Big Monthly Wine Tasting - 6th October
06 October 2018
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.
Collezione di Paolo Bianco Vergine 2016
Valdichiana, Italy 11.5% abv
Chianti is one of Italy's most famous classic reds, but Tuscany
can also make terrific whites. This tongue tingling, citrusy fresh
2016 comes from an award winning producer, the highly talented
Paolo Masi. Made mainly with Trebbiano, it's appetising and crisp
with a with gentle almond, lemon and herb character. Ideal partners
include delicate dishes like grilled fish, summer salads, risotto
bianco or creamy pasta.
Heritage Semillon 2017
Barossa Valley, Australia 12.5% abv
Semillon is one of the truly great white varieties of the
Barossa Valley. 10% of the fruit is fermented in American oak
barrels, and the wine is bottled early, to retain optimum varietal
character. The nose shows citrus/lime characters with just a hint
of oak. The palate displays distinctive fresh lemony Semillon
flavours with good weight and an impressive dry finish.This wine is
an excellent mouth-filling drink that is an ideal accompaniment to
food, in particular, veal, chicken & fish.
The Black Stump 2016
South Eastern Australia 12.5% abv
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This fruity, mouthwatering, beautifully balanced white comes
from a renowned cellar in the remote Riverina region that also
provides our No.1 bestselling red of the same name. Gifted
winemaker Alan Kennett adds Pinot Grigio - relatively scarce Down
Under - to ripe, peachy Chardonnay to craft this reviving white.
Crisp and citrusy, yet ripe and rounded, this pleasing white is
both vibrant and versatile. Lovely stuff.
Stanlake Park Bacchus
Twyford, England, 11.5% abv
Bacchus is fresh and crisp with a clean off-dry finish, infused
with hints of pineapple. Grown in small quantities, this delicious
grape has a very distinctive taste and is great lightly chilled by
itself, or with pasta or chicken.
tonewall Low alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Marlborough, New Zealand 9.5% abv
John Forrest's 9.5% Vol Stonewall Sauvignon Blanc is
groundbreaking. After years of research, the estate has found a way
to ripen grapes while keeping natural sugar levels (and so alcohol)
lower. Classic, fresh and lingering, this could be the future of
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A thoroughly refreshing glass solo and
partner to seafood, exotic salads or goat's cheese.
Café Zoetrope Sauvignon Blanc 2017
California, USA 13.5% abv
California is home to two of America's most illustrious,
aspirational industries cinema and wine. Those heady worlds collide
in Geyserville, Sonoma, near San Francisco, at Francis Ford
Coppola's winery, where this crisp, fruity Sauvignon was made.
You'll find this Sauvignon super fresh and fruity. It's terrific as
a glass solo, and equally tasty with spicy stir-fry or creamy pasta
Wine Tasting Saturday 6th October 2018
Corsiero Nero 2016
Puglia, Italy 13% abv
Made with Puglia's native Nero de Troia grape, Corsiero Nero is
a sumptuous wine with layered wild blackberry, violet and subtle
smoky vanilla characters, supported by supple tannins and a long
complex finish. Corsiero Nero is the perfect wine to enjoy with
rich pasta dishes, game and mature cheeses.
Heritage Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Barossa Valley, Australia 14.5% abv
The grapes for this wine are grown on ancient, low yielding
vines which give the fruit an intense richness and character. It's
a real blockbuster of a wine with rich dark fruit and balanced soft
oak tannins produced from 12 months ageing in American oak barrels.
Great with char grilled steaks.
Stanlake Park The Reserve 2016
Twyford, England 14.5% abv
Reserve red wine is made in only the smallest amount from the
best, individually hand-selected red grapes: Dornfelder, Triomphe
and Rondo. It has subtle oak maturing and yet retains its fresh,
dry, fruity flavour. It will mellow further and will cellar well
for around 5 years. Great with English cheese.
Chante Clair 2017
Vin de France 13% abv
Created by award winning winemaker Hervé Sabardeil who selects
Merlot, Carignan and Syrah from growers he knows and trusts across
his native southern France. Fermenting them in batches, he then
assembles the parts to create the perfect balance of luscious red
fruit and smooth tannins. Spot on with French bistro fare: confit
de canard, cassoulet, or a hearty pot au feu.
Stellenrust Heritage Collection Shiraz 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa 14% abv
Founded in 1928, the Stellenrust estate is one of the most
important family wineries in South Africa. Their vines are largely
in Stellenbosch's 'Golden Triangle', renowned for crafting
seriously top-notch reds. Using special yeast imported from
the Rhône Valley for fermentation and aged in oak barrels for a
year to gain just enough smoothness and complexity, this dense red
is a cracker with roast lamb or steak pie.
Stonewall Pinot Noir 2017
Marlborough, New Zealand 13% abv
New Zealand's Marlborough region has made its name with
Sauvignon Blanc, but winemaker John Forrest is proving it excels
with Pinot Noir, too. His Stonewall is silky with bright, ripe
berry fruit, while old vines give it real depth and complexity.
With summer berry richness, this is a red to enjoy with coq au vin
or mushroom risotto.