Leon Stolarski Fine Wines

0115 952 9387 32 Nottingham Road
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Leon Stolarski Fine Wines was founded in 2003. It came about as a result of a long held passion for wines, particularly those from the south of France, an area which is now gaining a much-deserved reputation for exciting and innovative wine making. In August 2003, we made a last-minute visit to a producer I had read about in a book by Rosemary George M.W, entitled "From Banyuls to Bellet - The Wines Of The South Of France". We sampled a variety of wines, ranging from excellent to sensational, in a cramped little "cave" next door to the producer's house in the middle of the village of La Liviniere. This village is situated in the best part of the Minervois, one of the up and coming regions of the Languedoc. The owner of Domaine la Combe Blanche is Guy Vanlancker, a Belgian schoolteacher, who gave up his job and moved his family to La Liviniere. He bought some vines and, initially, sent his grapes each year to the local cooperative. Eventually, he bought some equipment and began to make some wine himself. He currently has 20 hectares of vines in production, from which he makes about half a dozen reds, two whites and a pink wine. He keeps the yields low, to retain concentration of flavour. M.Vanlancker took us to see his cellar, Read more »

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  • Baumard Coteaux du Layon "Cuvee Ancienne Carte d'Or" NV


    I bought this bottle of wine some time ago from Leon Stolarski Fine wines but it was so long ago that I have now forgotton how much he charged me for it.Domaine Baumard is a large estate close to the river Layon,a tributary of the Loire,about 20kmsouth-west of the town of Angers that has been in the same family since the early 17th century and i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine Pietri-Geraud Blanc l'Écume Collioure 2008


    Leon Stolarski Fine Wines says: Complex aromas combining honey, apple and citrus. Smoky, floral and liquorice notes add yet more dimensions to another complex wine. The palate is again rich and savoury, full of fruit and still with that lovely streak of citrus acidity and minerality. The oak tannins from the barrel fermentation add yet more dept... Read More

    Wine review by Zhoo Zhoo

  • Domaine Piétri-Géraud Banyuls 2003


    From Leon Stolarski Fine Wines: This wine is from the 2003 vintage, which provided ideal conditions for the production of great Banyuls sweet wines. The process for making Banyuls is called "mutage sur grains". The grapes are given a 3 week maceration and fermentation, at which point a small amount of neutral grape spirit is added to the must, w... Read More

    Wine review by Zhoo Zhoo

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