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3 Bottles. 1 of each. Non Amendable.




Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2021


While Provence rosé these days has become more a brand than anything else, it’s important to remember that there is a reason why this part of the world is famous for its pale pink wines. Domaine Tempier has been owned by the family since 1834, and has always produced age worthy wines revered the world over. This is one of the world's most iconic rose wines, Tempier sits right at the apex of the style producing collectable, long-lived wines - this is as good as rosé gets. Carrying a gentle waft of wild mediterranean herbs and a texture that wanders between a light oiliness, to waxy and delivers with at the same time, both power and elegance, it’s long and lingering and captures Bandol’s distinct terroir wonderfully. It’s one of the greatest rosés of the world and has been so for a long, long time. 



Champagne Jacques Selosse 'Initial' Grand Cru NV


The wines of Anselme Selosse have pushed the boundaries of what champagne is and what it can be, a rebel rousing call to many who have followed his visions and practices, a one man revolution. His guiding principal: "We should take what nature has given us and not interfere."The ‘Initial’ stands out for its focus, vibrancy and tension. The freshest of the Selosse wines and is therefore a great introduction to the house style. Intense and invitingly rich baked bread aromas lead to a very dry, ripe and powerful palate. Oxidative and rich it has a savoury and honeyed character that's both exotic and hedonistic. Champagne through a Burgundian prism crafted by a master.


Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2000


Emidio Pepe has produced Trebbiano and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo since 1964, proving the ageing potential of these two otherwise overly engineered workhorse varieties and letting them be known worldwide as pillars of Abruzzesse wine. Even now at 92 he refuses to handover 100% of the work to his family. The Pepe vineyards are located in the northern province of Teramo, near the border with Marche, with soils rich in clay and limestone. There is no oak used at all in the winemaking process, fermentation is in cement and then aged in bottle.


Before release, the Montepulciano’s are decanted by hand into new bottles and labeled. It can be difficult to tell whether you’re drinking a 1er cru Burgundy or not here. In relative terms for the winery, 2000 ranked as a warm one within the years surrounding it. Expect red fruits, leather, tobacco, dried flowers, strawberry and balsamic, give it an hour or so of air. Soft and 3 dimensional.

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