Bonde 2. 2014 – Olsens Cider – Apples
This naturally carbonated cider is just exploding with flavours of apple and quince with a super refreshing salinity resulting in quite complex a cider. The apples are from a very old apple plantation with a range of varieties grown wild just outside of Copenhagen. The cider is spontaneous fermented long and slow.
James 2016 – Fabrice Domercq – Merlot, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
The 2016 cuvée is made from Merlot, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc leading to a wine that packs enormous flavour with a lovely persistence. It is dry and quite savoury and has beautifully persistent bubbles. It strikes a perfect balance of fruit and minerality which results in a zesty, refreshing wine awash in red berries, flowers, and tart cranberries.
Cuvée Particuliére 2012 – Domaine Gerard Schueller – Gewurtztraminer
Gerard’s Gewürztraminer is dense, complex, deep and incredibly fresh. Purely concentrated fruits with an abundance of lychee, peach, passion fruits, honey and robust acidity are integrated at a great level. Such a vivid and complex wine.
3 Bonhommes 2016 – Marie & Vincent Tricot – Pinot Noir
This wine is the definition of pure energy. The vulcanic soils gives it that characteristic grapefruit finish we love so much from Auvergne. It is herbaceous and light with a lingering spicy acidic that makes it ever so drinkable.
Myrmidon – Le Petit Domaine – Syrah
Myrmidon is Syrah as we like it. It’s fresh, fruity and just bursting with tension and beautiful aromatic persistence. On the nose you get black olives, pinewood and a peppery bite that is all nicely tied in by it’s soft tannins. The Syrah vines are 40 years old and grows in clay and calcareous soils. The wine is an assemblage of three different vinifications; a third carbonic macerated, a third destemmed with a weeks maceration and the last third with a longer maceration.
Roc 2014 – Domaine Vinci – Grenache & Carignan
Roc is the entry level red wine from Domaine Vinci in Languedoc. The 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan blend makes for an elegant and perfumed wine packed with red fruit, sour cherry and chewy tannins. A wine in it’s youth, concentrated but yet so juicy and succulent.