It is always great to get feedback on the wines and for people to try something new.
The fizz that was the favourite was the Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel (£15.25). It is such a wonderful wine to offer instead of a Cava or a Prosecco. South African, it is really creamy with citrus tones. A mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Beautiful as an aperitif - I know everyone liked it.
The general consensus for the white wine was one of my favourites – Pecorino Civitas from Abruzzo in Italy (£15.75). It is a Biodynamic wine produced by Lunaria Orsogna. It is very soft with aromas of fruit and has a long lasting flavour to enjoy. There are actually 3 wines in the range including a Montepulciano and Primitivo Ruminat and everyone of them is superb. I love the labels and I love the fact that they contribute to a wee community zoo in their local area. We do the whole range and I can thoroughly recommend you try at least one of them – you will not be disappointed.
The reds were a closer call between our Romanian Pinot Noir – you get a lot of wine in the bottle for the price of £9.75. And an Australian Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills called Cunning Plan for £13.99. I think the Shiraz just edged it. It is produced by Thistledown Wine Co, which is actually run by 3 Scots guys. There is so much fruit in this wine and has a great depth of flavour. At 14%, it would go well with hearty food, but also with Asian cuisine. This company believes in intelligent, low intervention wine making. They have a wide range of wines available, which we will be dipping into.
So order 5 of your favourite wines..... and a bottle of one of the above to give them a try. Three very different wines that I am confident you will enjoy.
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