Working alongside our clients. Understanding their vision. Seeking out the most remarkable wines & spirits. Building truly unique collections … this is what our highly experienced team of wine lovers thrives on.
Whether it’s sourcing a special wine for a client or adding to our own carefully-chosen stock list, provenance and integrity are fundamental to everything we do. Each and every purchase we make is subject to meticulous, rigorous checks to ensure that only the best bottles make it to our clients’ cellars.
This philosophy is the driving force that makes Chelsea Vintners a wine merchant like no other.
Collections evolve. Palates & circumstances change. Markets move. We understand this and work smartly and proactively to maximise the value of our clients’ precious private collections should you decide it’s time to sell.
Whether it be a rare loose bottle, a full case or an entire collection, we will consider all purchases and ensure our offers are fair and competitive. As always, customer care is our main priority and we guarantee a prompt, stress-free service from beginning to end.
Our storage partner’s state-of-the-art facility is one of the most secure fine wine storage locations in the world. Located at an ex-Ministry of Defence site situated within easy reach of London, the facility occupies a network of subterranean former munitions silos which provide perfect temperature stability and security for safe long term fine wine storage.
Our partner’s own drivers provide an efficient way to deliver your wines safely and in perfect condition, whenever you want them.
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Time well spent this week tasting something a little bit different to the usual Chelsea Vintners wines, but no less exciting – the impressive new Reserve Blends range from @extonparkvineyard. Sparkling wine to rival Champagne … in the heart of Hampshire!
The RB range uses anywhere from 23 to 32 individual reserve wines of up to 10 years of age, each one carefully selected by winemaker Corinne Seely and blended with the utmost care and attention to detail. These wines are intended to be an honest expression of Hampshire’s best chalk soils, and their style and precision certainly grabbed our attention.
A marvellous Blanc de Noirs, an incredibly pure Rosé and a perfectly balanced Brut are available now, with a much-anticipated Blanc de Blancs to follow soon. We were unanimously blown away by the taste and quality of these exceptional wines – if this is what England is capable of right now, the future looks bright indeed.
La Grande Dame … the ultimate showcase of the winemaking talent of @veuveclicquot.
La Grande Dame herself is of course the legendary Madame Clicquot, that amazing lady who pioneered new innovations in the Champagne industry at a time when women were barely accepted in the world of business. She invented the process of remuage (riddling) that is still used today to clarify Champagne, and as if that wasn't enough, was also the first to produce a true rosé Champagne. Madame's incredible legacy will be felt in Champagne forever, and so it is only right that this exceptional vintage Champagne should pay long and lasting tribute to her life's work.
Madame Clicquot was a passionate advocate of Pinot Noir in her wines, and since 2008 this has represented at least 90% of the Grande Dame blend, with the remaining proportion dedicated to Chardonnay. Grapes are sourced from some of Champagne's most exclusive Grand Cru villages, including Aÿ, Ambonnay and Bouzy, – which in 2012 experienced a torrid set of weather conditions including rainfall 60% above average in the first part of the growing season. However, a warm and dry summer eventually prevailed and now the 2012 is hailed as one of the best Grand Dame vintages of modern times.
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Does it get better than Dujac?
One of our favourite Burgundy producers, Domaine Dujac is famed for its sensational Burgundy wines which have provided a benchmark for style and quality in the region for many decades.
First founded by Jacques Seysses in the 1960s, today the estate is in the safe hands of Jacques' sons Alec and Jeremy and Jeremy's wife Diana, who splits her time between Dujac and her own family estate in the Napa Valley. Truly a family affair!
Care and attention to detail is the philosophy at the heart of Domaine Dujac – the estate was certified organic in 2011 and biodynamic practises are also used to create a natural, balanced ecosystem in which the whole vineyard environment thrives.
The Clos Saint-Denis is one of an impressive seven Grand Cru wines produced by Dujac, and one of our personal favourites. This tiny area lies in good company, between Morey-Saint-Denis to the north and Gevrey-Chambertin to the south, and from Dujac's 3 acres of vines wonderful things are realised.
This is premium Pinot Noir at its very finest; lavish and generous with beautiful deep floral and red berry aromas spilling out of the glass. Pure, balanced and harmonious on the palate with fine tannins and a beautifully fragrant, perfumed palate. Will reward the patient – still has the potential to last and improve for decades to come.
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Marqués de Riscal – quite literally the producer that created Rioja as we know it today.
Founded in 1858 by diplomat D. Guillermo Hurtado de Amézega, Marqués de Riscal, the property was unusual right from the start. The Marqués had spent time living in Bordeaux and returned to Rioja with new ideas on winemaking, including the use of oak barrels. This approach proved successful and the winery grew forged a reputation for exceptional quality over the following decades – a Marqués de Riscal wine became the first ever non-French wine to be awarded a Diploma of Honour at the Bordeaux Exhibition in 1895.
Today, the winery remains at the forefront of innovation in the region – their incredible 'City of Wine', a winery, museum, and luxury hotel is testament to this, not only one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of architecture in all Rioja but also home to some of the best wines produced in the region to this day.
As a result of this success, older vintages are some of the most sought after of all Rioja wines, achieving prices to earn the respect of Bordeaux and Burgundy and still delivering outstanding quality and taste even after many decades in bottle.
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