2 bottles each of:
Zöhrer Sand 1 Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Austria
A beautiful example, expressive with aromas of apple, peach, lime zest & white flowers. It is very well balanced with refreshing acidity & excellent length. Pair with fish, shellfish or dishes with a hint of spice.” Family run estate founded in 1270! “90/100” (Falstaff)
Abelia Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Rhône, France
Grenache Blanc, Roussane, Marsanne, Viognier. Aromas of dried herb & apple. The palate gains ripeness and concentration, offering juicy pear, pineapple & mango flavours. It is full-bodied & fruit-forward.
The Jumper Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
From the award winning Hunter’s estate, established by Belfast man Ernie Hunter. Crisp but rich aromas of asparagus, gooseberry and passionfruit. These notes carry on to the palate with a vibrant intensity.
Principe de Viana Reserva, Navarra, Spain
“93/100. SILVER MEDAL. Violet dark plum and mulberries, compote of blueberry. Smooth tannins and a good balance.” (IWC 2023)
Calmel & J Joseph Faugères, Languedoc, France
“90/100. A schist-grown blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache & 20% Carignan…crushed stone & resinous herbs on the nose…medium to full-bodied, vibrant notes of red & blackberries and a firm, dusty finish that suggests it has 5-6 years of longevity.” (Parker)
Porello Barbera, Piedmont, Italy
A single vineyard Barbera with pronounced, aromatic, red & black cherry fruit, supported by some dusty mineral and a touch of herb. Vibrant, juicy, fine tannins, lovely clarity and brightness.