Box: April 2022

April

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Nobody is a fool this April with a lovely mix of French wines from an old friend with a new shop – Vinodome.

Expect a classic mix of reds from Bordeaux and light sunny whites from the south but a couple added bonus. The Grenache from Famille Descombe is one of those hidden treats. Full of flavour exploding in your mouth at a price we would expect to see 3 years ago. A nice balance to the tannins you will also find from Saint-Emillon and other Bordeaux regions.

The whites also grabbed my attention. Davalade from the hills outside of Montpellier is a great example of an “Any time, anywhere” white. Light and clear with a bit of green apple. Just enough to clean the pallet and keep you fresh. Then there is the very French sounding “Chignin Bergeron” and its delicate mix of apricots. Roussanne is not a grape we come by often, so enjoy this rare find.

We hope you will enjoy this “No Surprise”April, and the new treats and old favourites you will find at Vinodome.

 

 

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chardonnay
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Descombe-Grenache

Davalade

Snímek obrazovky 2022-04-05 201212

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 4.0
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

This wine comes from the Moulin de Gassac, just a few kilometers from Montpellier. Soft green apples tones with a touch of acidity. Simple and agreeable, a great all round wine.

Belle Aisance

chardonnay

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.8
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

A chardonnay of the sea! The deep roots of these vines extract a bit of salinity and minerals adding to what is otherwise a classic chardonnay with a hint of oak. Will do well with sushi or other Asian dishes.

Les Abymes

Snímek obrazovky 2022-04-03 203322

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 11,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.4
  • Price: 289 Kč

Mike's Tip

Fresh, vibrant with medium acidity and a pale yellow colour. After the initial citrus flavour, look for minerals in the rather long finish.

Chignin Bergeron

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 449 Kč

Mike's Tip

A complex wine that brings hints of apricot, slate and lite wood. A perfect balance and medium finish making this great for shell fish, or a cheese based pasta dish.

Chateau L`Estang

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

Not every wine need be remarkable, but agreeable is a must. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot bring classic Bordeaux grapes into an affordable every day drink. It will improve with a breath, so let it breath.

Chateau Les Hommes Chemin Blanc

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

A young wild wine coming from the area around Bordeaux that NEEDS TO BREATH before drinking. Fruit an pepper that will do best with your dinner after an hour or so of fresh air.

Chateau Moulin de Lussac

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 289 Kč

Mike's Tip

This mix of 5 grapes (Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot) offers a mix of soft red fruits and a little pepper. Saint-Emilion is one of the most famous Bordeaux areas, and this ballanced red shows you why.

Famille Descombe

Descombe-Grenache

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Grenache
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Vinodome
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

This was one of those WOW wines for me. An explosion of Rhone fruit flavour at a bargain price. Trust me, its great and you will want more….