We’ve hand-picked the following case of our best wines, especially with Easter in mind.
(6 wines, 2 bottles of each)
2018 Domaine de Mirande, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc
One of the best aperos on our list, a great and refreshing way to start any lunch or early dinner. Picpoul is an ancient grape variety, which has the sort of green-tinged iodine fruit and crisp acidity one would associate with Muscadet but with more fruit and character. The nose opens with delightful aniseed spices, green fruit and touches of honey. The palate is savoury with Mirabelle plum, exotic fruits and touches of iodine, minerals and herbs.
2018 Antica Enotria, White blend, Puglia
Pure sunshine in a glass, this really is a fruity easy drinking beauty from the deep South of Italy. A blend of Falanghina and Fiano, better known perhaps from neighbouring Campania, is light and elegant with floral notes and subtle pear hints ending with a mineral kick.
2016 Chateau Turcaud, Bordeaux
A perennial favourite of our customer base, this wine punches well above its price point and has garnered award after award fro its unbeatable value. Saint-Emilion style in its composition of Melrot and Cabernet, Turcaud rouge has a deliciously fruity nose with cherry and spices; supple with interesting weight, structure and ripeness the palate has lots of clean red berry fruit, plum and hints of dusty cherries. The finish is fresh and well balanced. Coup de Coeur Guide Hachette 2019 – one of the highest accolades in French wine circles.
2016 Chateau du Cedre, Malbec, Cahors, South-West
This one is simply a no-brainer, and was made for Easter Lamb. 2016, a brilliant vintage, displays concentrated black fruit, blackberry, blueberry and cherry in a caressing, silky texture. Smooth with a creamy touch and a slight earthy complexity ending on clean, fresh notes. Amazing quality at this price, perfect with bistro cuisine and grilled meats.
2017 Domaine Lacour, Bourgogne Couchois Pinot Noir, Burgundy
A stellar new arrival to Le Caveau, this small family run domaine are offering you really delicious wines at very affordable prices. This would be great with leftover Lamb lunches. A dark-coloured Pinot Noir, broad and rustic with dark cherry and red berries character, sweet notes of oak aging and refreshing saline notes on the end palate.
2017 Santa Duc Les Plans, Southern Rhone/Vaucluse
A blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (20%), Merlot (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and 5% other varietals. It is blended from Grenache and Merlot grown on estate-owned plots, mainly in Roaix, with some purchased fruit. This is an authentic, full-flavoured Southern Rhone wine, a touch rustic, but with real power and complexity. “If you like the taste of Châteauneuf du Pape but not the prices, then look no further than this little beauty. Earthy sweet fruit combines with a fresh trickle of acid to deliver up an impressively tasty and lengthy mouthful… Punches way above its weight.” (of a previous vintage) Raymond Blake, Food and Wine Magazine.