Rare Wine Box

The Box Selection

From "mutation" to ice to the sea, we have brought together four of the most extraordinary winemaking methods in this box.

With this extraordinary selection, you will discover the most surprising things wine has to offer you...

🍷 Please note: changes in vintages or vintages may occur depending on availability from our partner winegrowers. We will update this page accordingly!

Orange wine

  • Estate and name of the wine: Camille Braun, Lune Rousse

  • Appellation: Alsace

  • Region: France, Alsace

  • Grape varieties: Gewürztraminer

  • Vintage: 2022 ( depending on the vintage available from our partner winemaker)
  • Coat color: Orange - A wine with an orange color obtained by maceration for 2 weeks before aging in demi-muid for 6 months.

  • Color intensity: Pale and slightly veiled as is the case with veil wines.

On the nose, we sense a very powerful wine, aromas of herbal teas and dry herbs are very present, citrus fruits too, especially mandarin.

  • Body: 4/6 - Full-framed

  • Tannins: 1/6 - Smooth

  • Sugar: 2/6 - Semi-dry

  • Acidity: 2/6 - Soft

  • Alcohol: 4/6 - Warm (14.5%)

  • Length in the mouth: 5/6 - Long (9-10 sec)

A host of aromas: first and foremost herbal teas and flowers: verbena, rose, mint, lavender. Then fruits such as orange, pineapple and mango. Very dry on the palate, slightly tannic as is the case with maceration wines. Point between honey and resinous. Finale of rose water and peppermint with impressive persistence and length! Original and complex, difficult to pair with the table!

Try it with salt-crusted salmon, or tuna tataki with sesame...

Wine made under the sea

  • Estate and name of the wine: Egiategia Cuvée Dena Dela Rouge

  • Appellation: Wine of France

  • Region: France, South-West, Saint-Jean de Luz

  • Grape varieties: Altitude Grenache
  • Color of the color: Red - A dark red color that evokes all the depth and velvety of cherry.

  • Color intensity: Beautiful red reflections.

A mineral, saline and iodized nose in which we find the producer's underwater winemaking work. What emerges is a bomb of salinity with notes of citrus and fresh cherry. You think you can feel the spray of the waves if you let yourself be caught up in the game.

  • Body: 3/6 - Structured

  • Tannins: 2/6 - Melted

  • Sugar: 2/6 - Semi-dry

  • Acidity: 5/6 - Pointed

  • Alcohol: 3/6 - Generous (14%)

  • Length in the mouth: 3/6 - Medium (5-6 sec)

Quite expressive nose, mainly on red fruits and citrus fruits. Mouth: attack with a slight acidity, with powerful but fine tannins arriving just behind. Lots of fruit, nice substance. Slight sweetness. More mineral and iodized tones, even saline, and very fresh aromas of cherry emerge later.

A Pyrenees suckling lamb roasted with garrigue herbs accompanied by grilled red peppers. This wine will perfectly accompany tender and tasty meat, while its spicy and peppery notes will blend harmoniously with garrigue herbs and grilled peppers.

Ice wine

  • Estate and name of the wine: Zantho Eiswein

  • Appellation: Burgenland Eiswein

  • Region: Austria, Weinland, Burgenland

  • Grape varieties: Grüner Veltliner

  • Vintage: 2019 - 2020 ( depending on the vintage available from our partner winemaker)
  • Color: White - A brilliant gold and white wine with green highlights.

  • Color intensity: Beautiful golden shine.

The nose is marked by powerful aromas of peach and fresh pineapple punctuated by subtle notes of honey.

  • Body: 4/6 - Full-framed

  • Tannins: 0/6 - Absent

  • Sugar: 6/6 - Liquorous

  • Acidity: 5/6 - Sharp

  • Alcohol: 3/6 - Generous (12%)

  • Length in the mouth: 5/6 - Long (9-10 sec)

On the palate, it shows fruitiness mixed with a spicy note supported by a structure of fine acidity. It is very fresh with aromas of green apple and a nice minerality on the finish.

This wine is an ice wine: its grapes, over-ripe, are harvested after the vines have frozen, pressed while still frozen and then left to ferment. The ultraconcentrated sugar increases further when thawed, and increases the acidity. The result is this wine of incredible sweetness, like honey, astonishing liveliness and tantalizing minerality.

To accompany a homemade foie gras, a tangy fruit tart or a well-made cheese...

Mutated wine aged in demijohn

  • Domain and name of the wine: Cazes, Rivesaltes Tuilé

  • Appellation: Rivesaltes

  • Region: France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rivesaltes

  • Grape varieties: Grenache

  • Vintage: 1985 - 1986 ( depending on the vintage available from our partner winemaker)
  • Color of the coat: Copper - Seven years in wood have given the coat shiny and luminous mahogany tones. A mix of orange, red and copper tones.

  • Intensity of the color: Brilliant and luminous color.

An intense nose, mixed with spices, coffee, cocoa, and the sweetness of candied fruits. Complex scents of nuts, caramel and roasting emerge from the glass.

  • Body: 5/6 - Powerful

  • Tannins: 0/6 - Absent

  • Sugar: 5/6 – Sweet

  • Acidity: 3/6 - Fresh

  • Alcohol: 5/6 - Heady (15%)

  • Length in the mouth: 6/6 - Very long (11-12 sec)

On the palate, the world of roasting is revealed, from ganache to coffee liqueur with notes of prune. Roundness, ripe fruit, hint of dried fruit, empyreumatic notes of tobacco and roasting. Beautiful length in the mouth which fades with freshness.

Powerful cheeses (Munster, Maroilles), bitter dark chocolate mousse...

Calculate your score:

You like wine but wine doesn't like you. No matter how much you smell the corks to detect possible defects, you only smell the smell of cork. You observe but see nothing, you smell but smell nothing, you chew but taste nothing… Is rosé a mixture of red and white? There is still a long way to go but you will get there with practice and tasting!

It's not the desire to become a true tasting master that you lack, but the training. You aspire to be a sommelier, there is no doubt about it, but your senses are not yet sharp enough and all wines have a similar taste. But don't despair: if Bach was able to become a musical virtuoso while being deaf, there is hope that you will one day be able to tell a chardonnay from a champagne. Train your nostrils and your taste buds, that's the only thing!

You may be spending too much time deciphering the label and not enough analyzing the contents of your INAO glass. But you have a taste for adventure: you are curious about everything and you explore the vine jungle with a machete without fear. You mess up, you get lost, you fall but you always get back up. You have the enthusiasm of a future oenologist: don't despair, you are on the right wine route!

You are an initiate of the order of good bottles. If you are not yet a great master of taste-vinage, you have the discipline and curiosity necessary to achieve it. If you can't yet distinguish the subtle notes of yuzu at the end of the second nose of a small, obscure wine with heightened minerality, you know with certainty what you like and what you don't like, and that's already a lot !

The precision of your tasting is almost witchcraft. It’s like you fell into an oak barrel when you were little! You simply excel in the art of oenology, you are familiar with the most advanced techniques and your senses are as sharp as those of a professional sommelier. You're pretty good, to say the least... The path to absolute grace is not far away!

You are the Mozart of tasting, the Picasso of the Pommerol cellars, the Einstein of the Savagnin old and Comté accord 36 months of maturing with grains of salt! At a glance, you can distinguish Mourvèdre from Tannat. The subtlety of your senses has risen to the rank of divinity: you discern the most incongruous aromas in a few seconds in any bottle. You have passed to the other side of the barrier: you no longer taste the wine, you write its destiny.

The connoisseurs' corner

Radioactivity can help determine the age of a wine.

To avoid counterfeits, it is possible to determine the year of harvest of a wine by measuring its radioactivity level. If it is quite old, the vines used have had tiny traces linked to the first nuclear tests and the Chernobyl accident.