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12 of our most thirst-quenching wines, contains 6 chillable reds, and 6 refreshing whites.

(6 reds x 1 bottle of each, 3 whites x 2 bottles of each) 

2018 Valli Unite, Ottavio Rube Rosso, Piedmont, Italy

2019 Clos de Tue-boeuf,’VIN ROUGE’, Loire Valley, France

2018 Calcarius, ‘Hellen’ Rosso, Puglia, Italy

2017 Domaine Lacour, Passetoutgrains, Burgundy, France

2019 Monte dall Ora, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy 

2018 Pierre & Catherine Breton,’Avis de Vin Fort’ Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France 

Whites – 2 bottles of each 

2018 Colle Stefano, Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy 

2018 Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc, Pfalz, Germany 

2018 Meyer-Fonné, Gentil, Alsace, France

Pierre et Catherine Breton, Bourgueil 'Avis de Vin Fort'

Bourgueil  'Avis de vin fort' is a vin de soif (or clairet). Half way between a rosé and a red, it is the ultimate thirst quencher. A saignée is made from macerating Cabernet Franc. Fermentation and aging takes place in large oak vats, the wine is bottled in April following the harvest.

Monte dall`Ora, Valpolicella Classico 'Saseti'

The Valpolicella Saseti is fermented in stainless steel with natural yeasts and is unfiltered and unfined. Ruby red colour with purplish reflections, and scents of red fruits such as cherries and juicy red plums with a hint of bitterness. On the palate, the fruit is vinous, with a suggestion of dew-covered grass. The minerality of the estate’s limestone soil is evident in this wine and the finish tasty and fresh. “Cherry, strawberry, savoury. Light-bodied, juicy with firm tannins; excellent”

Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Vin Rouge - Vin de France

Vin de France Vin Rouge is a Gamay, matured in large wooden vats, neither filtered nor fined, it displays exuberant red raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours, strikingly fresh and vibrant on the palate, it is the very definition of vin de soif.

Valli Unite Ottavio Rube Rosso

Ottavio Rubé Rosso’ is a delicious, smile-inducing Dolcetto and Croatina blend. It is named for Ottavio Rubé himself, one of the coop’s founders, whose twinkly-eyed, white-bearded countenance belies a deeply philosophical and idealistic character. Bright fresh fruit nose, red cherry, light-to-medium bodied. Nice grip and savoury flavours on a palate structured by refreshing acidity. A great all rounder, for Tapas/Picnic lunches through to hearty Ragus and Stews. It really delivers a lot of value for money.

Progetto Calcarius, Hellen Rosso IGP Puglia

Hellen Rosso 100% Nero di Troia, medium bodied, generous red fruit, thirst quenching yet comforting. Mulberry, blackberry fruit mingling with juicy red berries and ending with saline notes.

Domaine Lacour, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains

Bourgogne Passetoutgrains is a blend of Gamay (70%) with Pinot Noir – Medium-bodied, fruit-driven, clear and lively with delicious notes of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry it is an easy-drinking, joyful Burgundy.

COLLE STEFANO, VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA × 2

We love this Italian classic, and some others do too! If you're a fan of crisp, fresh, mineral, food-friendly whites then this one is a must-have!

‘Italy's best-buy of all time? Unbelievable quality for the price. Mineral zestiness, almond flowers, green apple and chlorophyll notes you won't forget. You can tell owner Fabio Marchionni studied white wine in Germany.’ Decanter, Italy supplement 2013 - 93 pts/100

‘Tre Bicchieri’ Winner 2008 and 2009.
Slow Food Vino Slow: 2010, 2011 and 2012.

“This extraordinary white wine scours every taste bud on the tongue with electrifying acidity. How refreshing to taste a wine unmellowed by malo. Fabio’s Verdicchio is a pale yellow wine with greenish tones and a delicate scent of country herbs and apple; its taste, whose structure is not intrusive, has a fresh lime trace which makes this wine particularly fragrant, and the kind of pervasive acidity previously mentioned will allow your tongue to pass through the eye of the needle and enter the kingdom of oysters with an appetite for destruction.” Doug Wregg - Wine Buyer

" Readers looking for a tasty Verdicchio that won’t break the bank should consider this Verdicchio di Matelica from Colle Stefano. This bright, high-toned white reveals well-defined aromatics and plenty of crisp, zesty fruit. The wine is best enjoyed while it remains fresh and vibrant" Wine Advocate

Von Winning, Sauvignon II × 2

Win Win is sourced from outstanding single-vineyard sites such as Reiterpfad, Kalkofen and Kieselberg, grown on a combination of red sandstone and limestone and vinified in 50% large oak barrels, 50% stainless steel. This is the most accessible wine from Von Winning Estate; astoundingly complex, wild yet elegant and produced using spontaneous fermentation in large wooden barrels. Notes of lime, white pepper and faint mandarin peel lead into a fleshy palate with good backbone and a moreish, long, soft dry finish and a thrilling acid backbone.

MEYER-FONNE, GENTIL D`ALSACE × 2

 

Gentil d’Alsace is the name given to a blend white, this really fine example of the style is composed of Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Subtle and intriguing nose of citrus fruit, ginger, apricot and apple. The palate is fresh and racy with a slight spiciness and just a hint of honeyed fruit sweetness. This makes for the most wonderful aperitif and can be paired with lot's of Umami focused dishes, like Sushi or it lends itself to sweet and aromatic spices, from North African to Indian/Pakistani and South East Asian. Truly Versatile!

Description

12 of our most thirst-quenching wines, containing 6 chillable reds, and 6 refreshing whites.

(6 reds x 1 bottle of each, 3 whites x 2 bottles of each) 

2018 Valli Unite, Ottavio Rube Rosso, Piedmont, Italy

Ottavio Rubé Rosso’ is a delicious, smile-inducing Dolcetto and Croatina blend. It is named for Ottavio Rubé himself, one of the coop’s founders, whose twinkly-eyed, white-bearded countenance belies a deeply philosophical and idealistic character. Bright fresh fruit nose, red cherry, light-to-medium bodied. Nice grip and savoury flavours on a palate structured by refreshing acidity.

2019 Clos de Tue-boeuf,’VIN ROUGE’, Loire Valley, France

Vin Rouge is a Gamay, matured in large wooden vats, neither filtered nor fined, it displays exuberant red raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours, strikingly fresh and vibrant on the palate, it is the very definition of vin de soif.

2018 Calcarius, ‘Hellen’ Rosso, Puglia, Italy

100% Nero di Troia, medium bodied, generous red fruit, thirst quenching yet comforting. Mulberry, blackberry fruit mingling with juicy red berries and ending with saline notes.

2017 Domaine Lacour, Passetoutgrains, Burgundy, France

A blend of Gamay (70%) with Pinot Noir (30%) – Medium-bodied, fruit-driven, clear and lively with delicious notes of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry it is an easy-drinking, joyful Burgundy.

2019 Monte dall Ora, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy 

With a low alcohol content and a high level of juicy fruits, this mineral-rich, bright blend is complex and punches above its weight. The care put into the family-run vineyard shows with this wine: down to the whole family’s handprints on the label.

2018 Pierre & Catherine Breton,’Avis de Vin Fort’ Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France 

Bourgueil ‘Avis de vin fort’ is a vin de soif (or clairet). Half way between a rosé and a red, it is the ultimate thirst quencher. A saignée is made from macerating Cabernet Franc. Fermentation and aging takes place in large oak vats, the wine is bottled in April following the harvest. So, so good.

Whites – 2 bottles of each 

2018 Colle Stefano, Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy 

‘Italy’s best-buy of all time? Unbelievable quality for the price. Mineral zestiness, almond flowers, green apple and chlorophyll notes you won’t forget. You can tell owner Fabio Marchionni studied white wine in Germany.’ Decanter, Italy supplement 2013 – 93 pts/100

2018 Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc, Pfalz, Germany 

This is not just another Sauvignon, let’s make that clear from the outset, it really needs to be tasted to believe. On the nose grapefruit, cranberries, apple and lime with hints of herbs and elderberry. On the palate crispy but not too much, full-bodied, good minerality and acidity (not screaming) with green apple, citrus and cranberries. Nice long and refreshing saline finish, which is the hallmark of these great wines.

2018 Meyer-Fonné, Gentil, Alsace, France

Gentil d’Alsace is a blend of Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and even at this entry level, Felix is able to deliver a perfectly balanced and serious wine. Subtle and intriguing nose of citrus fruit, ginger, apricot and apple. The palate is fresh and racy with a slight spiciness and just a hint of honeyed fruit on the finish.