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A great gift set that includes a Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne in a gift box with two beautiful champagne flutes.
Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016: Named for the ancient Celtic god of the sun, Bellenos (pronounced buh-len-os) wines are the ideal introduction to Burgundy. Bright, charming, affordably priced and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: “Can’t we drink Burgundy every day?”.
Produced by Nicolas Potel, the Bellenos wines are the result of the cool and sunny climate of Burgundy, of its terroir and its traditional grape varieties. The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge is primarily from the Beaujolais area in the south of Burgundy, where fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay Noir is grown on granite soils. It is blended with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward “Vin de Plaisir” — a deliciously expressive wine for everyday enjoyment.
Confidences de Prieure Lichine Margaux 2014: This jewel from France’s well known vineyard Château Prieuré-Lichine, regarded as one of Margaux’s most consistent producers is known for its elegance and suppleness, derived in part from the relatively high proportion of Merlot in the blend.
Bright floral and spice notes perk up the red stone fruit nicely in this sensual, silky Margaux.
Estate Notes: “In 1972, the pope of wine, Alexis Lichine, first made the estate’s second wine under its original label of Chateau de Clairefont, or as it is also called now, Confidences de Prieure-Lichine. This Margaux benefits from the same methods of harvesting, vinification, and follow-up as the Classified Growth. It is made with the grapes of younger vines and is aged in second and third-fill barrels for 14 months.” Winemaker: Etienne Charrier.