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Clos Roussely

L`Escale Sauvignon 2020

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Vincent Roussely is the fourth generation of the family to make wines at this beautiful 8 hectare vineyard site in the heart of Chenonceaux on the Cher River. I met him earlier in the year in the Loire and was struck by his enthusiasm and his dedication to the family plot. I love this region so it was an easy decision to make to import the wines once we had tasted together. Since 2007 he has farmed his vineyards by hand tractor and horse and, as a result, has seen the health of his vineyards, swards and grapes improve immeasurably, which naturally has a direct influence on the wines he produces. Planted mainly to Sauvignon Blanc, the soil is a mixture of clay and limestone with pockets of Silex where his oldest vineyards are situated, many of which are over 80 years old. In smaller parcels he also has some Cot, Pinuea d’Aunis, Cabernet France and Gamay.

The Cellar is underground, dug into a tuffeau tunnel underneath the vines, and has been used for vinification of wine for over 250 years when the Clos belonged to the original castle in Angé.. New inox fermentation tanks have been put in place located in carved out recesses in the soft stone. Ferments are spontaneous and naturally very slow. Certain parcels are fermented and raised in 400 litre ‘Futs’ of French oak, depending on the vintage.

L'Escale is a young vine Sauvignon grown on clay silt soil over limestone from several parcels. It is pressed in a pneumatic press and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. once MLF is completed the wine is kept on the fine lees for a few months prior to bottling. It is the fresh, racy wine which is clear vibant and thirst quenching. The Chenonceaux is selected form a parcel of 85 year old vines which are planted on lighter clay with silex over tuffeau. The vines are densely planted and worked solely by hand. Fermentation is made in small, custom made stainless steel pots, where the wine is left for 11 months on the lees (some gross lees are left in the tanks) prior to bottling. It is a classic style, textured, peach infused and wild on the palate with a mineral coolness driving it forward. 


Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £50+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £50 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £7.50 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.


We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.


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