Best Sellers Mix - 12 Bottle
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A wonderful collection of our bestselling wines are collated here for your pleasure at a special price including Free Delivery. Slainte!
• 2x Ciu Ciu Bacchus - Sangiovese.
Marche IGP, Italy
“The sort of Italian red I wish I could find more of. Ciù Ciù Bacchus Piceno certainly tastes more like Montepulciano with its sweet, mouth-filling fruit than that of the more austere Sangiovese” Jancis Robinson MW
• 2x Domaine Luc Lapeyre L'Amourier - Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah.
"From one of the top estates in Minervois, a lovely rich, harmonious wine, with classy savoury fruits; smooth but grown up, with a nice dry finish, and some liquorice edges." John Wilson, The Irish Times
• 2x Rondan Crianza - Tempranillo.
Rioja DO, Spain
"A classic old-fashioned style with plenty of soft berry and plum fruit, overlaid by coconut and vanilla" Martin Moran MW, The Sunday Times
• 2x Domaine Felines Jourdan - Picuepoule.
Picpoul de Pinet A/C, France
“The domaine is, for me, the top Picpoul de Pinet producer” * * * * Decanter Magazine
• 2x Jose Pariente - Verdejo.
Rueda DO, Spain
“A house wine in El Bulli for four years, this is one of the finest examples of Rueda” John Wilson, The Irish Times
• 2x Ana - Sauvignon Blanc.
Marlborough, New Zealand
“A mouth-watering entry of lime and ripe citrus flavors electrify the tastebuds” Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner
Claude Jourdan runs this estate close to Meze, the oyster capital of Southwest France. The Domaine was started in 1983 by Claude’s mother and uncle, and some of the Grenache and Carignan vines date back to then. Much of Claude's outstanding Picpoul comes from 50 year old vines from her grandfather’s vineyard about 20 kilometres away.
The vineyard runs down to the Bassin de Thau lagoon, where oyster and mussel beds reminded us of Bantry Bay. This explains the superb affinity of her Picpoul de Pinet with shellfish. The moisture-laden breezes are perfect for growing grapes and keep the temperatures a good five or six degrees lower than vineyards only a kilometre away.
This cooling influence gives the grapes a chance to develop some complexity, and is one reason that Claude doesn't use oak for any of her wines. To do so would only mask their freshness and delicate fruit flavours. It also illustrates the importance of location and how regional wines often pair best with regional foods. Try this with oysters and test the theory for yourself.