Here Comes the Sun

$330.00 excl. GST

A mixed selection of wines that will happily carry you from lunch through to dinner with a few good mates. 

  • Thierry Germain Bulles de Roche | Sparkling (90% Chenin Blanc, 5% Chardonnay, 5% Cabernet Franc)
  • Hervé Villemade Vin de France | Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cantina Giardino Fra | Falanghina
  • Hecht & Bannier Coteaux d’Aix en Provence | Rosé (Grenache, Cinsault)
  • Veronica Ortega VO | Mencia
  • Cruse Wine Co. Monkey Jacket | Valdigué blend

Thierry Germain ‘Bulles de Roche’

What — Sparkling (90% Chenin Blanc, 5% Chardonnay, 5% Cabernet Franc)
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — N.V

Delicate and fine bubbles shine over a mineral driven freshness, with aromas of ripe pear, citrus and subtle toasty notes.

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Thierry Germain’s Bulles de Roche is a sparkling that comes from plots within the commune of Saumur and is a blend composed predominantly of Chenin Blanc with just a touch of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. It follows the same secondary fermentation in bottle as Champagne does, and is aged for 9 months. It is released without any dosage (added sugar) to retain Chenin’s zippy line of acidity and vibrancy. Its relatively short aging on lees results in a wine that is very much about fruit and minerality, over a rich toasty expression often only seen from longer lees aging of sparkling wines.

Its approachability makes it a perfect sipping option when needing that mid-afternoon pick me up, or to kick off a night with a very tasty apéro!

Thierry Germain relocated to the Loire from Bordeaux in the early ‘90s, and soon fell under the influence of the legendary Charly Foucault, of Clos Rougeard— which lead him to biodynamic viticulture, and the conversion of his domaine. His approach for all wines that he produces are wines of purity and vibrancy of both fruit and minerality to them.

 

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Hervé Villemade Vin de France Sauvignon Blanc

What — Sauvignon Blanc
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — 2019

Grapefruit, nashi pear, white flowers over a finely driven citrus acidity.

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Hervé’s Sauvignon Blanc is made with organic purchased fruit which is naturally fermented and aged in-tank. The style isn’t one of overt herbaceous characters, nor pungent tropical fruit; but is instead a balance of its parts between some light herbal green notes, delicate fresh fruits, and a refreshing line of acidity.

It can be seen as an easygoing quaffer or everyday drinking example of what’s possible from well-made Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

Hervé Villemade has family roots in Cellettes, a small town in the Loire Valley of France, going back multiple generations. Since taking over in 1995, he has grown his estate from the original 8.5ha owned by his parents, to an additional 8ha purchased over the years. He has also since converted them to organic farming in 2000 after tasting the wines of Marcel Lapierre (Beaujolais) and Clos du Tue-Boeuf (Loire Valley) and seeing the possibilities of wines made naturally from well-tended vines.

 

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Cantina Giardino ‘Fra’

What — Skin contact white (Falanghina)
Where — Campania, Italy
When — 2019

Tinges of gold in the colour, with a nose of lemon verbena, picked herbs, fresh citrus and crushed rock, held together with a salty tang on the palate.

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Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola, of Cantina Giardino, work in the high hills of Campania to champion and preserve the region’s native varieties, old vines, and an age-old way of tending them.

Their Fra comes from a parcel of 30-year-old Falanghina vines. It spends 4 days fermenting on skins before being pressed into large chestnut casks for a year of aging. The rocky soils are influenced by the local volcano, Mount Taburno, which imparts a fine-grained and intense minerality over a salty finish to the wine. The skin contact also provides a balanced textural grip without overwhelming the palate. Their approach is always to retain the ‘true’ sense of the wine, without additions or filtering before bottling.

Falanghina is commonly drunk alongside seafood in Italy, and the textural yet fresh nature of Fra lends itself to be a perfect accompaniment to a variety of local favourite seafood dishes.

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Hecht & Bannier Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé

What — Rosé (Grenache & Cinsault)
Where — Provence, France
When — 2020

Fresh white and yellow fruits, with a signature peach note with delicate red fruit overtones, balanced by herbal aspects of tarragon, bergamot and lime flowers.

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2001 represented the first vintage of Hecht & Bannier, the culmination of years of industry experience between Gregory Hecht and François Bannier. They have been certified organic by EcoCert since 2007, with their Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé seen as a rare specimen of Provence Rosé amongst a sea of nondescript examples.

The care given in the vines and cellars results in a combination of both fruit and savoury flavours. It does not see any oak for its aging process, spending time only in stainless steel and concrete before bottling. The aim of the wine is to capture the intricacies often overlooked by more commercial examples of Provence Rosé whilst still being light and approachable.

With European summertime adventures to Provence and the Mediterranean currently on ice for 2021, this may be the closest thing to an escape over a cheeky glass at lunchtime or dinner.

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Veronica Ortega VO

What — Mencia
Where — Bierzo, Spain
When — 2017

Lifted blueberries, wild flowers and herbs over a gentle sandy tannin structure.

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Veronica Ortega’s V.O. (Versión Original) comes from a particularly sandy plot of her emblematic ROC vineyard. She farms her own vineyards organically, and is in the process of conversion to biodynamics. Natural yeasts are used for the whole bunch fermentation, followed by aging in large format oak vats. The gentle approach in the winery is designed to express the nuances of the deep sandy soils of this parcel.

Veronica Ortega was brought up in Cadiz with five elder brothers and a famous bullfighting father, but caught the wine bug in the 2000s and moved to Priorat where she worked with the legendary Alvaro Palacios and Daphné Glorian (Clos Erasmus), before gaining experience in New Zealand, Burgundy (including a vintage at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) and Rhône Valley before returning to Spain. She then worked with Raúl Perez in Bierzo from whose cellar she experimented at, before setting out definitively with her project in 2012.

Her love for Bierzo stems from its history, authenticity of its wines, a strong Atlantic influence and a variety of Mencía that is very sensitive to its soil types and altitude. Veronica says that it reminds her a lot of the Syrah she worked with in the northern Rhône for its wild nature and savoury character, and comments that in blind tastings the two grapes are often confused.

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Cruse Wine Co. ‘Monkey Jacket’

What — Valdigué blend
Where — California, USA
When — 2018

Blueberries, savoury herbs and bright red cherries all sit over a smoky, mineral driven palate.

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Michael Cruse has established himself as one of California’s leading winemakers, with his skillset spanning from the country’s most sought-after sparkling wine, Ultramarine, to a range of lesser-known varieties. His focus is around brightness and vibrancy to the wines with pure ‘drinkability’ whilst not sacrificing structure to his examples.

‘Monkey Jacket’ has become somewhat of a flagship wine of Cruse Wine Co. It is a blend of Valdigué (a variety rarely seen, but at home in the Languedoc, France), Carignan, Tannat, and St Laurent, along with other varieties. It comes from vineyards across California, allowing it to be a regional representation of what the area can produce in a much lighter style than what it would typically be known for. After a natural fermentation, it was aged in a combination of stainless steel, old oak, and concrete to assist in retaining fruit purity.

If the mercury climbs a bit on a sunny Singaporean afternoon, the wine certainly won’t suffer from a quick chill in the fridge to help to retain the fruit vibrancy that Michael strives for in this wine.

 

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Description

A mixed selection of wines that will happily carry you from lunch through to dinner with a few good mates. With lots of light, easy-drinking options, this bundle is perfect for “working from home” while you reminisce over that summer holiday.

Thierry Germain ‘Bulles de Roche’

What — Sparkling (90% Chenin Blanc, 5% Chardonnay, 5% Cabernet Franc)
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — N.V

Delicate and fine bubbles shine over a mineral driven freshness, with aromas of ripe pear, citrus and subtle toasty notes.

+ Read More

Thierry Germain’s Bulles de Roche is a sparkling that comes from plots within the commune of Saumur and is a blend composed predominantly of Chenin Blanc with just a touch of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. It follows the same secondary fermentation in bottle as Champagne does, and is aged for 9 months. It is released without any dosage (added sugar) to retain Chenin’s zippy line of acidity and vibrancy. Its relatively short aging on lees results in a wine that is very much about fruit and minerality, over a rich toasty expression often only seen from longer lees aging of sparkling wines.

Its approachability makes it a perfect sipping option when needing that mid-afternoon pick me up, or to kick off a night with a very tasty apéro!

Thierry Germain relocated to the Loire from Bordeaux in the early ‘90s, and soon fell under the influence of the legendary Charly Foucault, of Clos Rougeard— which lead him to biodynamic viticulture, and the conversion of his domaine. His approach for all wines that he produces are wines of purity and vibrancy of both fruit and minerality to them.

 

In stock

Hervé Villemade Vin de France Sauvignon Blanc

What — Sauvignon Blanc
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — 2019

Grapefruit, nashi pear, white flowers over a finely driven citrus acidity.

+ Read More

Hervé’s Sauvignon Blanc is made with organic purchased fruit which is naturally fermented and aged in-tank. The style isn’t one of overt herbaceous characters, nor pungent tropical fruit; but is instead a balance of its parts between some light herbal green notes, delicate fresh fruits, and a refreshing line of acidity.

It can be seen as an easygoing quaffer or everyday drinking example of what’s possible from well-made Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

Hervé Villemade has family roots in Cellettes, a small town in the Loire Valley of France, going back multiple generations. Since taking over in 1995, he has grown his estate from the original 8.5ha owned by his parents, to an additional 8ha purchased over the years. He has also since converted them to organic farming in 2000 after tasting the wines of Marcel Lapierre (Beaujolais) and Clos du Tue-Boeuf (Loire Valley) and seeing the possibilities of wines made naturally from well-tended vines.

 

In stock

Cantina Giardino ‘Fra’

What — Skin contact white (Falanghina)
Where — Campania, Italy
When — 2019

Tinges of gold in the colour, with a nose of lemon verbena, picked herbs, fresh citrus and crushed rock, held together with a salty tang on the palate.

+ Read More

Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola, of Cantina Giardino, work in the high hills of Campania to champion and preserve the region’s native varieties, old vines, and an age-old way of tending them.

Their Fra comes from a parcel of 30-year-old Falanghina vines. It spends 4 days fermenting on skins before being pressed into large chestnut casks for a year of aging. The rocky soils are influenced by the local volcano, Mount Taburno, which imparts a fine-grained and intense minerality over a salty finish to the wine. The skin contact also provides a balanced textural grip without overwhelming the palate. Their approach is always to retain the ‘true’ sense of the wine, without additions or filtering before bottling.

Falanghina is commonly drunk alongside seafood in Italy, and the textural yet fresh nature of Fra lends itself to be a perfect accompaniment to a variety of local favourite seafood dishes.

In stock

Hecht & Bannier Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé

What — Rosé (Grenache & Cinsault)
Where — Provence, France
When — 2020

Fresh white and yellow fruits, with a signature peach note with delicate red fruit overtones, balanced by herbal aspects of tarragon, bergamot and lime flowers.

+ Read More

2001 represented the first vintage of Hecht & Bannier, the culmination of years of industry experience between Gregory Hecht and François Bannier. They have been certified organic by EcoCert since 2007, with their Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé seen as a rare specimen of Provence Rosé amongst a sea of nondescript examples.

The care given in the vines and cellars results in a combination of both fruit and savoury flavours. It does not see any oak for its aging process, spending time only in stainless steel and concrete before bottling. The aim of the wine is to capture the intricacies often overlooked by more commercial examples of Provence Rosé whilst still being light and approachable.

With European summertime adventures to Provence and the Mediterranean currently on ice for 2021, this may be the closest thing to an escape over a cheeky glass at lunchtime or dinner.

In stock

Veronica Ortega VO

What — Mencia
Where — Bierzo, Spain
When — 2017

Lifted blueberries, wild flowers and herbs over a gentle sandy tannin structure.

+ Read More

Veronica Ortega’s V.O. (Versión Original) comes from a particularly sandy plot of her emblematic ROC vineyard. She farms her own vineyards organically, and is in the process of conversion to biodynamics. Natural yeasts are used for the whole bunch fermentation, followed by aging in large format oak vats. The gentle approach in the winery is designed to express the nuances of the deep sandy soils of this parcel.

Veronica Ortega was brought up in Cadiz with five elder brothers and a famous bullfighting father, but caught the wine bug in the 2000s and moved to Priorat where she worked with the legendary Alvaro Palacios and Daphné Glorian (Clos Erasmus), before gaining experience in New Zealand, Burgundy (including a vintage at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) and Rhône Valley before returning to Spain. She then worked with Raúl Perez in Bierzo from whose cellar she experimented at, before setting out definitively with her project in 2012.

Her love for Bierzo stems from its history, authenticity of its wines, a strong Atlantic influence and a variety of Mencía that is very sensitive to its soil types and altitude. Veronica says that it reminds her a lot of the Syrah she worked with in the northern Rhône for its wild nature and savoury character, and comments that in blind tastings the two grapes are often confused.

In stock

Cruse Wine Co. ‘Monkey Jacket’

What — Valdigué blend
Where — California, USA
When — 2018

Blueberries, savoury herbs and bright red cherries all sit over a smoky, mineral driven palate.

+ Read More

Michael Cruse has established himself as one of California’s leading winemakers, with his skillset spanning from the country’s most sought-after sparkling wine, Ultramarine, to a range of lesser-known varieties. His focus is around brightness and vibrancy to the wines with pure ‘drinkability’ whilst not sacrificing structure to his examples.

‘Monkey Jacket’ has become somewhat of a flagship wine of Cruse Wine Co. It is a blend of Valdigué (a variety rarely seen, but at home in the Languedoc, France), Carignan, Tannat, and St Laurent, along with other varieties. It comes from vineyards across California, allowing it to be a regional representation of what the area can produce in a much lighter style than what it would typically be known for. After a natural fermentation, it was aged in a combination of stainless steel, old oak, and concrete to assist in retaining fruit purity.

If the mercury climbs a bit on a sunny Singaporean afternoon, the wine certainly won’t suffer from a quick chill in the fridge to help to retain the fruit vibrancy that Michael strives for in this wine.

 

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