This month in our New Wines review, we are adding a special ‘Splash the Cash’ wine simply to showcase something super festive!
It is of no surprise that two of these 3 new wines are natural with no added sulphites, after all this is what in huge demand.
The third bottle is also natural, but it is also quite close to our heart as we have visited the vineyards and have a first hand experience how it was produced.
Let us try to excite you with these organic wines!
We start with something light and perfectly matched to light starters or to be served as an aperitif: Muscadet 2015 Château Fessardière, Loire, France (no added sulphites).
This wine is a softer, more feminine style of Muscadet produced using biodynamic methods. Gorgeous white wine that is certified organic and also produced with no added sulphites, it is lighter and somewhat rounder style of classic Muscadet. Many people do not like the nervy acidity of some Muscadet wines, so this one is showing much smoother palate. Light straw in colour with aromas of ripe grapes pleasing hints of lemon and mineral notes. Lively and pure on the palate with quite full and rounded fruit.
We will advise to have it with delicate starters, oysters, shellfish, pair away with adventurous salads that contain fish or seafood.
Our new white wine is a wonderfully crafted Loire wine made by natural methods with minimal interventions in the winery. £17.08
It is a season for richer reds, so we are moving swiftly to Monferrato Rosso 2013, Castello di Tassarolo, Piedmont, Italy.
This is a natural wine with no added sulphites too! Monferrato Rosso is a blend of organic Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon from Piedmont. This organic red wine is elegant and medium-bodied, grapes were grown using biodynamic methods. The result is balanced, expressive and smooth. This wine has some peppery bitterness from Barbera, juicy character, but also some additional richness.
We will recommend to match this wine to roast chicken, richer sauces (red wine sauce would be so good), pork, tender red meats, spicy and rich veggie main dishes. It is certified organic and also vegan friendly. £14
Finally the wine that we have announced that we are a bit biased about: “S” 2014 Sao del Coster from Priorat, Spain.
We think it is glorious Priorat wine full of dark and red fruit flavours, typical minerality and at the same time freshness and elegance. It will suit generous Sunday lunches as well as steak dinners, lamb dishes and even more light but meaty ones. Made of Garnacha and Carignan in equal proportions, this wine has been carefully made using minimal interventions in the winery. The grapes were pressed by foot and the wine was left to mature for further 12 months after fermentation in stainless steel tank. It is quite big at 14.5% and have minimal amount of sulphites (9mg/l) so below the levels you need to put the caution on the label. They still do state that it contains sulphites… they should not as this wine as natural as it can be. £19
As promised, for the festive season we are going to introduce a new wine under ‘Splash the cash’, it will be the name known to many: Chateauneuf du Pape! Our organic bottle is packing a punch, meet this Domaine Pierre Andre Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge AC 2011 France.
It comes from a Rhône estate of some repute and renown. You will love its generosity of fruit, its richness and complexity and its poise. Decanter magazine agreed with us saying that it displays ‘herbs, black tea and it is a serious wine’. Further flavours are pronounced with black fruit, tapenade and steak. It is made of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. £34.99
We truly hope we've added some excitement for you during this festive season. Please let know your thoughts and we are as always at your service to advise on the most delicious and expertly handpicked organic wines! Cheers