Everyday Dozen - please note that free delivery is only available in Birmingham & Solihull
2 bottle each of the following:
Castillo Ladera Blanco, Spain - Fresh, lightly savoury nose of ripe peach, lemon and fennel. Peachy and cashew nut characters on the palate are matched by a broad, textural palate and clean, fruity finish.
Cuvee Jean Paul Sec, Franc – A lovely aromatic nose with zesty citrus and hints of stone fruit and a palate with lots of white nectarine, citrus and creamy characters balanced with a refreshing lemony acidity
Andersbrook Chenin Blanc, South Africa – A fine fruity dry white from the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Castillo Ladera Tinto, Spain - Ruby red colour with violet tints. On the nose it is fresh and elegant with characteristic aromas of cherry and red fruits. Light, harmonic and round on the palate with soft tannins.
Les Roulants Rouge, France – bright and juicy with lots of youthful sweet fruit on top of a layer of soft tannins, which give this wine its structure and presence.
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha, Spain – The nose is open, generous and spicy. On the palate juicy bramble, cherry fruit and fresh redcurrants dominate. An easy drinking wine where supple tannins are balanced by good acidity and blackberry notes, with a hint of liquorice and black pepper.
All 12 bottles for £80.00 inc VAT and local delivery
Sauvignon Blanc & Friends - please note that free delivery is only available in and around Birmingham & Solihull
1 bottle each of the following:
Makutu Sauvignon Blanc – classic Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, full of tropical fruit flavours with a zesty freshness on the finish.
Picpoul de Pine, Domaine la Serre – Crisp and dry. Citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon with a floral hint. Melon and peach on the palate with an intense minerality.
Last Temptation Riesling – from South Africa's Hemel en Arde Valley where La Vierge produce one of the most appealing and more-ish Rieslings we know of.
Monte Schiavo Verdicchio Classico fresh citrus and peachy aromas with hints of passion fruit. The palate has abundant pineapple and tropical fruit characters, balanced by zesty acidity and a ripe yet crisp finish.
Vinho Verde Alvarinho, Este - made from the traditional premium grape Alvarinho from the classical sub-region (Monção) by the Spanish border. A dry wine with tropical fruit, complexity and power.
Stone Road Sauvignon Blanc – A fresh, crisp, well-structured wine, this Sauvignon has well integrated acidity on the palate and a smooth, lingering aftertaste.
All 6 bottles for £61.50 inc VAT - local delivery only
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter. No better partner to a lunchtime snack!
Friday 23 April 2021
6x 10cl bottles
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 23rd April 2021
Log in from 6:30pm Start time 7:00pm
£25 for 6x 10cl box INSTORE COLLECTION ONLY
Guest speaker John Leech, Commercial Director of Araldica
Araldica is Piemonte's most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationship with the winery producing wines from Piemonte's main DOC / DOCG regions.
In 1999 Araldica acquired Il Cascinone - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. The 'Il Cascinone' range (and part of the Alasia range) is produced with grapes sourced and hand harvested from Araldica’s most prized vineyards, both on the estate itself and from other selected sites.
John has a practical understanding of the vagueries of winemaking across Piemonte few can match. Join us in the Zoom where we will be tasting our way across Piemonte with 3 wines from Araldica plus 3 from Il Cascinone.
Your Zoom package will include 1 x 10cl bottle of each wine and can only be collected in-store. Please specify which store you would like to collect from when you place your order in the comments section. We will email you with further details for collection nearer the date of the tasting.
Head on over to Arch 13 to order some cheese to match and we'll ensure they all arrive together.