Six Wines To Sample This Spring, with Maison Vauron
A beautiful vineyard of 60 hectares situated on the Saint Tropez peninsula in Provence, Minuty is the king of rosé in the South of France. This is an elegant blend with mostly Grenache and Syrah, the most popular grape varieties that are used in the south to make rosé. The colour is pale, with delicate flavours of melon and flowers followed by a hint of salt from the Mediterranean sea. This wine would be a perfect match for some seafood and fish.
The Domaine de Bellivière is situated in the Loire Valley. With 20 hectares of vines, they’re producing delicious red and white wines and have been certified organic since 2011. The Jasnières is a beautiful wine made from the young Chenin Blanc vines of the vineyard. Loire Valley is well-known all-around France to be the region where minerality is the main characteristic of the wines produced in this region. It’s another unique terroir, mostly stony soils (silex) which gives the wine it’s minerality and this beautiful freshness. This has a great balance, with the oily texture followed by the stone fruit flavour.
An amazing family vineyard situated in the southern Rhône Valley under Les Dentelles de Montmirail, this 17 hectare vineyard is certified organic and makes beautiful wines in the Vacqueyras appellation, not too far away from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, king of the Rhône Valley. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, the grapes present generous flavours full of sun - black fruits and garrigue, spices and black pepper. This wine would be the perfect match with a venison filet, ribeye steak or spicy food.
Château Thivin has been a family vineyard for six generations. This vineyard is situated in the Beaujolais Region, between the Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, The Beaujolais is one of the most interesting regions with more than 70 different soils or terroirs to grow only one grape: Gamay for the red and the also the Chardonnay for the white. It’s part of the DNA of Maison Vauron to work with vineyards like Château Thivin, that have a story and who make their wines with emotion, and who listen to their terroir.
They make an amazing Côte de Brouilly, one of the 10 crus of Beaujolais situated next to Mont Brouilly. Brouilly has a terroir of blue stones really specific to this cru - there are only 300 hectares where they can produce these amazing wines. This wine offers some cherry and floral flavours and is a little more powerful in comparison to the other crus in the region.
A beautiful family vineyard dating back six generations and situated in Ampuis near Lyon, in the southern side of the Rhône Valley with Continental and Mediterranean influences, Jean Michel Gerin is one of the best producers in Côte Rôtie and the St. Joseph appellations. Because of his unique terroir of Granite, the wines from St. Joseph are developing strength however they.re also popular to be one of the finest appellations from this part of the Rhône.
Made from 100% Syrah, a lighter style with peppery and floral notes. This wine could be a perfect match with roasted lamb and venison.
A beautiful little vineyard of 10 hectares in the south of France, near the Spanish border, this amazing couple was living in New York till 2001. They were living not far from the Twin Towers when they fell, and after witnessing the events, they decided to move to France to realise their dream of owning a vineyard. Tahi, meaning one in Māori, is a GSM blend wine (that is, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre), and a tribute to the founder Rachel’s New Zealand ancestry.
It has flavours of toasty oak and roast coffee, and jammy tastes of red fruits with an earthy finish. This wine would be a perfect match with chocolate dessert or grilled beef or lamb.