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Balazu Bleuet 2015 - Charmasson - Rhone, France 75cl

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COLOUR: RED

GRAPE: GRENACHE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

REGION: TAVEL

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

THE WINEMAKER: CHARMASSON

Nadia and Christian are based in Tavel, a strictly rosé appellation so all of their wines are 'hors-appellation' even their rosé based on their blends and techniques. They farm about 5.5 hectares split between the Tavel and Lirac regions and are fully focused on typical local grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Syrah, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, etc etc).

They are a husband and wife team who do everything together and are entirely committed to biodynamic viticulture. They take it one step further and refuse to use copper, with very minimal amounts of sulphur used in the vines, only if the vintage requires it (no SO2 used in winemaking). They primarily rely on essential oils and herbal preparations to maintain vine health. Interesting fact: they used to be certified by Demeter but left in 2013 as they felt they weren't strict enough.. they are now certified by Nature et Progres.

'Balazu' is slang in local dialect for a troubadour and was Christian's grandfather's nickname, a name which he has also earned for himself being as he used to be a musician. Vaussieres is the name of their road, where the family estate has always resided (Chemin des Vaussieres), and where they tend to their oldest plot - a 95-yr old vineyard.

The winemaking is as hands off as it gets - they own no barrels, everything is made in steel tanks where they let the wines take their time until they feel they are ready to be bottled and then eventually released for sale. They rack only if they have to to keep the wines stable, and never fine or filter or add any SO2.
SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ 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 £40 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 £10.00 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.

Returns

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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  • Balazu Bleuet 2015 - Charmasson - Rhone, France 75cl
  • Balazu Bleuet 2015 - Charmasson - Rhone, France 75cl
  • Balazu Bleuet 2015 - Charmasson - Rhone, France 75cl
  • Balazu Bleuet 2015 - Charmasson - Rhone, France 75cl