Luxury French Wine Gift

£70.00

Our Luxury French Wine Gift Set includes award-winning Champagne and classic wines from the Rhone Valley near to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Perfect for corporate gifting and a fabulous gift for anyone who loves their bubbly and French wines!

CONTENTS
Presented in a quality Giftbox, Ribbon and Personalised Message Card.
Packed with sustainable recycled natural paper shred and recyclable tissue.

Jacquart Mosaique Brut Champagne NV 75cl V MI
Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Blanc Quatre Cepages 2016 75cl PO V
Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Rouge Quatre Cepages 2016 75cl PO V

O-organic; PO-practising organic; B-biodynamic;
V-vegan; VE-vegetarian; S-sustainable; F-fairtrade
MI-minimal intervention; A-artisanal; GF-gluten free; 
DF-dairy free; SF-soya free

Jacquart Mosaique Brut Champagne NV 75cl 

Tasting Notes
Shimmering, satiny pale gold colour with deeper gold nuances and flashes of jade. Fine bubbles presage a champagne that is fresh and opulent. Floral (rich honeysuckle) and fruity (crushed pear, preserved lemon, peach) aromas mingle with soft creamy notes of biscuit and fresh crusty bread. Airing reveals a profusion of more intense and sumptuous notes of fig, grenadine, lily and sunflower, as well as spices such as star anise and liquorice. The sensation in the mouth is full and fruity, underlined by citrus aromas of lemon and orange. A sincere, diaphanous champagne of great generosity.

Food Matching Note
Red mullet with cream of marinated Dublin Bay prawns, served on a bed of salad leaves, exotic fruit and fresh coriander.

Press & Reviews

BRONZE MEDAL, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
BRONZE MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2011
GOLD AWARD (NV Category), Drinks Business Champagne Masters 2011
SILVER MEDAL, International Wine Challenge 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2013
SILVER MEDAL: OUTSTANDING, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
SILVER MEDAL: Champagne Masters 2013
BRONZE MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
BRONZE MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2014

“They call this Mosaique because its made up of different wines from a whole mosaic of vineyards in the two best champagne zones - the Montagne de Reims and the Cotes des Blancs - and most of them are grand cru or premier cru, the top sites. But that''s not all. This is a non-vontage wine, and 20 per cent of the blend is of old reserve wines kept back to add richness. Add to that a period of three to four years when the wine lies on its yeast lees, soaking up the creamy softness they exude, and ... well you''ll be getting thirsty. But it really works. There are so many mellow flavours flickering in and out of the wine: white bread crust, or is it yeasty dough? Probably both. Baked cream, milk chocolate or creme fraiche? All three. Biscuits, fluffy apples, a friendly foaming cascade of bubbles... very good stuff.” Oz Clarke, ‘My Top Wines for 2013’

JACQUART GREEN MATTERS

For the past 15 years, we have been members of to the group of wine development. The vines are grown organically and we follow minimal intervention in the vineyard to encourage biodiversity. We regurlarly attend meetings and training seminars, which allow us to share our methods and experience in winemaking and how it's evolved. We are constantly mindful of our impact on the environment and the quality of our product is our main priority.

SUSTAINABLE PHILOSOPHY

Based on a voluntary approach, sustainable viticulture aims meeting the qualitative, environmental requirements while preserving the perennially of the exploitations. Dedicated services made up of technicians and agricultural engineers were created on the initiative of each cooperative of the group in order to accompany our vine growers & partners throughout the cycle of the vine and to take part in the Magister network for the follow-up of maturity. Thus, our vine growers are sensitized, advised in order to improve their wine practices and to optimize the quality of grapes.

SUSTAINABLE ENGAGEMENTS
Integrated viticulture
Environmental issues
Reducing the impact of our activities on soil, air and water

PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Countings and Observations in the vineyard, in order to monitor the diseases and pests
Diseases (mildew, oïdium, grey rot), Insects (worms of the bunch) and Acarina (yellow spiders) are the object of a regular follow-up to estimate the risks of appearance or their possible presence

Minimal inputs used only of necessary
Treatments are carried out, when they are absolutely necessary, with approved products, by keeping the large account of possible risks of residues and while preserving auxiliary fauna

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Waste Collection
Water Consumption - Minimization of the use of water (spraying, domestic use, pressing & vinification)
Waste Water - 100 % of the winery effluents are depolluted

Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Blanc Quatre Cepages 2016 

Tasting note
Light gold colour, expressive nose of stone fruit and floral notes.

Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Rouge Quatre Cepages 2016 

Tasting note
On the first nose, very present red fruit flavors, after aeration, to notes of fresh eucalyptus. This very flattering set in the mouth is combined with fine and silky tannins. We will retain from this cuvee its delicacy (nice sweetness), its generosity (density and structure) and especially its charm, elegance and finesse.

History
These two villages, 6km apart on the right bank of the Rhône, and not far from Châteauneuf-du-Pape on the opposite bank, symbolise a new spirit of dynamism for the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation. The two joined forces in 2008, uniting 250 growers, many of them young and distinctly modern in their approach, and all determined to breathe new life into an area with a winemaking history dating back to Roman times.

Both Laudun and Chusclan are ‘named’ Côtes du Rhône villages, and both are beautiful, but their characteristics are quite different. Chusclan tends to produce denser, juicier red wines, with an underlying freshness from hillside plantings. Meanwhile, Laudun wines veer towards a lighter, more mineral style, and it’s little surprise that white wines are a particular strength here.

Green Matters - Strong commitments to preserve the future generation.

"Protection of the environment: Sustainable development"

 Since 1998 Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has been involved with preserving the environment through following rigorous rules regarding the plots and the dry stone walls; using cultivation methods which support the flora and the eco-system. As a result of this, in 2010 85% of the vineyard was certified sustainable. In addition to this more than hundred hectares are today cultivated organically  leading to the creation of the range Terra vitae including white “Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun” and the red “Côtes du Rhône”. Since 2012, Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has been involved with the process “Agri-confiance” with a view to certification of the vintage 2013.

"Protection and value of the heritage"

In partnership with other local players Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has taken part in developemnt of the « pole d'excellence rurale » for Laudun and Chusclan. For this reason Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has created two wine trails « La vigne dans te temps (The vine through the times)» in Laudun and « La vigne des sens (the vine of the senses) ».

These initiatives in wine tourism such as the trail and the guided tours « Wine and heritage » « Feria des vins de Laudun »and the History of the harvest in Chusclan, are putting heritage at forefront: Sustaining the property and giving an opportunity to the generations to come.

"Sustain the priority of the partners"

Laudun Chusclan Vignerons also helps to sustain the property of its young partners (coopérateurs) who wish to continue their future here. This is made possible through the distribution of vineyards to those who cultivate together and allows them to continue with the job they love.

Jacquart Mosaique Brut Champagne NV 75cl 

Tasting Notes
Shimmering, satiny pale gold colour with deeper gold nuances and flashes of jade. Fine bubbles presage a champagne that is fresh and opulent. Floral (rich honeysuckle) and fruity (crushed pear, preserved lemon, peach) aromas mingle with soft creamy notes of biscuit and fresh crusty bread. Airing reveals a profusion of more intense and sumptuous notes of fig, grenadine, lily and sunflower, as well as spices such as star anise and liquorice. The sensation in the mouth is full and fruity, underlined by citrus aromas of lemon and orange. A sincere, diaphanous champagne of great generosity.

Food Matching Note
Red mullet with cream of marinated Dublin Bay prawns, served on a bed of salad leaves, exotic fruit and fresh coriander.

Press & Reviews

BRONZE MEDAL, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
BRONZE MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2011
GOLD AWARD (NV Category), Drinks Business Champagne Masters 2011
SILVER MEDAL, International Wine Challenge 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2012
SILVER MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2013
SILVER MEDAL: OUTSTANDING, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
SILVER MEDAL: Champagne Masters 2013
BRONZE MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
BRONZE MEDAL, Sommelier Wine Awards 2014

“They call this Mosaique because its made up of different wines from a whole mosaic of vineyards in the two best champagne zones – the Montagne de Reims and the Cotes des Blancs – and most of them are grand cru or premier cru, the top sites. But that”s not all. This is a non-vontage wine, and 20 per cent of the blend is of old reserve wines kept back to add richness. Add to that a period of three to four years when the wine lies on its yeast lees, soaking up the creamy softness they exude, and … well you”ll be getting thirsty. But it really works. There are so many mellow flavours flickering in and out of the wine: white bread crust, or is it yeasty dough? Probably both. Baked cream, milk chocolate or creme fraiche? All three. Biscuits, fluffy apples, a friendly foaming cascade of bubbles… very good stuff.” Oz Clarke, ‘My Top Wines for 2013’

JACQUART GREEN MATTERS

For the past 15 years, we have been members of to the group of wine development. The vines are grown organically and we follow minimal intervention in the vineyard to encourage biodiversity. We regurlarly attend meetings and training seminars, which allow us to share our methods and experience in winemaking and how it’s evolved. We are constantly mindful of our impact on the environment and the quality of our product is our main priority.

SUSTAINABLE PHILOSOPHY

Based on a voluntary approach, sustainable viticulture aims meeting the qualitative, environmental requirements while preserving the perennially of the exploitations. Dedicated services made up of technicians and agricultural engineers were created on the initiative of each cooperative of the group in order to accompany our vine growers & partners throughout the cycle of the vine and to take part in the Magister network for the follow-up of maturity. Thus, our vine growers are sensitized, advised in order to improve their wine practices and to optimize the quality of grapes.

SUSTAINABLE ENGAGEMENTS
Integrated viticulture
Environmental issues
Reducing the impact of our activities on soil, air and water

PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Countings and Observations in the vineyard, in order to monitor the diseases and pests
Diseases (mildew, oïdium, grey rot), Insects (worms of the bunch) and Acarina (yellow spiders) are the object of a regular follow-up to estimate the risks of appearance or their possible presence

Minimal inputs used only of necessary
Treatments are carried out, when they are absolutely necessary, with approved products, by keeping the large account of possible risks of residues and while preserving auxiliary fauna

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Waste Collection
Water Consumption – Minimization of the use of water (spraying, domestic use, pressing & vinification)
Waste Water – 100 % of the winery effluents are depolluted

Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Blanc Quatre Cepages 2016 

Tasting note
Light gold colour, expressive nose of stone fruit and floral notes.

Laudun Chusclan Côtes du Rhône Rouge Quatre Cepages 2016 

Tasting note
On the first nose, very present red fruit flavors, after aeration, to notes of fresh eucalyptus. This very flattering set in the mouth is combined with fine and silky tannins. We will retain from this cuvee its delicacy (nice sweetness), its generosity (density and structure) and especially its charm, elegance and finesse.

History
These two villages, 6km apart on the right bank of the Rhône, and not far from Châteauneuf-du-Pape on the opposite bank, symbolise a new spirit of dynamism for the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation. The two joined forces in 2008, uniting 250 growers, many of them young and distinctly modern in their approach, and all determined to breathe new life into an area with a winemaking history dating back to Roman times.

Both Laudun and Chusclan are ‘named’ Côtes du Rhône villages, and both are beautiful, but their characteristics are quite different. Chusclan tends to produce denser, juicier red wines, with an underlying freshness from hillside plantings. Meanwhile, Laudun wines veer towards a lighter, more mineral style, and it’s little surprise that white wines are a particular strength here.

Green Matters – Strong commitments to preserve the future generation.

“Protection of the environment: Sustainable development”

 Since 1998 Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has been involved with preserving the environment through following rigorous rules regarding the plots and the dry stone walls; using cultivation methods which support the flora and the eco-system. As a result of this, in 2010 85% of the vineyard was certified sustainable. In addition to this more than hundred hectares are today cultivated organically  leading to the creation of the range Terra vitae including white “Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun” and the red “Côtes du Rhône”. Since 2012, Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has been involved with the process “Agri-confiance” with a view to certification of the vintage 2013.

“Protection and value of the heritage”

In partnership with other local players Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has taken part in developemnt of the « pole d’excellence rurale » for Laudun and Chusclan. For this reason Laudun Chusclan Vignerons has created two wine trails « La vigne dans te temps (The vine through the times)» in Laudun and « La vigne des sens (the vine of the senses) ».

These initiatives in wine tourism such as the trail and the guided tours « Wine and heritage » « Feria des vins de Laudun »and the History of the harvest in Chusclan, are putting heritage at forefront: Sustaining the property and giving an opportunity to the generations to come.

“Sustain the priority of the partners”

Laudun Chusclan Vignerons also helps to sustain the property of its young partners (coopérateurs) who wish to continue their future here. This is made possible through the distribution of vineyards to those who cultivate together and allows them to continue with the job they love.