Folle Blanche, Pierre Luneau Papin - Folle Blanche - Loire, 2013
Produced by Pierre Luneau Papin, an 8th generation winemaker, in Gros Plant - 20km from Nantes.
A clear, bright, lemon-yellow colour with citrus and white flowers on the nose. Bright acidity, slight saltiness and balanced minerality with pleasant tart notes. Aged six months sur lie. Delicious as an apéritif or try with oysters, grilled tuna or fish and chips.
La Petite Syrah - Syrah - Vin de Pays du Gard, Domaine Mas Montel, 2012
A marvellous and consistent wine made from young Syrah vines near Nimes.
Made with low yield and respect for the terroir this sustainable vineyard has produced a wine which is approachable, soft and fruity with a liquorice backbone, ripe plum, light spices and soft tannins. Delicious with lamb steak, onion tart, ribs, Vacherin or Mont d'or cheese.
Colfondo Casa Belfi Prosecco - Glera - Veneto, 2012
This is a natural, unfiltered sparkling prosecco wine of great personality. Certified organic. Very intense and persistent nose with notes of apples, pears and candied citrus fruits. On the palate it translates into a complex and lingering after-taste. With biscuits and yeasty flavours this wine shows an excellent freshness and minerality which contribute to its full taste.