Summer Wine Sampler (12 bottles)
Here is a selection of some of our favourite summer-y wines. Of course, these wines are not just for summer, but are great all year round. There are a couple of interesting rose wines (one dry, one medium sweet), some fresh and aromatic whites (the Chateau du Cros is perfect with shellfish), some lighter reds (Fleurie and Valmoissine Pinot Noir) that could be served slightly chilled and a couple of chunkier red wines, ideal for the barbeque.
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One bottle of each of the following:
Delicate and aromatic with floral, citrus, cut grass aromas and good mineral character. The palate is bold with hints of melon, quince, herbaceous notes and lemon and lime. Well-structured with good acidity.
Deep onion skin rosé colour. It is has aromas and flavours of raspberry, strawberries and floral notes. A proper medium sweet rose.
1 bottle Apres La Pluie Rose, Vin de France (Katie Jones)
Very pretty, pale, salmon pink colour. There are aromas of strawberry, red berries, some citrus-y aromas with a good mineral / stone-y note. The nose smells, fresh, clean, sherbet-y and fruity. On the palate the wine is crisp and dry with more red berry flavours and perhaps a hint of zest, pink grapefruit. The wine is clean, crisp and dry but quite round with zingy, fresh acidity.
Brilliant golden straw colour. The nose has aromas of fresh peaches, citrus fruit and flowers. It is pleasantly crisp on the palate and has an elegant acidity and a long and lingering finish.
Pale yellow in colour, the wine displays attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, mango and dry herbs. On the palate the saline minerality comes through and blends with a complex and pleasantly fresh acidity.
Rich and subtle nose with fresh notes of white flowers and lemony, citrus. The palate is nicely rounded and very fresh with good structure and a nice range of flavours. Crisp and dry, yet relatively full for Picpoul de Pinet.
1 bottle Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois
Light red / garnet colour with red fruit and floral notes on the nose including raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant and cherry. The palate is soft and smooth, there are more red fruits (strawberry, red cherry) and the finish is crisp, clean, slighty mineral and has good acidity.
Ruby coloured with garnet tints and has a bouquet redolent of raspberry, blackberry and game. In the mouth it is round with supple tannins and subtle dried flower notes.
Dark cherry in colour. Fine fruity aromas with balsamic notes. Elegant, lush palate expressing hints of leather and spices. Lingering finish.
Dark cherry red colour in the centre with violet flashes around the rim. It has a bouquet of incense and fruity raspberry aromas. A well structured medium-bodied wine, with velvety tannins, a smooth, rounded palate with and elegant, oaky complexity.
Good, clear purple / red colour. 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.
1 bottle Borgo dei Trulli Lucale Primitivo (Appassimento)
Intense garnet red colour. it has a complex bouquet reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants. The oak ageing adds interesting roasted and spicy aromas. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, supple and well-balanced, with layers upon layers of dark fruit, fine tannins and a long and lingering finish.