Red Wine Domaine Dugat-Py Gevrey Chambertin Coeur de Roy 2016. Decant 1 hour before serving. Dugat-Py is one of the top Gevrey-Chambertin domaines thanks to the talent and passion of the Dugat family who only began bottling their wines on site in 1989. The family have been making wine in Gevrey since at least 1645 and the current generation, represented by Bernard Dugat, has cemented the domaine’s reputation for intense yet stylish wines crafted from old vines with an average age of 70 years.
Red Wine Domaine Dugat-Py Gevrey Chambertin Coeur de Roy 2016
Red Wine Dominique Piron Morgon Cote du Py Aux Pierres 2016. The Piron family can trace their roots in Morgon right back to Etienne Bailly whose birth was recorded in 1590. For the past 14 generations the family have been winemakers in this celebrated corner of Beaujolais which is famed for its powerful expressions of the local Gamay grape. Dominique has taken his family’s centuries of local knowledge and winemaking expertise to craft his own remarkable wines inspired by this intimate connection with the land. This masterful Morgon comes from a small plot in the cru’s top vineyard, the Cote du Py, and is the Piron family’s flagship wine. The terroir helps craft a wine with remarkable richness and a well-defined structure along with intense dark fruit flavours which become even more luscious on the palate. The powerful flavour profile is nicely balanced by a vibrant freshness, smooth tannins and a long, clean finish. The Pirons favour a light-handed approach in the vineyard and winery, allowing nature to partner with them in the winemaking process. The grapes are given an extended maceration to extract maximum flavour and body and the young wine is aged in barrel for 18 months to add polish and extra complexity. The balance of freshness and power make this a great partner for game dishes like roasted quail or venison.
Red Wine Zyme Amarone della Valpolicella 2016. This majestic Amarone opens with notes of dried herbs, leather, smoky tobacco, and blackberries and blackcurrants, while the first sip reveals a bold full body, firm structure, and smooth and refined tannins. The palate is characterised by rich dark berry flavours seasoned with hints of sweet spices, baked earth, and leather which linger long on the tongue. Winemaker Celestino Gaspari learnt the art of making magnificent Amarones while working with the legendary Giuseppe Quintarelli who would go on to become his future father-in-law as well as his mentor. After working as a consultant winemaker and helping to launch over a dozen wineries in the Veneto, Celestino decided to focus on realising his own dream and founded Zyme in his garage. The grapes for this wine are sourced from old vines planted in the Negrar di Valpolicella commune and the wine is only made during the very best years.