Domaine de L'Arnesque Côtes du Rhône 2014

£10.75

This is the most modestly priced of our Domaine l'Arnesque range, but there is nothing modest about this wine. Not that it's arrogant and brash. Oh no, that wouldn't do....
This is the most modestly priced of our Domaine l'Arnesque range, but there is nothing modest about this wine. Not that it's arrogant and brash. Oh no, that wouldn't do. We're English, after all.

 


We just mean that it has vivacious floral, herbal notes amongst juicy blue fruits and generous, Christmassy spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise that are quite enough to make you forget your English reserve, put down your tea and high five the next person you see.

Julian Biscarrat and brother-in-law Sebastian began a small but successful negociant business around 12 years ago, based in the town of Jonquiers in the Southern Rhône. They could see where all the best fruit was coming from and with the proceeds of the business began to buy up small parcels of precious old vine fruit. The first estate bottled wines were in 2005 and they have gone on to make beautiful, critically successful wines ever since.


Julian and Sebastian are passionate about the benefits of old vines and handle the fruit very sympathetically in the winery, to craft precision wines with profound clarity of flavour, freshness and minerality.


The grapes are mostly estate-grown, all from mature vines. The grapes undergo a 20 day maceration, with regular punching down prior to pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After that the wine is blended and moved, in part into neutral, 600 litre oak barrels, and partly into stainless steel for six to eight months. The wine receives a further four to six months bottle age prior to release.


Fleshy and pure, this Côtes du Rhône has bags of floral, herbal notes amongst juicy blue fruits and warm, Christmassy spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise.

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.