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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, NEW WINE PACK….WELL MOSTLY WINE, we snuck a delicious cider in there too!

We’re back and we’re kicking off 2022 in style with our first pack of the year. Six bottles to see you through January, the longest month of the year!

This months selection contains the excellent sparkling Cider at a conscience free 5% abv. A lower abv option than a bottle of sparkling wine & great for sharing. Would go excellently alongside one of those delicious takeaways that help to keep the spirits up. 

Then we have the newly arrived Rocky Gully Riesling from Frankland Estate in Western Australia, the return of our fan favourite organic Picpoul from winemaker Christophe Muret, and an exciting selection of 3 reds from Northern Spain, Middle Italy and South West France.

Here’s a list of what you can find inside the January Pack:

  • Pilton Pomme Pomme Cider (England) – This fruity cider brings together bittersweet cider apples & quince. The unique tart astringency of the quince is balanced here by the natural fruity sweetness of our classic keeved cider. At under 5% alcohol this can be a daytime bottle to pop at the park & glug with pals. 
  • Rocky Gully Riesling 2019 – A dry Riesling packed with exotic fruit flavours and aromas of white peach, lemon and lime. Very refreshing with a minerality that gives the wine weight and leads to a long and complex finish. From Frankland Estate who have an unwavering focus on sustainability and the local flora and fauna of their surrounding western Australia. 
  • Picpoul by Christophe Muret 2020 – An absolute pleasure to drink and a must have in the house. Muret’s Picpoul shows melon and lemon zest on a silky fresh palate with a little saline freshness on the finish. Well made, well farmed and finally back in stock and straight back into a wine pack to be rediscovered.
  • Castro Ventosa Mencia Joven –  Dark ruby-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of baking spices, eucalyptus/pine notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, sweet, forward wine with no hard edges. It is a terrific introduction to the Mencía grape and the Bierzo region.
  • Ciu Ciu Piceno Bacchus – An organic Sangiovese and Montepulciano from the Marche region in East Italy. Bright raspberries and liquorice are the key notes here but there is also a lovely nose of strawberry and morello cherry. The uncomplicated juicy palate makes it a wine you can keep coming back to.
  • Terre d’Abouriou – A very exciting new wine (if you’re into exploring new grape varieties). A ripe, full bodied red from the Cotes du Marmandais, a satellite region of Bordeaux. Mainly composed of the local Abouriou grape variety, using organic farming. The nose shows both blackcurrant and red berry flavours with spice notes and a subtle menthol element. There’s a nice balance of power and freshness with good acidity and that round spicy finish.

There we have it, 6 bottles to explore and enjoy pairing with dishes and sipping in your cosy home.


 Happy January!