Dear Les Caves, This year I have been very Natty and Nice and to help celebrate the big day I would like...
Domaine Alexandre Bain, Terre d’Obus VDF 2019
100% Sauvignon Blanc - Tracy-sur-Loire, Pouilly Fumé, Loire Straw coloured in the glass, the wine is aromatic, dry, mineral and floral with elements of citrus..
Vini Viti Vinci, Bourgogne Aligoté Bréau 2019
100% Aligoté - Irancy, Northern Burgundy Hazy pale-yellow colour. Bright lemon tart flavours with herbaceous notes and a dense, biscuity finish and steely aftertaste. Wildly refreshing.
Kamara Winery, Stalisma Dry White 2020
80 % Malagousia 20% Xinomavro Blanc de Noir - Northern Greece, near Thessaloniki Light yellow colour, with its base unique standing out it is a bottle for high quality wines. When you smell it, you can easily descry citrus fruits and bergamot scents, with a nice jasmine feeling and herbal characteristics (yarrow, wild herbal).
Valli Unite, Ottavio Rube Bianco 2020
70% Cortese, 23% Chardonnay, plus some Timorasso - Piedmont, Italy A delicious and thirst-quenching mix of summer flowers, yellow plums and wild herbs held together by racy minerals..
Château Lamery, Autrement Vin de France 2015
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc - Saint Pierre d'Aurillac, Bordeaux Very beautiful nose, complex and subtle with dried fruit and mineral tones. Jacques calls it a “vin Autrefois”, a wine from the past, when Bordeaux was elegant.
Judith Beck, Hunny Bunny 2020
100% Blaufränkisch - Gols, Burgenland, Austria The other face of Blaufrankisch – light maceration, pale pinkish-red, refreshing stemmy sour cherry fruit with mouth-cleansing acidity.
Azienda Agricola Natalino del Prete, Natalì Primitivo 2020
100% Primitivo - Terra dei Messapi, Puglia, Italy Natalino's Primitivo is just enchanting – not a word that you would normally associated with this southern beast of a grape variety. Whilst no shrinking violet it does have aromas of violets as well as flavours of black cherries, plums, oriental spice and liquorice and the natural drinkability that we associate with Natalino’s wines.
Radford Dale, Thirst Gamay 2020
100% Gamay – Wellington, South Africa Lean and light but by no means simple. The palate displays supple tannins that provide texture, expressive red fruits, herbaceous tomato-leaf and a fantastic length.
Camillo Donati, Malvasia Secco 2020
100% Malvasia Aromatica di Candia - Arola, Emilia, Italy Straw yellow in colour, very fragrant with floral, toasted and fruity aromas and a bitter aftertaste which is a peculiar characteristic of the variety. It is a very powerful wine, both in the scent and in the mouth and is certainly a wine suited for all meals.
Domaine Plageoles, Mauzac Nature 2019
100% Mauzac Rose - Gaillac, South West France Fine and delicate effervescence. Attractive nose of white flower (acacia), pollen, white pear and apples Crisp attack on the palate, yet filling out to become supple and fine with floral notes.
Loxarel, A Pel Ancestral 2020
100% Xarel.lo - Vilobí del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain Scents of white blossom, honey, quince and musk. It has a soft mouthfeel with a gentle mousse, behind which ripe apples and mandarin fruits are present. The wine has good acidity with a refreshing salty element and good concentration.
Bodegas y Viñedos Maestro Tejero, La Cosa / The Thing
100% Moscatel – Valtiendas, Segovia province, Spain Cloudy colour (unfiltered), light, very fresh, sweet but not too sweet.