The Gourmet Selection, 6 Wines
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A selection made especially for the foodies out there!
6 bottles of gourmet wines, some classics and some less conventional, all incredibly food friendly. And, as usual with our wines, all made with grapes and lot of love.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi ‘di Gino’ Fattoria San Lorenzo – Marche, Italy (biodynamic)
Made by that mad-as-a-hatter character that is Natalino Crognaletti, the magician of Verdicchio! Fuller-bodied than the typical verdicchio from the area, this wine strikes a balance between crisp, fresh minerality and nutty almond complexity. Gino was Natalino’s father, who worked the farm before him, and who had a keen interest in clonal selection of verdicchio vines.
Clams, mussles and shellfish in general is where it excels, but with some baked meaty fish as turbot or halibut will be perfect too.
‘Gemischter Satz’ Anna&Martin Arndorfer – Kamptal, Austria (organic)
A harmonious blend of grüner veltliner with 20% riesling. Pulpy, juicy and subtly spicy stone fruit notes mingle with bright citrus aromatics.
A wine that will be at home with anything Asian: think seared tuna with spices and you’ll be in the right direction.
Monastrell ‘Dolomitas’ Los Frailes – Valencia, Spain (biodynamic)
100% Monastrell on granitic & calcareous soil. Linear and structured but with a purity of fruit and transparency of place utterly compelling.
A truly amazing wine.
Venison loin here, and keep it medium rare please.
Cesanese ‘Silene’ Damiano Ciolli – Lazio, Italy (organic)
What a beautiful little gem this wine is! Named after a wildflower that is common in Damiano’s vineyards, Silene is a charmingly spicy wine with smooth fruity palate and just a touch of refreshing tannic grip. Pasta with a rich meaty tomato sauce is its perfect companion, but a proper free-range roast chicken will work wonders.
Negrette ‘Alabets’ Chateau Plaisance – South West, France (organic)
100% négrette fermented in open-top barrels using only natural yeasts and aged in concrete. This is Marc Penavayre’s homage to old-school winemaking, but with the clarity and precision that comes with painstaking vineyard work and meticulous care in the cellar. An honest, open and delicious wine that captures the essence of this intriguing grape.
A 2in côte de boeuf on the bbq, cooked without trimming the fat, is the closest to perfection I can think of.
Ribera del Duero ‘Dos Mundos’ Milenico – Ribera del Duero, Spain (organic)
A super Ribera del Duero! Rich and deep, austere yet full of fruit, and with that elegant classy oak from the barrel ageing, this is a wine for the classic Spanish wine lover. A proper organic wine too, made without the use of any chemical.
What to drink it with? Lamb, lamb and again lamb.