Bin Delivered Club Case Notes August 2015
White Wine Bottle shelf price
Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier 2013, Pays D’Oc, France 3 bottles £8.00
A fresh and elegantly fragrant style Viognier to add to your Summer supping selection. This grape is a tricky fella both in the vineyard and winery, among other challenges he requires a long warm season to ripen, if too hot the beautiful aromatics are lost to sugars and high alcohol. That’s where the brook which flows around the Domaine de Vedilhan plays its part, keeping the vines cool and irrigated. This Viognier is a gem, silky, peachy and outstanding value!
Sepp Moser Gruner Veltliner Von den Terrassen 2014, Austria 2 bottles £13.00
Niki Moser, Sepp’s son, adds another angle to the 150 years of Moser Viticultural tradition and pioneering. His heart lies in making characterful wines emananating from healthy vines and soils and the Estate now duly prides itself on working as close to nature as possible using Biodynamic techniques. This lovely dry white has heaps of personality: green fruit, spice and herbal flavours, a flinty finish and great texture thoughout. Asparagus with hollandaise, smoked trout?…
Domaine de Rocheville Le Troubadour Rosé 2014, Loire, France 2 bottles £12.00
The Cabernet Franc grapes for this beautiful Salmon-pink rosé are grown in the Saumur-Champigny region on the banks of the Loire valley. Reaping all of the benefits of the region’s low-rainfall micro-climate, thanks to its sheltered location between forest and river, the fruit ripens well to be rich and flavourful. Don’t be put off by the hue, darker than the Provence style rosés, this pink is dry, soft and aromatic, definitely one to be enjoyed this Summer.
Sileni Pinot Noir 2014, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2 bottles £12.00
In contrast to Le Troubadour’s small scale roots, this Pinot Noir comes from a sizey winemaking Estate (and one you may have met before) based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand’s oldest established wine region. I love the open juicy style of this pinot noir with the expected savoury wrapper. The cheeky touch of merlot complements, adding softness and full black fruit to the cherries, berries and spice. This calls for a barbecue and a meaty fish steak.
Quinta da Garrida Reserva 2011, Dao, Portugal 2 bottles £10.00
A wine for those of you who enjoy a rich and intense red whatever the time of the year. A blend of Touriga Nacional (80%), Portugal’s finest black grape variety, and Tinta Roriz (40%), otherwise known as Tempranillo, from the high Dao region where the variation between day and night-time temperatures are such that ripening is slow and the fruit retains acidity, aroma, flavour and freshness. Add a year in French and Russian oak and the result is very tasty, deep black fruits, mocha, vanilla…If you prefer to hold on to this as a winter warmer rest assured it will still make for good drinking in January.
Symphonie de Novembre Jurançon Doux 2011, France 1 37.5cl bottle £13.00
A little something for your Cornish blue or fruity summer sweet! A velvety nectar made from the Petit Manseng grape variety grown a stones throw from the Pyrenees at Domaine Cauhapé. The fruit is late-harvested in small quantities, drying to near raisins, then barrel-fermented and aged, producing a luscious wine with ripe exotic flavour.
Cost of wines before discount £131 – Bin Delivered price: £110 (£120 delivered nationally)