Case of the Month
February/March Case of the Month contains:
Emil Bauer 'Bullshit! Drink a Real Grauburgunder' (Pfalz, Germany)
From a young, energetic and (if you can't tell from the wine's name) slightly hellraising winemaker in Germany's Pfalz region. This is a fine example of Grauburgunder (probably better known as Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris...) A nice aroma of ripe stone fruit, melon and honey with hints of fresh nuts. Flavours come in stages: first ripe pineapple and almonds, framed in a rich body, followed by dried fruits and fruitcake.
Joseph Drouhin Macon-Bussieres 'Les Clos' (Burgundy, France)
Located on the Mont du Mâconnais, Macon-Bussieres is a Burgundian region bordering Pouilly-Fuisse. This wine is predominantly about precision and purity. Partly aged in older larger barrels, and the rest in stainless steel, the gentle presseing and clay-chalk soils allows for a wine with wonderful minerality and an intensity of white-blossom notes on the nose. Classic Burgundy at a very reasonable price - and being Drouhin, only native yeasts are used and the vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically. (Organic & Biodynamic)
Domaine la Provenquiere Grenache Gris 'Pur' (Languedoc, France)
Super Grenache Gris with bags of complexity! There's great balance between nutty savouriness (almonds, hinting towards marzipan comes to mind) alongside orchard fruit - it's almost like a pear crumble in wine form! The textured palate follows through to a crisp and zesty finish. Just a wonderful balance of savoury and fruit, ripe and fresh. (No added sulphites).
Artadi Pasos de San Martin (Navarra, Spain)
Great Garnacha with a bright red ruby colour which creates light and transparency in the glass. The nose shows forest floor aromas: herbal and hints of tobacco. In the mouth is energetic: vibrant, full of black fruit, with delicate and fresh tannins. It is a wine full of power and authenticity. (Organic)
Olivier Coste Carignan Je t'Aime (Languedoc, France)
Intense aromas of dark stewed fruit are complemented by delicate spicy notes. Rich and smooth, the palate is beautifully balanced by freshness with wonderful purity of fruit on the finish. (Organic).
Matetic Coralillo Syrah (San Antonio Valley, Chile)
Vivid red with a deep pink-purple tint in color. Generous and intense varietal aroma, with hints of red fruits, violets and pepper while chocolate notes from the oak combine with the spiciness to create balance. Finely structured, intense and complex; balanced, with long tannins and a lingering finish. (Organic & Biodynamic)