On tasting this weekend, and if you like, why not to have a glass in. We possibly going have some rain this weekend, but rose brings sunshine, let’s hope:
2016 Cheval Gris Chateau L'Ermitage £10.99 p/b or two for £20.00! 90% Grenache 10% Carignan. This is a lovely pale rosé produced in the Carmargue at the delta of the Rhone river. The terroir here is unique with pools of salted water and lots of sand in the soils, and vineyards more like dunes! As a result the wines from this region have a great mineral finesse backed up by notes of white peach and mandarine.
2015 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Domaine Daniel Rion £14.99/ Mix 6 £12.74/ Mix 12 £11.99 In the late seventies, his sons joined the business, bringing new parcels of vines with them. A new winery was built with a larger cellar and a tasting room. Today, the domaine consists of eighteen hectares of vineyards with eighteen appellations in six villages of the Côte des Nuits and the Hautes-Côtes: Prémeaux, Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot and Marey-les-Fussey. The estate’s old vines, from 25 to 65 years old, were selected for the quality of their fruits: small berries with thick skins that guarantee deeply colored, complex wines with refined tannins. The small output of the estate allows the winemaker to select grapes of great quality, naturally concentrated and balanced. New plantings are carried out with seedlings selected for the small size of the berries they will produce. This is a light, fruity and easy-going Pinot Noir perfect to drink by itself especially with this weather.
And we have great Barolo offer – pop to the shop and find out! See you over the weekend!