Wine Tasting

06 July 2019

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.

This weeks wines feature 4 Whites, 1 Rose and 6 Reds.

Whites:

Vesuvium 2018 Simon's Wine of the Month

Greco di Tufo, Italy 12.5% abv                          £13.99

From a family cellar in Campania, this white has delightful honeyed pear and lemon fruit flavours, a wine brimming with character. The grape, Greco di Tufo, is Greek in origin, but today is decidedly Italian. With hints of pear, almond and citrus, this is a white to savour with vegetarian and seafood dishes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Très Cantou 2018New Wine

Gaillac, France 12% abv                                     £9.99

If you like Muscadet, Vinho Verde or Picpoul de Pinet, you're going to adore Gaillac Perlé. It's mouthwateringly crisp, bursting with refreshing citrus, and lifted even further by a delicate, natural spritz. It's made with Gaillac's native grape, Loin de l'Oeil, not grown anywhere else, this is an authentic fresh white and a charming, citrusy aperitif.

Series Limitadas Selección 2018 New Wine

Somontano, Spain 13% abv                              £11.49                                                                           

A refreshing blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay, grown in the Pyrenean foothills of Northeast Spain. Crisp and vibrant with ripe apple and citrusy hints, it's deliciously fresh. Enjoy solo or with lighter dishes.                                                                                                                                                   

Redheads MC1R:Blonde New Wine

Adelaide Hill, Australia 13% abv                       £7.99

Showcasing Chardonnay, Viognier and Roussanne from top growers in the Adelaide Hills, this is RedHeads' new MC1R Blonde. A smooth creamy wine with lingering spice and delicious apricot and peach flavours and a citrus finish.

Rose:

Hacienda de Lluna Moscatel Rosado 2018

Valencia, Spain 12% abv                                   £5.29

You can just imagine how the heat of the Spanish summer might drive a winemaker to create this ultimate thirst quencher. Hacienda de Lluna Moscatel Rosado is crisp, fresh and pretty, with the sweetness of a ripe grape. Sparkling and only 5% ABV, too.

 

Reds:

Baronesa de Vilar Reserva 2016New Wine

Douro, Portugal 14% abv                                  £13.99

Gorgeous, rich Portuguese red from 15th generation winemaker Alvaro van Zeller. His family have been crafting fine ports since 1715 and now sumptuous dry reds, too. Using a trio of Douro grapes, aged in old port barrels, it's brimful of spicy fruit.  Decant and enjoy with slow-cooked lamb.

Château Philippe Lamour 2017New Wine

Costières de Nîmes, France 14.5% abv           £10.99

A glorious, rich, southern Rhône classic. It's from Château Lamour, owned by Vianney Castan, whose winemaking roots go back 200 years. It's rich with lasting fruit, wild herb notes and silky tannins. This red is best decanted early. Serve with grilled red meats or a casserole.

Tesoro de Rosario  2017New Wine

Bullas, Spain 15% abv                                      £10.99

Crafted from the hand-picked grapes of ancient bush vines around the remote town of Bullas, this is a weighty, rich red with layers of rich black cherry, ripe raspberries and spicy notes. This this gently oaked red is a treat with lamb or hearty casseroles.

Prestige du Capitole New Wine

Comté Tolosan, France 13% abv                      £11.99                         

From a modern cellar close to Gaillac and Toulouse comes this serious, fruit-filled Cabernet. It has just the right balance of ripe black fruit and firm tannins to produce a wine with the juicy crunch to partner food. Gently oaked, it's a great match to barbecued meats.

Valcatrina 2016

Alentejano, Portugal 14% abv                            £10.99

Portugal boasts a superb range of unique, amazing quality wines which are great value, too. This rich, powerful red is from Casa Santos Lima, a grand, family run property located near Lisbon. With intense blackberry and damson fruit and toasty oak, it makes a tasty glass with roast beef, duck or vegetarian tagine.                              

The Black Stump 2018

South Eastern Australia 12.5% abv                  £10.99  

Rich and smooth as silk. Long, super-ripe black fruit finish The wine is smooth with concentrated spicy black fruit flavours and a touch of mocha. Serve in large glasses and enjoy with barbecued meats.

 

 

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Rebellion IPA

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Black

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