To the weekend and beyond……This weekend we’re definitely heading to Europe. In particular, the Loire Valley in France and Puglia, right down in the heel of Italy.
From the Loire we are showing a fantastic Sancerre made by Emile Balland using a small parcel of vines (less than a hectare, or slightly smaller than a rugby pitch) he has produced a wine that over delivers on quality and taste!
Emile Balland has captured the essence of Sancerre here, classic flinty minerality, crisp zesty citrus and grassy notes.
£24.99 btl or 6 for £120 (£20 btl)
Feeling wonderfully refreshed. we head off in a southerly direction to the very south of Italy. Here we come across a vineyard surrounded by olive trees in a small village called Salice Salentino. The vineyard has been there since 1665.
Here amongst a number of indigenous grape varieties we’ve chosen their Negroamaro to taste. This is a deep red wine with an intense nose of blackberry and plum. In the mouth it is warm, velvety and balanced. Goes wonderfully with most Italian cuisine, ragus, roast meats and of course some of their great cheeses. Buon appetito!
This Tuesday (March 7th) we are looking forward to a very special Pop Up entitled ‘The Battle of the Rhones’ where we are exploring the North/South divide in the Rhone Valley.