You are invited to our next tasting on Wednesday 7th May from 17.00-21.00h at our shop in Clifton Road W9.
We will be featuring a line-up of exciting new arrivals from Piedmont, Bordeaux, the Rhone and (drum roll…) two winners of the newly-announced UK German Top 50!
We are absolutely delighted that 9 of our wines are in the German Top 50, which was announced on Friday.
Gerrit Walter’s Riesling trocken – a perennial star on our shelves – is one.
Another Winery classic – Becker-Landgraf’s latest Gau-Odernheimer Spatburgunder – is another http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/becker-landgraf-gau-odernheim/
Riffel's basic trocken is also in the Top 50. We will be picking some up in the next couple of months. In the meantime, we thought we'd open their marvellous Quarzit Riesling trocken 2011.
We will be featuring more of our Top 50 winners over the coming months and, in particular, during the 31 Days of German Riesling in July. The eagle-eyed may notice an unfamiliar wine credited to The Winery in the Top 50 piece. “Fritz Willi” is a typo and should read “Schloss Neuweier Goldenes Loch GG 2012”. We are confident that the typo will be fixed soon.
Our favourite Gavi, Fontanassa (the one from the bearded guy, Marco Gemme), is back on our shelves. We are going to start the tasting with Marco's new sparkling wine, something that he has been ageing for 3 years. Effectively it's a sparkling Gavi, although he can't call it that as there is no such appellation.
Completing our line-up of whites will be an organic Bergerac. We all loved Didier Roches’ sweaty red Pecharmant a few months ago. Didier's brother Olivier also makes wine nearby. A sweet Saussignac and, our selection for Wednesday, a dry Bergerac Blanc made from Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon with a splash of Muscadelle - all mint leaf, melon and lime.
One of the favourites of our visit late last year to Horeau-Beylot in Bordeaux was La Fleur Poitou from Lussac-Saint-Emilion. Our shipment arrived recently and we are very much looking forward to tasting it again.
Also just in is our latest hit from moustachioed Francois Vallot in Vinsobres in the windswept southern Rhone valley. Francois has been organic for almost a decade now and his latest Cotes-du-Rhone is on Wednesday's menu.
We hope you will join us on Wednesday – and, as usual, please feel free to bring a friend.
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Ben, Dan, Paul and David.