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Beaujolais Blanc Clos Rochebonne 2018, Chateau Thivin

Beaujolais Blanc Clos Rochebonne 2018, Chateau Thivin

£18.56

"White Beaujolais is a rarity, only 1% of wines made are white. They are only made where the soils are perfectly suited and in the case of Rochebonne they are not only ideal, they are celestially beautiful. This Chardonnay is fermented and aged over fine lees for 8 months in older oak barrels. The trick here is to impart the faintest touch of oa...


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Blanc des Moines 2016, Chateau de Grandmont

Blanc des Moines 2016, Chateau de Grandmont

£13.90

This beautiful family domaine can be found in the hamlet of Grandmont, just to the east of the village of Blacé. The vines are planted in parcels surrounding the château and the historic twelfth century buildings of the Priory of Grandmont. The monks of the Priory cultivated vines from this period until the dissolution of their religious order b...


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