Seven Springs Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Tough to choose after tasting such an impressive array of wines at last weeks’ South African Wine Tastings, yet the Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc was without a doubt one of the stars of the show.
Shying away from the more overtly tropical fruit flavours that we often encounter on the palate, this Sauvignon Blanc is more akin to a Sancerre in style with a fantastic leafiness and minerality whilst its aromas remain fruity with white stone fruit and pineapple.
This is a beautifully made wine which has retained the grape variety’s aromatics thanks to careful handling from harvesting through to cold fermentation. And having spent 3 months on its lees it has developed a delightful texture and softness. Impressive work from winemaker Rhiana van der Merwe, isn’t it time for a staff trip Mike?… (Ed – nice try Kate!)
An elegant and moreish wine to be sipped in the sunshine or enjoyed with a seafood platter and a snip this month – usually £14.00 reduced to £12.60 or an insanely generous £11.34 for wine club members!
The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand 2 bottles £8.50
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon to sup in the spring sunshine is long overdue. Thanks to a long, cool fermentation process and swift bottling this wine has retained maximum varietal character, aromatics and freshness. The Cloud Factory is zingy, the palate is clean and green with citrus and tropical fruits and delicious minerality, what’s more it’s a snip.
Château L’Ermitage ‘Tradition’ Blanc 2014, Costières de Nîmes, France
Situated on the south facing hills rolling towards the Mediterranean, Château L’Ermitage enjoys both optimal sunshine and cooling sea breezes. The result is juicy fruit with delightful even ripeness and flavour which the winemakers strive to preserve with minimal oak contact. This fleshy, fresh blend of Rousanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier evoques the Mediterranean: orange blossom, ripe stone fruit and citrus. Bon Voyage!
The club case is our monthly selection of interesting wines to which we apply extra discount. Members currently pay £110 for around £130 worth of wine and we include free delivery in Cornwall. We’d love for more of you to enrol and so, in democratic BinTwo style, we’re inviting your feedback on what might encourage you to sign up and what might be putting you off from doing so.
All who offer feedback will be entered into a prize draw for a bottle of Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne.
An opportunity to sample a range of wines from our fabulous local vineyard! Clio from Camel Valley will be here on Wednesday 8th April from 5.30 – 9.00pm with samples & we’ll be selling our Camel Valley range by the glass – because a taster is never quite enough!
The shop will be open to the public during this informal event so no need to book but it’s very much first come first served in terms of inside seating. Free of charge to wine club members – £5.00 to those we’ve not yet converted!