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Staff Favourites by Kate

Domaine de la Rocaillère Beaujolais Vielles Vignes 2014 

 

The August folie calls for something light, juicy and easy-drinking and this Beaujolais is just the ticket. Vincent Fontaine’s 70 year old Gamay vines produce fruit with bags of concentrated flavour and character. Dispel any thoughts of thin, tart reds this Beaujolais is neither! Youthful, refreshing and luscious it certainly is.

A wine which is simple yet delicious, it’s bursting with ripe strawberries and aromas reminiscent of fruits of the forest, you will even detect a bunch of violets amongst all of those berries. Fontaine and his team have achieved a quaffable Gamay which combines fine tannin and suppleness through skilfully blending grapes from vines grown in both sandy and clay-lime soils found at the Southern end of Beaujolais AOC. This red is indeed the perfect picnic partner, chill lightly before heading off to find your favourite coastal spot!

At just £10.50 a bottle, £9.45 with our wine club discount, be prepared to get there quick before the thirsty BinTwo staff start shopping.