For when it all gets a bit too much…
Whites (2 bottles of each)
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Petit Bourgeois Blanc - Chavignol, Loire, France
Remarkably aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances recalling the flower of the vine and the fruit of the Sauvignon. On the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity characteristic of grapes harvested at good maturity. Citrus, apple and gooseberry aromas with hints of passion fruit are often found in this lively and bright wine.
Cantina Frentana, Frentano Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC - Rocca San Giovanni, Abruzzo, Italy
Pale yellow in colour, the nose is delicate and fresh with hints of white flowers, peach and apple-blossom fruit. The palate is attractively fresh with notes of yellow plums, pears and apples.
Bodegas Terras Gauda, Abadia De San Campio - Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
The palate exhibits freshness, power and balance. It is a bright, very lively, pleasant, velvety wine - the result of a vintage characterized by its good maturation. All in all, a well-balanced and attractive wine. It reveals a great variety of notes of white and tropical fruit, with a powerful and very long finish.
Reds (2 bottles of each)
El Abasto, Malbec - Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Deep violet colour with bright purple hues. Typical and complex Malbec aromas. Ripe fruits such as figs, red fruits. Spicy notes due the oak aging Full body with sweet tannins, great structure and long finish.
Henri Nordoc, IGP Pays d'Oc Merlot – Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Oozes bags of primary fruit: mulberry, sweet cherry and plum, rounded off by savoury flavours of black olive, eucalyptus and white pepper.
Continental Platter, Pot à Cab Sav - Margaret River, Australia
Well-structured bright fruit. The nose is appealing, flaunting pyrazine aromatics of bell pepper and peppercorn and flavours of coffee, bitter chocolate and wood tannin.