Here is Summer Mixed Case of wines, 12 bottles of wine that we think are great for summer drinking. This includes our favourite Prosecco and the new vintage of Katie Jones’ Apres La Pluie Rose and some interesting white wines. There are also 6 bottles of red wine, in a range of styles, including some Rioja and Bordeaux. Don’t be afraid to put your red wines in the fridge for half an hour in the hot weather, red wines should be served cool(ish) at between 13 to 18 Celsius. Of course, really, serving temperature is just personal taste, but trust me on this one!
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Sparkling and Rose
Frizzante (lightly sparkling style). Straw yellow in colour with fine perlage. The bouquet is intense with notes of citrus and apples. Fresh and light.
Vibrant, reddish pink colour. It is a delightfuly fresh, dry rosé wine with refreshing citrus flavours from the Carignan grape and ripe fruit from the Muscat adding just a hint of sweetness.
Pale golden coloured wine. The nose has aromas of pineapple, floral and slightly herbaceous notes. The wine is fresh and zesty (lime, grapefruit) on the palate but with good depth of flavours and good acidity. Good, vibrant and persistent finish.
Uitkyk Chardonnay, South Africa
Delicate light yellow straw colour. The nose it citrus dominated by hints of lemon and lime with stone fruit character in the background. There are also some toasty, vanilla and nutty naunces from barrel fermentation. The palate is fruity and ripe with more citrus fruits, tropical notes and a hint of vanilla oak. Good, clean finish.
This Semillon-rich Robert Oatley Helmsman Semillon Sauvignon Blanc displays ripe, slightly waxy characters intermingled with generous flavours of passionfruit.
Pecorino is not just a cheese – it is also a grape variety! Good, clear straw-yellow color with some green hints. It is a refreshing, crisp white wine with sweet ripe fruit of peach and mango with warm spices and minerals. On the palate it has a rounded flavor, a creamy texture with peaches and an intense, clean finish.
Deep red colour with violet hints. The nose has aromas of fruits of the forest, blackcurrants, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. The palate is velvety, elegant and complex with more dark black fruits and a touch of natural sweetness. The finish is extremely well-balanced and persistent.
A classic Australian Cabernet / Merlot blend, multi-layered with succulent ripe cherries and blackcurrants, generous red fruits, rounded tannins and a pleasing finish.
The nose is spicy with red fruit notes and a hint of oak. The medium-bodied palate is full of plummy red fruit and raspberries with some spicy, peppery notes. A well-structured, round and fruity wine with soft tannins and a touch of toasty oak on the finish.
Good, clear, dark cherry red colour. It has rich and aromatic nose with hints of rich red fruit, spicy, peppery and vanilla notes. The palate is full and complex with layers of of red fruit and smoky / oaky character. It is a savoury and complex wine with fine tannins and a good freshness on the finish.
A 60% Corvina and 40% Merlot from the Veneto region. Tenute Fiorebelli Fiorebella is a dark ruby red colour. The nose has aromas of dried fruits, hints of floral, violet, dark chocolate and red cherry fruit. The wine is full and rich in the mouth, yest soft and smooth. There are more cherry flavours with jammy, ripe fruit and spicy, vanilla characters on the palate. Good lingering finish.
Lovely dark ruby red colour with purple reflections. The nose has aromas of ripe red fruit, cherries, damsons with some floral notes and a slight herbaceousness. It is full and rich on the palate with jammy, but not overly sweet, fruit, plums, cherries and a hint of milk chocolate. The wine is soft and silky in the mouth with supple tannins. The finish is dry with good length, purity of fruit and fresh acidity. Elegant.