Bin Delivered Club Case Notes December 2015

Bin Delivered December 2015

Sparkling Wine

Val D’Oca Le Rive Di Colbertaldo Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry 2014, Italy £13.50 2 bottles
One to pop open on Christmas morning if you are inclined! This Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is impressive, fresh and beautifully dry, with plenty of rich flavour and structure. It is a pure expression of Prosecco made from the best quality, hand-harvested Glera grapes, grown on the steepest slopes of Colbertaldo, North East Italy. Soft, appley and floral with a fine pearly mousse and deliciously lingering finish.
Price with wine club discount: £12.15

Red Wines

Château Dallau Bordeaux Supérieur 2012, France £11.50 2 bottles
Clarets find there way in to many a shopping bag in the run up to Christmas and is drunk with Christmas feasts, be it Turkey, Goose, Roast Beef, Hard cheese or just on its own, the Claret has its traditional place at Christmas and we like it there (even if we don’t always pair it with its perfect foodie partner). This right-bank Bordeaux Supérieur is a great value, well-rounded blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, cassis aromas prevail, red and black fruits layer with spice and smooth tannins. To be enjoyed as you see fit!
Price with wine club discount: £10.35

Domaine de la Rocaillère Beaujolais Vielles Vignes 2014, France £10.50 2 bottles 
In between the indulgence of Christmas and New Year’s day you may very well be in need of this lighter, easy-drinking Beaujolais to pair with your ham and turkey leftovers. Vincent Fontaine’s 70 year old Gamay vines produce fruit with bags of concentrated flavour and character. Youthful, refreshing and luscious, bursting with ripe strawberries and aromas reminiscent of fruits of the forest. Fontaine and his team have achieved a quaffable Gamay which combines juicy fruit, fine tannin and suppleness.
Price with wine club discount: £9.45

Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot 2013, Columbia Valley, USA £13.50, 1 bottle 
Such a favourite at our Christmas tasting that this little devil had to be part of the December case selection. It should be the comforting bottle that you enjoy in the aftermath of Christmas preferably beside a roaring fire. Winemaker, Charles Smith (also known for Kung Fu Girl Riesling) succeeds once again in making an approachable, varietally pure, desirable wine.  Dark and juicy Merlot (93%) fruit rub shoulders with the cedar and tobacco from the Cabernet grapes and all wrapped in thick velvet, a satisfying drop and a new world contrast to our traditional Claret.
Price with wine club discount: £12.15

White Wines

Château de Cérons Graves Blanc Sec 2012, Bordeaux, France £15.50 1 bottle 
Husband and wife team, Xavier and Caroline Perromat, took the bull by the horns in 2012 when they took over the family estate in the Cérons appellation, Bordeaux. Instantly faced with challenging weather patterns demanded meticulous vineyard work to ensure the grapes reached optimal maturity. The hard work payed off, ripe Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris varieties were blended to produce this aromatic, dry white, with citrus, floral, mango characters and silky texture. A nice bottle to have in the wine rack over the festive period pairing well with shellfish,  seared scallops or even lobster.
Price with wine club discount: £13.95

Emiliana Reserva Riesling 2012, Bio Bio, Chile £8.00 2 bottles
It’s always nice to add a bit of spice to Christmas, an asian style-dish with plenty of lime and ginger can mix things up nicely and what better wine to accompany the meal. This aromatic, off-dry white delivers flavour, structure and fabulous value. Well-established and substantial wine producers Emiliana are masters of Organic and Bio-dynamic viticulture taking due care in the vineyard and winery. Emiliana chooses to leave this wine on its lees after fermentation, working it to enhance body and aromas. The result is zesty, mineral and rich with a slight petroley aroma, characteristic of the grape variety. If you don’t fancy the spice, you can always serve this with smoked salmon nibbles drizzled with fresh lime.
Price with wine club discount: £7.20

Sherry

Gutierrez Colosia Fino, Jerez, Spain £7.50 1 bottle
Before you tuck in to nutty nibbles make sure you have this crisp dry style sherry, with flavours of nuts and dried fruits, nicely chilled and at the ready. You may not be a sherry drinker but give this a whirl, it delivers a welcome freshness and partners perfectly with those naughty but nice salty nuts.
Price with wine club discount: £6.75

Sweet Wine

Campbell’s Ruthernglen Muscat NV, Ruthernglen, Australia £13.50 1 bottle
With the traditional Christmas pudding, it had to be none other than this Ruthernglen Muscat. This divine combination is a must, the fresh raisin aromas and the rich and luscious fruit palate of this fortified wine both mirror and enhance this festive pudding. If you’re skipping the pud, for some crazy reason, don’t miss out on the Muscat… it goes fantastically sipped alongside a good coffee too.
Price with wine club discount: £12.15

As a little thank you to all our Club Case supporters we have popped together this case of 12 wines to the value of £137 before discount, a little more than the usual total cost, however the Bin Delivered case price (after discount) remains the same, a great value £110 (£120 Delivered Nationally). It must be Christmas, enjoy!

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