This selection also includes tasting sheets and pairing suggestions.
Let’s start our journey in Jurancon with “Meteore 2018” from Clos Larrouyat where Maxime and Lucie Salharang are located on the pebbly soil of the Ossau valley; an ideal location for the production of dry wines with great texture, striking vitality and minerality.
Now let’s head to Burgundy to meet Athénaïs de Béru and taste her 2016 Macon “Deci Dela”. Following heavy frost in Chablis in May 2016, Athénaïs demonstrated her determination and harvested biodynamic grapes from her friends vines to make a small, amazing range of wines - “Deci Dela” (“Here & There”).
Time to head south, by the sea in Galicia where Rodrigo Mendez produces his 2018 Rias Baixas “Cos Pes”. Rodrigo undoubtedly makes some of the best wines of this region that are perfect to drink at this time of year.
After a long drive to the Loire, we meet Coralie and Damien from La Grange Tiphaine in Amboise, where they grow old vines of Cot (Malbec). 2015 Clef de Sol is now starting to show its full maturity.
Over in Tuscany, Silvio Messana has been working to showcase the refined character of his beloved Sangiovese grapes and his 2018 Chianti is his finest expression to date.
Autumn is the best time of year to share a glass of wine from Catherine Maisonneuve & Matthieu Cosse in Cahors. The 2015 Cahors “La Fage” has extraordinary depth and character.