A monthly selection of 6 of our favourite Organic wines. This monthly selection has grown from our very popular Organic 6 pack, here we are offering some of our existing and new favourites that are drinking particularly well right now.
The August Pack leans towards the lighter, summery wines with 1 white, 2 reds, a peachy orange wine, light southern french rose and even a natural english cider that pairs brilliantly well with cheesy picnics.
Here’s the run down of what to expect:
Cantine Rallo Zibbibo: Just about the trendiest white grape in town, this expression hails from an organic estate in the South West of Sicily. Bright golden yellow in colour, expect fragrant floral aromas with peach and pear notes. Fresh, dry, aromatic and fruity.
Meinklang Weiss Mulatschak Orange Wine: A lightly aromatic and tannic skin contact white wine with soft yeastiness. A blend of Welschriesling, Pinot Gris, and Traminer all given 5 to 7 days of maceration on the skins. Certified biodynamic farming, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, no filtering or fining, and very low sulfite additions. Naturally hazy, notes of apricots and goldenberries.
Le Ballon Rose: A light summery Rose from the Languedoc Rousillon in southern France. Here Grenache and Cinsault grapes combine to give a delicate, dry and fruity organic rose that suits Provence fans as well as those looking for value from other french regions.
Era Sangiovese: Era is from Bruno and Carlo Volpi in northern Italy. For this wine they have acted as agents, sourcing the best Organic fruit they could find to produce a soft, plummy and spicy wine with fleshy tannins and balancing acidity. This acts as the food wine in the box and pairs well with medium to richer dishes or oily tomato based pasta, where the dark berried crunch can cleanse and freshen the palate.
Tom Oliver’s Yarlington Mill Cider: A serious, food friendly and complex natural cider. Tom Oliver has crafted his Yarlington Mill from 90% Yarlington Mill apples and 10% Foxwhelp. It is then matured in speyside whisky oak barrels for 18 months leaving it equally fruity, smokey, spicy and sweet. It is medium dry and a real eye opener in the fast growing natural cider category. These should be drunk like wines, with a large glass and some cheese or pork dish or savoury snack of your choosing.
Il Folle Nero d’Avola: 100% Nero d’Avola from Sicily. Also organic like the rest, we’ve stocked this for a few months now but re-tasted it just a few days ago and wee blown away by the quality: Bright red berried fruit, juicy, light and with just a touch of jammy-ness to show off the Sicilian sunshine.