Case of the Month: July & August
- Cantina Adriano Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige, Italy)
- Proof that superb Pinot Grigio is a thing. From the Alto Adige, stylistically it is still nice and dry, but has much more depth and good aromatics (think more Alsace Pinot Gris than your typical Italian Pinot Grigio). Produced by an exceptional co-operative in the mountains from vertiginous vineyards in the foothills of the stunning Dolomites.
- Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Viognier (Eden Valley, Australia)
- I’ve been after a cracking Viognier for the shop for ages, and this one from the Eden Valley is it! Everything you’d want from a good V. Plenty of aromatics (stone fruit, ginger spice, and a touch of floral lift), all following through onto a full palate which shows off similar notes with spikes of the spice amongst the fruit.
- Three Choirs Rose (Gloucestershire)
- A delightful summer rose from just the other side of Gloucester. Bright berry fruits, hints of lemon sherbet. Freshness in a glass. Who'd have thought you could mention Provence and the Forest of Dean in the same sentence...
- Black Elephant Vintners ‘Nicholas Red’ (Franschoek, South Africa)
- A silky smooth Rhone/southern French blend from South Africa. Bright red berry fruit with a savoury balance of Mediterranean herbs. A real winner from producers that love their music.
- Dal Zotto Sangiovese (King Valley, Australia)
- This wine still retains the classic Sangiovese cherry backbone that makes it so food-friendly, but with a slightly deeper balance of dark fruit, making it supremely drinkable.
- Budureasca Feteasca Neagra (Romania)
- A balanced medium-bodied red produced by one of the leading wineries in Romania. A very light ageing in oak has given balance and a touch of complexity to this aromatic wine which has abundant black plums and bramble fruit on the palate along with spice notes.
As ever, we've done our best to put together an interesting selection of wines which we thing offer something for everyone. We try not to be too obvious, but keep the selection crowd-pleasing in-style. We do intend to offer a whackier selection of unique, wonderful and zany options each quarter, starting in September. We will also be having a couple of special cases for our own (unofficial) English Wine Month in August - as such, this case will cover both July and August.