We have put together a selection of wines ideal for current drinking this spring. The chancellor delivers his 2013 budget on March 20th and this may well increase duty on alcohol – it invariably does!
(Please feel free to mix cases)
2011 Saumur Blanc, Dom des Hauts de Sanziers £8.75 £7.95
Award winning ripe fruity well balanced Chenin Blanc
with nice weight and structure
2011 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’ £8.75 £7.95
Very attractive ripe Sauvignon from Vincent Roussely
in Touraine. Made organically.
2011 Château de la Roulerie, Chenin Sec £11.50 £10.65
Stunning dry and beautifully balanced Chenin
from Philippe Germain in Anjou .
Goes very well with oriental food.
2011 Quincy , Domaine des Ballandors £12.75 £11.85
Gold medal winning Sauvignon from this appellation
near Sancerre made by the hugely talented Jean Tatin.
It is beautifully balanced and most appealing.
2011 Pouilly Fumé, DomaineTreuillet £12.95 £11.95
This classic Pouilly from Sébastien Treuillet
has a lovely blackcurrant nose, elegance
and wonderful balance and minerality.
2010 Savennières Clos de Coulaine £12.95 £11.95
Claude Papin has made a delightful floral, honeyed
dry Chenin full of fruit with a lovely minerality.
It has a really good length and balance.
Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux £11.50 £10.50
Regis Neau’s ever popular, delicious dry sparkler
is made from 70%Chenin Blanc & 30% Chardonnay
and makes a wonderful aperitif!
2011 Saumur Rouge Dom des Hauts de Sanziers £8.75 £7.95
Dominique Tessier’s gold medal winning Saumur has
Lovely mouthwatering fruit with good wight and a fresh finish.
2011 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie £10.25 £9.35
Outstanding organically grown Chinon from top young
vigneron, Jérôme Billard, it is packed with ripe fruit.
It has an attractive nose of violets and alovely balance.
2010 Anjou Gamay ‘Sur Spilite’ Ch. Pierre-Bise £11.95 £10.95
Claude Papin’s Gamay has a big structure with intense
fruit and a long finish. No Lightweight!
2011 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’ £12.95 £11.95
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is an elegant
attractive and stylish wine from the Champault brothers.
2010 St Nicolas-de-Bourgueil ‘Les Coutures’ £15.25 £13.95
Frédéric Mabileau’s superb St Nicolas has had a great following
for a number of years. Made from 40 year old vines,
it is aged in oak for 9 months. This wine is made organically.
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