Louis Jadot Clos St Denis Grand Cru 2007
Morey Saint Denis is one of the smallest village appellation of the Côte de Nuits, with four Grands Crus including the east facing Clos Saint Denis, on calcareous clay soils with iron and marl. Almost squeezed between Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny, the wines of Morey have their own character: strong like the Gevrey and very elegant like Chambolle. The origin of the Clos Saint Denis is very old. The vineyard used to belong to the Vergy church of Saint Denis founded in 1203 in the Château of Vergy. All that said…… It was a super tasty wine
2012 Leclerc Briant Abyss Champagne
VERY STRANGE CHAMPAGNE – and I’m quite surprised it passed customs with the barnacles on it!
This 2012 cuvée is assembled from Chardonnay of Bisseuil, Pinots noirs from Avenay-Val-d’Or and Pinot Meunier from Vrigny.
It was bottled in 2013, disgorged in February 2016 and then placed 60 meters depth, in cages, off the coast of Stiff Bay in Brittany, France for 15 months. Where it is then hoisted to the surface, covered in debris, with a serving suggestion (un surprisingly) paired with Atlantic oysters, raw salmon or a grilled John Dory fish…
Look out for our new Wine Ark site…… 25m off Camp Cove in Sydney 😂
Like a kid in a candy store! Playing with the new (yet to be released in Oz) @coravin Model 11.
The worlds first automatic and connected wine preservation system. Super cool, super sexy and incredibly efficient. Keep your eyes glued here for pre release events and sales.
Stunning line up of @louisjadot at Wine Ark Alexandria. 14 Clos Vougeot a stand out with Pommard Chaponnieres 2010 a very close second. Gorgeous wines. Many thanks to Sigfried Pic from Louis Jadot for insightful commentary and Peter Bourne, the host with the most.
Last week Wine Ark Alexandria played host to Australia’s Riesling Master Mr J Grosset. Incredibly insightful and flavoursome night. 18’s well worth seeking out, stunning wines. Fiano and Shiraz a great surprise. @grossetwines many thanks!!!
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s elusive Marc de Bourgogne popped up at Wine Ark Alexandria.
Marc (pronounced mahr, rhymes with car) is identical to the grappa except in one respect: unlike grappa, it is aged in wood, taking on a rich, tawny color.
A spirit made from pressing the skins, pulp, and seeds that are left over after the grapes are vinified. It is then distilled and aged in oak barrels for over a decade before being bottled
Best enjoyed as a decadent way to end a special meal, and sometimes found in early morning coffees!
Thoroughly enjoyable and educational evening last night with Quentin and Marco from Chapoutier along with Peter Bourne. Amazing insight into the philosophy and history of this iconic brand. Wine of the night, from the people in the room, was the 2007 Ermitage Le Meal. Personally, I dug the whites.. @chapoutieraus @m_chapoutier #rhone#rhonevalley#chapoutier#mchapoutier
We love big bottles here at Wine Ark. One of our discerning storage clients is the proud new custodian of this @tyrrellswines 4 Acres 3L, one of only 20 produced. Needless to say It will be resting for a while!
A dry white wine made from two-thirds Semillon and one-third Sauvignon from the vineyards of Yquem, Ygrec (pronounced "ee-grek" in French) was first introduced in 1959, and around 1,000 cases are produced each year. "Y" comes from the same exceptional terroir and vines as Yquem's famous sweet wines and was formerly made at the end of the harvest, with the last bunches left on the vines. These grapes, affected to varying degrees by Botrytis.
It was decided in 2004 to make Y every year. It is a deliberate choice that they now harvest certain plots of Sauvignon Blanc at the beginning of the vintage, making sure to pick perfectly ripe bunches. These are completed by Semillon grapes picked when botrytis has just appeared. Iconic logo and pretty cool large format!