The genesis of this offer goes back to January 2019 and my first trip of the year. Travelling though the Auvergne, my first stop was at Domaine Sérol, an estate in the Côte Roannaise I have been visiting for 25 years. Never had I come across wines of such beauty, and winemaker Stéphane Sérol was lost for words; nothing in his experience could match 2018 which is truly exceptional.
It was an exciting start to my voyage of discovery and as I continued, I found the same story playing out wherever I went, from Marcillac in the southern Massif Central to the Alpine vineyards of Savoie.
In 2018 Mother Nature really had waved a magic wand across these areas. Often these so-called ‘Cinderella regions’ are in the shadow of more illustrious neighbours, sometimes in areas that would normally struggle to ripen grapes. My colleagues had similar tales to tell; from England to Bulgaria and all points in between, the stories are magical.
I was determined that they should have their well-deserved day in the sun (or night in the ballroom!) and I am delighted to share these treasures with you. To encourage you to ‘go to the ball’ too, there’s a line-up of mixed cases to choose from, some with discounts too.