R2 tasting

2015 Domaine Alexandre, Petit Chablis £17.99/Btl

The property is in the small village of La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne just north of Chablis itself. It is Olivier Alexandre and his father Guy who run it. The 13 hectares of vineyards are located around the village and in three other communes: Beines, Lignorelles and Villy. The wines are crisp, dry and without any oak. Shy on the nose with fresh lemon character, a good acidity and typical steeliness on the finish.
 
2014 Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Les Six Boutinot £16.99/Btl

6 varieties, some familiar, others less so, combine beautifully to make one superb Cairanne! In an appellation often dominated by just two varieties, ‘Les Six’ is a new style of Cairanne which, due to the ancient varieties of Carignan Noir (10%), Cinsault (10%) and Counoise (10%) included in the assemblage, is also a Cairanne whose heart holds dear the traditions of yesteryear. Les Six is all about elegance and the expression of six different grape varieties; soft red fruits gently seasoned with a touch of oak.