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  1. 2. <ul><li>Welcome To 1stcru </li></ul><ul><li>We have tried where possible to source wines from smaller family run businesses. It is our belief that these growers and producers take a great pride in their wines and strive to produce the best wines possible showing the true characteristics of the grape varieties, conditions they are grown, area and climate. Not forgetting generations of family winemaking know-how. We feel that there is more individuality with these wines over the mass produced wines from the larger corporations that are produced for the masses. We hope you like the selection of wines we have put together and hope you enjoy them as much as we do. </li></ul>Within the following presentation you will see a selection of our wines. The wines we have chosen show a variety of what we consider suitable for corporate or staff gifts. We also offer good quality presentation gift boxes. There is a wider selection of wines available by visiting our website www.1stcru. nl . If there is a particular wine you are looking for and we do not have this then please feel free to contact us through the site and we can investigate if we can source it for you. Ordering is very simple through the site and you can also see our prices along with the terms & conditions. I hope you enjoy this presentation or browsing the site and we look forward to being of service to you. Enjoy! 1stcru.
  2. 3. <ul><ul><li>Pol Roger Brut Réserve Non Vintage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An elegant champagne in which the Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes blend excellently with each other in perfect balance, characterising the golden hews and refined mousse. The subtle taste is impressively long and distinguished with an after taste of white blossom. </li></ul>Pol Roger Selection Champagne Pol Roger is one of the very few remaining houses still owned and run by the founding family, who remain responsible for the winemaking and selection of the cuvées each year, producing what is considered amongst many industry leaders as the best champagnes of the moment. <ul><ul><li>Pol Roger Vintage Brut Rosé 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fine deep rose color. Beautiful light creamy mousse. First perception on the nose is hints of ripe red fruit, such as strawberries and raspberries. You can also detect hints of apricot. Fresh and clean with flora aromas, white and exotic fruit along with citrus. Elegant and refreshing taste with a subtle prolonged after taste. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sir Winston Churchill was Pol Roger's most illustrious devotee and customer. This champagne, which is made in his name and honor is described as &quot;the greatest prestige cuvee of our time&quot;. Churchill himself said about the champagnes of Pol. Roger &quot;In defeat I need it. In victory I've earned it.&quot; The composition of the blend is a closely guarded family secret but from tasting it is likely that the champagne features about 70-80% Pinot Noir with the remainder made up from Chardonnay. The grapes are all from Grand Cru vineyards which were under vine during Churchill's lifetime and it is only ever made in the very best vintages. It is made in a style which Churchill himself favored. Robust, mature and long-lived. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>Moutard Brut Grande Cuvée </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harmonious blend of Pinot Noir of the Cote des Bar aged on the lees for at least three years. This champagne is released when it has reached a perfect maturity that gives both fineness and softness. Fine, rich, developed nose with fragrances of butter, almond and brioche with an elegant, balanced and generous finish. Serve chilled, not iced as an aperitif or to accompany seafood and fish dishes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moutard Brut Rosé Cuvaison </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A particularly fruity pink Champagne with a lovely salmon tint. Ideal for any celebration or can be enjoyed through out a meal. A beautiful Champagne with a distinctive style. </li></ul>Multi award winning champagne from the Moutard-Diligent family who can trace its roots in Champagne back to 1642 offering generations of champagne production knowledge at superb value for money. Moutard Champagne
  4. 5. <ul><ul><li>Bouvet Ladubay Saphir Brut Millésimé 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bright pale straw colour. Fine bead with good mousse. This is the driest of the Bouvet's and brings out the fresh green apple character of Chenin Blanc. Slightly quincy palate flavours with yeasty overtones and crisp acid finish. Perfect fresh tasting wine for any occasion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bouvet Ladubay Excellence Rosé Brut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A distinguished sparkling rose wine made from the cabernet franc grape. Very fine bubbles with plenty of fruit and a lingering flavour. </li></ul>Founded in 1851, Bouvet Ladubay is the second-oldest sparkling wine producing establishment in the Saumurois. These wines are renowned for their quality and finesse and regularly served at France's top functions including Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Cannes festival. Sparkling Wine Methode Traditionale Top Class Wines from Loire Valley
  5. 6. <ul><ul><li>Château des Chapelains Bordeaux Clairet Rosé 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Bordeaux Clairet (Rosé) has been selected as one of the Top Rosés of France by the French wine magazine la Revue du Vin de France of July 2007. Drink chilled with grilled meats, salads, pizzas, Chinese and Indian dishes. </li></ul>Bordeaux Selection A real success story. Château des Chapelains produce good quality affordable wines in Bordeaux region of France. Continues to go from strength to strength. <ul><ul><li>Château des Chapelains Prélude Sainte-Foy Bordeaux 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 medals in Paris and Bordeaux challenge. An elegant, smooth and well-balanced red with deep taste. Enjoy with meat dishes, pizza or pasta also smooth enough to drink on its own. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Château des Chapelains Prélude Sec Sainte-Foy Bordeaux 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Winner of 5 medals in 7 years in Paris and Bordeaux challenge. Easy drinking wine and will accompany seafood dishes. Drinking now but will age well for one or two years in bottle. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><ul><li>Château Tour du Pin Figeac St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The wine has a dark and intense color. The nose is rich and complex and is reminiscent of aromas of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, mint and spices. A wine with lots of structure, complexity and elegance, especially with all the qualities and characteristics of a classic St.Emilion. </li></ul><ul><li>Chateau Tour du Pin Figeac is also in very good company, because the chateau is located next to that of Cheval Blanc and Figeac (two absolute toppers in the Libournais). The wine is produced from 70% 30% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. </li></ul>Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe
  7. 8. <ul><ul><li>Meursault Domaine Sylvain Dussort 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is a wine with a very rich and full structure. On the nose you can detect the smell of vanilla, French bread, ripe fruit and butter. A taste of peach, almond, quince with vanilla on the aftertaste. The wine aged 11 months in oak casks before being bottled. </li></ul><ul><li>A family business in the heart of Burgundy, 7 miles southwest of Beaune of only 6 hectares in size. Sylvain Dussort focuses on the production of modern, good wines while maintaining the traditional taste of burgundy. That he achieved is obvious by being elected in August 2001 to one of the 500 best producers of France (Le Nouvel Observateur and the Guide Hachette des Vins). Not for nothing the wine of Sylvain Dussort also scored high on the Thesis Wijnconcours in 2004. A true &quot;meurisaltien&quot; Sylvain is the very proud of his Meursault wine. </li></ul>Burgundy Blanc
  8. 9. <ul><ul><li>Chablis 1er cru 'Montmains' Domaine de Vauroux 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The initial suppleness fades away and the wine opens its richness and generous ampleness. Light aromas of dried and ripened fruits.A golden yellowy colour, a remarkable concentration and richness characterize the elegance of this wine with a long and lingering finish. </li></ul><ul><li>Domaine de Vauroux was created in 1956 by the Tricon family. In 1972 they started farming the first grapevines. Since 1999 Oliver Tricon has been managing the estate in the family tradition. The Domaine participates regularly in competitions like the Concours Agricole de Paris (Agricultural Competition of Paris) or the Selection of the Guide Hachette. </li></ul>Burgundy Blanc
  9. 10. <ul><ul><li>Chablis Domaine de Vauroux 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bright and clear pale golden colour. A well structured wine with a complex bouquet. Minerally and lively, this full-bodied and fruity Chablis brings out grapefruit and pine tree overtones. Good length on the palate. A truly first class wine from a top Domaine, produced from the Chardonnay grape, showing great complexity and elegance, dry with a lingering finish. </li></ul><ul><li>Domaine de Vauroux was created in 1956 by the Tricon family. In 1972 they started farming the first grapevines. Since 1999 Oliver Tricon has been managing the estate in the family tradition. The Domaine participates regularly in competitions like the Concours Agricole de Paris (Agricultural Competition of Paris) or the Selection of the Guide Hachette. </li></ul>Burgundy Blanc
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>Nuits-Saint-Georges Domaine Phillipe Gavignet 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fairly deep red colour. Typical small red fruits like wild strawberries. Beautiful evolution with great complexity, fruit and structure, very full, very classic. Beautiful Pinot Noir. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuits Saint Georges belongs to the Cotes de Nuits, along with the Cotes de Beaune the Cote d'Or of Burgundy. It is an area with a long wine tradition and a great international reputation. It lies about 16 kilometers south of the city of Dijon. The domain has been in the family for 40 years but Philippe is the first full-time grower and wine maker. He started as early as 1979 working in the domain and since 1992, when he took over from his father Michel, he has achieved an excellent reputation. He has responsibility for the 10ha, spread over 12 AOC's. </li></ul>Burgundy Rouge
  11. 12. <ul><ul><li>Reisling Schlossberg Grand Cru Cuvee Saint Catherine Domaine Weinbach 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Honey flavoured elegant, friendly, yet persistent wine, this is dry and focused, but fruity enough to avoid austerity. There is good weight and a nice mouthful. It seems cool and refreshing, a little steely, but also round and caressing. A pleasure to drink, which is drinking beautifully now. </li></ul><ul><li>Domaine Weinbach is located in Kayserberg, just five miles northwest of Colmar, One of the most beautiful grand cru’s in France and has been in the same family for over 100 years. </li></ul>Alsace Grand Cru
  12. 13. <ul><ul><li>Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Chateau Fortia 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This Cuvee is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, produced in a traditional style that can be enjoyed quite young but will also age in bottle happily. Plenty of ripe plumy fruits with layers of spice and softly integrated tannins </li></ul><ul><li>The Domaine Chateau Fortia , is one of the oldest of Chateauneuf du Pape. History has it that it used to be an outbuilding of the pontifical castle where the cardinals kept their stables. The domaine took importance when Hercule de Fortia d'Urban took it over.The count of Ripert Monclar wrote in his essay entitled , The Life and Works Of The Marquis Of Fortia of Urban published in 1843 that it was a lovely little hermitage. </li></ul>Rhone Valley
  13. 14. <ul><ul><li>Sancerre Domaine Vincent Delaporte 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A delightful pale-yellow wine with green reflections. On the nose this wine has hints of citrus fruits and floral scents. Rich minerally smoothness and a good length. </li></ul><ul><li>The Delaporte vineyard is located on the commune of Sancerre. It is a family company which has developed over the years. Today the domaine extends to 20 hectares. The soil in the area is very diversified. The resulting wine shows more complexity than most. </li></ul>Loire Valley
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>Hope Estate Verdelho 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Verdelho is originally a Portuguese grape originating of the island Madeira. In recent years it has been used more and more to create incredibly interesting wines in the New World. It has been referred to as the wine for those tired of Chardonnays. This is a beautiful example on an unoaked wine with fresh, rich, tropical and spice characters, it's a great match with seafood and spicy Asian dishes. </li></ul>Australian Selection Hope Estate is a relatively new family owned concern producing wines from their estate grown wineries in Hunter Valley, Donnybrook & Kyneton regions of Australia. Michael Hope gave up pharmacy in 1994 to do something he loved – to make wine. Since then the wines have continued to grow and gain national and international acclaim. <ul><ul><li>Hope Estate Shiraz 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hunter Shiraz has unique characters, not the big, ripe jammy characters of many Australian wines but a more elegant, finer style. This wine still has the usual plum and spicy pepper characters but a balanced elegance enhanced from time in French oak. A complex and satisfying Shiraz that you will love to drink. Voted best Shiraz of show 'Brisbane wine festival 2006’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope Estate Shiraz 'The Ripper' 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From Hope Estates Donnybrook vineyard in Western Australia, this wine is deep inky-red in color. This Shiraz’s name is an easy clue to how it behaves in the mouth. It’s a wine to be reckoned with, full and round. It offers very ripe purple fruit, white pepper and even some Porty notes on both the nose and the palate. Open well in advance of drinking. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><ul><li>Caliterra Chardonnay Reserva 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden straw colour. Rich ripe tropical fruit with fine citrus tones, vanilla and light herbal flavours. Full and perfectly balanced with lots of fruit and a long, powerful intense aftertaste. </li></ul>Chilean Selection Family owned vineyard located in the heart of Colchagua, a protected valley southeast of Lago Rapel and adjoining the Apalta Valley. Caliterra was born after the concept of &quot;quality of the land,&quot; where CALI refers to &quot;calidad&quot; (quality) and TERRA to Chile's &quot;tierra&quot; (land). Caliterra represents a new generation of Chilean wineries in which innovative New World techniques merge with Chile's distinctive fruit and best traditions. <ul><ul><li>Caliterra Syrah Rosado Reserva 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Caliterra Rose is a fresh, fruity wine. The fruity taste of strawberries and cherries makes the wine uncomplicated. Also aromas of wild flowers and spices with the smooth texture and fresh aftertaste give the wine a super balance. It is a fairly powerful, well-structured Rose, that goes will with grilled fish or on the terrace in the sun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caliterra Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beautiful light yellow colour with a hint of green. Intense aromas of tropical fruit specially passion fruit and pineapple, with tones of peach and lemon. Herbaceous and mineraly. Gently, round and full of flavour, having good length and complexity and well balanced. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smooth wine with gentle, ripe, soft tannins. The raspberries and chocolate tones continue in the aftertaste, which is well structured with long length and powerful intensity. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><ul><li>Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very full, complex, dry white wine with an elegant flavor with a buttery character. Lively aromas of fresh fruit such as lime and pineapple. Ideal with asparagus, white meat and seafood. </li></ul>South African Selection One of the oldest wine producers in South Africa, with a French background, founded in 1685. Boschendal is innovative and modern, but also remains strongly committed to its traditional French heritage and realises that making wine is not an exact science but an art that requires creativity and love. <ul><ul><li>Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc Grand Cuvee 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fresh dry white wine with a harmonious and characteristic flavour with aromas of tropical fruits including citrus and passion fruit. Perfect with smoked fish, veal, poultry and cream sauces. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traces of raspberries, a hint of wood and vanilla. Full flavoured, dry fruity taste, with a fine smooth finish. Ideal with white meat, poultry and fish. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><ul><li>Bon Courage Estate Gewurztraminer Special Late Harvest 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beautiful brilliant yellow colour. The prominent characters of the Gewurztraminer are clear and present, with the tropical fruit, recognisable also. A perfect dessert wine, pure and beautifully balanced, well rounded off, noble sweet botrytis character. As a dessert wine for sweet desserts, fresh fruit, also with foie gras. </li></ul><ul><li>The South African Estate of Bon Courage lies just outside the city of Robertson, where the Breede river meets two smaller rivers in South Africa. Since 1818 the estate enjoys the complete devotion and knowledge the family Bruwer, whose ancestors originate from the LoireValley in French. The day to day leadership is in hands of Andre and his son Jacques, the third generation. </li></ul>Dessert Wine
  18. 19. Gift Boxes Very elegant gloss finished gift boxes for 1,2 or 3 bottles. Ideal for any occasion. When selecting one on these boxes you can also add a message, which will be added to a card to accompany the order. Therefore please mention the occasion when entering the message in the ‘Comments About Your Order’ section.
  19. 20. Chill and drink with friends Drink with friends and chill