Domaine Pré Baron Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Loire, France £9.50 2 bottles
A classic style Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, beautifully scented, fresh and ripe. Meticulous winemaker Jean-Luc Mardon is the fifth generation of winemakers at the family Domaine situated on the plateau of Touraine between rivers Loire and Cher. The 2015 vintage has an appealing richness, thanks to the fruits’ ripeness and lees ageing, combined with racy acidity and juiciness. Kick back and enjoy a glass or two in the sunshine!
Price with wine club discount: £8.55
Pra Soave Otto 2015, Veneto, Italy £12 2 bottles
We could wax-lyrical about Italian winemaker Graziano Pra, world-renowned for his skilled winemaking and his impact on the Soave wine region. ‘Otto’ is a fine and good value example of his classic Soave with a firm place among the family of Pra wines, you may well have met its red counterpart ‘Morandina’ or its big brother ‘Monte Grande’.
Made from 100% Garganega grapes, it is light yet richly flavoured, beautifully textured, with a crisp and mineral finish. All you need now is some delicious seafood!
Price with wine club discount: £10.80
Novas Gran Reserva Viognier 2015, Casablanca Valley, Chile £10.50 1 bottle
A lovely luscious summertime white from Chile’s largest Organic wine producers, Emiliana. The Viognier grapes ripen nicely in the cool coastal climate of Casablanca where temperatures rarely drop below 14 degrees or rise above 25. This Novas has generous body, stone fruit and nutty characters and a taste of the exotic. A nice pairing for flavoursome barbecued fish.
Price with wine club discount: £9.45
Emiliana Late Harvest 2015, Casablanca Valley, Chile £7 1 bottle
Now for something sweet…With such humid and favourable ripening conditions in Casablanca Valley Emiliana have been able to produce a delicate and great value sweet. Made from Sauvignon Blanc and a little Gewuztraminer harvested late at optimum ripeness, this is a pretty pale golden wine with honeysuckle nose and sweet peach, orange peel and ripe melon palate. Elegance and a fresh finish makes this a great aperitif or a match for a creamy dessert.
Price with wine club discount: £6.30
Château Gairoird Rosé 2015, Côtes de Provence, France £11.50 2 bottles
A wine to whisk you off to the sun-drenched lavender fields of Provence. A beautiful rosé blending Cinsualt, Grenache and Rolle, with delicate floral aromas contrasted by a fleshy summer-fruit palate. No chemicals or pesticides in sight here, as down-to -earth winemaker and ‘Count’ Pierrefeu works hard to make organic, delicious wines and he succeeds! A versatile wine that can be enjoyed as much with food as on its own.
Price with wine club discount: £10.35
Kaiken Malbec Reserva 2014, Mendoza, Argentina £12.50 2 bottles
Mike’s August ‘love’ is not to be overlooked! If you like big, bold and easy-drinking reds, this Malbec (with a touch of cabernet sauvignon) from Mendoza will be right up your street. It has the makings for the perfect BBQ partner: rich fruits, strawberries, cherries, a hint of spice and velvety tannins… oh and vanilla of course. So moreish, you’ll definitely need the second bottle!
Price with wine club discount: £11.25
Tanagra Carah 2013, Breede River Valley, South Africa £11 2 bottles
A comforting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from the Western Cape region of South Africa. The Tanagra winery prides itself on its traditional winemaking methods such as natural yeast and whole berry fermentation to create unique wines which embody the ‘terroir’. After a year or more in oak this red has layers, juicy yet leathery, supple with soft vanilla and a long warming finish…Sigh!
Price with wine club discount: £9.90
Total price of wine: £130.50
Bin Delivered price: £110 (£120 delivered nationally)