Peg Bay + Chablis

This weekend in Church Street we'll be showing great examples of what the classic grapes of Burgundy can produce both at home and on the other side of the world.

 

2012  PEGASUS BAY PINOT NOIR, WAIPARA VALLEY, NEW ZEALAND

20% off a bottle = £23.99 or £240 for 12 (£20pb)

To celebrate New Zealand Pinot Noir month, this weekend there's another chance to try the stunning Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir. It's fuller than most Kiwi Pinots and is one of my very favourite NZ reds. The 2012 vintage had a cool summer and long, warm autumn meaning the grapes hung longer on the vines to produce ripe blackberry, raspberry and black cherry flavours with balanced acidity, lush tannins and a hint of spice. This wine can be drunk now to appreciate it's freshness and vibrancy, or left to age resulting in classic Burgundian savoury notes. This really is a sensational deal so grab it while you can!

 

2014 CHABLIS, FOURNILLON, FRANCE

£16.99 per bottle - £14.44 as part of a mixed 6 - £13.59 in a mixed dozen

2014 was a really good vintage for Chablis and this textbook example shows that perfectly. Punching well above its weight, it has all the classic Chablis characteristics. A positive nose with slight citrus notes is followed up by a good rounded, mineral palate and a lasting creamy finish. All held together by well-balanced crisp acidity. A Burgundy bargain!