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Women of the Vine - 6 Bottle Case

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Women of the Vine - 6 Bottle Case


In honour of International Women's Day, you'll find a selection of women winemakers, both established and up and coming, who are actively turning outdated norms in the world of winemaking on its head. In the past, women worked only behind the scenes or took over for their deceased husbands. Until the middle of the twentieth century (mainly in the past thirty years), women received little to no recognition. "My grandmother was not allowed into the cellar at our estate," says Sylvie Courselle in a recent interview, who, along with her sister Marie runs Château Thieuley. "My father wept that he had no son to succeed him in making wine. We finally convinced him we, his daughters, could." And along with all the other women in this case, they indeed do. Join us in raising a glass to all women in wine shattering the wine glass ceiling!

1x Susana Balbo Signature 2018 – Mendoza (Vegan, Organic Methods)

Grown at 1100 metres above sea level in the Uco Valley, one of the most exciting wine-growing areas in Argentina, this Malbec has elegance and the usual balance of Susana Balbo's wines. Long maceration on skins followed by 13 months in a combination of new and used French oak give a wine of subtle smokiness, with aromas of violets and flavours of blackcurrant and plum.

1x Château Thieuley ‘Temps de Lune’ 2020 - Vin de France (Biodynamic Certification, Terra Vitis)
Cabernet Sauvignon

Temps de Lune (“time of the moon”) is made by the Courselle sisters and harvested and vinified while taking into account the Biodynamic Lunar Calendar and favouring ‘Fruit Days’. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal intervention, in small concrete vats, without adding sulphur. On the nose, soft black fruits (blackberries and blackcurrants) but equally a spicy, lightly roasted side resembling mocha. The sensation in the mouth is fresh, with so. tannins and a hint of mint on the finish.

1x Clos du Prieur 2019 - Terrasses du Larzac AOP (Organic Methods)
Syrah, Grenache

An ancient terroir which has just been rediscovered. Marie Orliac has restored 4.5 hectares of ancient Grenache and Syrah vines. Between the hills of Larzac and Selle, this high valley is humid and cool, and the grapes ripen very slowly. Made in a renovated cellar, abandoned for three generations, using natural yeast, and aged in restored concrete tanks for the Grenache, the Syrah in oak barrels. The result is a powerful wine, with great intensity, yet elegant.

1x Antech Cuvée Réserve Brut 2017 – Blanquette de Limoux AOP (Organic Methods, Terra Vitis)
Mauzac, Chenin, Chardonnay

The first bubbles were born in Limoux, the sparkling created in the local friary was apparently tasted byDom Perignon and then perfected in Champagne. What makes Blanquette different is 90% Mauzac in the blend, a rare grape grown in only two regions in the South of France. Made in the Traditional method, and aged for an average of 18 months.

1x Domaine Paterianakis 2019 - Crete PGI (Organic Certification, Vegan)

The Paterianakis family are third generation winemakers from the hills right in central Crete. Farming organically and using gravity in the winery so the healthiest fruit arrives for gentle pressing. Using wild yeast in stainless steel tanks, this Assyrtiko is full of citrus fruits, wild herbs and white flower with a vivid, crunch of acidity — delightful.

1x Domaine Paterianakis ‘Melissinos’ 2018 - Crete PGI (Organic Certification, Vegan)
Thrapsathiri, Sauvignon Blanc

Sisters Emmanouela and Niki Paterianaki, are passionate about using indigenous Cretan grapes. Thrapsathiri is an ancient variety, and late harvested with some oak influence and paired with Sauvignon to give it an extra bite of acidity. This wine is a real surprise.

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