2022 Blanc Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott

Grapes Marsanne, Roussanne
Colour White
Origin France, Rhône
District Northern Rhône
Village Saint Joseph
ABV 12.5%

Another beautifully crafted wine from the Botts. Apricot & peach nectar with white blossom, a hallmark of the vintage, this is blended from 70% Marsanne & 30% Roussanne, all from granite and approx 9 months in French oak, on lees but no batonage to keep the freshness locked in, bright and pure and drinking from the off. L&S (Sept 2023)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

Graeme & Julie have done the same trick with their 2022 Saint-Joseph Blanc (£43.75 to £38.95), which shuns lardy fruit cocktail and soggy cornflake notes in favour of pristine, crystalline, energetic tones that caress the senses while gently scouring your taste buds with heavenly citrus and fresh herb details. This pair of wines embraces the precise blocks of fruit from which the grapes were harvested and brings these elemental energies deliciously into your glass. 19/20 (Drink now - 2028) Drinking range: 2024 - 2028 Rating: 19/20 Matthew Jukes (Jan 2024)

Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott

A love story and a bit of good fortune; a love of the Syrah grape that led Graeme to the Rhone and the love of his life Julie, who came together whilst working at the prestigious cellars of Stephane Ogier. Theirs is a back story of adventure and spirit and one of serendipity too.

Our relationship with the pair stretches back some 8 years or so, when we often stopped and shared a beer after the Marché aux vins in Ampuis every January, it was no surprise when they told us they were setting out on their own journey.

The surprise came when they discovered that the house they had purchased in Verin, complete with 0.35 hectare of garden, was within the appellation of Condrieu, between the in-demand Coteau de Chéry and the illustrious Chateau Grillet. Graeme & Julie like to pick early to capture the freshness, and the wines tend be expressive, bright and pure.

Watch the videos: Domaine G&J Bott or Condrieu Lieu-Dit L'ALEAU.

Domaine Bott Mixed Six

‘Les Kiwis d’Ampuis’ as they’re locally known, have already made waves since their first vintage, fast becoming one of the most in-demand young domaines in the Northern Rhône. This case is a great introduction to these wines and the craftmanship that Graeme and Julie possess and is not one to miss.

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