Summer Stars

Summer is officially here and we don’t know about you, but we’ve been dreaming of alfresco dinners, idyllic settings, picnics with fresh ingredients and, yes, you guessed it, refreshing wines! 

As much as we love Rosé-all-day, we feel inspired to mix it up this summer. Fortunately, we have a variety of white and red wines that are perfect for summertime sipping. We gathered five of our go-to wines and hope that you will enjoy these at your next summer soirée.

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    Otto Muri
    Toscana IGT
    0.75l White
    €16.30 €13.47
    Otto Muri, named for the walls that surround the vineyard, is a very pretty, Italian white wine made from Fiano, an ancient grape variety. The vineyards are formed in an amphitheater in a south-west orientation in the hills above Florence. This is a spicy, nutty wine with a delicate bouquet of honey and peach blossom; the palate is fruity and fresh with a touch of sweetness, combining aromas of ripe pears and peach. In the long finish, fruit and a subtle minerality blend beautifully together.
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    Domaine Georges Vernay
    Les Terrasses de l'Empire (CO) Condrieu
    0.75l White
    €57.00 €47.11
    This lovely expression of ripe, fruity, peach scented Viognier is long, spicy and very fresh. The wine takes its name from the time when the Rhône river was the frontier between the Holy Roman Empire to the east and the Kingdom of France. The grapes come from a patchwork of small parcels on the steep hillsides of Condrieu. The wine is fermented and aged in oak for eight months on the fine lees. This is a beautifully balanced wine between its rich aromatic flavours of peach, honey and almond and its abiding fresh acidity. Drink now for the next five years.
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    Bordeaux Supérieur
    Thienpont Selection Bordeaux Supérieur
    1.5l Red
    €20.00 €16.53
    We are delighted to announce the addition to the portfolio of Thienpont own label wines of a delicious Thienpont Bordeaux Supérieur 2016. Following the demise of the very popular “Z de Bordeaux”, we have been searching far and wide for a worthy, everyday drinking Bordeaux that we can call our own. We have found it at the historic Chateau le Grand Verdus overlooking the Garonne river in Entre-deux-Mers. Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a very bright, immediately accessible Bordeaux wine with a pure nose of red fruits, spices and a touch of liquorice. On the palate the wine is very smooth and round with good freshness and intensity. This wine will drink well for the next three to five years and is great when served with bistro cuisine such as chicken, grilled beef or stews in relaxed surroundings.
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    Domaine Boillot
    Brussellions Moulin-à-Vent
    0.75l Red
    €18.20 €15.04
    A 1.3 hectare site sitting on top of a hill, northeast of Moulin. Here ancient alluvial soils with white sands are complemented by a high percentage of red granite. There is great energy here with spicy fruit and fresh, pure flavours. The wine is long and quite rich with very fine tannin structure. Louis Boillot describes it as the synthesis of the other two cuvées.
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    Château Valcombe (BIO)
    La Spéciale Ventoux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €17.20 €14.21
    Situated in the town of St Pierre de Vassols, at an altitude of 250 metres, on north-west hillsides, facing the Dentelles de Montmirail, this tiny production wine is made from very old Carignan vines, planted in 1936, that are tended with great respect with a little Grenache (6%) added for freshness. It is aged in 400 litre oak barrels that have already aged wines for four or so years. The colour is a deep garnet red, on the nose the wine is rich and spicy with toasty aromas and notes of balsamic, vanilla and dark chocolate. In the palate there is great freshness and purity with lots of dark, plummy fruit interwoven with freshly ground black pepper and Asian spices. With tiny yields, this is a very intense, delicious wine especially for lovers of old vines.