Wines for Autumn - Our October case of the month
White (2 of each)
BEN WALGATE, EAST SUSSEX - 2018 TILLINGHAM WHITE
35% Muller Thurgau, 32% Ortega, 17% Bacchus, 12% Chardonnay, 4% Schönburger. Smokey stone fruit and apple aromas, with a light, soify and grippy palate.
ANNE & FRANCOIS COLLARD, COSTIERES DE NIMES - 2018 GALETS DORES
40% Roussanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Vermentino, 8% Marsanne and 5% Marselan. Light yellow with golden hues. The nose has citrus flavours mingled with floral aromas (orchid) and a mineral finish. The palate is crisp, fresh and full, with perfect balance between fruit and a smooth texture
FILIPPO FILIPPI, VENETO - 2016 SOAVE VIGNE DELLA BRA
100% Garganega. Intense straw yellow, the wine has an intense and intriguing nose with notes of yellow fruit, herbs and spices. The palate is fresh, juicy and rich in fruit and savoury aromas
Reds (2 of each)
FERDINANDO PRINCIPIANO, LANGHE - 2017 NEBBIOLO COSTE
100% Nebbiolo Light ruby colour with notes of ripe cherry, rose, spice and red fruit nose. Attractive body which is on the lighter side for Nebbiolo but with great balance and elegance. Spicy finish.
VITTORIO POZZESI, ENRICO POZZESI & GIULIO GAMBELLI - 2015 RODANO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA VIACOSTA
100% Sangiovese. Heady aromas, a profusion of red fruit, leather and spice. The wine drinks beautifully with elegant flavours of fruit and notes of tobacco and spice. Juicy and well-structured the finish is smooth, supple and long.
PLAIMONT, COTES DE GASCOGNE - 2018 LE MANSENG NOIR
100% Manseng Noir. This 100% Manseng Noir cuvee first exhibits a nose of violets, then an astonishing balance on the palate with moderate richness in alcohol underscored by a fantastic acidity. Softly rounded tannins are apparent from the very first months of the elevage period. This varietal wine displays a unique aromatic typicity: spices, elderflower and tapenade.