Case of the Month
October's Case of the Month contains:
Porta dos Cavaleiros White (Dao, Portugal)
A delightfully fresh and fruity field blend from the D‹o region of Portugal. The aromatics leap out of the bottle as soon as its opened! Luscious notes of melon, highlighted with fresh herbs and lively pear drops. The freshness is balanced with textured minerality on the finish.
Domaine de Maraval Chardonnay-Roussane (Cotes de Thau, France)
Another award winner from Domaine de Maraval. This unusual blend allows the textural elements of oak ageing to be enhanced by the Roussane, whilst not building too strongly on the palate, allowing the light citrus, pear and green melon of the Chardonnay to shine.
By.Ott Rose (Cotes de Provence, France)
Showing superb typicity for Provence rose, from one of the region's most illustrious producers. Luminous peach pink in colour with a succulent nose of yellow fruits and hints of pomegranate, pear and vanilla. Tangerine aromas and a touch of menthol add a burst of freshness. The palate is full of citrus notes with a long, fresh finish. Exceptional quality, as you'd expect from a Domaine owned and managed by Louis Roederer.
Bodega Garzon Marselan (Uruguay)
This wine is deep ruby red in colour, with powerful aromas of red fruits, minty eucalyptus and mineral notes on the nose. The palate is soft and smooth with ripe red fruits and a long minerally finish.
Mathilde Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Sans Sulfites (Rhone, France)
A wonderful combination of Syrah and Grenache from the garrigue scrublands of the Rhone Valley. With no sulphite additions, and fermentation in concrete to emphasis the fruit and terroir. Lovely red fruit adds brightness to a palate which is full of damson and bramble fruit, hints of liquorice and a wonderful whisp of smoke and cured meat. Delicious!
Robert Oatley Signature Series Grenache G18 (Mclaren Vale, Australia)
Vibrant, perfumed Grenache with classic raspberry, musk and earthy notes. Try serving lightly chilled.