R1 tasting
 
2015 Le Versant Pinot Noir Pays D'Oc France
From our friends at the dynamic Foncalieu Co-Op comes this delightful wine grown on the chalky "terres blanche" hills in the Languedoc.  Ideal terroir for producing Pinot influenced by cooling breezes from the Med.
Delicate colour with garnet tones. On the nose, aromas of cherry, wild strawberries and fresh blackcurrant. Elegant and smooth palate with fruity, smoky and minty hints.
£12.99per bottle,  £11.04 in a mixed 6 and £10.39 in a mixed 12
 
2013 Mas de la Rime Coteaux du Languedoc
I am a huge fan of the wines of Mas de la Rime due to the owners sense of no compromise when producing their wines.  All organic and biodynamic production in their garrigue surrounded vineyards just to the west of Montpellier.  Fermented in barrique, the wine is then removed after 4 months, ensuring no over-dominance of wood. Long, and wonderfully seductive with rich, pure fruit and a lovely touch of minerality, this has the weight of a serious white burgundy but the Rousanne gives it a unique touch of quince, white flowers, light spice tones and the finish is sublime.
£16.99 per bottle and 6 fr £75