TINC SET ANCESTRAL
This PetNat by Mas Candi in Penedes, Catalonia is a real happy wine. Green apples excite the nose continuing to the palate where it is full of white grapefruit notes with a touch of complexity on the finish. The whole experience is balanced by a subtle cava-like minerality.
TRACTEUR BLANC 2018
It is hard to Compete with the value of red Tracteur by Finot, but his white is certainly up for the task. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Jacquère that produce a lively fragrant wine with ripe green apples, tropical fruit and stone on the palate. A very Savoyard profile of freshness and digestibility rounded off by Chardonnay. Super value for money! Lovely pair with roast chicken or duck, oily white fish and salads.
ESPRIT VENDANGEUR MACÉRATION 2019
Alexandre Coulange, the winemaker behind Domaine Thuronis, has the unfailing ability to excite us with every single one of his wines – to really get a wow right at the first sip. And this Sauvignon Blanc Maceration is no different. The wine is left to macerate on the skins for eight and a half months and is raised completely in sandstone amphora.
ON EST SU L'SABLE 2018
On est su l’sable (translates to “we are on sand”) is a joyful Cabernet Franc full of life and character. It really delivers with multi-layered, mouthwatering aromas of sour cherry jam, white pepper and spice. The palate continues the same impression with a dry yet round sip that washes your palate with ample fruit and spice.
This red, vinified in amphora, is light, refreshing and holds the tiniest hint of sweetness which goes to create a wonderfully easy drinking experience. However that is not to say that it lacks complexity; expressions of cherries and forest fruits are followed by a long lasting, savoury finish that really makes it stand out.
BAJO VELO 2019
There are a few producers that really push the boundaries of winemaking. Jose Miguel Marquez is one of them and this un-fortified sherry is a great example. Named Bajo Velo meaning ‘under veil’ which refers to the method by which this natural wine is made. A film of yeast called ‘flor’ is allowed to develop on the surface of the wine and protects it as it ferments, which goes to create the distinctive oxidative profile of sherry (Which is made in the nearby Jerez).