Friday, 26 July 2013

Burgundy Dinner at Vinoteca Farringdon

Charlie Young hosted a Burgundy Dinner last night at Vinoteca in Farringdon with Robert. Check out the tasting menu:

Sounds pretty good to me! With the exception of the talented Mark Haisma's Gevrey 2010, all the wines listed are sourced direct by RR&Co, and currently all can be enjoyed at any of the Vinoteca sites. In fact, the Chassagne Rouge 2011 from Niellon is currently on by the glass at Vinoteca Marylebone. Get down there this weekend and try some for yourself...

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

New Beaujolais Producers

Robert's recent road trip in search of Beaujolais producers for the RR&Co portfolio came up trumps. After showing 5 different growers to a selection of top tasters from the trade we have begun to ship from 3 new growers: Jean-Paul Brun, Laurent Martray and Julien Duport. Visit our website for more details.

Here's what Robert had to say on the Crus of Beaujolais: The ten Crus are the jewels in Beaujolais’s crown. They all come from the north of the appellation where the Gamay grape forges a perfect partnership with the sand and granite soil which feeds and ripens it.  Further south the soil is clay and too cool to bring any special benefit to the grape. Good Beaujolais is truly distinctive, combining a fresh and floral bouquet with a natural opulence on the palate full of supple, fleshy fruit, underpinned by some evident minerality. They can be enjoyed young but the best of the Crus have the structure to age for 7 – 10 years.  We are concentrating on 2011, the last in a trilogy of outstanding Beaujolais vintages, and in particular Brouilly & Côte de Brouilly, which we are asked for most regularly.

Other recent editions to the portfolio include a Quincy and the highly respected Pernand Vergelesses domaine, Dubreuil Fontaine.