This weekend we have on taste a classy white from Virginia, an ethically sound (and gorgeous) Rosé from Burgundy and a Portuguese red from the Douro that are all great summer drinkers.
White Hall Vineyards Viognier 2011 (£17.95 USA)
Clouds of apricot blossom and honeysuckle, with a touch of freshly-mown grass this has some opulence but is lifted by crisp acidity and citrus notes. 40% fermented in old oak.
Le Grappin Rosé 2014 (£9.50 France)
Lively, bright and fresh with lovely red fruits and a just a spritz of lemon. This handmade (and foot trodden) rosé is made from Gamay and great for summer afternoons. Served up in refill bottles, it also has only 20% of the carbon footprint of a “normal” bottle of wine.
Quinta de la Rosa douRosa, Douro Tinto 2011 (Portugal £13.25)
Yes, we’re not too sure about the label either. But inside, you are rewarded with big black cherry & raspberry flavours on a liquorice stick. Bright, supple, fresh. And no roses in sight.
All of these wines will be on taste from 530pm today (Friday) until 8pm and from 2pm on Saturday. Feel free to drop by for a chat and try them. As usual with all of our in store tastings, it’s fun, it’s free and there’s absolutely no obligation to buy anything.