Today sees the start of our most eagerly anticipated wine promotion of the summer. Running from Wednesday 01st to Monday 06th August we are offering 15% Back on your Loyalty card for any purchase of 6 or more bottles of wine. With decent weather forecasted for the long weekend we picked a few wines to make the most of this public holiday.
First up we have Russian Jack, a benchmark Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes sourced in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. This wine is highly aromatic with plenty of tropical fruits- pineapple and passionfruit- vying with herbaceous notes of cut grass and nettle. Held together by a mouthful of gooseberry and grapefruit freshness and mouth-tingling acidity this wine over-delivers at this promotional price.
Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand, €12.95 down from
Next up we have a couple of wines from this year’s Discovery Wines collection. The qualities of Vinho Verde will be no secret to those who holiday in northern Portugal. Translated directly as ‘Green Wine’, Vinho Verde refers to young, easy-drinking wines (white, red or sparkling) ideal for summer sipping over a dinner of grilled vegetables or seafood. Our Picouto de Cima Vinho Verde is a beautiful example made from the Arinto grape. A little more textured than some of the lighter styles, it is fresh and lively with beautiful green apple and white grapefruit acidity. Discover this wine if you love Albariño or Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
Picouto de Cima Vinho Verde, Portugal, €11.20 down from
Staying in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, we find the Spanish area of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. Although winemaking in the region has a rich history dating back to Roman times, it is relatively unknown on the global stage. To help introduce our customers to this unique style, Tolo do Xisto has a worthy place on our Discovery Wines collection. Made from the fragrant Mencia grape, this is a medium-bodied red with plenty of fresh raspberry and cherry fruit flavours with a subtle hint of toasty oak. There is an unmistakable flinty saltiness on the finish that give the wine its name- ‘Mad About Slate’. Discover this wine if you enjoy New World Pinot Noir.
Tolo do Xisto, Ribeira Sacra, €17.95 down from
Finally, given the sublime weather we have enjoyed we can’t talk about this year’s summer without an honourable rosé mention. Arriving back this week is the popular Finca Valdemoya Rosado. New to our shelves this year it has quickly become a customer favourite and it’s easy to see why. Hailing from the northern plateau of Spain where the Tempranillo grape reigns supreme, it is dry and crisp in style with plenty of strawberry, redcurrant and rose petal notes: a delicious, easy-drinking wine that would be ideal for a BBQ. As part of our Buy One Get One Half Price Promotion you can get two bottles for under €20. Mix and Match in a case of 6 wines and you will receive an additional 15% Back on your Loyalty card.
Finca Valdemoya Rosado, €12.95. Buy One Get a Second Bottle Half Price.
*Only available in-store until Monday 06th August.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.