Next Wine tasting & Postage

May tasting

The 3 whites and 5 reds as listed below will be decanted into our 5cl bottles and delivered to your front doorstep. The whites will probably need chilling.

We will pick up the empties a week or so later when we hopefully also deliver your wine order.

Please confirm your wish to try these wines ASAP as last month we nearly completed our limit of 60 participants.

 To be delivered 6th May and should you wish to order the deadline would be Tuesday 11th May

 1 Montresor Soave Classico 2019 Veneto, Italy
2 Domaine de la Combe Muscadet Tradition, Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2019 Loire France
3 GENETIE Bourgogne Chardonnay ‘Illuminé’ 2018 Bourgogne France

4 Montevista Merlot 2019 Maule Valley Chile

5 Uggiano Chianti Riserva ‘La Scoperta’ 2018 Tuscany Italy
6  Clos Bagatelle ‘À L’Origine’, Saint-Chinian Rouge 2018 Beziers France

7 Pinna Fidelis Roble 2018 Ribera del Duero Spain

8 Amauta ‘Corte IV Innovación’ Cabernet Franc Malbec 2018 Cafayate Argentina

We start with a Montresor Soave from the Veneto region. This is crisp and refreshing. It is excellent with simple fish such as grilled plaice or on its own well chilled as an aperitif.

The new owner of Domaine la Combe Muscadet, Pierre Gadais, has made many improvements to this winery. Grapes are now handpicked, he is converting to organic growth and this warmer vintage has a ripe, almost tropical fruit character.

Bourgogne blanc can be  a boring affair but the Illumine Chardonnay sings out loud and Boutinot winemaker Samantha says it is one of her favourite wines.

In reds, we start Chile`s best selling grape Merlot. Emiliana have Montevista as their entry level wine. It is bursting with ripe plum, cherry and bramble fruit aromas.It is easy drinking with or without food.

Uggiano Chianti Riserva La Scoperta is a fruit-forward Chianti with good maturity and a touch of spice. Plum, blackcurrant and black cherry fruits with a hint of spice. Drink with rich casseroles and roast meats.

We have always liked the wines from St Chinian, north of Beziers and Clos Bagatelle is no exception. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and a dash of Mourvèdre.,grown on schist and grit. It has excellent balance and generous and gentle structure. A hearty southern red that would shine alongside a cassoulet, a spag bol or a pizza.

We have also enjoyed wines from the Ribera del Duero and Pinna Fidelis Roble especially, grapes are grown near Pesquera. Grapes are hand picked and after fermentation spend 4 months in oak barrels.This wine develops immensely for being decanted. It opens out to show an elegant wine with aromas of black fruit, a touch of liquorice and subtle oak characters.Great with steak or duck cooked with a pepper sauce.

We finish with an exotic red from Chile.  Amauta “Corte IV Innovacion A blend of Cabernet Franc 50%, Malbec 50% Deep ruby red colour and a lifted nose of bramble berry and gentle spice. Rich and supple with sweet spice and ripe, juicy berry fruit flavours. The finish is plush, long and moreish

Those who have not booked please confirm by  Sunday 2nd May

Full tasting notes and prices will be e-mailed nearer the the time

Should you wish to order wines from this tasting could you please do so by Tuesday pm 11th May

Postage

You could pick a wine or wines from our list and we will put it/them in a gift box, cover with bubble wrap and cardboard, then post it to wherever you would like it sending. We would include a message from yourself

To post a single bottle, would cost the price of the wine plus £5. This includes gift wrap packaging, postage and insurance up to £20 ( for £50 it would be £1 more). To post two bottles, would cost the price of the wines plus £11. This includes gift wrap packaging, postage and insurance up to £20 (for £50 it would be £1 more)