The sizzling season is upon us and whether meat, fish or veggie options are on the menu with this months Select 6 we have your wine needs covered. In the mix you will find a South African Sauvignon Blanc which has been going down a treat on the BinTwo terrace, a scrumptious and best-selling Malbec, a vibrant Vinho Verde and a lovely new pink discovery. Find out more below…
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2016 £12.50
Walker Bay, South Africa
A juicy and highly quaffable Sauvignon now to be found on our BinTwo terrace menu. Fruit-driven with pure varietal aromas, smooth and mineral.
Southern Right is located in cool and maritime Hemel-en-Aarde. Here, Hamilton Russel, the founder and acclaimed wine producer, has focused on just two varieties, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, and on making wines with minerality, purity and complexity. The distinctive ‘Whale’ label represents the impressive sealife of Walker Bay
Great with barbecued white fish, Halloumi and salads.
Vila Nova Vinho Verde 2016 £8.50
Vinho Verde, Portugal
A lively, zesty dry white. Citrus characters are balanced with soft melon flavours, a very gentle spritz and fresh finish add to the appeal of this Summery wine, awarded Portugal’s Best Vinho Verde of 2017.
The family-run Estate was revitalised and modernised in 2008 by Bernardo Lencastre and his brothers, amongst other changes they successfully set about making Vinho Verde.
A pre-barbie aperitif and also a nice match for grilled fish and salads.
Le Carillon de Vendôme ‘Le Cocagne Rosé’ 2016 £12
Côteaux du Vendômois, Loire, France
A beautiful Salmon-pink rosé, dry and crisp with a bold red berry palate. This Loire grape variety also lends a lick of white pepper and spice to the juice. A lovely new discovery!
A small Cooperative of 20 producers based on the banks of the river Loir, a tributary of the Loire River, have come together to showcase the local grape variety, their signature bone-dry rosé and the craftsmanship of France’s most Northerly wine producing region.
Delicious with chicken and veggie skewers.
Kaiken Malbec Reserve 2015 £12.50
Deep purple in colour, rich and fruity with ripe black cherries and some red fruits in the mix. Soft tannins, a little spice and a thread of vanilla from start to finish. It’s no wonder this red is a best-seller!
The grapes are grown in the warm Mendoza climate at 950 metres above sea level then hand-picked at optimum ripeness. Aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, the wine develops structure, character and velvety tannins.
No barbecued steak is complete without a Malbec!
False Bay Wild Yeast Pinotage 2014 £8.00
Coastal region, South Africa
Coming from a land where grilled meats are a speciality, this great value and very tasty Pinotage is just the ticket. Bright plum and raspberry fruit rub shoulders with a savoury smokiness. A red combing the rustic character of Cinsault and the elegance of Pinot Noir, the forefathers of the South African varietal.
The grapes are grown on 30 year old bush vines, hand-harvested and fermented spontaneously with the wild, naturally occurring yeasts.
Perfect with barbecued pork and sausages, it can also handle a bit of spice.
Clos Combe Long Corbières 2015 £11
Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A delicious unoaked blend of 70% Carignan and 30% Grenache. Whilst youthful and fresh this red is incredibly soft, supple and juicy, a barbecue-must!
After years of working for one of the largest wine producing groups in Languedoc, Michel Raynaud returned to his family domaine to begin his retirement winemaking project. His 40 acres of vines in Montseret benefit from a welcome coolness of climate, adding a little freshness and elegance to his wines.
From the Southern French sunshine this red is a perfect pairing for barbecue fare, burgers, lamb steaks…