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The Society's French Pinot Noir 2021
Red Wine from France - Languedoc - Roussillon
A pinot to delight the senses: fresh, round and fruity with a hint of cherry and plenty of charm, and delicious drunk a little cool.
Price: £7.95 Bottle
Price: £95.00 Case of 12
- Red Wine
- Light to medium-bodied
- Pinot Noir
- Drinking now
- 12.5% Alcohol
- no oak influence
Les Vins Aujoux
This is the source of the bulk of our Beaujolais for the last 50 years, and many members will also have tried the fruits of The Society’s work with this excellent Beaujolais-based négoce in the form of our bestselling white wine, The Society’s White Burgundy, sourced from the Mâcon.
Dealing with a négociant allows The Wine Society to pick and choose, often blending together from different estates in order to end up with a wine that is better than any of its parts.
Négoces have had a huge part to play in the recent history of Beaujolais, some of it not so good but some of it very positive. For all its apparent simplicity, Beaujolais is a complicated region that is often the victim of its own capricious climate with late frosts and violent hailstorms a common recurrence.
The one name that stands out for us is Dépagneux: Jean Dépagneux was the last of this illustrious merchant family who, with his partners, bought up a list of ailing names such as Aujoux, which had made its name selling Beaujolais to the once profitable Swiss market. Jean retired about a dozen years ago and his place was taken by a young and talented oenologist from Viré called Jean-Marc Darbon. One consequence of the change has been the meteoric rise in the quality of The Society’s White Burgundy.
Since 2002 Les Vins Aujoux have operated an office in the Languedoc-Roussillon in the deep south of France, sourcing a range of wines.
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Price:£39.00 Case of 6
The Society's Austrian Riesling 2022
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Original price: £9.95 Current price: £8.95
Original price: £119.00 Current price: £107.00
The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red 2019
Italy Nero d'Avola
Sicily’s nero d’Avola grape is behind this popular, generous and fragrant r...
Price:£105.00 Case of 12
Les Pierres Bordes Marsanne-Viognier, Pays d'Oc 2022
This marriage of two Rhône grape varieties from the Minervois-Saint-Chinian b...
Price:£87.00 Case of 12
Le Stopgap Chardonnay, Vin de France, Jacques Depagneux 2021
In a year when the vineyards of France were blighted by frost, we've been abl...
Original price: £8.50 Current price: £7.50
Original price: £102.00 Current price: £90.00
Undurraga Finca Las Lomas Leyda Pinot Noir Rosado 2021
Chile Pinot Noir
2021 was a cool year in Chile, excellent for rosados. Light-coloured, very fr...
Original price: £8.50 Current price: £6.95
Original price: £102.00 Current price: £83.00
Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Península de Setúbal 2021
Remarkable complexity and flavour at a modest price. Aged briefly in oak, thi...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2021
This popular Veneto red's opulent rich style is achieved by partial natural a...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
The Society’s Verdicchio Classico 2021
One of Italy's best buys, Verdicchio makes wonderfully vibrant, crisp and ref...
Price:£102.00 Case of 12
The Society’s Chianti Rùfina 2019
A great-value Chianti. Perfumed and pure with violet, strawberry, cherry and ...
Price:£114.00 Case of 12