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Verus Riesling, Slovenia
Previous vintages much recommended. Such as;
The Guardian’s Fiona Beckett’s Best Bottles to take on a picnic;
“I love the fragrant, floral Verus Riesling from Slovenia – that’s one for sipping while you dabble your feet in a stream. It’s one of the excellent range of the same producer’s aromatic wines imported by The Real Wine Company.”
This particular varietal is a favourite of mine. Gets even better with a year or two bottle age.
Drink now to end 2021.Other Single Varietal WhiteUnoaked WhitesSlovenia2016750 ml13-13.5%
Verus Sauvignon Blanc, Slovenia
Verus wines need little commentary. They are all superb, demonstrating what Jancis Robinson called “a purity of fruit” when we shipped their first ever vintage in 2008. Few more than this pure, dry, fruity Sauvignon Blanc.
Drink now to end 2020.Sauvignon BlancCrisp & Refreshing WhitesUnoaked WhitesSlovenia2016750 ml13-13.5%
Château d’Or et de Gueules “Mon fut c’est du poulet?”
Diane’s husband, Matthieu, demonstrates both his fine winemaking skills as well as his sense of humour with this wine. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin;
Matthieu devised a special cuvee, just one barrel, to mark the birth of his baby five years ago. Whist he was away on business one day, Diane unwittingly blended the barrel together with others destined to be the Trassegum Red final blend.
“Your’e kidding me?!!” said Matthieu on learning his barrel was gone. Translated from “Mon cul, c’est du poulet?” in French. In order not to offend sensitivities he replaced the vulgar “cul” (arse) with “fut” (barrel), and so the fith vintage of this birthday wine is Matthieu’s finest so far in his opinion. Lovely sort, round, fleshy Syrah with easy oak undertones.Shiraz/SyrahBig & Robust RedsFrance2016750 ml13-13.5%
Quinta de San Francisco Portuguese Red
NEW IN. Single Estate red from the Obidos region. CastelÃ£o (60%), Aragonez (20%),Touriga Nacional (20%) are aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.Many Gold Medals!…and a special Christmas price!Red BlendsOakey RedsPortugal2016750 ml13-13.5%
ChÃ¢teau Ferry Lacombe Naos Cotes de Provence Rosé
Brought in following the runaway success of the “Haedus”…let’s try the others! Naos is the epitome. Great on its own by, by gum, it goes well with food! With each little step up in price you get a leap in quality! This might be “just a Rosé” but it really is an elegant quality wine.”
Grenache 60%, Syrah 40%.
Drink now to 2020Mixed BlendLight & FruityFrance2017750 ml13-13.5%
£14.00Add to basket
Château d’Or et de Gueules ‘Trassegum’ White organic
50% of the blend is barrel-fermented Roussanne.White BlendsOakey WhitesFrance2016750 ml13-13.5%
Château d’Or et de Gueules Chardonnay ‘Cep de Diane’ Organic
This is a superbly rich, honeyed, aromatic Organic Chardonnay.ChardonnayRich WhitesFrance2014750 ml13-13.5%
Château d’Or et de Gueules ‘Trassegum’ Red
Previous vintges recommended by Jancis Robinson: “Brilliant fruit, fine tannins…..serious build and potential.”
Selected from the best parts of the vineyard, this is a blend of Syrah, Carignan and Mourverdre. Each varietal is kept apart and aged in 500 litre oak barrels for 12 months. Only then do they decide upon the final blend. Once made, the finished wine is aged for yet another 12 months in those same barrels before bottling. Only 10% of the barrels are new wood, so there’s no “in your face ” oakiness here!
Diane only releases this wine if she feels it is up to her highest standards of quality. So, no 2002 vintage ‘ it was all sold off in bulk to the ‘négociants’. The 2003 vintage was a cracker. No 2004 vintage either; that, too, was not good enough, the 2005, 2007 and 2009s brilliant…as was the 2011.
And then along came the equally scrumptious 2103, now the fab 2015. What more can I say? Drink now to 2026 (really!)Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsFrance2015750 ml13-13.5%
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