to let that overcome him. He began Sextant in 2007 after he gained access to organic grapes from a well-known grower in Burgundy – an opportunity not common at the time. The name Sextant means “to stay the course and not lose your way”, referring to the dedicated approach of natural winemaking to which Julien adheres. 

Po à Po is 100% Aligoté from a north-facing vineyard on clay-calcareous soils near the prestigious village of Pommard. The vines are farmed with biodynamic treatments and without the use of chemical products. Half the grapes are destemmed and macerated on their skins for 12 days before pressing. Fermentation is natural and the wine is aged in old barrels. The élevage is one of a hands-off nature, without any added sulphur, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

It demonstrates a well balanced example of Aligoté’s affinity for making skin contact and orange wines, with a textural component and slight bitter touch on the finish. 

In stock

Domaines des Marnes Blanches Cotes du Jura Trousseau

What — Trousseau
Where — Jura, France
When — 2018

Lifted blackberry, violet and blueberry aromas on the nose. A strong minerality shines through on the palate, with a blackberry character overlaid.

+ Read More

Natives to the Jura and from farming as opposed to winemaking backgrounds, Géraud and Pauline Fromont ambitiously began Domaine des Marnes Blanches in their mid-20s and continue to share the full set of duties. The name of the domaine is drawn from their first vineyards being on white marl (“Marnes blanches”). Since beginning the domaine, they have farmed organically and are now certified with Ecocert. 

Their holdings are across a number of sub-regions and grape varieties within the Jura with their Trousseau being quite enviable plantings. The vines are planted in marl-heavy soils over a limestone base. As with all of their wines, fermentation is done naturally, nothing is added in the winemaking except minimal amounts of sulphur and each parcel is vinified individually. 

Red wines from the Jura can often be a mixed bag, promising lots but not always delivering, whereas the  Côtes du Jura Trousseau from Domaine des Marnes Blanches demonstrates the complexity possible from the variety whilst still offering approachable and easy drinking. 

In stock

La Ferme des Sept Lunes Glou Gamay

What — Gamay
Where — Rhône Valley, France
When — 2019

Juicy, ripe cherries and red berries, with nuances of black pepper and floral touches. The palate holds rounded tannins with a bright, refreshing acidity.

+ Read More

La Ferme de Sept Lunes is an organic, polyculture farm located in the hills of Saint-Joseph in the Rhône Valley. The estate began in 1984 and is continued on by Jean Delorbe as the third generation. It exists as much more than just vines, with a selection of grains and orchard fruits also planted. Their holdings sit on a bedrock of granite. 

Glou is made from young vine Gamay on the property. Two-thirds of the fruit is destemmed and one-third undergoes whole-cluster natural fermentation. The wine is aged in-tank to retain a purity of fruit flavours and vibrancy, seeing only a small addition of sulphur prior to bottling to ensure stabilisation.

Its name of Glou is a perfect match for the basis of this bundle; a dangerously drinkable wine that’s best enjoyed in a relaxed environment shared with friends or family. 

In stock

A & JF Ganevat La Croix des Batailles

What — Gamay, Chardonnay
Where — Beaujolais & Jura, France
When — 2019

Bright and lifted fresh red fruits, over a sappy and crisp finish with a silky texture on the palate.

+ Read More

The wines of Jean-François Ganevat have gained cult status amongst winelovers, with people scrambling to find bottles the world over. He returned to the family domaine in 1998 after ten years working in Burgundy. The estate is now certified biodynamic by Demeter. Since 2013, the ‘estate’ wines have been complemented by the ‘A&JF Ganevat’ range of negociant wines. They consist of purchased fruit from organic and biodynamic vignerons whom they know.

La Croix des Batailles is a blend of Gamay from Beaujolais grown on granitic soils, and Chardonnay from the Jura. It drinks as a true vin de soif with freshness and vibrancy marked by bright acidity and juiciness of fruit flavours. The Gamay plays the most central role in the wine, with lots of bright red fruit flavours on both the nose and the palate. 

The red wines of the Ganevat’s negociant range received mixed reviews in earlier vintages, however the recent vintages have found their footing and have seen a remarkable rise in quality. The 2018 Winemaker of the Year continues to go from strength to strength across his range of both the estate bottlings and negociant range.  

In stock

Rémi Poujol Les Temps Fait Tout

What — Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Where — Hérault, France
When — 2018

An interweaving of red and black fruits, with Mediterranean herbs and garrigue over a juicy and vibrant palate.

+ Read More

Rémi Poujol has grown his eponymous estate to be one of the most respected ‘vignerons naturels’ in the Languedoc. He is a quiet and thoughtful man, whose wines are reflective of his personality. His commitment towards producing pure and natural wines is evident through his membership in S.A.I.N.S; an organisation making wines with nothing added nor removed from the raw grape materials. 

Rémi works the vines with two horses as it provides less compaction than a traditional tractor, resulting in an increase to microbial life of the soils. In the cellar, the fermentation is a long process of up to 45 days, and the wines are aged in vats without any additions through the élevage. His choice to use vats focuses upon not wanting the wine to be marked by any influences of the wood. 

The blend is emblematic of the Languedoc, with the sum of its parts combining to one of great balance. Carignan is a late-ripening grape that needs high temperatures to achieve full ripeness. Grenache demonstrates its ability to translate the influence of the stony soils of Adissan in the Hérault. Syrah adds aromatic intensity, whilst retaining freshness and vibrancy. 

Le temps fait tout holds a dual meaning in French of both “time does it all” and “the weather makes everything”. Rémi likes the duality as it is representative of being at the mercy of Mother Nature when farming and the natural flow and evolution of winemaking through the grape’s transformation. 

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