Le Petit Ballon’s April Wines for IGT

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Le Petit Ballon is an online wine boutique which offers aspiring wine connoisseurs three, six, or twelve-month wine subscriptions. The two bottles of wine which are included in the subscription have been hand-selected by Head-Sommelier Jean-Michel who, with over twenty years of experience in the wine industry, knows a thing or two about the perfect tipple!

Subscribers have the opportunity to take the wine quiz, which has been crafted by Le Petit Ballon to ensure every bottle finds its perfect companion. Along with two wines, customers receive The Gazette, which has handy wine tasting tips, recipes and interviews with key chefs, along with tasting notes on the specific wines. Subscriptions start at £24.90 per month.

With code INGOODTASTE-LPB our readers can get 30% off their first month if they subscribe to either of Le Petit Ballon’s subscription levels when using this link.

Jean-Michel Deluc has picked a wonderful wintery Savoie and a robust Coudolis for the first of his monthly wine tasting articles for IGT.

 

Le Vigneron Savoyard

Initiale 2016

AOP Savoie

Savoie is really in fashion these days, and not just because of the skiing, raclettes and fondues, but also due to the exceptional terroir for wine, interesting grape varieties, and balanced wines full of flavour and freshness. This delicious offering from Jacquère is a great example; full of perfume, fruits and flowers with a light minerality and a simple aim to bring maximum pleasure to the drinker. Sometimes wines really speak to you, and if this is saying anything, it’s very loudly stating that the Savoie is currently offering not only some of the best wines available at the moment, but certainly the best value for money!

Try it with Saint-Jacques skewers with a béarnaise sauce.

Le Petit Ballon Subscribers

£9.90 per bottle

Non-subscribers

£11.90 per bottle

For more and to order, click here.

 

Domaine Coudoulis

Evidence 2015

AOP Lirac

An excellent wine with a truly southern style! Coudoulis is a name, or rather a place, that I’ve been familiar with for a very long time. I’ve always appreciated the philosophy of this very avant-garde appellation to the south of the Rhone Valley. Born of a passion, that of Bernard Callet, and supported by Patrick Hilaire, a great specialist of the Rhone, the domaine enters it’s third decade with a simple motto: Excellence. The name given to this cuvée, Evidence, is a reference to the evidence of the pure fruit, finesse and terroir. This generous, charming wine is built on originality, traditional grape varieties, purity and innovation. Proof, if any were needed, that AOC Lirac need not envy its more famous neighbours and can indeed produce wines of equal class and quality. On the nose, the fruit aromas really come to the fore showcasing it’s sun-kissed charm. Generous and full with menthol and liquorice complimenting the fruit. While the palate is soft, round and incredibly fruity. On the finish, the wine tends on a cooler, more herbal note with crisp tannins.

Try it with chilli con carne.

Le Petit Ballon Subscribers

£10.90 per bottle

Non-subscribers

£13.10 per bottle

For more and to order, click here.

 

IGT Reader Offer

With code INGOODTASTE-LPB our readers can get 30% off their first month if they subscribe to either of Le Petit Ballon’s subscription levels when using this link.