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Hints of spring flowers on the nose and refreshing greengage palate from this hand-crafted wine. Recommended in the Guide Hachette.
Producer note: Domaine de la Commanderie
The vineyard of Quincy is a small appellation of only 200ha set on a plateau of alluviams from the river Cher, but was the second to be granted its AC after Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Purchased in 1993 by Jean-Charles Borgnat, a geologist by training, this is a small family Domaine of 7.15ha producing superb hand-crafted wines. Made from Sauvignon Blanc this is an excellent alternative to Sancerre.
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Brut Reserve, , Charles Heidsieck, £45.00 France, White
Triple gold-medal winner 2012: Gold IWC, Trophy DWWA, Gold IWSC
Class and sophistication are what Heidsieck embodies. Complex pastry aromas, with an opulent combination of ripe apricot, mango and greengages, dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The palate begins with a silky smooth sensation, developing into ripe fleshy apricot, melon and enticing plum pastry notes and delicate spice. A perfect balance of freshness and generosity.
Brut Vintage, 2009, Henners, £30.50 England, White
Biscuity, brioche aromas, with delicate white flower and full fruit. Flavours are fresh with nicely delicate citrus and apple with a 'lees' character adding complexity.
- Decanter Silver Medal 2012 - huge potential
- International Wine Challenge Silver Medal 2012
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Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2007
Member of the Top Merchants Programme
Merchant of the Year
Regional Merchant of the Year
South East England
Ian Jarman is an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits