Autumn Wine Offers 2016
NV Champagne René Beaudouin
Sterling weakness has prompted our first price rise for many years for our house champagne. Luckily it’s better than ever and the pure Chardonnay formula out-tastes all but the very best “grandes marques”. It’s crisp, fresh, dry and elegant with enough age to have discarded the greenness of younger wines.
£262 for 12 bottles including VAT
2014 Pouilly Fuissé Dom de la Soufrandise
The outlook for white Burgundy and Maconnais is very grim. Weaker sterling and a disastrous vintage in 2016 guarantee higher prices. That’s why we stocked up on this creamy, round delicious Fuissé.
£112 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Ch. Fontarèche, Corbières, Vielles Vignes
Made from Mourvèdre 35%, Syrah 35%, Grenache 15%, Carignan 15%. The result is round and opulent with a nice touch of herbs and spice.
£55 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Pala, I Fiori, Cannonau di Sardegna
Cannonau is Sardinia’s equivalent to Grenache and this wine has wonderful expression of dark earthy fruit perfect for meat or game winter dishes. Apparently it is full of phenols, a life enhancing compound which accounts for a record number of centenarians in Sardinia.
£75 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Chianti Classico Rodano
This wine showed very well at a recent Chianti tasting at Harts. It can be drunk now or over the next 5 years. It has the typical bite of top Chianti but plenty of countervailing fruit.
£89.50 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Tokara Directors Reserve White, Stellenbosch, South Africa
We bought lots of this wine because it is a big rich world class white made from Sauvignon blanc 76% and Semillon 24%. It goes exceptionally well with salmon, veal, poultry, mushrooms etc. Awarded 5 stars by the South African Platter Guide and 95 points by Tim Atkin.
£139 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Agramante Doc Cacc’e Mmitte di Luccera
An organic wine made from late harvested Nero di Troia grapes and other local varieties by Paolo Petrilli in Puglia. This wine has a very ripe quality of dark damson fruit and spice but retains freshness and balance.
£100 for 6 bottles including VAT