Back to our Roots - Focus on the South West...
Whites (2 of each)
LA TOUR DES GENDRES, BERGERAC - 2017 PET NAT
A fresh and fruity sparkling wine with low alcohol, light sweetness and a delicious refreshing taste!
CLOS LAPEYRE, JURANCON - 2017 JURANCON SEC
Lovely nose of white flower and marzipan, sharp attack on the palate with dancing acidity bringing out the pure crystalline citrus fruit flavours: lemon and pink grapefruit, zesty cleansing finish.
Reds (2 of each)
DOMAINE PLAGEOLES, GAILLAC - 2016 MAUZAC NOIR
Very individual wine, pale red, with vegetal aromas, notes of green and white pepper and a touch of cherry and blueberry on the finish.
CHATEAU PLAISANCE, FRONTON - 2016 SERR DA BEG [TAIS TOI!]
The first Sulfur free Negrette made the Penavayre boys of Chateau Plaisance. A super juicy red with grainy tannins and refreshing acidity. The purity of the grape shines through with good balance between fruit, tannin and acidity.
CHATEAU DU CEDRE, CAHORS - 2015 HERITAGE DU CEDRE
The family traits of abundant dark brooding fruit are evident; the heart is black but the flesh is youthful. It’s lunchtime and you could murder a Cahors, but you don’t fancy taking out one of the big guns. Heritage is for you, a bonny ruby-red, the Malbec softened by plummy Merlot soothing to the gullet, a nice touch of lip-smacking acidity.
DOMAINE ARRETXEA, IROULEGUY - 2014 IROULEGUY ROUGE
An interesting contrast to the Madiran, this Tannat-based red is given fragrance by its Cabernet partners. Fascinating aromas of forest fruits allied to sous-bois (undergrowth), fern and tea. Elegant and fine on the palate with delicious acidity. A wine of great character and real purity – a wine of terroir.