Tried and tasted - our February selections with an orange twist...
Whites (2 of each)
LES CADOLES, CHAMPVENT, MÂCON - 2015 MACON CHARDONNAY
100% Chardonnay. Clean fresh modern Macon. Mineral, expressive nose with citrus fruit and white flower flavours. The palate has flavours of fleshy, tasty white fruits, combined with a lot of creaminess and full-bodied flavour.
BODEGAS PIRINEOS, SOMONTANO - 2016 PIRINEOS 3404 BLANCO
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is pale yellow with green hues in the glass whilst the nose has diverse aromas of citrus, orange blossom, white chocolate and vanilla as well as fruit notes of quince and melon. The palate is balanced with equal sweetness and acidity and a great aromatic strength with fruit notes as well as hints of Jasmine, Lavender and white flowers.
Orange (2 of each)
LA STOPPA, ELENA PANTALEONI, RIVERGARO, EMILIA-ROMAGNA – ORGANIC - 2010 MALVASIA BIANCA AGENO
60% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 40% Trebbiano and Ortrugo. A very fresh nose with notes of peach, pink grapefruit and citrus fruits, and even sage. The palate is extremely fresh, tannic and well-balanced.
Reds (2 of each)
DOMAINE DANIEL DUGOIS, ARBOIS - 2014 ARBOIS TROUSSEAU “CUVEE GREVILLIERE”
100% Trousseau. Garnet coloured with an expressive bouquet, this Trousseau is both delicate and elegant, musky on the nose with attractive tannins. Morello cherry, spices, blackberry jostle for attention on the palate and there is an edge of pinesap which makes this very appealing.
DOMAINE DU CALVAIRE DE ROCHE-GRES, DIDIER DESVIGNES, MORGON - 2016 CHIROUBLES
100% Gamay. Garnet in colour with violet notes. Floral (irises) and berry aromas (raspberries) on the nose with tender, delicate fruit flavours lingering pleasantly on the tongue.
A LOS VINATEROS BRAVOS, ITATA - 2015 VOLCANICO PAIS
100% Pais. The delicate underbrush aromas of Itatas wild grass, red fruits and a little bit of cassis are aromas and flavours that characterise this wine. A fresh wine, delicate, marked by fine grain tannins that give a very unique structure and create a long lingering ending with a distinctive mineral character due to the volcanic soils where the old vines thrive.