Red Wine Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2020. Bosquet des Papes has been a working winery since 1860 and has been owned by the Boiron family for six generations. In total they have 40 separate plots in Chateauneuf du Pape with an average vine age of 50 years.
Red Wine Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2020
Red Wine Brendan Tracey Wah Wah Light 2020. After playing in punk banks in California during the 1970s, in 1980 Brendan Tracey moved to France permanently in 1980 to embrace his French roots. Despite growing up in New Jersey and San Francisco, Brendan had fallen in love with his mother’s native country while living with his aunt and studying for his baccalaureate. In 2010 he started to make his own wines in an irreverent style, putting a new twist on the classic varieties of the Loire Valley where he is based. Today Brendan makes a wide variety of wines and is always experimenting with new ideas and label designs which he creates himself. Wah Wah Light was inspired by Brendan’s classic Wah Wah, a beautiful expression of the Gamay grape made with extended skin contact and wild yeast fermentation. This version has a little less skin contact and undergoes semi-carbonic maceration to add vibrancy and elegance to the finished wine. Enchanting notes of wild berries, dried herbs and forest floor define the nose while the first sip offers a light body, mouthwatering acidity, and a bright red fruit core. The pure and clean finish makes this a great wine to drink with tomato-based dishes like pasta and pizza as well as charcuterie and aged cheeses.
Red Wine Brunel de la Gardine Cotes Du Rhone 2020. The boutique family-run Chateau de la Gardine estate was acquired in 1945 by Gaston Brunel whose family have been making wine in this part of the world since the 17th century. Today the estate has a cult following for its excellent Rhone wines which offer tremendous value for money. This is especially true of their Brunel de la Gardine series which are made from the very best fruit sourced from different appellations in the Rhone. The wines are instantly recognisable thanks to the unique bottle design. Gaston Brunel discovered an ancient bottle buried in the ground while expanding the estate’s cellar and decided to copy it for his family’s wines. The only place that was able to do it was a glass workshop in Italy, and the characterful design has been used ever since. The family’s Cotes du Rhone is a great example of this classic, easy-going red with luscious notes of dark berries, ripe plums, crushed spices and bitter licorice. On the palate there’s a smooth, well-rounded texture and intense fruit thanks to the Grenache along with firm tannins and a long peppery finish from the Syrah. A great wine to sip on a cold winter’s evening or partner for charcuterie, rich stews, or roasted red meats.