|Grapes||Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache|
|Origin||France, Vin de France|
’Le Petit Roy’ is simply a Vin de France because it is made up of eveything that does not make it into Jean-Marie's Châteaneuf cuvées, and as such carries no vintage on the label, only ’12eme année’ (which is a clue). It is deceptively easy to drink, packed with ripe peppery fruit and a lovely, almost old-fashioned ‘liquidity’, making it so very gluggable. Tannins soft enough to be drunk cool, so don't hesitate to stick it in the fridge. L&S (Oct 2013)
Currently out of stock in our warehouse.
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|Chelsea||020 7244 0522|
|Kensington||020 7221 1982|
|Barnes||020 8878 8643|
|Chiswick||020 8995 7355|
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A real find. French winemaker Jean-Marie Royer makes sublime Châteaneuf-du-pape, but this is straight vin de table. Gloriously fresh, it is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, with bright red fruits, cracked pepper and a grippy finish. Will Lyons, The Wall Street Journal (Jun 2014)
Domaine Jean Royer
Jean-Marie Royer inherited his vines in 1985 and set about improving the grape varietal mix and the vinification from then. Since more than half of the domaine is in unclassified 'Vin de Table' or 'Côtes du Rhône', he has developed a marque 'Le Petit Roy' sold as 'Vin de Table' for everything that does not make it into the Châteauneuf cuvées. The Petit Roy has been a big hit in the shops.
His Châteauneufs are just gorgeous, and in the context of some of the Parkerised dottiness going on, offer refreshingly fantastic value for money. He has undoubtedly been much helped by his close friend the star oenologist Philippe Cambié, who he went to school with and also played rugby with for many years. Cambié is more famous for a full-on rather extracted style, but Jean-Marie has imposed his own, fresher, brighter style on all his wines, which are crunchy and well-defined.
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