6 Bottle Case and a book (1 x of each)
Come heatwave or unwonted sleet, it’s summer(ish), so here’s a selection of wines that will make that annual picnic or barbecue go with a pop. From amber to rose to fizz to gluggable-chillable red, there’s a wine for all moods and manifestations of British “summer”!
Santa Rosa de Choigue, Tinaja Moscatel, Yumbel, Region del Bio Bio, Chile.
(100% Moscatel de Alejandria)
Orange in colour with aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits. Vibrant and intense acidity and a great structure in the mouth.
Azienda Agricola Camillo Donati, Donati Camillo Ribelle Rosato, Emilia Romagna, Italy
(100% Barbera) - Certified organic
Beautiful pink colour and lively fizz. Hints of red berries on nose and palate. Perfect with antipasti. Try with pumpkin ravioli.
Jauma, Tikka The Cosmic Cat, Clarendon, Mclaren Vale, Australia
(Grenache, Shiraz blend)
A juicy blend of Grenache and Shiraz, bottled with no fining or sulphur additions. Super-crunchy from the carbonic maceration, jam-packed with aromatic red berry flavours, with a touch of spice and grip. Chill it, love it.
Domaine Les Terres Promises, Various Rose "L'Apostrophe", La Roquebrussanne, Provence, France
(45% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 25% Cinsault) - Certified Organic
It has a beautiful pale pink hue, with strawberry, blackberry, spice and garrigue on the nose. The palate is all kinds of cherry – juicy, sour and even macerated. A little watermelon and citrus round things out and continue through the long, crisp finish.
Les Champs Libres, Crozes Hermitage, Ardèche, Rhone, France
(100% Syrah) - Organic fruit
Les Champs Libres is a small négociant run by René-Jean Dard and frequently, Hervé Souhaut. The grapes are sourced from organically tended vineyards, and vinified without manipulation or intervention.The red effortlessly combines frivolity and cheeky terroir notes of black olives and pepper.
Testalonga, Baby Bandito Keep on Punching, Bandits Kloof, Eendekuil, Piketberg, Swartland, SA
Engaging nose of white peach, apple and a hint of dried herbs. Ripe fruits and mineral flavours go with bright acidity on the palate and lead to a good length finish.