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.
Domaine du Mas
Ensoleillé 2018 Simon's Wine of the Month
Provence, France 12.5%
This is a delicious wine from a small cellar in Aix en Provence,
and is made from Provence's finest varieties for elegant
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.
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
Estramadura, Portugal 12% abv
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
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
Penfold's Father Grand
Barossa Valley, Australia 13%
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
Jumilla, Spain 14% abv
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.
Barossa Valley 14% abv
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
Tuscany, Italy 13.5% abv
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