[caption id="attachment_33074" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Côte Rôtie vineyards are planted on very steep slopes that have to be manually harvested.(Image from Domaine Duclaux)[/caption] There is a lot of excitement around the imminent release of our Rhône 2019 EP campaign, from customers and L&S staff alike, and for good reason.
Every January the small village of Ampuis in the Northern Rhone plays host to the annual Marché aux vins, a salon that attracts a global audience of Syrah and Viognier enthusiasts, collectors and buyers.
It’s the busiest moment of the year for our team as we try to help everyone get the right wines into their glasses as well as the perfect presents into people's stockings for Christmas.
Chelsea Tasting - Rhône Valley Tickets are selling fast for our next themed tasting from 8.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November at 170 Fulham Road as we enjoy a selection of our wines from the Rhône Valley. This is the home of Viognier and Syrah (Shiraz), as well as the spicier Grenache and Mourvèdre, which make more intense and full-bodied wines.
With eager anticipation we gathered. On the day that marked Back to the Future Day, we were jouneying back before Marty McFly to a time when the height of sophistication was a cheese and wine party. But there were to be no cubes of supermarket cheddar and pineapple on cocktail sticks for us, we were going to do cheese properly.
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Cinsault. It’s everything a Rhône red should be – deep, seductive berry fruit with a generous helping of spice. It manages to be both full and rich, and supple and silky.
Perhaps testament to the early autumnal weather or just to great affordable wines from the Rhone valley, we’ve still a small remaining parcel of this sumptuous Côtes de Rhone from top organic producer Christophe Delorme at Domaine de la la Mordorée before we move onto the 2012 vintage
The winegang’s January report includes on L&S wines tasted last year at our Sangiovese, Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo tasting and at The Bunch’s trade tasting. “The scores from both events speak for themselves” they say. Speak away…
We’ve put together a mixed half dozen – some hearty reds, a zippy Sauvignon and a bottle of supreme fizz – to cover your Bonfire Night needs.
Three reds and a Champagne at a one-day only price. Not sure what it is like where you are, but it's been grey and rainy all day in London, so if you are not feeling much like going out, here is a one-off opportunity to stock up on some real Autumn favourites at special prices for today only.