Restricted Quantities 2017
This year we bring you “Le Chateau Noblesse” —crafted from the original noble grapes of France—these are classic wines worthy of the most discerning wine cellar.
Craft winemakers often seek out new wine experiences from regions around the world. But no matter what other wines we fall in love with, like old friends, we always go back to the original noble varieties of France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
France Cabernet Sauvignon
Born of “accidental” breeding in 17th century France, L’âgede l’Élégancehas inherited its flawless balance of subtlety and daring from its wildly rich parentage.
Complex and concentrated with spice notes, red fruit and vanilla on the nose. This is a rich, full bodied wine with structured tannins and a long finish.
M | F | D (medium oak, full bodied, dry)
Food Pairings: Braised Lamb, Short Ribs, Aged Gouda, Chocolate Cake
release date: December 2016
Centuries old, cultivated by French monks, and named for the village of Chardonnay, L’âgede la Grace is a wine that is both simple and regal.
Densely textured with a steely mineralityand creamy mouthfeel. This is an unoaked Chardonnay with notes of citrus, honey and melon on the palate, finishing with crisp green apples.
U | M | D (unoaked, medium bodied, dry)
Food Pairings: Chicken in Cream Sauce, Pasta Primavera, Brie, Charcuterie
release date: January 2017
Named after the French bird Merlau, this late 17th century wine is the epitome of L’âgedu Luxe, known for being luxuriously ripe and soft.
Ruby red colourwith aromas of juicy blueberries and cherries on the nose. This luxurious wine features ripe cherries, blueberries, a touch of spice, and soft tannins on the palate.
M | M | D (medium oak, medium bodied, dry)
Food Pairings: Roast Pork, Herbed Chicken, Mushroom Tart, Camembert
release date: February 2017
France Sauvignon Blanc
Named from the French word “sauvage”, meaning “wild”, this valiant vine once grew wild in France. L’âgede la Vaillanceis refreshingly crisp and dry.
Pale lemon colourwith pronounced aromas of grapefruit, grass and gooseberries. This classic wine is dry yet invigorating, with flavoursof citrus and grassy notes on the palate.
U | L | D (unoaked, light bodied, dry)
Food Pairings: Grilled Fish or Seafood, Risotto, Vichyssoise, Goat cheese
release date: March 2017