DUNEDIN WINES SELECTION RED CASE - WINTER 2017 6 BOTTLES
1 BOTTLE OF EACH:
ARTOLAS RED VIDIGAL,
PORTUGAL Bottle £9.00
This Portuguese wine comes from the Lisboa region. A blend of 2 local grape varieties: Aragones and Castelão, it is fruity and medium-bodied, with a mature bouquet, earthy notes and elegant spiciness. A very good all-rounder that works well with stews and tomato-based pastas.
DOMAINE ROMY VIEILLES VIGNES 'PIERRES DOREES' BEAUJOLAIS,
FRANCE Bottle £11.95
Domaine Romy is a family grower-producer, in an area dominated by large negociants. Nicolas, the heir of the estate, is well-travelled and brings creativeness to the local traditions. The result is a high-quality Beaujolais that overdelivers for its price. This textbook Beaujolais has juicy and bright red fruit flavours with light tannins. Try it with terrines, cold meats or even grilled fish.
SORAIE IGT VENETO CECILIA BERETTA.
ITALY Bottle £13.95
This modern take on a traditional style puts a new spin on the traditional winemaking technique called 'appassimento', which is used to make the famous Amarone. Rich, velvety and round on the palate, with flavours of black plums, black cherry, vanilla and a moreish chocolatey finish: bring on the cold nights!
KLEINE ZALZE VINEYARD SELECTION MALBEC,
SOUTH AFRICA Bottle £14.95 GUEST WINE
A South Africa take on an Argentine classic: rich dark fruit flavours with a velvety texture. Its unlikely origin had prevented us from listing it before, despite having been repeatedly seduced by its vibrant intensity. Of course, it would star on any table, but you can also sip it by the fire on a cold night. A warming pleasure.
BERTON VINEYARD COONAWARRA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE,
AUSTRALIA Bottle £16.95 GUEST WINE
So, let’s forget the season for a moment. 96 points. Best New World Cabernet by Decanter Magazine. Intense flavours of crushed blackberry and cassis with notes of eucalyptus and fresh tobacco. Enough said.
ALPHA BOX & DICE “FOG” NEBBIOLO.
AUSTRALIA Bottle £25.95 GUEST WINE
Nebbiolo derives from the Italian word for fog, so the winemakers from Alpha Box & Dice are perhaps not as unconventional as they think they are! Certainly, the label is “cutting-edge”, but the wine itself is more akin to a top-class Barolo, With aromas of tobacco and rose petals, and flavours of Turkish Delight and sandalwood. Thinking about it, every year we spend hours trying Barolos that are as eye-wateringly expensive as they are immature. So to be able to produce a Nebbiolo that good at that price, then maybe you need to be a little eccentric. One for the Christmas table.