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New Releases 2015 Summer

Please use the links below to our website to check out the wines for more information.

Bois de Boursan
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2014  ¥6,500
Clos des Boutes
Costières de Nimes Pluriel ¥2,500
Clos des Mourres
IGP Vaucluse Pompette Blanc ¥2,900
IGP Vaucluse Pompette Rouge ¥2,400
Vin de France A Table ¥2,400
Côtes du Rhône NoVice ¥2,600
Domaine des Espiers
Côtes du Rhône 2014 ¥2,500
Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2014 ¥3,200
Domaine Padié
Vin de France Le Tourbillon de la Vie ¥2,900
Papa Provençal
Ventoux La Cuvée Blanc ¥1,600
Ventoux La Cuvée Rouge ¥1,600
Domaine Terrebrune
Bandol Rosé ¥5,000
Bandol Blanc ¥6,000

 


New Releases 2015 Spring

Please use the links below to our website to check out the wines for more information.

Bois de Boursan
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012  ¥6,500
Brillane
IGP Bouches du Rhône Le B 2012  ¥1,900
Charvin
Côtes du Rhône 2012 ¥3,200
Clos Perdus
IGP Côtes Catalanes Le Rouge 2013  ¥2,900
Félines Jourdan
IGP Coteaux De Bessilles Chardonnay  2014 ¥1,600
Félines Jourdan
Picpoul de Pinet 2013 ¥2,100
La Garrigue
Vacqueyras 2012  ¥3,400
Loxarel
Penedes Amaltea Tinto 2012  ¥2,000
Penedes Amaltea Blanco 2012 ¥2,300
Pierre Usseglio
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012  ¥6,700

Limited Special Offer Wines
Charvin
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012  ¥9,000
Gangloff 
St Joseph Blanc 2013 ¥10,000
Condrieu 2013 ¥18,000
St Joseph Rouge 2012 ¥10,000 SOLD OUT
Côte Rôtie La Barbarine 2012  ¥15,000 SOLD OUT
Côte Rôtie La Sereine Noire 2012 ¥24,000


NOMA JAPAN

At NOMA this month and next, you’ll find the following wines listed and poured. Some of them have already been sold out, so hurry if you are intending to purchase and try them.

Jordi Llorens 
Vi de Taula Natural Blan 5.7 2013       ¥3,600  Low
Vi de Taula Natural Blankaforti  2013    ¥3,900  Low

Mendall
Vi de Taula Finca Abeurador 2013    ¥4,500  Sold Out
Vi de Taula Terme de Giu 2013          ¥4,200  Low
Vi de Taula Finca Espartal 2013          ¥4,200  Low

Cellar Escoda
Conca de Barbera Els Bassots 2011    ¥4,500  Low
Conca de Barbera La Llopotera 2011 ¥5,000  Low

 


New Year Greeting and January Wines!

All of us at The Vine Ltd wish you a very Happy New Year!
We wish you the best of health, wealth and happiness in 2015!

Our latest Newsletter was sent January 6. If you didn’t receive it and would like to please use the Contact page to subscribe.

We start the new year with some fantastic new releases:

First of all the best set of wines from Domaine La Bouïssière for many years. Thierry Faravel makes sublime wine every year but the 2012s are simply some of the most exciting wines on the planet. There’s a textural space and sense of energy that shows why Gigondas is one of the most under-appreciated sources of wine in the world. And why Beaumes de Venise is such fun…

And from Châteauneuf-du-Pape superstar producer Pierre Usseglio the new Côtes du Rhône and super juicy, fruity Vin de France Panorama, a regular super-value. I’ve always loved the fruit purity in Usseglio’s wines and since 2011, Thierry Usseglio’s winemaking is evolving, or returning, to a much more interesting traditional style such as they made in their early years around 1998, with more whole bunch and less extraction. Regrettably, much modern Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be a numbing experience, with excessive alcohol and extraction but the Usseglio brothers make great drinking wines. Here is more for you to read about Usseglio, James’ blog: http://jamesdunstan.jp/usseglio-little-history/

 


New Press: RP

In the latest from eRobert Parker:
Domaine La Bouïssière and Domaine des Espiers are both listed as top in Gigondas.

Domaine La Bouïssière Beaumes de Venise 2012 90p is “a shockingly good red, an outstanding effort”
Domaine La Bouïssière Gigondas 2012 89-91p is “outstanding, classic and pure” and has “surprising elegance”. No surprise to us, though!
Domaine des Espiers Gigondas (92-94p) with “fantastic purity and elegance”
Domaine des Espiers Gigondas Cuvée des Blaches 2012 is 91+ and “rich, textured and beautifully pure” – and noted aged all in demi-muid and more modern in style