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 Perry from France 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 January 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:
- Pere Jules – Normandie Perry. Bright and shiny yellow colour. Fresh and clean pear taste, zesty and flowery This Poiré offers great freshness and finesse. Clean on the palate, the aromas of pear but also white flowers develop along with the tasting. It is excellent to drink with any seafood or over ice.
- 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.
- Azul y Garanza – Tempranillo with a splash of Grenache from a desert region in Northern Spain. Medium/ light bodied, great aromatic, black fruits and spice, very fresh. A wine made in concrete, and hence complex not due to oak aging or other vessels that impart flavour, but purely based on the quality of the raw material. A wine that always punches above its weight.
- 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.