Thanks to our direct relationship with the domaine, we have been offered a fantastic parcel from Xavier Vins of their incredibly well-priced NV Cotes du Rhone S. M.
Scoring 94 points and coming in at a fraction over GBP 11 in bond per bottle, the Wine Advocate's Rhone expert Jeb Dunnuck describes the S M as “Gorgeous on all counts, it’s a shockingly good Côtes du Rhône”…high praise indeed.
Xavier Vins is masterminded by one of the most highly respected and well-connected winemakers in the Rhone: Xavier Vignon. Having worked as a consultant for many of the big names in Chateauneuf, he has access to some of the highest quality parcels in the region. In the words of Dunnuck:
“Xavier Vignon works with the likes of Raymond Usseglio, Le Nerthe, Marcoux and Grand Veneur, to name a few. These are all negociant wines, but they obviously have access to some serious vineyard, and the winemaking is impeccable.” (Oct 2014)
A blend of ’10, ’11 and ’12 made from 50% Syrah from the northern Rhone and 50% Grenache from the south, known as the Septionale and Meridionale respectively in French (hence the name), Xavier had to declassify to Cotes du Rhone, keeping the price far below what it may otherwise have been.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.