We’re in a good mood this weekend and have decided to spoil you even more than usual with what’s on tasting!

 

R2 tasting

 

First up

 2012 Viré Clessé Cuvée Tradition Domaine Gondard-Perrin, a relatively new domaine, having been created in 2008. However the familly have been ensconced in the Mâconnais village of Viré for centuries and have been vine growers since 1981.

 Until 2007 they were selling their grapes to the local co-op buy came to realise that their parcels of vines produced grapes of such good quality that they deserved to be vinified seperately and so created their own domaine and started to vinify and bottle the wines themselves.

 The wine show the typical richness of mâconnais wines but also a surprising level of elegance. Mineral, lemon juice and some tropical fruits give a lovely nose leading to a well structured and refreshing palate with lemons, limes, pineapple and melon notes. Long and with very subtle oaking this is a lovely white Burgundy from a lesser-known appellation at sensible prices. 

 

£18.99per bottle £16.14 in a mixed six or £15.19 in a mixed case

 

And now for something completely different!

 We’re excited to have managed to grab some of Huerta de Albala’s special release 10th anniversary wine. This wine is from their first ever vintage of Taberner from 2005, and the UK on received 600 bottles!

It’s 100% syrah that has been aged in French oak casks for 18 months, and is a truly luscious wine. Overflowing with spicy aromas of ripe blackberry, with hints of mocca, liquorice, pepper and violets and a lovely silky mouthfeel. Delicious from start to finish.

£28.99 per bottle. £24.64 in a mixed six or £23.19 in a mixed case.