Unusual Suspects - 6 Bottle Case
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We are so proud to welcome a case from this year's newbies to the Wines Direct portfolio. We absolutely cannot wait for you to taste from this outstanding line-up. Now, when we say newbies, we mean new to Wines Direct but true masters of their craft.
The first assembled newbie case is a line-up of some Unusual Suspects! Chateau Montdomaine bring us not just Malbec but Côt the indigenous grape from the Loire — soft and juicy and lighter than their Argentinian relatives. The wine sisters Sylvie and Marie Courselle from Entre Deux Mers in Bordeaux introduces a weird and wonderful no sulphur Cabernet harvested by the Temps de Lune ("time of the moon") — structured and medium-bodied with a long finish of spice. Domaine Jousset made up of husband and wife team Lise and Bertrand, farm naturally and believe only healthy soil can produce excellent wine. Their Chenin Blanc is not as we usually know it — a rich opulent, natural wine from the Loire. Kamara winery is a real find. Dimitrios Kioutsoukis rebuilt his family winery in the North of Greece, and the Assyrtiko is hand-harvested from his 11 hectares of naturally grown vineyards. Sisters Emmanouela and Niki Paterianakis from Domaine Paterianakis are passionate about indigenous Cretan grapes. Thrapsathiri is an ancient variety and paired with Sauvignon — you're in for a beautiful surprise. Neleman Organic Wine and the man behind it is the pure definition of fun. Derrik Nelman's view on the world is simply "good wine to save the world." The Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with excellent structure.
1x Domaine Jousset ‘Vilain P’Tit Ch’nin’
Loire Valley, France
Lise and Bertrand Jousset have crafted a delightful dry Chenin from their vines in Anjou. This is a delicious aperitif and a versatile accompaniment for anything from sole to sushi.
1x Kamara ‘Pure Shadow Play’
Dimitrios Kioutsoukis has brought to reality his grandfather’s dream of rebuilding their family winery and producing magnificent wines. This Assyrtiko is hand-harvested and naturally fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts and three months bâtonnage on fine lees. Very bright golden colour. Rich, intense nose with aromas of pear and quince revealed at the beginning giving their place to the aromas of sage. A fuller wine with very good weight and a very long finish.
1x Domaine Paterianakis 'Melissinos’
Sisters Emmanouela and Niki Paterianaki, are passionate about using indigenous Cretan grapes. Thrapsathiri is an ancient variety, and late harvested with some oak influence and paired with Sauvignon to give it an extra bite of acidity. This wine is a real surprise with tropical fruits, pineapple, and ripe stone fruits — a subtle taste of butter and very refreshing.
1x Château de Montdomaine
Loire Valley, France
This wine is harvested from the calcareous hills just over from Chateau de Montdomaine, with northern exposure. It is a Côt (Malbec), from the marginal climate of the Loire, which manages to produce a Malbec that is more fresh and juicy with balanced and integrated structure than what is typical for this varietal. Lively and fun — a real signature of the winemaking from Louisa and Frederick Plou.
1x Château Thieuley ‘Temps de Lune’ 2018
Temps de Lune (“time of the moon”) is made by the Courselle sisters and harvested and vinified while taking into account the Biodynamic Lunar Calendar and favouring ‘Fruit Days’. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal intervention, in small concrete vats, without adding sulphur. On the nose, so black fruits (blackberries and blackcurrants) but equally a spicy, lightly roasted side resembling mocha. The sensation in the mouth is fresh, with so tannins and a hint of mint on the finish.
1x Neleman Nucli Blanco
High up the Valencia Hills at 600 metres above sea level, cooler nights and warm days mean longer ripening times and more aromatics. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks with three months on lees leading to a fresh wine with excellent texture—citrus with a touch of grapefruit.
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