6 wines in styles you may not yet be familiar with
1 bottle each of the following.
Jubilation, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine, sur lie – Muscadet with a difference. The village of Le Pallet is one of only two in the region that is afforded "cru" status and as if that were not a sufficient accolade, 15 of the village’s top growers have collaborated to create a "super Muscadet" with an almost Burgundian depth and richness whilst retaining classic Muscadet acidity.
White Mischief, Hahndorff – A full-on, New World take on Gruner Veltliner. Packed with clean, ripe apple and citrus infused fruit rounded of by a twist of savoury white pepper.
Lobethal Road Roussanne –Hand picked on 23 March 2016 and whole bunch pressed into seasoned French barriques. A delicate floral nose with hints of nectarine leads to a textured palate of spiced honey, wild herbs and grapefruit notes.
Neuburger Exempel, Adreas Gsellmann – After hand-harvesting the grapes were crushed and left in a stainless steel tank with the skins for 7 days. Fermentation was spontaneous using indigenous yeast, followed by a malolactic fermentation, and then battonage. The finished wine stayed on the fine lees in 500lt tonneaux for 9 months to get enough energy for the time in the bottle. No filtration and a one-time addition of sulfur promise natural drinking pleasure. Today and tomorrow. Now and later.
Grus, Vinedos de Alcohuaz –Fresh red fruit, violets, pepper, granite and a whole lot of minerality. Vibrant and expressive on both the nose and palate. Silky smooth finish, which Reta attributes to ageing in concrete egg.
Sousao, Casa Santos Lima – A wine drinkers wine with a big character. It has a very strong ruby colour, due to the red flesh of this grape, with a deep smell of spices, red berries, chocolate and slightly smoky.
6 bottles of Château Le Bedat.
Château Le Bedat is a nineteen-hectare property, situated in the commune of Gensac, east of St Émilion and is owned by the Fontana family. This is a juicy, fruit driven style of Bordeaux for immediate pleasure.
The blend is 75% Merlot, with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is thirty years old.
Ruby red colour. A clean nose with notes of balsamic and fine nuances of plum and clean oak. Intense spice and oak on layers of velvety cherry fruit and a slight hint of licquorice. Lasting rich fruit flavours with smooth round tannins. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.
A beautiful ruby colour. A clean nose with good intensity. Complex aromas of leather, ripe sweet fruit and herbs over a base of fine oak. Palate: Potent and juicy with structure and good tenacity. The finish shows lots of spice and is ample, complex, long and persistent.
Our standard mainland UK delivery charge is £8.95 but if you are based in Birmingham or Solihull we are offering free deliveries for orders of £50.00 or more. Delivery to the rest of mainland UK is free for orders over £150.00
Our opening hours are:
Livery Street Closed until Tuesday 4th February, normally Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Dovehouse Parade Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6.30pm