Weekly Wine Tasting - 21st July
21 July 2018
Looking for something new? Want to expand your wine knowledge?
Then our weekly wine tasting is perfect for you...every Saturday we
select 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.
Palacio de Menade 2017
Castilla y León, Spain 12% abv
If you're a fan of the increasingly brilliant, Sauvignon-like
whites of northwest Spain, you'll adore this gem from Castilla y
León. What makes it extra special is the unusual blend of Sauvignon
and local hero Verdejo, all grassy fresh and lemony.
Palacio's breezy, citrus and apricot freshness is perfect for
pairing with fresh seafood, canapés or a smoked salmon salad.
Vino da Tavola, Italy 13% abv
Rrp £14.99 - Our price £9.99
Why make wine from one Italian region when you can choose
Winemaker Sofia Barbanera at her family's Tuscan estate has long
thought so, and ContraPosto is her dream become reality.
Made from a secret blend and aged in fine oak, it's a rich
Bright pale gold in colour the wine is full bodied, fragrant,
rich and dry with a long fresh finish.
All grapes were taken from premium sites in Sicily, Tuscany and
Friuli, which accounts for the lovely balance of roundness and
This expressive white is perfect on its own, or with white meats
Tuscany, Italy, 14.5% abv
Castello di Meleto stands out for its iconic 13th century
castle. Yet despite all that history, this supple red is a modern
Winemakers at the estate Matteo Menicacci and Emiliano Falsini
took classic Sangiovese and added barrel aged Merlot to produce a
ripe style with lots of plump fruit. That is against Tuscan rules,
however, so the wine has to be labelled Toscana IGT. We've never
let that worry us, it's the flavour in the bottle that counts. Not
only that, it's from 2015, the conditions of which produced lovely
And the name Poggio Vipere? There's a local Tuscan legend that,
centuries back, women from the area were able to shape-shift into
venomous vipers. Useful!
Tasty with rich, tomato pasta dishes or lamb.