We have put together an alternative Best of the Best collection this year for those who would love a bottle of exceptional white wine in the selection.
We begin with the ‘Pierre Bertrand Champagne Premier Cru NV’ A sensational Champagne rated 98/100 by a Decanter tasting panel. This is an easy drinking medium bodied Champagne from Cumieres, In the Marne Valley. A deep copper/gold colour which is peachy and lush, explosively juicy but balanced by fresh lemony notes. Bottle aged for 6-8 years which is much longer than most NV champagnes on the market lends itself to a complexity and character unmatched by any product in this price range.
We have chosen a brilliant Italian white in this year’s selection. The ‘Falanghina Beneventano – 2020’ from Vesevo. We could’ve played safe with a delicious sauvignon blanc from Esk Valley or a superb French oaked chardonnay from Dom. Gayda, but this wine is too special to miss. With flavours of aromatic jasmine & ripe melon lushness, mint/basil coolness, and a tufa mineral hint. This wine has won IWSC, IWC and Decanter bronze awards in previous years. Truly different to most of what we will be drinking this Christmas and refreshing and challenging in an enjoyable way.
To complete this epic trio of sensational wines perfect for your Christmas we have the indomitable ‘Edizione Cinque Autoctoni 20 – 2018’ from Fantini. Now in its 20th year of production this excellent Italian red is going from strength to strength. Rated 99/100 by Luca Maroni for a third year in a row is quite the achievement. A deep ruby red wine with blackberry and cherry and an herbaceous minerality which is alluring as you sip, elements of cinnamon and cocoa help to round out the distinctive flavour. Velvety tannins are complemented by the savoury sweetness of the French oak all wine leaves a long smooth fruity finish with elegant mouth feel.
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