R1 tasting

 

This week we're going a little off piste with our grape variieties.  First up with a white from Ribeiro in North West Spain.
 
2016 Atlantis Treixadura
From the granitic slopes of the valleys that follow the Minho river comes this unctuous white with floral notes and a fresh persistent fruit.
£13.99p/d or 6 for £70
 
Next up is one of my favourite grape varieties with the following wine:
 
2013 Savoire Faire D'Autrefois Mourvedre Pays D'Oc
Selected from two vineyard plots in the southernmost part of the Rhône valley, Savoir-Faire d'Autrefois showcases the winemakers skill in taming the wild Mourvèdre grape.   This barbecue friedly number offers an intriguing nose of tobacco, cloves and leather, followed by a luxuriant yet sleek and supple palate. Dark cherries and chocolate are interwoven with fine French oak and supported by firm tannins.
£12.99 or 2 for £25