Weekly Wine Tasting - 17th March

17 March 2018

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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.

 


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Le Prince de Courthézon Châteauneuf du Pape 2014

Châteauneuf du Pape, France 14.5% abv

£21.00

Châteauneuf du Pape is the most famous red of the southern Rhône, adored for its big spice and warm, raisiny fruit. Yields were seriously down, by 30%, in 2014, but the grapes that were harvested were very fruity and nicely concentrated. Made mostly with Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvèdre adding colour and aromatic nuances. Serve with a hearty casserole or roast lamb.

 

Chapoutier Croix des Grives

Côtes du Rhône, France 14.5% abv

£12.99

We love everything about the Chapoutier family's wines, from their organic ethics - they pay their neighbours not to use pesticides - to their pioneering braille labels. This is a luscious, stellar vintage red that's pure joy, every glassful. Full, velvety, blackberry and raspberry with spice and firm tannins. It's ideal served with lamb, duck, cassoulet or vegetable kebabs.

 

Le Prince de Courthézon 2016

Côtes du Rhône, France 14.5% abv

£10.49

As close as you could hope to come to an authentic Châteauneuf style without paying the premium. Finest Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre from neighbouring vineyards combine beautifully to give herb scented, velvety black fruit, liquorice and spice flavours. The 2016 vintage is a real gem - spot-on with rack of lamb, a robust cassoulet or roast duck.

 

Vidal-Fleury Beaumes de Venise 2014

Beaumes de Venise, France 15% abv

£13.99

Beaumes de Venise is a specialist appellation in the southern Rhône, and where this fresh and appetising sweet Muscat is produced. Nicely viscous with blossom notes, delightfully grapey, sweet and refreshing. The French love to keep a bottle chilled and serve it as an apéritif.

 

Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l'Abbé Blanc 2016

Côtes du Rhône, France 13% abv

£10.99

Rhône whites are special, especially when they are made by Châteauneuf du Pape maestro Jean-Marc Diffonty.

There's a particularly luscious, full bodied quality to the exotic mix of Rhône grapes, with ripe stone fruit, mineral grip and oak spice.

This Réserve is a luscious blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Roussanne - all southern Rhône classics, with one third aged in new French oak. It's a delicious mouthful of ripe apricot and oaky spice with underlying grip of citrus. A fine white for creamy sauced dishes.

 

 

 

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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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