Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry - CA’ DI ALTE, ITALY
Served at four Michelin-starred restaurants, this Prosecco is the genuine article. The grapes are
sourced from hillside vineyards which are harder to farm but produce the best fruit. The quality of the grapes also allows a drier style. Frothy, appley and full of pear flavour – a joy!
2016 Macon-Villages Chardonnay - DOMAINE PERRAUD, FRANCE
Domaine Perraud is a family
estate which has been taken to new heights by the son,
Unlike many more famous
Macon-Villages wines, all the grapes are from the family estate. The wine is rich and round, a classic Macon Burgundy.
2016 Viognier - MAS LA CHEVALIÈRE, FRANCE
For a counterpoint to the Burgundy above, this Viognier is unoaked and lithe. Viognier is a classic French grape, famous for its peach and orange blossom perfume. Burgundian know-how (Mas La Chevalière was
established by the famous
Michel Laroche) delivers a
very elegant wine.
2015 “R” Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso - ALPHA ZETA, ITALY
This wine is made using dried grape skins, a technique used to deliver richness and body in the
finished wine. Rich and
full-bodied, there is not a hard edge in sight but just cherry-pie lusciousness.
2015 Bordeaux Supérieur - CHÂTEAU MAHON-LAVILLE, FRANCE
This is the family property of the Professor of Oenology (the study of wines) at Bordeaux University, Jean-Chrisophe Barbe. With picking all done by hand, Jean-Christophe delivers a benchmark example of deep, driven Bordeaux which will age for a few years if you don’t get through it this Christmas.
Founders Reserve Ruby Port - SANDEMAN, PORTUGAL
It is rare for a reserve Port to get the treatment this one does – hand picking and maturation in large
oak casks in a centuries’ old lodge. This is a powerful
Port that punches far above its weight.
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