Three new consignments have just arrived – two from Italy and one from France.
The Italians include from Le Bignele a Valpolicella Classico with a rather understated label along with a Recioto della Valpolicella red dessert wine which when tasted with dark (80%+ Cacao) chocolate is sensational. We have imported their Amarone for years and look forward to the reaction we get from these two stars.
The other is also from Italy but this time from our Barolo’s Piedmontese producer Cascina Ballarin. As well as the more famous wine, they also have some Nebbiolo vines growing just outside the DOCG of Barolo, which naturally cannot be described as Barolo. We in the trade know that a good Langhe Nebbiolo will always outshine an average Barolo and although our Barolo is excellent value for its price, the Langhe arguably delivers 90% of the enjoyment for 60% of the price. It is rich and structured with lovely, bone-dry stewed cherry and damson flavours. Bargain!
Our latest French additions come from Lavau in the Rhone Valley and are a crunchy Cotes du Rhone Rouge, a full-on Tavel Rosé, a classical Vacqeyras Rouge and a relatively good value-for-the-quality Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge.
The shop stock of the Tavel sold out within hours of arriving – more in from Great Tey on Thursday afternoon though.
Don’t forget that Thursday’s Felixstowe sales tasting 6.00-7.00pm comprises the wines of Maison Albert Sounit in the company of the delightful Anne Mourllion.
The winery is in Rully in the beautiful Cote Chalonnais area of Burgundy but the vineyard area extends into the communes of Mercurey, Montagny and Givrey and the winery also makes sparkling Crémants too.
Like all our tastings this is an informal event and there is no requirement to know anything about Burgundy or to buy any wine you don’t like……
Thursday 4th August is Summer drinking for under £7.00.
Almost all wines shown at these events are discounted so come and see us!