Six delicious white wines including some supreme easy drinking delights from New Zealand and South Africa, A divine French Chardonnay, A sensationally British still white and an Italian pinot grigio.
We begin with the ‘Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 2020’ in what was a very difficult year for sauvignon blanc with reported harvests down 80%, New Zealand Sauvignon has proven quite difficult to find, and this bottle will be even harder to keep given its deliciousness. Passion fruit and pea shoots mingle easily on the nose of this medium-bodied wine. This is a fully dry and somewhat austere Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, ending on notes of white grapefruit and hints of underripe stone fruit.
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.
Pinot Grigio is many white wine drinkers go-to, and this bottle will be enjoyed by all. The ’Colline Teatine IGT Pinot Grigio - 2020’ is A beautifully, light, vibrant white to be appreciated for its zesty, citrus, and green apple character and refreshing quality.
The 'Dom. Gayda Chardonnay - 2020' is appealingly floral and fruity on the nose. Toasty, stone fruit, mineral with good weight and depth on the palate. Fresh finish. This wine was described as “Fresh, clean, cool-climate style Chardonnay. A mélange of citrus and tropical fruit with a creamy texture from some expert oak handling. Chablis with attitude.” by Matthew Stubbs - Master of Wine.
The 'Dalwood Still White Wine - 2020' is created from the grapes of the Dalwood Vineyards single estate, one block vineyard in East Devon. This single block produces just 3,800 bottles of still wine. Hints of pear, mango and citrus combine for a rounded taste and a long well balanced finish.
The three varieties are picked individually by hand, to ensure each variety is harvested at it’s best. They employ a minimal intervention, whole-bunch pressing method that allows the flavours of the crop to flourish.
To complete our easy drinking trio, we have the ‘Leaping Hound Chenin Blanc/Viognier – 2020’ White peach and hints of jasmine on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit and fresh apricot flavours that balances the sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality helps to deliver a delicious flavoursome and
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