JULY WINE PACK

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This wine pack has Summer & sunshine written all over it!  Luckily these six bottles will be good in all weathers so we are prepared for whatever cards the Scottish weather Gods deal us. Whether you are looking for a selection to take away with you on a UK trip or it is something to fill the fridge for BBQ’s & friends visiting – we have you covered!

 

It has been 2 years of working on the monthly packs now & we love seeing repeat orders from households who get one every month or two. It is a great way of keeping your wine rack re-stocked with interesting bottles all vouched for by us as we have tasted them. 

The July pack is full of 5 new wines that we have tasted recently & just loved. We wanted to champion types of wine that we are passionate about – organic, minimal intervention, food friendly, aromatic, orange & fizzy. 

The July Pack is made up of 1 sparkling, 2 white, 2 red & 1 orange wine.

Inside you will find: 

L’Abeille Picpoul de Pinet (France)  Picpoul has become a super popular wine over the past few years & we think you will love this one! This wine is both gentle & refreshing. There are notes of Mediterranean white peach, fresh apple & zesty lime peel culminating in a silky mouth-feel & crisp, vibrant acidity. This acidity is why the wine is known locally as the ‘Lip Stinger’ hence the bee on the label. Picpoul de Pinet is not only splendid with seafood & shellfish but also traditional Mediterranean dishes. Treat it like a squeeze of lemon & freshness with a salad or BBQ.  It is best drunk young & chilled. 

Rallo Vicoletto Catarratto Orange (Sicily)  This organic orange wine is straw yellow, bright but slightly hazy in colour thanks to the natural approach to winemaking, with no fining or filtration which results in a wine with very low sulphur levels. The bouquet is a wonderful mix of citrus, grapefruit, apple & white flesh fruits that combine pleasant notes of blossom with a light grippy texture – characteristic of these kinds of wines. Made with Catarratto, a local Sicilian grape, that is flavoursome & a very food friendly wine, even with spicier Italian dishes. 

Amu Vermentino (Sardinia)  Amu is an outstanding reflection of Sardinia. A dry, fresh & invigorating Vermentino wine that pairs perfectly with typical Mediterranean foods like grilled vegetables & seafood. With aromas of lemon peel, lemon thyme & white flowers, it offers a richness but with an uplifting salinity on the finish. We really liked the label & the nod it gives to the lemon focus of this wine! Vermentino is one of Italy’s most remarkable grapes, which until recently has been overlooked in favour of more famous French varieties like Sauvignon & Chardonnay. We are over the moon to be championing this example of it! Definitely one of our go-to sunshine whites this Summer.

 

Moving onto the reds…

 

Maurer Crazy Lud Red (Serbia) – An essential for firing up a BBQ or a sunny day in the park! An easy-going natural red that could be served slightly chilled. Packed with fresh raspberries, cherries, blackcurrants & spices. When we tried this recently we loved the tutti frutti, rhubarb acidity which kept this refreshing for a light red. Oskar Maurer is based in Szerèmsèg, Serbia working with minimal intervention in his vineyards of local & international grape varieties. This is made from Prokupac, Cabernet Sauvignon & Kadarka grapes, grown on sand & volcanic bedrock, alluvial limestone & clay soils.  He releases only 7000 bottles, which for a wine with a following like this is not very much!  The wine gets bottled unfined, unfiltered with a tiny addition of sulphur just before bottling. 

 

Rafael Cambra Soplo Garnacha (Spain)  You will find perfumed plum & raspberry aromas with a touch of earth & leather when you pour yourself a glass of this Spanish red. Medium bodied with wild berry flavours, smooth, creamy tannins & a fresh fruit finish. The Garnacha grapes are sourced from ten year old vines, grown on sandy soil with stony topsoil. The climate is continental & temperatures in Summer can reach as high as 40 degrees, but this is moderated by the altitude of 700 m above sea level which keeps the grapes fresh. Rafael Cambra has spent most of his life in a vineyard. His family own one of the most prestigious nurseries in Spain, with clients like Vega Sicilia, Alvaro Palacios and many more. His vineyards lie in the lowest part of the Sierra, inland from Valencia, with olive & almond trees surrounding in this Mediterranean climate. His philosophy is based on minimal intervention throughout the process, from vineyard to cellar to bottle, creating elegant yet restrained wines.

And last but not definitely not least if bubbles are your thing…

 

Ca di Rajo Le Moss Unfiltered Glera Frizzante (Italy) –  A unique & exciting twist on the famous Prosecco grape variety Glera. This is made in the same region but classified as ‘Glera frizzante’ instead. It’s made in a style known as col fondo which means the yeast from the second fermentation are left in the bottle, this gives it a naturally cloudy appearence, slight texture addition & some pastry & biscuity notes. It’s super easy drinking & carries lots of crisp green apple, pear, lemon & floral aromatics. Charming, unique & lots of fun to drink – would make a lovely start to a garden party with friends!