NEW – Lux de Luc Corbieres (no added sulphites) France 75cl
This is an organic blend of Mourvedre and Carignan grown on clay-limestone soils. The grapes are handpicked and after selective sorting there is a short period of skin maceration and then carbonic maceration. Ageing takes place in concrete for 8 months. The wine is richly concentrated with fragrances of wild herbs, red fruits and floral expressions on the nose. Intense flavours of dark berry fruits and woodland hints on the palate, backed by subtle spice and velvety ripe tannins.
Maison Plantevin Cotes du Rhone 75clMaison Plantevin Cotes du Rhone 75cl
Grenache and Syrah predominate in this cuvee, with just 10% each of Carignan and Cinsault. All grapes are hand harvested at a family run estate, and fermentation is natural. The resultant unoaked wine is all about pure fruit enjoyment, and it’s guaranteed!
Azabache Rioja Crianza Spain 75clAzabache Rioja Crianza Spain 75cl
Jasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Italy 75clJasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Italy 75cl
Lovingly sourced by the Jasci family from a number of well-sited plots of vines in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, this dark, juicy Montepulciano exhibits all the classic hallmarks of this much loved wine style. Ripe, dark autumnal hedgerow fruits mingle with notes of spice and a touch of liquorice. Fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks and cement vats in order to safeguard as much of the pure fruit expression as possible. The tannins are well sculpted, lending an attractive dry edge to the finale, ensuring that the wine is appreciated at its best when served at table with traditional Italian cuisine. The Jasci family themselves suggest drinking it with a plate of potato gnocchi or pasta with beans.