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Hot off the Press!

Hot off the Press!

I’d like to use my blog this week to draw your attention to some of our wines which have been reviewed in the Irish Press over the last few Month.

Julia Florista Branco 2016 (€7.95 down from €9.95) “A multi-regional blend of grape varieties. Light, soft and very pleasantly fruity. Drink solo or with summer salads.”  - John Wilson, Irish times, May 5th

Bottles of Crémant ageing on the lees in Langlois-Chateau's cellars.

L’Extra Langlois Crémant de Loire NV (€17.95 down from €19.95) “Pale lemon in colour. Light aromas of freshly zested lemons. Youthful freshness and well-integrated acidity giving an overall balance and elegance. Over half the blend made with the local star, Chenin Blanc and 40% Chardonnay for a more familiar accent. Owned by Champagne House, Bollinger for 45 years.”   - Liam Campbell, the Taste.ie, May 5th

Bougrier Chenin Blanc 2015 (€13.95)  “Fresh, aromatic and dry with soft pear fruits. Drink solo or with white meats. Hake baked in foil with dill and lemon.” John Wilson, Irish times, April 21st

A Vaca Cuca Albariño 2016 (€19.95)   “An elegant, very poised Albariño, this comes from the coastal Val do Salnés sub-region of Rias Baixas, so you get wet stone minerality and a whisper of salt balancing out the acidity and restrained apricot and grapefruit flavours. Beautiful with fish and seafood.”   - Corinna Hardgrave, the Irish Independent, April 21st

Monte Real Reserva spends a minimum of two years ageing in American oak barrels in Bodegas Riojanas' stunning cellars.

Monte Real Rioja Reserva 2012 (€20.95)    “It was good to remind myself about classic Reserva Rioja, especially at such a good price. Classic, sweet vanilla and red fruit aromas combined with savoury mature fruits, complex on the palate with decent length.”  - Leslie Williams, the Irish Examiner, April 21st

Needless to say, we owe a great debt of gratitude to all the Irish writers who take the time to review and write about our wines, however we are particularly appreciative and honoured when someone devotes their entire column to us, as Matthew Nugent did in the Irish Sun earlier this month, many thanks Matthew.

You can read Matthew’s piece here and listed below are the Rosé wines he highlighted, all of which are included in our Buy one, get one ½ price Rosé promotion which runs all summer long.

L’Ostal Rosé, (€15.45 Buy one, get one ½ price)     “Aromatic and packed with flavour. This Languedoc pink is a firm favourite. In 2014 I wrote: “Strawberry-scented stylish example out on its own for flavour. Still applies now.”

Winemaker Gérard Bertrand is a man on a mission to convert all his vineyards to Organic or Biodynamic viticulture.

Hedonisme Rosé, 2017 (€15.95 Buy one, get one ½ price)    “Beautiful presentation and a delicious, organic, full-bodied, well-balanced, dry rosé made with Grenache and Mourvedre. Bursting with soft fruit and has a nice spicy note.”

Sierra de Enmedio Rosado, 2017 (€12.95 Buy one, get one ½ price)  “Full-bodied, refreshing rosé from sun-drenched southeast Spain made with the Monastrell grape. Refreshing, good length and finish.”

Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé, 2017 (€18.95 Buy one, get one ½ price)      “Made with Carmenère, Corvina, Syrah and Trebbiano, the name refers to the duration of skin contact. Pale salmon pink, with strawberries, raspberries and grapefruit on the palate.”

Langlois Cabernet de Saumur, 2017 (€15.95 Buy one, get one ½ price)     “A dry Anjou with lively, soft, red summer fruit flavours on a long palate that has nice, crisp acidity. Unfussy wine. Simply perfect for sipping around the next barbecue.”                                                                              Matthew Nugent, The Irish Sun, May 4th

*Please note, prices are correct at time of publishing, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.

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