Weekly Wine Tasting - 8th September

08 September 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.

 

Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Adelaide Hills, Australia 11.5% abv
£10.99 (Rrp £13.99)

When it comes to mouthwatering Aussie Sauvignon, few regions compare to the Adelaide Hills. They are home to Australia's "winemaking royalty". You'll notice it's a 'cleanskin' - in other words the estate did not put their own label on the bottle. Why? Because they sold a few cases to our Buyer Dan at well below the going rate (to shift stock) and they wouldn't want regular customers finding out. So bag yourself a bargain.

 

Roche Lacour 2016
Crémant de Limoux, France 12.5% abv
£14.49

A great value alternative to Champagne, this fantastic fizz was an instant hit upon its release a quarter of a century ago. It is made in Limoux using Champagne's méthode traditionnelle for fine bubbles, zippy lemon flavours and an elegant finish.

 

Farnese Pecorino 2016
Terre di Chieti, Italy 12.5% abv
£10.99

A ravishing, crisp, fruity white from Farnese, who've won more than 80 top accolades in the last 7 years. It's crafted from Pecorino, one of the top varieties of Abruzzo, and, as you'll taste in this white, it makes wine with gorgeous apricot fruit flavours. The perfect party wine, this refreshing drop is also delicious with white fish, chicken or seafood.

 

Yarrunga Field Special Reserve
New South Wales, Australia 11.5% abv
£8.99

Terrific value for money and a great all rounder too. Creamy, ripe and medium bodied with a lovely, clean, fresh finish. Serve chilled on its own or with spicy stir-fry or seafood.

 

Lobo e Falcão Branco 2017
Tejo, Portugal, 13% abv
£9.99

Our absolute favourite Portuguese wine!  It is a blend of native grapes Fernão Pires, Alvarinho and Muscat, which thrive in the sandy soils and ripen to perfection under the Portuguese sun. You'll love its aromas of juicy, ripe peach and orange blossom, followed by rich, bright flavours of stone fruit, spice and grapey freshness.

 

Waitui Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Marlborough, New Zealand 12.5% abv
£9.99

A ravishing, new release Kiwi Sauvignon - guaranteed to be 100% refreshing. It's packed with floral peach fruit and zesty citrus flavour, as you'd expect from a quality vineyard in New Zealand's Marlborough region.

 

Redheads R'dotto Royale 2017
Adelaide, Australia 14.5% abv
£13.49

This gorgeous, rich red is named after Venice's 18th century gambling house, R'dotto. This is RedHeads' Five Card Trick - Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Montepulciano and Sagrantino - and we certainly think the gamble has paid off. The grapes were sourced from two of RedHeads' most meticulous and 'out there' growers. With its bright fruit, this is a tasty match for spaghetti bolognese.

 

Saracosa Governo
Tuscany, Italy 13.5% abv
£15.99

Big Brother of our popular Saracosa, Governo is Suave and seductive. It is a full rounded blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, aged for four months in small oak barrels. What's more, a portion of grapes were left to dry for 20 days, adding terrific concentration to the wine. Decant and serve with a local favourite - rabbit casserole, other game or slow-cooked beef.

 

Rocksand Shiraz 2015 2015
Setubal Peninsula, Portugal 14.5% abv
£9.99

A firm favourite with Rebellion customers, this gorgeously smooth Shiraz is from coastal vineyards near Lisbon. Mostly Shiraz along with a splash of local variety Alicante, the wine is matured in expensive oak barrels to add a gorgeous, spicy, vanilla lift to the blueberry, blackberry and peppery fruit. A fine treat to serve with spicy chorizo sausages, a hearty stew or the Sunday roast.

 

Sasarello 2016
Sicily 13.5% abv
£9.99

A Super Tuscan style red from Sicily combining cherry scented Sangiovese with international superstars Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all aged in barrel. Saserello is a wonderfully rich, complex and elegant red with plenty of upfront fruit and a long finish. Enjoy with a Sunday roast, or a spicy pork, bean and chorizo casserole.

 

Acaballo Shiraz Carmenère 2017
Rapel Valley, Chile 12.5% abv
£8.99

Luis Felipe Edwards is one of Chile's finest family estates, four-time winner of 'Winery of the Year'. It's renowned for its innovation in the vineyard and winery. This high grown Shiraz Carmenère has luscious, ripe, spicy fruit and freshness too. Decant and serve with grilled red meats or rich pasta dishes.

 

The Waxed Bat Reserve 2016
Mendoza, Argentina 13.5% abv
£12.99

Winner of the Best in Show Trophy, Waxed Bat Reserve is from remarkable winemaker Opi Sadler. Equal parts of Cabernet and Malbec from the best, highest altitude vineyards and the wine aged in barrel for a year, this red is richer, smoother and deeper than ever. It's a sumptuous mouthfilling red, smooth enough to drink solo but at its very best with garlic studded roast lamb, a juicy steak or a warming casserole. Decant early if you can.

 

 

 

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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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