This week in our By The Glass machine we have a great range of different styles and countries for you to try with samples starting at just 80p!
Peter Lehmann ‘Wigan’ Riesling, Australia
Colour is vibrant lemon with green tinges. This multiple trophy winner from a stunning vintage shows classical Eden Valley lime juice with a hint of warm buttered toast. This is Eden Valley at its very best.
Feudi di San Gregorio, Greco Di Tufo, Tufo, Italy
The perfume is intense and persistent with clear sensations of fruit, including melon and a little pineapple. In the mouth it has a spicy minerality, typical of wine from Tufo.
Domaine Marc Morey, Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru-Referts, Burgundy, France
Lovely, splendid, archetypical white burgundy nose. Lot of complexity. Yellow fruit, honey, buttery perfectly balanced oakiness. Good depth. Medium-fullish body, perfectly balanced fruit versus oak. Good, fresh acidity. Quite broad for being a Puligny. Buttery and minerally. Elegant and generous at the same time
Ktima Gerovassiliou,Malagousia, Greece.
Aromas of mature pear and mango with nuances of spring blossoms are followed by rich flavours of lemon peel and an appealing mouthfeel. A real eye opener from Greece, not a hint of Retsina in sight.
Ktima Gerovassiliou, Avaton, Greece.
The wine has an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry, blueberry fruit shows warm spices and depth, finishes dry and is totally individual. It can be drunk now or laid down.
Umani Ronchi ‘Cumaro’, Montalpuciano, Marche, Italy.
Ruby-red colour, with garnet reflections and an intense, full, ethereal and very persistent bouquet. The palate is harmonic, with hints of wild cherry and fruits of the forest.
D’Arenburg, The Ironstone Pressings, McLaren Vale, Australia
Big, lavish, youthful nose of raspberries, a touch of vanilla, and a sweet jammy note; which when you’ve already seen the label makes you say ‘yes, grenache’. It’s a pretty voluptuous palate, medium-full bodied, with soft powdery tannins, friendly acidity, and a sweet red-fruit series of plummy flavours.
Chateau La Cordonne, Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France
Intense nose of fair complexity, showing black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant, forest floor, liquorice, cedar and cocoa. The tannin is a bit dusty in texture, though overall it shows typical Bordeaux characters with a palate of some complexity, with black cherry, blackberry, coffee and cocoa.
The Grecian white is surprising most so pop down and give it a go!