THE CELLAR - JULY
While holidays may be thin on the ground this year, July and August tend to be busy times where we hopefully will be able to enjoy some nice weather with our weekly offerings. We have put together a small book of specialised wines that will be available all month long alongside our normal offerings. The wines are a small step up on the weekly offerings, and can be ordered at any time during the month in any quantity.
SPARKLING - Drusian Valdobbiadene DOCG NV
This is Prosecco as it was before it became a commercial monstrosity, laden with
chemicals. This is Colfondo style, similar to but a step up from a recent offering. It has a very delicate fizz and a gorgeous structure and length. We always describe this as life after Prosecco.
ROSE - Figure Mediterranee Rose 2019
Rose has become the buzz drink of 2020. The market is dominated by overpriced in- stagram wines like Whispering Angel and celebrity-branded bulk productions by people like Kylie Minogue and Graham Norton. This Rose beats them all out of the gate, with its attractive colour and packaging, but more importantly it’s taste.
WHITE - Quinta de Muradella ‘Candea’ 2016
A phenomenal dry white from Galicia in the Atlantic North West of Spain. A blend of in- digenous varieties. Made by Jose Luis, one of Spain’s most well thought of wine mak- ers, it has garnered huge scores from the wine press. There is a lightening bolt of acidi- ty but with some lovely mid palate texture and layers of complexity - an exciting white wine.
WHITE - Je T’Aime Mais Gui Soif NV
Fully ‘natural’, certified organic and bio-dynamic, made by one of the Loire Valley’s greats. This is a funky blend of several varieties led by Melon Blanc. This is a training Natch wine (natural), it has an unusual feel without being too challenging and it is very drinkable. What label art too!
RED - Celler Del Roure ‘Safra’ 2018
We offered the entry-level from Seller Del Roure in June. This Valencian winery age their wines in amphorae, leading to great purity and interesting aromas, and most strikingly: far more elegance than a standard Spanish red, or as the wine maker puts it; a red wine with the spirit of a white wine. This is a striking and memorable wine
RED - Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2017
This producer’s vineyards sit upon the site where the original recipe for Chianti was
conceived. This is exceptional Sangiovese Chianti, it is powerful, dark and slightly un- ruly in the glass with exceptional aromatics and length. If you like ‘em more full bodied and rich, then this is the one for you.