Bertrand’s ‘Saturday Soiree’:
Check out our notes on his top 5 picks here…
Chateau D’Ollieres Red – 86 Points Wine Enthusiast: “This ripe wine has a slight tannic edge. Good acidity and crisp red-currant fruits show strongly, touched by orange-zest tang and pepper. Drink this wine now.”
“Made organically with 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache, this red wine from .Provence displays stunning fruit on the nose and impeccable elegance on the palate with very refined earthy notes.” – The Winery
Chateau D’Ollieres Rose – Beautiful floral nose, crisp fruit notes, Dry with well-balanced welcoming acidity. Easy to drink & perfect for hot summer nights.
“50% cinsault, 50% grenache, this rosé is the brilliant proof of the benefits of the climate of Ollières. Warm days in the summer and cool nights allow a slow but intense ripening of the grapes. And it feels!”—The Winery
Brouilly la Folie Cru Beaujolais – Dark Fruit, Beautiful Minerality, Dry, and an Herbal Finish.
Julien Duport took over the family estate at the foot of Mount Brouilly in 2003 and subsequently, in partnership with his friends Regis Luttenauer and Denis Vedrinne, took on the challenge of Domaine des Cadoles, not quite eight acres of hundred-year-old vines, located on some of the best slopes of Brouilly. “La Folie: done entirely in stainless steel, is considered to be “in the pure tradition of Brouily,” full of fruitiness and great minerality.
Lingot Martin Bugey Cerdon Sparkling Rose – Affectionately referred to as ‘The Happiest Wine on Earth’ we agree that this sparkling Rose is the perfect summer weather treat.
Bugey lies on the line between Lyon and Geneva in the foothills of the Alps. Roman times Bugey and Cerdon were only granted AOC status in 2009. Lately the wines have been getting more attention but the economic climate was not always so favorable. So it was that in 1970 the Lingot, Martin and Bolliet families joined forces to ensure their continued production of Cerdon.
Ellevin Chablis Bourgogne – This chardonnay captures the true essence of French wines. Refreshing in ways that other regions can’t replicate when drinking in the hot weather.
“Pale yellow color. Fresh floral nose. Pointed minerality with notes of green apples and citrus fruits. Balanced and textured for a refreshing wine.” – The Winemaker
Chateau L’Avocat Graves – Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Notes: Organic farming since 2002. Description: Château l’Avocat is located in the region of Graves, one of the southern zones of Bordeaux. Planted on the exceptional terroir of “l’Enclos”, a deep gravel soil well known for producing some of the best wines in the Graves, Chateau l’Avocat displays beautiful dark red fruits layered with aromas of gravelly stone with a supple mouth feel.