Château Les Nauds 2017

£8.50

Oh spare us the "better when it was rough-and-ready" nostalgia. We remember city centres where, once upon a time, it was frankly dangerous to go out if you were a...

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Oh spare us the "better when it was rough-and-ready" nostalgia. We remember city centres where, once upon a time, it was frankly dangerous to go out if you were a bit of a misfit. At one time, even the south-west of Bordeaux used to have stretches of mean and derelict vineland that might, if they liked the look of you, let you have a tiny amount of rough white wine.


So hats off to the Cardarelli family for their huge and continuing investment in bringing 280 hectares of such land into the 21st century and spinning straw into gold. Now you're more than welcome to enjoy their invitingly accessible fruit-packed red wines, even if you're a punk rocker!


The grandparents of the current owners of Château les Nauds, the Cardarelli family, were sharecroppers who dreamt of owning a vineyard. In 1952, after eighteen years of saving, they bought a dilapidated patch of vineland in the south-eastern reaches of Bordeaux, which produced its first wine - 120 hectolitres of dry white - the following year. On the death of the grandfather, the estate was handed down to his son, whose wife owned inherited vineyards, and restoration work on all of this land got underway in 1961. The first bottled wine became available in 1980, and the Vineyards Carderelli estate now covers 280 hectares.


The region between Castillon la Bataille and Sainte Foy la Grande is at the south-eastern end of Bordeaux, on the border of Bergerac. Vineyards Cardarelli is committed to sustainable and responsible viticulture, and is currently in the process of ISO 14001 certification, a voluntary undertaking to ensure continuous improvement of environmental performance.


All vinification takes place in stainless steel, with maceration lasting one week and temperature-controlled fermentation another four. The wine is stored in concrete and stainless steel tanks for between 18 months and two years.


Alluringly deep red in appearance with an intense red fruit nose and a dark fruit palate tuned up by supple tannins

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.