We’ve hand-picked the following case of our best value & most drinkable wines, for the weather and the weekend that’s in it, freshness and fruit are the key elements to all of these.
(3 reds x 2 bottles of each, 2 whites x 2 bottles of each, 1 Prosecco, 1 Dry Fruity Rosé)
2017 Fuentenarro, 4 Mesas, Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Deep colour, classic nose of black fruits, rose petals, sweet spice, undergrowth.. The palate is luscious, full of ripe fruits such as cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant with touches of spice, ripe tannin and fresh acidity. A great BBQ staple.
2018 Domaine Santa Duc, Cote du Rhone, Old Vines, France
70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, with the average vine age being approximately 40 years of age. This cuvée sees no oak with no destemming, and is bottled unfiltered. Big and full-on flavours – ripe sweet cherry, stewed prunes with spices, earth and wild herbs – the palate is full and ripe, showing great concentration. The dark berries fruit and gamey flavours are followed by chewy but ripe tannins.
2018 Cantina Tollo ‘bio’, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy
This wine comes out bursting with red fruit flavours of sour cherry, red plum, cranberry and raspberry jam, and are supported with subtle notes of violet, dried herbs, and often a subtle earthiness. Certified Organic
2019 Domaine Montredon,Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France
Made with 100% Piquepoul Blanc, this crisp, clean, fruity wine has a lovely nose of white flowers and fresh fruit. Its aromas of green apple, citrus, pear and peach coupled with mineral and sea-influenced flavours hints are very pleasant and thirst quenching.
2018 Antica Enotria Fiano, Puglia, Italy
Antica Enotria Puglia Bianco is a blend of Falanghina and Fiano, it is light and elegant with floral notes and subtle pear hints ending with a mineral twist. Certified Organic.
2019 Allion ‘Sonnemot’ Dry Rose, Touraine, Loire Valley
A lovely pale-pink coloured wine made from low-yielding Gamay. The nose is enticing with fresh, lively notes of citrus fruit, red berries and floral hints. It is vividly fresh on the palate, medium-bodied with raspberry flavours mingling with grapey and citrus notes.
Corte Alta Prosecco Frizzante, Veneto
Corte Alta is a text-book, soft, well-made Prosecco which delivers subtle scents of white fruit and flowers. The palate has lovely, fresh notes of apple, pear and peach wrapped up in a light, refreshing fizz.