Tour de France – Blanc

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Sip through six different regions of France and discover a selection of whites from exciting up-and-coming producers, featuring Champagne, Savagnin, Chablis and more.

  • Frédéric Savart L’Ouverture | Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir)
  • René Muré Clos St Landelin | Riesling
  • Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc | Chenin Blanc
  • Moreau-Naudet Chablis AC | Chardonnay
  • Domaine Tessier Meursault ‘Casse-Têtes’  | Chardonnay
  • Domaine Rijckaert Côtes du Jura ‘Les Sarres’ | Savagnin
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Frédéric Savart L'Ouverture

What — Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Richness, depth of flavours and long lasting minerality with a refreshing acidity. Ripe apples & toasty notes shine through both the nose & palate

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Whilst producer Frédéric Savart’s initial dreams of being a professional footballer might not have panned out, he’s certainly proving himself as more than capable as a vigneron. Based in Ecueil just south of Reims, L’Ouverture represents the entry to his range of wines. Here, 100% Pinot Noir from Ecueil has been half fermented in older barrels and half in stainless steel for richness and complexity while still retaining incredible freshness, with a long finish. Without question, Savart is one of the most exciting Champagne producers to be watching and drinking today.

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René Muré Clos St Landelin

What — Riesling
Where — Alsace, France
When — 2016

Dry style, bursting with white flower and citrus flavours

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Now in its 12th generation, René Muré is a family that has been growing grapes in Alsace for over 350 years. Their sole ownership of the monopole Clos St. Landelin for 85 years has given them an intimate understanding on the specifics for the terroir with which they work. This delicious dry style of Riesling comes from within the Grand Cru of Vorbourg and is biodynamically farmed. It drinks deliciously fresh now, but is also a wine with a long life ahead if you can lay it down in the cellar and resist drinking it immediately.

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Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — 2018

Crisp expression of Chenin Blanc, with a distinctive minerality

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Thibaud Boudignon has made an incredible name for himself with his eponymous domaine, focusing on pure examples of Chenin Blanc. He produces dry styles of Chenin, combining a delicious youthful approachability with a long future ahead of them. The Anjou Blanc comes from a 35 year old parcel which is farmed organically. Larger barrels of 300L and 600L size, are used with a small percentage of new oak to keep freshness & transparency to the fruit notes. Chenin Blanc’s incredible acidity, spectrum of fruit and expression of terroir make it one of the great lesser known grape varieties that is well worth exploring.

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Moreau-Naudet Chablis AC

What — Chardonnay
Where — Chablis, France
When — 2018

A slightly fuller and riper expression of Chablis with some tropical fruit flavours and refreshing acidity

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After the sudden passing of her husband, Virginie Moreau-Naudet was forced to take the reins of the domaine and has done so with aplomb. Their Chablis AC carries the signature of their estate: focusing on its texture while retaining maximum freshness. It is sourced from vineyards in the south of Chablis with a vine age of between 20 and 30 years and spends over 12 months on lees (residual yeast and other natural particles produced from fermentation), which is well above the norm for most generic Chablis. 2018 was a warm & sunny year in Chablis, leading to a slightly fuller and riper style with some tropical fruit flavours shining through. Low yields help to increase the concentration of flavours whilst retaining a refreshing acidity to balance the sunshine from the year.

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Domaine Tessier Meursault 'Casse-Têtes'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Tessier focuses on purity with green apple-like freshness over a distinct minerality

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The wines of Arnaud and Catherine Tessier have become some of the most highly sought after in Meursault following their rapid ascent as a domaine in the last 15 years. Eschewing the more commonly expected image of rich and round Chardonnays from Meursault, Tessier focuses on purity and expression of the minerality, through organic farming of vines averaging 60 years. Casse-Têtes is a single plot located higher up the slope in Meursault, helping it to retain its acidity.

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Domaine Rijckaert Côtes du Jura 'Les Sarres'

What — Savagnin
Where — Jura, France
When — 2016

Curry powder, stone fruits and a limestone-minerality expressing the individuality of Savagnin from the Jura

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Not to be mistaken for Sauvignon, Savagnin is a grape most at home in the Jura region in France and most popularly made into Vin Jaune or Vin de Paille. Domaine Rijckaert’s Les Sarres has been made with a traditional approach of topped barrels which avoids the oxidative characters sometimes synonymous with Savagnin. The domaine began its life in 1998, with land both in the Jura and Macon of Burgundy. Since then it has become a statement of quality, with fastidious work in the vines, use of natural yeasts and vinification done by individual plots to express the uniqueness of their terroir. The perfect wine to enjoy with a large hunk of Comte and be transported to the Jura.

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Take a tour through six different regions of France and discover a selection of white wines from exciting up-and-coming producers. From Champagne to Chablis, taste your way through Savagnin, Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay. With a focus on wines that speak of their terroir, there’s something here for both the most ardent Francophile and those wanting to experience their ‘premier goût de France’ or first taste of France.

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Frédéric Savart L'Ouverture

What — Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Richness, depth of flavours and long lasting minerality with a refreshing acidity. Ripe apples & toasty notes shine through both the nose & palate

+ Read More

Whilst producer Frédéric Savart’s initial dreams of being a professional footballer might not have panned out, he’s certainly proving himself as more than capable as a vigneron. Based in Ecueil just south of Reims, L’Ouverture represents the entry to his range of wines. Here, 100% Pinot Noir from Ecueil has been half fermented in older barrels and half in stainless steel for richness and complexity while still retaining incredible freshness, with a long finish. Without question, Savart is one of the most exciting Champagne producers to be watching and drinking today.

In stock

René Muré Clos St Landelin

What — Riesling
Where — Alsace, France
When — 2016

Dry style, bursting with white flower and citrus flavours

+ Read More

Now in its 12th generation, René Muré is a family that has been growing grapes in Alsace for over 350 years. Their sole ownership of the monopole Clos St. Landelin for 85 years has given them an intimate understanding on the specifics for the terroir with which they work. This delicious dry style of Riesling comes from within the Grand Cru of Vorbourg and is biodynamically farmed. It drinks deliciously fresh now, but is also a wine with a long life ahead if you can lay it down in the cellar and resist drinking it immediately.

In stock

Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Loire Valley, France
When — 2018

Crisp expression of Chenin Blanc, with a distinctive minerality

+ Read More

Thibaud Boudignon has made an incredible name for himself with his eponymous domaine, focusing on pure examples of Chenin Blanc. He produces dry styles of Chenin, combining a delicious youthful approachability with a long future ahead of them. The Anjou Blanc comes from a 35 year old parcel which is farmed organically. Larger barrels of 300L and 600L size, are used with a small percentage of new oak to keep freshness & transparency to the fruit notes. Chenin Blanc’s incredible acidity, spectrum of fruit and expression of terroir make it one of the great lesser known grape varieties that is well worth exploring.

In stock

Moreau-Naudet Chablis AC

What — Chardonnay
Where — Chablis, France
When — 2018

A slightly fuller and riper expression of Chablis with some tropical fruit flavours and refreshing acidity

+ Read More

After the sudden passing of her husband, Virginie Moreau-Naudet was forced to take the reins of the domaine and has done so with aplomb. Their Chablis AC carries the signature of their estate: focusing on its texture while retaining maximum freshness. It is sourced from vineyards in the south of Chablis with a vine age of between 20 and 30 years and spends over 12 months on lees (residual yeast and other natural particles produced from fermentation), which is well above the norm for most generic Chablis. 2018 was a warm & sunny year in Chablis, leading to a slightly fuller and riper style with some tropical fruit flavours shining through. Low yields help to increase the concentration of flavours whilst retaining a refreshing acidity to balance the sunshine from the year.

In stock

Domaine Tessier Meursault 'Casse-Têtes'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Tessier focuses on purity with green apple-like freshness over a distinct minerality

+ Read More

The wines of Arnaud and Catherine Tessier have become some of the most highly sought after in Meursault following their rapid ascent as a domaine in the last 15 years. Eschewing the more commonly expected image of rich and round Chardonnays from Meursault, Tessier focuses on purity and expression of the minerality, through organic farming of vines averaging 60 years. Casse-Têtes is a single plot located higher up the slope in Meursault, helping it to retain its acidity.

Out of stock

Domaine Rijckaert Côtes du Jura 'Les Sarres'

What — Savagnin
Where — Jura, France
When — 2016

Curry powder, stone fruits and a limestone-minerality expressing the individuality of Savagnin from the Jura

+ Read More

Not to be mistaken for Sauvignon, Savagnin is a grape most at home in the Jura region in France and most popularly made into Vin Jaune or Vin de Paille. Domaine Rijckaert’s Les Sarres has been made with a traditional approach of topped barrels which avoids the oxidative characters sometimes synonymous with Savagnin. The domaine began its life in 1998, with land both in the Jura and Macon of Burgundy. Since then it has become a statement of quality, with fastidious work in the vines, use of natural yeasts and vinification done by individual plots to express the uniqueness of their terroir. The perfect wine to enjoy with a large hunk of Comte and be transported to the Jura.

In stock

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