From the Hambleton Hall wine cellar
A selection of favourite wines chosen by Tim Hart and Dominique Baduel
NV Champagne Rene Beaudouin, Nogent L’Abesse
Our ‘House’ Champagne is made from a pure chardonnay formula which out-tastes all but the best ‘Grandes Marques’.
It is crisp, dry and elegant with enough age to have discarded the greenness of young wines.
£295 for 12 bottles
2018 Gusbourne Estate Blanc de Blanc
Gusbourne in Kent makes some of the finest English sparkling wines and this all Chardonnay wine typifies the bright acidity and fruit of the house at its best.
£206 for 6 bottles
2021 Domaine Montrose Prestige Rosé
Cotes de Thongue
Made by the Coste family just south of Montpelier from Grenache, Vermentino and Syrah grapes this has been our favourite “everyday” rosé for many vintages.
It has appetising aromas of red and citrus fruits and an elegant palate with a lovely balance fruit,
acidity and minerals derived from unusual Terroir combining Villafranchian and Volcanic elements.
£81.00 for 6 bottles
2020 Beaujolais Chardonnay, Terres Dorées, Jean Paul Brun
Brun is a brilliant maker of red Beaujolais wines and also makes a delicious white on his limestone soils which he could also label as Bourgogne Blanc if he chose.
This wine combines some of the fruit of a good Macon with structure expected from Bourgogne.
£97 for 6 bottles
2011 Montlandrie, Castillon, Cotes de Bordeaux
The late legendary winemaker Denis Durantou famed for his efforts at Eglise Client, Pomerol, also owned and made the wine at Montlandrie.
The blend is also high in Merlot (75%) with Cabernet Franc (25%) as the second grape.
“A stunner in quality and value “ 90pts Robert Parker.
£144 for 6 bottles
2019 Motta del Lupo, Cacc’e Mmitte di Lucera Aoc Puglia
Paolo Petrilli is a Tomato baron from Puglia whose wine we have long enjoyed. This wine is made from a range of Italian varieties with Nero di Troia predominant.
I love it for its aromatic qualities which have elements of earthiness, southern herbs and leather and very round tannins. Organic.
£75.00 for 6 bottles
2018 Bourgogne Rouge Les Prielles Domaine Berthaud Gerbet
We chose this wine in a tasting of several Bourgognes. The excellent and fashionable Domaine is based in Fixin. The wine, from a warm year, is quite substantial with deep colour and less aromatic interest than might be expected in cooler conditions. Lovely mouth-feel and round Pinot flavours.
£126 for 6 bottles
Prices include VAT