A lot has happened since the exhibition Wine Paris has closed its doors last February 2020. It was probably the last wine professional meeting of its size in the year, the occasion to cross the path of Justin from Bibwine.co.uk.
In fact, the world shut down just when I was going to launch my two new Fleurie wines: O JOIE et FLEURS DES CHAMPS. A new style at Chateau des Moriers, packed with energy. This lock down was not to discourage us, bibwine.co.uk included.
The Bib Wine Company is a new UK company that sells premium wines in boxes of 2.25L, the equivalent of 3 bottles. It’s the perfect fridge size, easy to stock up and small enough to not let the wine go wrong. Very good for a gathering and as good for a few weeks of sipping.
The wines are carefully selected by the team including Justin Howard Sneed, winemaker in Roussillon and Master Of Wine. That’s a real thrill to see the wine selling in a squared shape, just when the first bottles were released. We too sell a few bibs to restaurants but that was a first in private homes.
Fleurs des Champs is a smooth, balanced light flowery red, full of wild red berries and a hint of anis for the perfect cool twist. At least it’s what I taste but every palate has their own expression, and I love reading about others interpretations of this wine.
I like it on a light lunch or a comforting pasta dinner, on a warm mid-season day slightly chilled, on a brunch, for aperitif. The soft tannins make it easy to pair, so that it will be welcomed in many ways.
Here is what Victoria Moore (The Telegraph) and Will Lyons (The Sunday Times) loved about it :
Perfect pairing by Victoria Moore
The BIB Wine Company has been so successful that many of its wines are now reserved for subscribers. Luckily it has just got in a new batch that anyone can buy and this zippy, clean-edged fleurie is one of them. Fragrant and joyful, I drank it with parsley, fresh tomato, anchovy and olive spaghetti. So good.
In ‘The Sunday Times’ – recommendation by Will Lyons for best Autumn buys
Boxed wine has proved enormously popular during the coronavirus crisis. A newcomer to Bib’s range, this is a top-class Fleurie generously layered with dark fruit, enhanced by subtle touches of oak and a hint of spice.’
The word of The Bib Wine Company
This is a very gentle Fleurie, with loads of soft, enveloping, red summer fruits, and a very delicate oak influence. Almost a mini-burgundy.
If you have a table or a picnic rug covered with cold meats, pates, terrines and cheeses, then you can’t go wrong with a good Fleurie. Or try it with seared tuna or salmon.
You can buy the wine here at Bibwine.co.uk and if you don’t live in the UK, it’s available in bottles on my shop.missvickywine.com (10% with code #VINSDEVICKY)