Wine Tasting

15 June 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 week we'll be tasting 1 Rose, 3 Whites and 4 Reds.

Rose:

Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé 2018 Simon's Wine of the Month

Provence, France 12.5% abv                                                £10.99

This is a delicious wine from a small cellar in Aix en Provence, and is made from Provence's finest varieties for elegant rosé.

Subtle berry fruit with a classic savoury edge and bright lemony zip - this wine is as delightful on its own as it is with seafood or lighter vegetarian dishes.

 

White:

Monti Selezione Chardonnay 2015

Langhe, Italy 14% abv                                   Rrp £15.99     £9.99

Good Langhe Bianco should be fresh, rich and intriguing, and Pier Paolo Monti and winemaker Roberto Gerbino have got it spot on with this gently oaked 2015. 
Aged for 13 months in French oak, with racy peach, passion fruit and clove aromas and flavours, it's a fine match for fennel risotto or salmon.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Aluado Chardonnay 2017

Estramadura, Portugal 12% abv                                          £9.99

If you enjoy a white with a real zip of freshness along with appealing ripe fruit, this ocean cooled Chardonnay from Portugal will perfectly fit the bill. Using grapes from vineyards close to the coast, Aluado has lovely ripe peach fruit balanced by a zing of stony crispness. Just what you want, as a glass on its own, or served with seafood, salmon or chicken dishes.

Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc 2016

Bourgogne, France 13% abv                                               £16.99

Want a well-priced white Burgundy with lovely weight and roundness? This Bourgogne Blanc comes from a small 7-hectare domaine owned by Bernard Moreau. Creamy peach and pear fruit with vanilla spice and freshness. Serve cellar cool to best enjoy its subtle flavour and partner with veal in white sauce, chicken or salmon.

 

Red:

Penfold's Father Grand Tawny

Barossa Valley, Australia 13% abv                                       £19.99

If you're a fan of tawny ports you simply have to try a fine Australian version too and there is no better place to start than with Penfolds Father Grand Tawny. Based on Shiraz, Mourvèdre and smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, this magnificent tawny is uniquely Australian. A sumptuous fortified wine of great smoothness and complex nutty, raisiny fruit.

Camino de Seda 2017

Jumilla, Spain 14% abv                                                      £9.49

Everyone loves a bargain, but if you also love BIG fruity reds you should head to Jumilla. This forgotten region is home to some of the oldest and most concentrated Monastrell in Spain, producing full bodied wines. Crafted by Scottish born winemaker Pamela Geddes, it's packed with intense black fruit, complemented by notes of vanilla spice. Enjoy by itself, or with pork loin or lamb casserole. Ideal at a barbecue too.

Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Barossa Valley 14% abv                                                    £16.99

Heritage Wines was established in 1984 and is located at Marananga, in the Barossa Valley, South Australia surrounded by 20 acres of estate grown vines, carefully nurtured by owner/winemaker Steve Hoff. Exclusive to us, this is very rich with ripe, dark fruit flavours on the nose and palate. 12 months in American oak has given an extremely well balanced wine of superb quality. Will partner roast beef and grilled meats.

Saracosa Governo Rosso 2017

Tuscany, Italy 13.5% abv                            Rrp £15.99      £12.99

Fans of our regular Saracosa will be bowled over by the intensity of its big brother, Governo. Suave and seductive, this 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. It is a method dating from the 14th century, known as Governo in Tuscany. It's a testament to the talents of Sofia Barbanera, fourth generation winemaker at this great Tuscan family estate. Decant and serve with a local favourite - rabbit casserole, other game or slow-cooked beef.

 

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Black

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