Chill Out Case - 12 Bottle
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Reds you can chill and whites you can chill out with... This case embodies chill summer vibes in the back garden. If you love your red, you do not have to be stuck drinking it room temp while your friends swill chilled beverages. Chilling red wines can bring out the refreshing acidity and heighten fruity, fresh aromas. We have chosen for you some light and lively refreshing reds and whites sure to delight. There is even a Pet Nat that if you have yet to try – is a must-have for a summer wine recommendation and will blow your socks off (especially if it is not chilled - see warning below).
2x Le Petit Courselle ‘Les Copains’ 2018 – Vin de France (Terra Vitis Certification, Organic methods)
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
When the Courselle sisters were young and playing in the vines, they imagined they had a little brother, one that was full of mischief. When Marie and Sylvie made this Vin de France, which breaks the rules by using Syrah (they planted Syrah where Bordelaise should be), they named the wine after their imaginary brother playing in the vines, causing trouble. Beyond the vibrant ruby colour, beautiful subtle notes of fresh strawberries, definitely Beaujolais-esque. A joy to drink.
2x Kamara Pure Rosé Pet Nat 2019 - Oraiokastro Greece (Organic and Vegan)
Xinomavro, Malagouzia, Assyrtiko
The story behind this wine is that one of Dimitrios's daughters wanted a sparkling for her wedding. It is entirely made by hand with fermentation in the bottle with the must of Xinomavro. This method leaves 6 bars of pressure inside the bottle, the same pressure as champagne. The wine is not disgorged, making it slightly hazy with a coppery rose cast — a real gutsy wine, medium-bodied with tingling acidity and beautiful balance. A little warning, be careful with the crown cap, a little yeast residue left has created a lot of pressure.
2x Weingut Wellanschitz 2016/18 - Burgenland (Organic and Vegan)
“When you see vines you are in Austria, when you see trees you are in Hungry,” explains Lisa Wellanschitz. So close that in 1989 pre the fall of the Berlin wall, Wellanschitz family vineyard became an unofficial escape route for fleeing East Germans to get to West Germany as they crossed from the Soviet-controlled East to the West. The vines are grown in slate, orthogneiss and limestone. Hand-harvested and sorted before pressing and undergoing natural fermentation for ten days in stainless steel. The extended maceration is aided with the use of an air pump. Malolactic fermentation takes place before ageing in 1,200-litre wooden casks — a terroir-driven wine with aromas of black cherry and blackberry and a soft spicy finish.
2x Domaine Gardiés ‘On S'en Fish!’ 2019 - Côtes Catalanes IGP (Organic, Biodynamic and Vegan)
Directly translated as “We don’t Fish!” or “We don’t care!” and more directly translated as “We don’t give a ****.” Why because this is a young red wine that is made for chilling and pairing with fish or friends. From French Catalonia, mostly Cinsault, with a touch of Carignan. Very sort maturation and only 6 months old. Light juicy red wine with no tannins but great depth of flavour. Pure summer juice.
2x Weingut Brandl ‘Zöbing’ 2019 - Kamptal DAC
This 20-hectare site in Zöbing in the Kamptal Valley is a narrow valley opening to the south with vineyard-cooling north winds at night. Its unique soil is made primarily of rock and gives this wine its distinctive character. Farmed organically by Günter Brandl, the Grüner is fermented in stainless steel with extended time on lees, that lead to a fresh, zesty wine that recalls green apples with some chalky minerality.
2x Domaine Jean Luc Mader 2018/19 - Alsace AOC (Organic and Biodynamic)
Outside of the Mader winery is a sign that says “nous vins ont sec”, our wines are dry. A statement of intent from Jerome who took over the family farm in 2005. This dry Riesling comes from 10% de-classified Grand Cru land from the great Rosacker vineyard. The wine is a blend from several sites of mostly limestone-based soil. This wine opens clear and nicely aromatic, with some smoky flavours along with white-stone fruit and lemon. A finessed and salty Riesling that reveals good freshness, grip and tension on the palate. Round and elegant.
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