France: You're exploring the French Alps, Savoie, Beaujolais and the Jura wines
Cement tanks with enamel coating were once very common, but went out of fashion in favour of steel and plastic composite tanks.
They're still widely found in traditional cellars in Beaujolais and Switzerland but until recently people did not put them in new cellars.
They are coming back in fashion for their thermal insulator effect, for "low intervention" winemaking.
France is the great wine nation - but you won't find Bordeaux or classic Côtes du Rhône here! We head for the foothills of the Alps for far rarer, more interesting bottles.
Beaujolais is the "first hint of the Alps" and the home of fantastic Gamay.
Savoie is in the mountainous areas just south of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and the border with Switzerland all the way to Lyon and the Rhone valley.
Let's put it simply, these are the best money I have ever spent in a wine order. I never came across such a selection of old vintages, especially beaujolais and at such good prices.
We are really happy! thanks very much for your effort in sourcing these beauties!