Wines on Tasting in West Road 07.05.16

%o May 2016

The sun is shining...at last; so what else would we be tasting but a rose.  In this case the old favourite Williams Chase Rose.  Elegantly refreshing pink that offers hints of grapefruit, raspberry and white stone fruit with a clean, crisp finish.  Not a bad effort for a potato grower! 
£16.99 p/b or £85 for a case of 6 

The white I would like you to taste is a completely different animal.  The 2005 Blanc des Aspres from Emporda on the Spanish/French border.  Almondy and smoky on the nose, which is a textbook combo for this variety. The wine was 50% barrel-fermented, but it’s not a woody, toasty product. Instead, it’s focused and fruity, with a pretty mix of tropical flavours, banana and melon. Decidedly not bitter, with honey and light notes of vanilla on the finish.  Funky is one descriptor that immediately comes to mind. 
£14.99 p/b or £10 p/b when part of a mixed dozen case from the Spanish parcel


Finally from Toro in the North of Spain comes the 2004 Puertas Novas.  The 40 to 100 year old ungrafted vines grow in harsh conditions of extreme temperatures, so harsh that Phylloxera can't even take hold there.  The fruit is hand picked, fermented in concrete tanks and aged in old and new french oak.  Please do come in and taste. 
£14.99 p/b or £10 p/b when part of a mixed dozen case from the Spanish parcel

Mark




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