Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 – Organic Wines

Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 - Organic Wines A Mum Reviews

Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 – Organic Wines

We are continuing our wine adventure with Le Petit Ballon which is a wine subscription service. You can find my previous reviews of Le Petit Ballon boxes here.

The service works like this:

  • Each month you receive two bottles of wine carefully selected to match the profile that you’ve provided by taking a wine quiz when you sign up. The wines are chosen by expert Jean-Michel Deluc, former Sommelier Chef at The Ritz.
  • There’s usually a theme for each month which is fun!
  • With your wine, you also get The Gazette magazine which is a little publication that tells you everything there is to know about wine without all the waffle!
  • For each bottle, you get an information card with information about the wine and access to tasting advice and tips in the form of posts and videos.
  • Your wine is delivered to your home which is very comfortable and can you imagine anything better arriving at your doorstep? No, me neither.
  • There are two monthly subscription options: Grape Expectations (£24.90) with two great value wines or Age of Raisin (£39.90) with two prestigious labels for connoisseurs
  • You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
  • You can also enjoy 20% off the range to stock up your wine cellar if you wish to buy more.

Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 - Organic Wines A Mum Reviews

This month, May, was all about organic wines which is lovely. I don’t always buy organic wine but I know a lot of people who do and it’s great that Le Petit Ballon are highlighting their organic options. Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 - Organic Wines A Mum Reviews

As always, the box contained two bottles of wine and this one had a white and a red wine as I’ve put in my preferences that I’d like either. The Cuvée des Conti 2015 is a beautiful golden coloured wine that is very fruity a bit of citrus but also exotic fruits like mango and pineapple. The sweetness is lovely and not sickly at all. It’s a very pleasant wine suitable for most occasions and foods but I think especially for summery events and meals. A BBQ or garden party with salads, buttery potatoes, goat’s cheese or fish. The alcohol content is quite high for a white wine, 13,5%, but you can’t taste it it’s still very rounded and sweet.   Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription May 2017 - Organic Wines A Mum Reviews

Une Histoire de Famille 2015 is a crisp and complex red wine perfect for late summer evenings. The texture is juicy but light and the wine is full of fruit flavours. It’s a bit sharp at first and then the smoothness comes out and you can taste other flavours too like chocolate, spiciness and even a bit of smokiness. The beautiful dark ruby wine would go really well with red or white meats, tomato based pasta dishes or a cheese board. Very nice!

I was sent a box to review for this post. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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