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.
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.
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.
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.