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Purchase or express interest in the wines from the 2011 Burgundy vintage.
"Once again the Mistral and warm, late Indian summer has blessed us with a great vintage" - Marc Perrin, Beaucastel
Starting at just £11.50 a bottle in bond, the new releases of Bins 28, 150, 407 and 389 offer real value for money and, show immense potential for ageing - if you can resist.
With many lines of rare or old fine wines - and all available by the bottle.
Recent tastings have proved that it is, without a shadow of a doubt, a spectacular vintage and set to be seen as one of the great Port vintages of all time, creating wines of intensity, power and quite surprising poise.
Very lifted, fragrant Cabernet fruit, with wild violets and crushed hedgerow berries. Concentrated in the vineyard rather than the winery, with very fine tannins and crunchy acidity - it has an almost Burgundian feel. Very graceful, complex and long, this proves that there is still value to be found in Bordeaux.
£84 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
Fragrant on the nose, with notes of lime flower, lemongrass and citrus. The palate is crisp and zesty;
notes of lemon-peel, cut-grass and crushed stones melding to give an attractive, balanced character.
Only £99 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
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En Primeur is a French wine trade term for wine which is sold prior to being bottled,
for delivery at a future date.
Why buy En Primeur?
Bringing wine in from other merchants couldn't be easier! We provide drink dates,
tasting notes and market values where available. What's more, for sealed original cases, there is no RHD
While much of the wine sold today is designed for immediate drinking, a number of
wines improve with age. Storing in a professional wine storage facility is ideal for serious collectors and investors
From just £9.36 per case per year, our leading fine wine storage service offers:
As one of the largest managers of
private customer reserves in the UK, we are ideally placed to operate a flourishing trading service for fine
Selling wines on our customers' behalf for many years, our proactive wine-trading team are fully attuned to
market conditions, and ready to provide up-to-the-minute advice about the wines in your cellar.
Wine Shop and Fine Wine Merchant > Wine Knowledge > Organic Wines
Organic products are made by strictly limiting the use of pesticides, herbicides and other additives. The principle is that the less the product is tampered with by artificial means, the greater the quality and health benefits. Organic wine makers limit the contact that their grapes have with synthetic fungicides and fertilisers.
There are several important concepts that organic viticulture is based on. The first is concern for the integrity of the soil and to maintain its nutritional value to the vine, without adding chemical components that the vine can become dependant on. Many producers choose to grow crops in between the vines which replenish the nutrients the vines remove. This concept lends credence to the idea of terroir by allowing the soil to maintain its natural balance without the foreign influence of additives. The benefits of organic practices on peoples health is also an important factor. With a growing awareness of what food consists of, what we are eating and how much, wine-makers are coming under similar scrutiny.
Some wine producers have adopted a wholly organic philosophy in the production of their wines, using only natural treatments in the vineyard in accordance with recognised organic practices. Others respect and follow these principles as far as conditions allow, keeping chemical influence to a minimum unless urgently required. Sulphites are still used, but organic producers use the minimum quantity necessary for the wine to be stabilised.
A wine certified or documented as produced according to organic standards. This may not be stated on the label.
A wine from a producer known to follow organic principles. These wines may not necessarily be 100% organic.
A wine produced according to bio-dynamic principles, employing organic methods together with homeopathic soil treatments.
Wine producers who use chemical treatments but endeavour to do in a more considered manner: less often and less aggressively. Chemicals are used only when necessary as opposed to routinely.
Established in 1854, Lay & wheeler is an international fine wine merchant specialising in en primeur, in bond and fine wine sales, cellerage and broking.
Lay & Wheeler Limited,
Holton Park,Holton St Mary,
Suffolk CO7 6NN.
Tel: 01473 313 300
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Contact Address: Lay & Wheeler Limited, Holton Park, Holton St Mary, Suffolk CO7 6NN
Registered Address: Lay & Wheeler Limited, Majestic House, Otterspool Way, Watford, WD25 8WW, England