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  • Wine Doctor Saumur Champigny Bobinet

    Chris Kissack's Wine of the Week in the Wine Doctor on 9th July is Sébastien Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Amatéüs Bobi 2008 - In the glass the 2008 Sébastien Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Amatéüs Bobi, has a pure, dark and rich hue, not opaque but certainly concentrated, shimmering and bright despite the intensity of pigment. The nose is just captivating, loaded with bright and pure fruit character. Underneath there is a real blended,...

  • Times Jane MacQuitty - Chignin Berlioz 2010

    On Saturday 21st July 2012, Jane MacQuitty wrote an article on the 50 best white wines for summer in the Times in which she included our 2010 Chignin from Gilles Berlioz in White under £14: Check out the improved quality of Alpine flower-scented Jura and Savoie wines.  This once rustic mouthful, made from the jacquère grape, is now a cool, restrained 11.5% alcohol summer white.  Serve this heady flower bouquet white with...

  • Observer Dirler-Cade

    THE OBSERVER MAGAZINE 1ST JULY 2012  DAVID WILLIAMS – WINES OF THE WEEK David selected 3 wines in the Observer magazine, of which Vine Trail’s Muscat GC Saering from Domaine Dirler-Cadé was one: Domaine Dirler-Cadé Muscat Grand Cru Saering, Alsace France 2008 (£17.20,;) Domaine Dirler-Cadé fits with the bucolic ideal of European wine production: it's a small family concern that works the land biodynamically, creating wines with a real sense of place. The muscat grape...

  • Robert Parker on Jura & Sancerre

    From David Schildknecht on Jura and Sancerre - Issue 201 June 2012 2008 Domaine Labet Cotes du Jura Chardonnay en Billat Julien Labet Rating 91  Drink: 2012-2015  From around three-quarters of an acre of vines planted by his ancestors already immediately post-phylloxera in 1998 and inter-planted with around half Poulsard, the 2008 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay En Billat - Julien Labet is bittersweetly and decadently floral and musky; dense, firm, and...

  • Jamie Goode on Northern Rhone

    Jamie Goode writes about 2 of Vine Trail wines in June 2012 – Northern Rhône series 21, Martine Vandre Champ Morel Crozes Hermitage and series 23, Cornas from Guillaume Gilles   Martine Vandre Crozes Hermitage ‘Champ Morel’ 2009 This is a brilliantly focused Crozes Hermitage that offers personality at an affordable price – just the sort of wine I like.  It’s imported into the UK by vine Trail, a really interesting small agency house. 12.5% alcohol.  Fine, elegant,...