Big Monthly Wine Tasting - 3rd February

03 February 2018

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Looking for something new? Want to expand your wine knowledge? Then our big monthly wine tasting is perfect for you... On the first Saturday of the month we select 8 to 10 wines from our range for you to discover.

It's a casual tasting, no pressure and not guided so you can try whilst browsing the shop. If you needed to know more, our knowledgeable wine staff will be on hand to offer advice.

Samples will be available from 10am to 5pm each Saturday.


Wine notes for this week!

 

Lobo e Falcão Branco 2016

Tejo, Portugal 13% abv

£9.99

A blend of native Portuguese grape Fernão Pires, plus Alvarinho and Moscatel (aka Albariño and Muscat), which thrive in the estate's sandy soils and ripen to perfection under the Portuguese sun. Gentle oak aging imparts further richness and roundness. Aromas of juicy, ripe peach, hints of cedar and orange blossom, followed by rich, bright flavours of stone fruit, spice and grapey freshness. This is a top pick solo or with Asian style meals, seafood or vegetarian dishes.

 

Long Live the King 2015

King Valley, Australia 11.5% abv

£8.99

Not many have heard of King Valley, but this cool climate enclave in Victoria is a gem when it comes to producing delicious, crisp, fruit filled whites. This bright, elegant Pinot Grigio is crisp and delicious with green apple fruit and spice flavours. Enjoy with a seafood platter or spicy Asian dishes.

 

La Révélation Roussanne 2016

New South Wales, Australia 12.5% abv   £8.99

La Révélation uses pure Roussanne - one of the much-loved white Rhône varieties - sourced from old, high altitude vineyards. Hence the wine's elegance and zip. With ripe peach, herb and white pepper flavours, this rounded white is tasty solo and a treat with white meats, and creamy fish, too.

 

Ca' Bolani Frizzante Prosecco

Prosecco, Italy 10.5% abv

£10.99

Prosecco is as Italian as gelato, enjoyed in some circles on a daily basis! The best are the delicious, handcrafted versions from artisan producers like the Zonin family, winemakers since 1821.  Winemaker Marco Rabino favours the frizzante style - a gentle mousse rather than the full fizz of Champagne, it's light, zippy and refreshing - brimful of crisp pear and citrus flavours.

 

Pillastro Rosato 2015

Puglia, Italy 13% abv

£9.99

Angelo Maci is a leading figure in Puglia's quality wine revolution of the last 20 years. Every year he makes our bestselling Pillastro red from Primitivo and Negroamaro. Now he charms us with this pretty pink rosé. It's pure Primitivo, picked early for freshness and juice left briefly on skins for that vibrant pink hue. Carefully vinified, this wine offers a burst of summer berry fruit, light spice and refreshment. As delicious solo as with food.          

 

Purple Owl Pinot Noir 2016

California, USA 13.5% abv

£12.99

A welcome return of one of our favourite wines of 2017. Purple Owl is no ordinary Pinot Noir. The grapes for this juicy red are sourced from only the finest vineyards on California's Central Coast. It has layers of vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit flavours and a lovely silky texture too. Try with chicken in red wine sauce or your favourite cheeses

 

Patronus Shiraz 2016

Barossa Valley, Australia 14.5% abv

£14.99

Patronus is a beautifully smooth, complex example of the Barossa's famous reds, crafted by one of the region's oldest winemaking families. Patronus comes from a plot of old vines where the amount of fruit is miserly but the quality is heavenly. The beautifully rounded 2016 has ripe black fruit with a hint of oak. Enjoy with char-grilled steak or lamb kebabs.

 

Saracosa 2015

Tuscany, Italy 13% abv

£10.99

Crafted by Simona Barbanera on her family's Tuscan estate, Saracosa blends Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - the classic Super Tuscan recipe. Part oak-aged for tantalising complexity, the wine's dense dark cherry and chocolatey tones make this a serious choice for pasta with a pork ragù or bistecca alla fiorentina (steak with cannellini beans in tomato sauce).

 

Don Manuel Carmenère 2016

Rapel Valley, Chile 13.5% abv

£9.99

Carmenère is Chile's gift to the wine world and this gorgeously rich and smooth Single Vineyard version is a sublime example. It's from one of Chile's oldest estates, Viña La Rosa, and reveals luscious wild berry flavours with a layer of smoky spice. With full flavours of cassis and dark chocolate with hints of spice, this will sing with roast duck or lamb.

 

Affogatto 2015

Puglia, Italy 13.5% abv

£8.49

Find your biggest glasses and pull up a comfy chair because you won't want to move until you've drained every last drop of this spectacular southern Italian red.  It's a blend of smoky Nero di Troia, berry ripe Negroamaro and plummy Primitivo, sourced from gnarled bush vines. High summer temperatures ensure the grapes struggle for water, resulting in fruit of tremendous concentration. Partial oak ageing gives a smooth, refined finish to this ripe, balanced red. It's a lovely solo sipper and a great match for antipasti.

 

 

 

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper & easy drinking

 
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Peacemaker

Strength: 4.2%
Pale & Citrus

 
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Gold

Strength: 4.4%
Gold & hoppy

 
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Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4%
Ruby & warming

 
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Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
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Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8%
Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
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24 Carat

Strength:5%
Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
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Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
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Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
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