FGJ Back Vintage Burgundy Sale: 1967 – 2015

For 24 hours, we show our LOVE for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Alongside our Bordeaux sale, we offer in parallel a similar sale format featuring wines from Burgundy. For musings, we discuss the two wine regions that are the most famous in all France

Burgundy is simplicity and diversity intertwined. There are just two primary grape varieties used in Burgundy; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

It would be fair to say that Burgundy is everything that Bordeaux is not. Bordeaux produces about 69 million cases of wine, Burgundy produces just 0.5 million cases which is about 3% of the country’s wine production. Bordeaux’s wines exhibit the mastery of blending 5 different grapes, Burgundy winemakers produce pure expressions of 2 grapes without the blending.

Here are more fun facts about Burgundy:

  1. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are not the only 2 grapes in Burgundy, there are plantings of Aligote, Gamay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris!
  2. Besides Red and White, it also makes a wonderful sparkling called Cremant de Bourgogne!
  3. Burgundy vines grow on terroir that was once an ancient seabed that forms the Kimmeridgian soils based on hard, calcium-rich shells which vintners believe impart the unique flavour profile in Burgundian wines.
  4. Starting 2014, Burgundy has overtaken Bordeaux as the leading region in terms of sales at the world’s leading wine auction houses.

The FGJ Offer

This Burgundy Back-Vintage Sale offering our members access to highly coveted Red and White wines closes in 24 hours on 21st March, 5pm sharp. The stock will fly into KL the first week of May 2018.

* Photos for ullage and labels for older vintages are available on request.

5% discount on orders of 6 bottles or more

Happy Shopping!

*Free Delivery within Klang Valley for minimum spend of RM200 

FGJ Back Vintage Bordeaux Sale: 1982 – 2008

Our Ex-EU Bordeaux Sale is back in 2018

It’s been a few months since we have run our Ex-EU Cellar sales but the regular merchant we deal with has recovering from a ‘year-end stock-take hangover’ and from what I’ve learnt, they are sitting on a newly acquired parcel from a private investment cellar in Luxembourg. We’ve been importing from this source for almost 3 years and the provenance is immaculate as always.

With the number of Whatsapp messages since January asking when the next ex-EU sale is, I know this sale is much anticipated amongst our members so enjoy the browse and email us at sales@fermentedgj.com if you have questions.

There’s nothing quite like having access to ready-to-drink wines– the vintages on offer are from the legendary 1982 right through to 2008

Click below to browse the FULL LIST.

The FGJ Offer

This Back Vintage Sale closes on Wednesday 21st July at 5pm sharp. The stock will fly into KL the first week of May 2018

* Photos for ullage and labels for older vintages are available on request.

5% discount on orders of 6 bottles or more

Happy Shopping!

*Free Delivery within Klang Valley for minimum spend of RM200 

* Orders are not confirmed until we confirm the transaction with EU as we are trading into a live source

Mauro Molino’s Awesome Chardonnay 2015

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Mauro Molino’s Chardonnay is as awesome as his Barolo

When drinking Chardonnay, I look for restrained expressions of oak as I believe the reputation of Chardonnay has been bashed up by winemakers that are “oak zealots”- more oak is better- I cringe. Chardonnay fruit possesses one of the most beautifully perfumed aromas that should not be concealed or overwhelmed by oak, I believe that those who say “I don’t drink Chardonnay” need to think again because they are definitely missing the boat!

The latest winemaking trends are about expressing purity of fruit and terroir and being less interventional with winemaking in trying to manipulate and produce a flavour. Don’t get me wrong, oak when used sparingly provides fantastic structure and flavour to wine, but the key is always balance – this is all down to the mastery of the winemaker.

Château Rieussec Sauternes 2001

Produced from a small plot right in front of the winery, Mauro Molino’s Chardonnay is planted in calcerous, sandy soils. When drinking this Chardonnay, one can sense that Mauro is a gambler, deciding to grow Chardonnay in a region known primarily for its Barolo and Barbaresco….well, this is a gamble gone right, because this is a Chardonnay with everything going for it – great mouthfeel and texture with amazing layered complexity and nice acid backbone. I would not consider this a lean Chardonnay but it sure isn’t heavy, just perfectly weighted.

If I were to draw comparisons to a place in Burgundy, then I would say this is Meursault-like, built for the long-haul, the wine has fabulous aging potential but is also ultra enjoyable to drink now; hallmarks of a technically-strong wine.

The wine estate was started by Mauro Molino in 1979, in 2003, his son Matteo joined and in 2009, Martina his daughter also joined the family business. They are making insanely high-quality wines and the market recognition for their efforts are rolling in.

Italy’s best source for wine reviews, the Gambero Rosso, raves about the family-owned and managed Mauro Molino estate: ‘The Molinos again showed why they are among the top Langhe producers. Credit goes in particular to Mauro and his son, Matteo, who is partly responsible for the estate’s enormous critical success”

The FGJ Offer

Mauro Molino Chardonnay 2015

This wine is just so damn good for the price, it has to be one of the best value wines I have drunk over the last 24 months. The wine is unoaked, with a lot of tropical fruits on the nose – I get pineapples and ripe bananas. So much texture from sitting on lees, a heavenly mouthfeel, this is a wine with nice acid backbone to create finesse and balance. What an effort for a Chardonnay coming out of Piedmont, I wouldn’t have picked it but this is fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a top white under RM100. Stocks are in our store, these are ready to ship immediately. Somehow this wine isn’t rated but on my count, easily 91 points if not more.

RM93/bottle

or…

RM88.35/bottle for 6-11 bottles

or…

RM81.29/bottle for > 12 bottles

Prices are inclusive of GST

FREE DELIVERY ON ANY QUANTITY IN KLANG VALLEY

Leaving Expatriate Sale – Bargains

Leaving Expatriate Sale – Below Market Value Pices – CLICK AWAY

They say when one chapter ends, a new chapter begins – this is certainly the case for a journeyman expat who has been living all over Asia over the last 12 years. The expatriate contract ends here in sunny Malaysia and the family is heading home to Europe. Regrettably, their carefully curated collection of wines cannot follow –  yes, I know….heartbreaking….but one man’s heartbreak is another man’s elation. The wines have been inspected for nicks and wrinkles as well as ullage; provenance is impeccable and purchase records have been produced where possible. This is a collector’s collection.

We think this is a good weekend to be ELATED with some real bargains.

Here are some highlights of the back-vintage collection –

  • Mostly back-vintage
  • Sassicaia Magnums
  • Top West Australian wineries (Moss Wood, Vasse Felix)
  • Below market Penfolds RWT and Magill Estate
  • Ready-to-drink Riojas and Barossa reds
  • Direct-from-winery Central Otago Pinot Noir
  • Opus One back-vintage
  • Super Tuscan keepers
  • Vintage Port from 1980

The FGJ Offer

Most wines are with us, have been inspected and are ready for delivery next week. Happy hunting, there are a few bargains to be had.