Celebration wines for Spring
Easter. Brighter and lighter days. Four bank holidays on the horizon – plus an extra for the Coronation….there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this Spring. If you’re in the mood for something special, here is a little selection from our portfolio that will help to mark the occasion.
Henners Brut Rosé 2021
Gardner Street is the historic name of Henners’ home village of Herstmonceux. The old name captures the hand-harvested, artisanal craft
of tending vines & wines down English country lanes. This rosé is a modern marriage of bright Pinot Noir and plush Pinot Meunier blended from specially selected plots in Sussex, Kent and Essex chosen for their ripeness and fruit profile. A bright nose of
crunchy red fruit and a gentle zing of pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry on the palate, this rosé will pair well with fish dishes, prawn cocktail or beef carpaccio.
Saint-Genys Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos 2017
This is not just top-notch wine, this is delicious red Burgundy from 60 year old vines grown entirely within the sheltering stone walls of a single clos in some of the most prestigious vineyards in Mercurey; and the only Monopole in the Mercurey commune. From a good, solid vintage, this wine is aromatic and superbly structured, with ripe and silky tannins and a classic, bitter cherry edge typical of Mercurey reds. Will accompany anything gamey, but a celebratory roast duck or goose would really let it shine.
Wildeberg Red Franschoek 2021
Wildeberg Red is a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Cab Franc from the Franschhoek Valley. Hand-harvested, naturally-fermented and gently matured in our mountain barrel hall on the farm, this wine has a nose of fresh crushed raspberries veiled with white and black pepper. The palate has breadth and natural juiciness which is complimented by cranberry and peppercorn flavours making it a great accompaniment to succulent roast beef. Also available in magnum for an extra special centrepiece on the dining room table.
Marchesi di Grésy Langhe Chardonnay 2019
Marchesi di Grésy may be best known for their Barbaresco wines, but the quality shines through in the rest of the portfolio too, especially in this beautifully balanced barrel-aged white. Sourced from one parcel of vines below the Martinenga vineyard, and another near the family’s Monte Aribaldo estate, and aged in French barriques for almost 22 months. This is a complex yet incredibly elegant Chardonnay with citrus and stone fruit characters, toasted hazelnuts, butterscotch notes, and bright acidity. Enjoy with chicken terrine served with spring greens or pan-seared scallops in citrus butter.
Gómez Cruzado Honorable Rioja 2017
A field blend from the winery’s oldest vineyards, where the grapes grow in very poor chalky-clay soils. The wine spends 18 months in predominantly French oak, where it develops layers of ripe bramble and black cherry fruit, notes of mocha, spice and well-integrated oak. This expressive red has a freshness, as well as a savoury edge, and is a perfect partner for pan-fried venison in a redcurrant sauce.
Domaine des Tourelles Marquis des Beys Syrah Cabernet 2015
Produced from specially selected parcels of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Bekkaa Valley, it has a deeply red garnet hue with darkly intriguing brambly fruit and spice nose. Densely packed with sumptuous flavours of blackcurrants and chocolate with a pure, crunchy, fine core. core. It’s very more-ish with fine tannins that help retain its freshness, a perfect match for a herb roasted lamb shank or an aubergine stew.
All of these wines are currently in UK stock, so click through on any of them to find more information on our website, or speak to your Account Manager.
Happy Springtime everyone.