Herencia Altes take as much trouble making their entry level wines as they do their top cuvee's, and it really shows in the wonderful red wine. Rich and textured with deep layers of dark red fruits and a wionderfull long finish, this is a stunning allrounder that can be drunk on its own or with grilled meats and anything from a Sunday roast to bangers and mash!
Lismore Reserve Syrah
500 litre wooden casks to ferment
Steep rocky stoney slopes : tick
South facing slopes to maximise sunny exposure : tick
Rich, dark, peppery Syrah with abundant sweet yet spicey currant and damson flavours : tick
Cornas : no
Garrigue : no
Fyenbos : tick
Samanatha O'Keefe : has created something really special here!
Clos du Chateau
Clos du Chateau de Cadillac 750ml
Just across the river from the more famous (and considerably more expensive) Sauternes, this lusciously sweet dessert wine offers great value. Late harvested grapes affected by noble rot, present notes of seville orange marmalade, beeswax and ginger, tropical fruits and wildflower honey, all held in balance by refershing lively acidity. Unctuous and delicious.
Domaine Moutard Diligent Rose Methode Traditionelle
Stunning value and stunning wine. From esteemed Champagne house Moutard comes this fantastic cremant. Made using Methode Traditionelle, just like Champagne, this Pinot noir rose sparkling comes from the Chablis area - halfway between Champagne and Burgundy - and offering the class of both. This is for those moments when you want Pink Champagne without the price tag. Fabulous.
Weingut Sepp Moser Classic Zweigelt Organic
Distinctive black cherry notes, with herbal and subtle tobacco aromas. Vibrant in acidity but well balanced. Light and juicy in texture with supple tannins and a sour cherry twist on the finish.
Gruber Roschitz Gruner Veltliner ORGANIC
Refreshing and interesting wine, with an appealing white pepper and dill character. Gently spicy, lively and rounded, with subtle apple notes over a savoury-mineral character. Great match to dishes using broccoli, cauliflower and kale where it compliments the mustardy character perfectly.