Weekly Treats - Wine at silly prices (but you can only have 2 bottles)

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Weekly treats are back with a bang! Amazing wines, unbelievable prices!

This week we have a pair of classic crowd pleasers, perfect for a damp start to January! 

We want to continue to say thank you for all the support we have been given over the last year the best way we know how...by offering incredible wines at honest prices with some amazing weekly treat wines thrown in! We aren't trying to move stock with these wines, we haven't inflated any prices to give a discount, we genuinely aren't making any money on these wines... hence why we are only letting you take TWO BOTTLES MAXIMUM. 

 

Alasia GaviLouis Jadot Chablis ‘Cellier du Valvan'

A beautiful Chablis from this long-established wine-maker with some of Burgundy's best vineyard sites. 

This very elegant Chablis is bursting with white flowers and stone fruits aromas. Round and subtle on the palate, this wine has a long finish with a stony character and a fresh acidity that leaves you wanting more.

Louis Jadot was established in Beaune by founder Louis-Henry Jadot in 1859. They have carefully striven to establish and maintain the quality of their wines for 160 years through the steady acquisition of the best vineyards in Burgundy. Over a century and a half later, they now produce wines from over 150 appellations - from Beaujolais Villages to Le Montrachet.

The grapes come from different vineyards within the Chablis appellation, planted on limestone soils. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and then the wine is aged on its fine lees.

This wines pairs fantastically with seafood, particularly with lemony sauces! Try with these simple but effective Creamy lemon shrimp pasta.

 

C.V.N.E Contino Rioja Reserva 2018

93 points - James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast, 'a fabulous Rioja of excellent fruit and elegant oak'.

This fabulous Rioja shows juicy blackberry fruit, liquorice and balsamic notes with an elegant touch of oak. Some Graciano joins Tempranillo in the blend, giving acidity and great freshness.

In 1879 C.V.N.E was founded by Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asua in Rioja. 140 years later C.V.N.E is still controlled by the descendants of the founders. With foundations dating from the 16th century, the 62h hectare estate is located in a bend in the River Ebro. Here, a particular microclimate gives a special character to the wine. The name Contino refers to the royal guard of 100 soldiers who continually 'de contino', guarded the king and his family. One of their members, Don Pedro de Samaniego, was rewarded for his loyalty with the property, now home to Contino. In 1973, Contino established the concept of the 'Bordeaux Chateau' in Rioja, creating the first single estate Rioja.

The wine was made from perfectly ripe, hand-selected and harvested grapes from the vineyards around Finca de San Rafael. The grapes were destemmed and then fermented in 12,000 litre stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C. After a post fermentative maceration of 15 to 20 days, malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was then racked to previously used barrels (40% American oak and 60% French oak) where it remained for two years. It was then bottled and aged for a further year in the Contino underground cellars until being released to the market. 

For the main event, pair this warming, silky beauty with a classic - Jamie's epic roast pork

 

 

To order either click through on the bottles, give us a call or come and visit us in the shop.

We hope you enjoy this week's pairings, let us know how you get on and feel free to tag us on social media showcasing your efforts!

Last Updated: 09/01/2024
Author: Rupert Broadley

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