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Elio Sandri Barolo Offer

Elio Sandri

Things move slowly at Cascina Disa, a modest 7 ha estate high-up in the hills of the Perno Cru of Monforte d’Alba. It's a measured and patient approach that is out-of-step with modern wisdom and one which the Sandri family have dedicated themselves to religiously since taking over the estate back in 1965. The end game is producing wines of deep provenance and longevity, classically styled Barolo that hark back to the towering Barolo made by the legendary producers of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

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Leeuwin Estate Offer

Leeuwin Estate

One of the five founding wineries of Margaret River in Western Australia, Leeuwin Estate has built a reputation for excellence over many years. The annual release of their Art Series chardonnay is arguably the most anticipated white wine release in the country, and while cabernet takes a humble seat alongside chardonnay at Leeuwin, it too is a perennial contender for the region's finest. 

The 2015 vintage in Margaret River delivered a magnificent encore to Leeuwin Estate's outstanding 2014 releases. Quality is excellent across the board, with this year's Art Series chardonnay providing a superb sparring partner to last year's much lauded offering, and one which will no doubt provide some entertaining side-by-side tasting over the next decade or so. The 2013 'Prelude' and 2014 'Art Series' cabernet duo are in superb form too and mark a continued commitment to quality on the red side of the equation at Leeuwin. This is a vintage that will see these wines blossom in the cellar.

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Domaine Auguste Clape Offer

The term 'pioneer' is thrown around too freely today when referring to great winemakers, but in the case of Auguste Clape, it perhaps falls short of describing his contribution to the commune of Cornas. The Clape family were forced from the Languedoc during the grower strikes at the beginning of last century, and landed in Cornas with next to nothing. They not only painstakingly rebuilt their holdings, but lifted the fortunes of the region along with them.

Back then Cornas was a faceless production hub for big négociant houses, but Clape saw a genuine and independent future for the region, and in 1957 they became the first producer to bottle their own wine. This paved the way for many others, including the late Noël Verset and legendary Thierry Allemand, and today Cornas is recognised for producing some of the greatest Syrah wines anywhere in the world.

"Some of the most singular wines in the world emerge from the dark, barely-lit cellars of Pierre-Marie Clape and his son, Olivier. This is a bastion of traditional winemaking and these wines are not destemmed, see long fermentations, and are aged in ancient barrels and casks. As Robert Parker wrote at one time, “There is nothing wrong with a case of Clape!” I agree wholeheartedly!"
Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate -

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