New Rhône Producers

We are constantly looking for new talent to add to our list and on a recent visit to the Rhône Salon d'Ampuis (a trade fair of Northern Rhône wine producers) we came across two outstanding producers that we are really pleased to introduce as part of this Primeur Rhône offer.


This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

Founded by Frédéric Caillet, the great-grandfather of brothers Benjamin and David in 1928, and then developed by their father Edmond, the domaine consists of 5.8 hectares of vines above Tupin et Semons, in the southern end of the Côte Rôtie appellation, where the bedrock is gneiss. As they say, they are aiming to make the elegant style of wine which this rocky vineyard produces - and they certainly succeed. The Chana is a cuvée that is simply a 'gourmandise', supple, aromatic, fresh, pure. The Germine and the Maison Rouge are more structured, and while they can be drunk young, they will give their best with some age. The Domaine has also produced a small volume of Condrieu since 2014. The wine-making is gentle, there is 20% whole-bunch in the Germine, but otherwise the grapes are de-stemmed. The Chana is aged in demi-muids, the others in smaller barrels - the Maison Rouge getting 40% new wood.
2016 CONDRIEU Les Caillets Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

2016 CONDRIEU Les Caillets Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

75cl bottles, case of 6

Pale green-gold, good acidity and freshness, there's delicate green fruit giving drive to the slightly more exotic notes. Juicy and really rather gorgeous.Pale green-gold, good acidity and freshness, there's delicate green fruit giving drive to the slightly more exotic notes. Juicy and really rather gorgeous. Drinking range: 2018 - 2023L&S(Feb 2018)

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2015 CÔTE RÔTIE La Chana Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

2015 CÔTE RÔTIE La Chana Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

75cl bottles, case of 12

93% Syrah with 7% Viognier. The idea is to put the floral and aromatic Viognier forward in the blend and make a wine which can be enjoyed without the need for long ageing. Silky, elegant, with floral93% Syrah with 7% Viognier. The idea is to put the floral and aromatic Viognier forward in the blend and make a wine which can be enjoyed without the need for long ageing. Silky, elegant, with floral notes and velvet tannins. Fresh and delicate with lifted smoky dark fruit and juicy acidity to make it gloriously easy on the palate. Drinking range: 2018 - 2025L&S(Jan 2018)

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2015 CÔTE RÔTIE La Germine Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

2015 CÔTE RÔTIE La Germine Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

75cl bottles, case of 12

This is the Duclaux bothers main cuvée of Côte Rôtie, 97% Syrah with just 3% Viognier, made from several parcels of vines all over the property. While sharing the harmonious and delicate tread on theThis is the Duclaux bothers main cuvée of Côte Rôtie, 97% Syrah with just 3% Viognier, made from several parcels of vines all over the property. While sharing the harmonious and delicate tread on the palate of the 'Chana', there's a bit more depth and seriousness here, more intensity and a little more tannic grip, but still the delicately-expressed black berry fruit and the fine refreshing acidity drawing out the length. Drinking range: 2018 - 2033L&S(Jan 2018)

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2015 CÔTE RÔTIE Maison Rouge Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

2015 CÔTE RÔTIE Maison Rouge Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux

75cl bottles, case of 6

A deeper and darker set of fruits in a more brambly and spicy mode than the La Germine. This has smooth, open and plush tannins and an energetic blackberry and plum fruit finish. Drink now.A deeper and darker set of fruits in a more brambly and spicy mode than the La Germine. This has smooth, open and plush tannins and an energetic blackberry and plum fruit finish. Drink now. Rating: 94-94 L&S(Sep 2017)

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Domaine Rémi Niero

One of the original domaines of the appellation, and centred on the oldest vineyard, above Condrieu itself and with a decent holding in the Coteau du Chéry, which, with the Coteau du Vernon, is considered one of the best sites. The domaine existed 45 years ago when the whole appellation was just 8 hectares of vines (it's now 160 hectares), under the name Pinchon. Rémi's father Robert married the Pinchon daughter, so now, having been Domaine Niero-Pinchon for a bit, it has been shortened to simply Niero when Rémi took over. The Condrieus come from just over 4 hectares of vines, all in the commune of Condrieu itself, in the parcels Coteau de Chéry, La Roncharde, Côte Chatillon, La Caille, Vergelas and Corbéry. The Condrieus are aged in tank (60%) and barrel (40%) for a year. The Côte-Rôties come from two sites, La Viallière and Le Coteau de Bassenon, from the southern end of the appellation, a total of nearly 2 hectares. They are aged for 16 months in barrel, with 20% new wood.
2016 SAINT JOSEPH Bois Prieur Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 SAINT JOSEPH Bois Prieur Domaine Rémi Niero

75cl bottles, case of 6

An excellent Saint Joseph with a fine density of sappy, velvety richness and good, taut dark-fruited length which suggests that it will drink well over ten years.An excellent Saint Joseph with a fine density of sappy, velvety richness and good, taut dark-fruited length which suggests that it will drink well over ten years. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028L&S(Feb 2018)

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2016 CONDRIEU Les Ravines Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 CONDRIEU Les Ravines Domaine Rémi Niero

75cl bottles, case of 6

Very expressive nose, where Viognier fruit, with its notes of citrus and exotic pineapple are mixed with floral scents. The palate is both citrus-fresh and full, coating the mouth, and the finish isVery expressive nose, where Viognier fruit, with its notes of citrus and exotic pineapple are mixed with floral scents. The palate is both citrus-fresh and full, coating the mouth, and the finish is rich and long. To drink from now and over the next year or two.L&S(Sep 2018)

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2016 CÔTE RÔTIE Éminence Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 CÔTE RÔTIE Éminence Domaine Rémi Niero

75cl bottles, case of 6

95% Syrah with 5% Viognier, from Viallière and Bassenon (Semons on the map). Dark and ripe, with fine tannins carrying concentrated flavours of damsons, blackberries and a savoury, smoky notes, a95% Syrah with 5% Viognier, from Viallière and Bassenon (Semons on the map). Dark and ripe, with fine tannins carrying concentrated flavours of damsons, blackberries and a savoury, smoky notes, a tautening background of oak. Quite intense but very sleek. This should really get into its stride in a year or two. Drinking range: 2019 - 2035L&S(Feb 2018)

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2016 CONDRIEU Chéry Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 CONDRIEU Chéry Domaine Rémi Niero

75cl bottles, case of 6

From 70-year-old vines, the 2016 Condrieu Chéry is a bit more concentrated than Niero's Les Ravines bottling, but otherwise, it's similar in its aromas of crushed stone and pineapple. Like the otherFrom 70-year-old vines, the 2016 Condrieu Chéry is a bit more concentrated than Niero's Les Ravines bottling, but otherwise, it's similar in its aromas of crushed stone and pineapple. Like the other wines at this estate, it's aged 12 months in a mix of stainless steel (60%) and oak barrels (40%), giving it a rich, slightly oily texture. It's harmonious and long, with pineapple and melon flavors giving way to gingery spice on the finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 93-95 Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com(Jan 2018)

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2016 CONDRIEU Héritage Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 CONDRIEU Héritage Domaine Rémi Niero

75cl bottles, case of 6

A selection of the best individual barrels/cuves, the 2016 Condrieu Heritage is drawn from the estate's oldest vines (around 70 years old), aged in stainless steel (60%) and barrel (40%). It'sA selection of the best individual barrels/cuves, the 2016 Condrieu Heritage is drawn from the estate's oldest vines (around 70 years old), aged in stainless steel (60%) and barrel (40%). It's textbook floral, apricot aromas lead into a medium to full-bodied wine that manages to be rich and viscous without being cloying, as citrus zest and brine emerge on the long finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2022 Rating: 93-95 L&S(Dec 2017)

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2016 CÔTE RÔTIE Éminence Domaine Rémi Niero

2016 CÔTE RÔTIE Éminence Domaine Rémi Niero

Magnums, case of 3

95% Syrah with 5% Viognier, from Viallière and Bassenon (Semons on the map). Dark and ripe, with fine tannins carrying concentrated flavours of damsons, blackberries and a savoury, smoky notes, a95% Syrah with 5% Viognier, from Viallière and Bassenon (Semons on the map). Dark and ripe, with fine tannins carrying concentrated flavours of damsons, blackberries and a savoury, smoky notes, a tautening background of oak. Quite intense but very sleek. This should really get into its stride in a year or two. Drinking range: 2019 - 2035L&S(Feb 2018)

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