Here are the bottle selections for September’s Wine Gift Club:
Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva 2014
Chile - Elqui Valley – Red
Originally from France’s Medoc region, Carmenere has become Chile’s flagship red wine grape. MAYU Carménère Gran Reserva, made from 100% Carmenere, is a stunning red with luscious black fruit on the palate. Notes of dried tobacco and espresso on the finish. Best paired with hearty meat dishes and mature cheeses. The word Mayu is an ancient Incan word that refers to the Milky Way.
Esser Cellars Cabernet 2013
USA – Monterey County – Red
Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon emits deep aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and oak. Mouth-filling flavours of dark fruits, cocoa and vanilla are balanced with tannins and a lingering finish of sweet fruit and subtle spices. This can be paired with a broad range of food groups from burgers, to beef roasts, game and red pasta dishes.
Poggio al Sole Chiara Bianco Toscana 2015
Italy – White
A lovely blend of Chardonnay and Bianco di Sangiovese (yes, white Sangiovese!) from one of our favourite Tuscan producers. Production is very small with less than 10,000 bottles produced. Look for fresh lively flavours. Pair this one with goat cheese and arugula pizza, salads, or all by itself when you need a lift!
Azul Y Granza Vitis Blanca 2016
Spain – White
Viura and White Garnacha, varieties of native Iberian Peninsula white grapes, whose bunches are compact, middle-sized and with round, small, golden coloured grapes. Straw yellow, clean and bright. A concentration of varietal and mineral aromas. White fruit intermingled with hints of herbaceous type – notes of laurel, fennel and aromatic plants of low mount. Dry, balanced and tasty. Pairs well with fish, medium cheese and lighter pork dishes.
We pick a variety of unique bottles for our gift club members each month. More information about our Gift Club for both Wine and Beer take a look here.