As staying at home has become the new going out, wine subscription boxes are set to become more popular than ever, so why not get a head start and sign up to My VitiBox today? Each month, you’ll be sent two bottles of high-quality French wines which have been specially selected by the famed sommelier Philippe Defleur (former sommelier of La Tour d’Argent and the Élysée Palace), and you’ll also receive a copy of his Tasting Notes to help you get the most out of them.
Curious to find out more? Here’s what’s inside this month’s My VitiBox as part of their Colours & Flavours subscription:-
Mmousset – Côtes-Du-Rhône 2018
History: During the past 20 years, the famous Côtes-Du-Rhône appellation has dramatically changed from high yield big wineries to a focus of smaller vineyards offering more unique blends based on their specific terroirs. Mmousset is one such Domaine which has been leading the way as their vine stocks are planted further apart from one another which allows the grapes to ripen more easily and more organic compounds to remain in the soil for fuller flavours.
Grape: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
Senses: This special wine has a shiny cherry red colour in the glass and an expressive and pleasant fruity aroma. This is matched by a pleasant bone-dry, fresh and full-bodied structure with marked delicate tannins and a smooth finish. Fruity notes of Blackberries and Morello Cherries are dominant with subtle hints of Plum, Black Pepper and Liquorice adding further interest and flavour. This wine pairs well with Tapenade Toasts, Herby Goat Cheese and Fruit Pies.
L’inédit – Vignobles Jeanjean 2019
History: Sauvignon and muscat are not often blended together but this audacious choice from Brigitte Jean has paid off well for the Jeanjean family. Produced in various areas of Languedoc, this fine organic white wine is the result of a fresh atmosphere which is only a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea.
Grape: 60% Muscat Petits Grains and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.
Senses: A sensational straw yellow colour in the glass, this wine has a pleasant and explosive aroma which is full of floral, fruity and citrusy notes. Its creamy texture is pleasant, dry, fresh and medium-bodied with a sugary aftertaste and lots of warming fruity flavours coming through such as Grapefruit, Melon and Pear. You can pair this wine with a range of dishes including Tomme Cheese and fresh Mango Salads for summer.