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

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A pair of opulent and luxurious wines to revel in this week!

This week's pair of treats are delightfully rich and characterful, bursting with class, and with savings like these, you'd be silly not to treat yourself! 

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. 

 

Queirón Mi Lugar Blanco

A highly anticipated Rioja of great heritage and superb quality. 

Intense aromas of stone fruit with white blossom and notes of fennel and thyme. The palate is bright and complex with apricot, peach and hints of passion fruit alongside lightly honeyed, brioche and almond characters. The wine has structure and weight, with notes of clove and tobacco on the long finish.

The town of Quel sits in the Cidacos river valley, between the Sierra Yerga and Sierra la Hez mountain ranges, at the heart of Rioja Oriental. Here in the Barrio de Bodegas, wineries have existed since the 18th century, with ancient winemaking caves at the base of the sheer sandstone cliffs, where grapes were gravity-fed from the vineyards above. Quel has been the home of the Pérez Cuevas family (who established and own Bodegas Ontañón) for generations, and the new Queirón winery is the fulfilment of Gabriel's dream. It has been built around an existing cave, and the 4-level design replicates (in a very modern way) the traditional gravity-flow system that allows a gentle approach to the handling of the grapes at each step. Established at the start of the new Rioja classification system allowing wines to be labelled according to their origin, their portfolio highlights the winery's heritage, and family's long relationship, with the town of Quel.

The Tempranillo Blanco grapes are sourced from the Finca El Aniceto, at La Encina. This vineyard sits on a plateau at 640 metres altitude, on the slopes of the Pico Gatún, in the Sierra de Yerga zone of Quel. This site is perfect for a very slow, gradual ripening of the grapes. The vines grow alongside aromatic herbs, olive, almond and fruit trees.........more

This wine is a brilliant partner for tapas! Try with this easy-peasy Spanish Paella recipe.


Cline Cellars Lodi Zinfandel

A beautifully rich, classic old-vine Zinfandel from Lodi. 

This wine shows a wide array of dark berry fruit, including black cherry and notes of ripe strawberries. On the finish, spice notes mingle with a lick of vanilla from the careful oak ageing and firm, supple tannins add a luxurious complexity to the wine. .

Cline Cellars is a family-owned vineyard and winery with 460 hectares under vine in Contra Costa County and Sonoma County, California. Established in 1982 by Fred Cline, a descendant of Italian US settlers, he originally founded the winery in Oakley, Contra Costa County, cultivating Rhône varieties and Zinfandel on vines dating back to 1906. In the 1990s, the family moved their winemaking operation to a 350 acre ranch in Carneros Valley, adopting sustainable farming in 2000, and building the largest solar panelled winery in California. Whist others in California were focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the ‘80s, Fred Cline saw the potential of Rhône varieties and Zinfandel in his vineyards.

When selecting fruit for Lodi Zinfandel, Cline focus primarily on harmony, early drinkability and elegant structure. This vintage draws from 14 superb Zinfandel vineyards in the legendary area of Lodi where warm days and cool nights have ripened grapes to perfection for over 100 years.......more

Perfect with smoky, BBQ style food, Cline Lodi is a match made in heaven with these - Mob Kitchen Pulled Pork Burgers

 

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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