Morgon ‘Cote de Py’, Jean-Marc Burgaud
Jean-Marc Burgaud has seven hectares on the Cote du Py slope which makes him the largest owner of vines on this famous hill. This wine’s intensity, coupled with its freshness and balance, shows why this hill is so famous, and why Burgaud is held in such high esteem.
This wine has intense aromas of fresh red cherry and plum fruit and a rich and deeply concentrated palate with finely-tuned tannins and a long mineral finish.
The perfect wine for charcuterie and cheese boards!
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Zinfandel ‘Heritage’, De Loach
De Loach was founded in 1973 by San Francisco Firefighter Cecil De Loach. The estate was later taken over by Burgundian Jean-Charles Boisset, who has converted all their vineyards to organic and bodynamic practices. This wine is unusual in that it presents great Californian wine at a sensible price, usually there is the mass-produced stuff at the bottom end of the market and then a big jump to the premium £30+ end. This is a great wine at a great price. Medium/full-bodied with loads of juicy bramble fruit and smooth, velvety tannins. A crowd-pleaser and a great pizza or BBQ wine.
Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Newton Johnson
This family farm was founded in the mid-1990s by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (Née Newton) and within the past twenty years has built a reputation for producing some of the Cape’s best Pinot Noir. Dave’s CWM thesis was on the variety. Add to that one of South Africa’s smartest Chardonnay’s and, more recently a pair of outstanding Rhône style wines. Right from the outset, Dave and Felicity’s offspring were involved and today it is very much Gordon, partnered by his wife, Nadia, who are responsible for the winemaking, with brother Bevan looking after the commercial side.This is always my favourite South African Pinot Noir, it just has beautiful purity of fruit and perfect balance; some richness but with bright and juicy acidity. It never fails to deliver. This will age and improve for up to 10 years but is delicious now. One of the New World's best and for a wine of this quality, the price is incredible (compare to Burgundy or California!) Great with roast lamb or pork, grilled chops, fillet steak, venison...any special meal!
‘Douce Providence’ Muscat St. Jean de Minervois 50cl, Clos de Gravillas
This is a beautiful dessert wine from John & Nicola Bojanowski's organic winery in St.Jean de Minervois, deep in the Languedoc countryside. Made from that grapiest of grapes Muscat, this is floral and fruity with aromas of orange flower and honeysuckle combining with flavours of sweet pink grapefruit and mandarin. The finish has such a refreshing tang that you can drink it on its own as an aperitif, but it would also take kindly to strawberries and fruit pastries.
Shrinking Violet Old Vine Syrah, Boris Kovac
Made from old Syrah vines in the l'Herault region of the south of France, this is a real bargain. The wine spends some time in toasty new oak which complements the lovely juicy, dark Syrah flavours nicely. A good wine to take to someone's house when you don't know what you're eating and when the host may just take the bottle and put it out of sight..bt if it did get opened, everyone would love it. A nice name, a pretty label and tastes much more expensive than it is...a win all round!
Reserve de Gassac Blanc, Mas de Daumas Gassac
This is a cracking organic wine! Made by the Guibert family at the iconic Mas de Daumas Gassac in the Languedoc, this is exceptional value for money. An unoaked, aromatic blend comprising of Viognier, Chardonnay, Terret and Muscat, this is creamy and peachy with a crisp, fresh finish. Perfect with seabass with fennel or other herby fish dishes. Organic.
Bandol Rose, Domaine de Suffrene
At Domaine La Suffrene, Cedric Gravier makes exceptional wines and is fast becoming one of the stars of the region. This rose is a bend of Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan. Slightly richer and fuller in style to Rose from the Cotes de Provence further inland, this really comes alive with food. Imagine garlicky prawns from the grill, grilled tuna with tomatoes and olive oil...imagine you're on the Cote d'Azur, sitting in a restaurant overlooking the Mediteranean with Bouillabaisse!
Gavi ‘La Fornace’, Cinzia Bergaglio
This is one of our favourite wines; it's Gavi that isn't overpriced! Bergaglio is situated in Tassarolo, in the heart of the Gavi zone (it could be called Gavi di Gavi...), in the south of Piemonte heading towards Liguria. Cortese is the grape here, and this version has all the herb-scented freshness and juicy, citrus fruit you could hope for. Not a complicated wine, or one that should be revered and sipped in silence; it should be served with great food and drunk heartily with a big grin on your face! The perfect wine to have with fennel-stuffed seabass doused with really good olive oil. Yum..
Southend Chardonnay, Newton Johnson
This family farm was founded in the mid-1990s by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (Née Newton) and within the past twenty years has built a reputation for producing some of the Cape’s best Pinot Noir. Dave’s CWM thesis was on the variety. Right from the outset, Dave and Felicity’s offspring were involved and today it is very much Gordon, partnered by his wife, Nadia, who are responsible for the winemaking, with brother Bevan looking after the commercial side.Southend is a single vineyard that is owned and farmed by Newton Johnson's neighbours, the Pringle family. It is a notably cooler slope, a stone’s throw across the river from NJ, with less sunshine and consequently slower ripening. It produces wines with sparkling clarity, high-toned fruit flavours, compact structure, and vibrant acidity. They preserve these features by fermenting in larger format casks that often ferment slowly in to the winter.The oak is barely noticeable here, the wine is just fresh and juicy; such an elegant style of Chardonnay by one of the New World's best Chardonnay producers. If you know people who are adamant that they do not like Chardonnay, get them to taste this! A great all-rounder, suiting simple fish and shellfish dishes as well as salads and grilled vegetables.