“Keep it in a cool, dark place and hold onto it for a couple of years” So many wine writers tell us that we should hold onto our wine for maximum enjoyment, but really how many of us actually have either the patience, will power or ideal conditions to keep wine at home? We’ve bought a lot of wine over the last year and kept it perfectly in our (cool, dry, dark cellar) it is not dusty, grand old wine, but it is really well made, delicious stuff that we think has improved vastly by spending a bit of extra time in the bottle.
ST ANDRE DE FIGUIERE, PREMIERE DE FIGUIERE 2013 Cotes de Provence, France This is an organically produced blend of Vermentino (70%) and Semillon grown on decomposed schist soil in vineyards overlooking the Med halfway be- tween Toulon and St Tropez. The influence of the ferrous schist is key and adds a structure and teasing mineral length to the mid-palate fruit, a counterpoint tothe floral notes of acacia and fennel on the nose.7.00 40.00
SMITH-MADRONE RIESLING 2012 Bordeaux, France From two brothers - who long ago dared to go where others wouldn’t; American Riesling. Like the powerhouse that is Whitney Houston this wines packs soul and range into it’s aromas. Soaring floral top-notes and exotic fruity depth. Dry, refreshing, mouth-watering finish that leaves you wanting more.52.50
BONARD, ARBOIS PUPILLIN ‘LA CHAMADE’ PLOUSSARD 2011 Bordeaux, France It’s red wine, but not as you know it. Hailing from France’s smallest wine region Bonard’s natural approach to winemaking leaves this pastel-coloured wine with a slight haze, and buckets of personailty. Go off the grid and try this extraordinary wine bursting with red berries, orange zest and spice.7.00 44.00
CHATEAU SERILHAN, SAINT ESTEPHE 2010 Bordeaux, France Hailing from the prestigious Bordeaux region of St Estephe Chateau Serilhan has had a makeover over the past decade is is now ready to flaunt it like Beyonce. A bold and modern style of Claret, tastes like easting mince pies infront of a roaring fire; spice, rich fruit, cigars and smokey earthiness.60.00