By Lorcan O'Brien | Wine Communications & Web Manager

 

Our most eagerly anticipated wine promotion of the year is back: our incredible September Wine Sale, and we are certain our customers will be excited about the lineup this year.

Running from 3rd-27th September there are over 100 wines with up to 50% off, starting from €7.95. It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on some old favourites, or to try something new. If you only pick four wines from the Sale this week, make sure to include these in your basket. 

 

Two Must Try White Wines Under €10

 

Romeo & Juliet Passione Sentimento Pinot Grigio, Veneto Italy 2019

(Was €14.95/Now €8.95) 40% OFF

Pasqua Wines is a family business, founded in 1925 and their Passione Sentimento Pinot Grigio is brand new to our shelves. The striking label depicts a small section of the wall beside Juliet’s balcony in fair Verona, where thousands of love notes are written every day. Our Wine Director, Lynne Coyle worked directly with the winery to ensure this wine perfectly suited our customer's taste. If you are tired of bland Pinot Grigio, this is just the antidote: bright and fragrant, the nose offers floral sensations of acacia blossom along with ripe pear and red apple aromas. With 40% off, this is an excellent value, easy drinking wine, with good balance between the fresh fruit and bright acidity.

 

Food Pairing: With a very wet August behind us we can hope for a pleasant September and this wine would be perfect for enjoying with a light mozzarella and basil salad or freshly baked white fish in the garden.

White Cliff Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand, 2020 

(Was €17.95/Now €9.95) 45% OFF

We started working with Sacred Hill winery two years ago and their complex Hawke's Bay wines proved an immediate hit with our customers. So, when they offered us this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from their new venture we jumped at the chance. It is one of the first 2020 vintages to land in our white wine range, so it is fresh as a daisy. The wine is named after the 100-foot tall limestone cliffs that surround the family's original Hawke's Bay vineyard. Early grape picking and cool fermentation temperatures in stainless steel tanks ensure a bright and lifted, aromatic style of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is dry and fresh, with vibrant aromas of freshly cut grass, white grapefruit and that tropical passionfruit dimension typical of good Marlborough Sauvignon.

 

Food Pairing: This can be enjoyed on its own but would pair wonderfully with a simple tapas of grilled Padrón peppers sprinkled with good extra virgin olive oil and flaked sea salt.

Must Try Red Under €10

Integro Negroamaro, Puglia IGP Italy, 2019

(Was €16.95/Now €9.95) 41% OFF

Made by the family-owned business, The Wine People, this is a powerful and concentrated Italian red made from Negroamaro grapes grown organically on the Salento Peninsula in Puglia. The grape's name literally translates as 'Black Bitter', as it has an inherent earthy bitterness. But it is also naturally floral and perfumed, so when grown in the correct location and allowed to ripen slowly in the Mediterranean sun, as with this wine, concentrated red fruits flavours combine wonderfully with the natural earthiness to give a complex and multi-layered wine. Intense red colour with hints of purple, the nose is very fruity and reminiscent of raspberries and strawberries. This is a full-bodied, well-balanced wine with integrated tannins and a long multi-layered finish.

 

Food Pairing: This is certified vegan wine, so a simple pasta dish of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil or that Sicilian classic, Caponata, would be a perfect marriage.

Must Try Red Over €10

Volpetto Chianti Riserva, Chianti Italy, 2017

(Was €19.95/Now €11.95) 40% Off

Made by award-winning winemaker Stefano Chioccioli, this is modern Chianti at its best. Packed full of sour cherry, hedgerow berry fruits and typical black tea leaf. The use of oak is subtle and restrained, giving enough tannins to stand up to rich Italian dishes but could also be drunk on its own. A superb example of one of the most popular styles of wine in Ireland: this will appeal to every wine lover, not just fans of Italian reds.

 

Food Pairing:  The classic match for Chianti is a meat pasta dish such as a a rich Ragú or Lasagna. But this would work wonderfully with a quick supper of a grilled Mozzarella cheese sandwich on thick rustic bread, topped with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and extra virgin olive oil- delicious simplicity.

Please note prices are correct at time of publishing. Offers ends 27th of September 2020. Please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.