Mal.bek Malbec Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc 2019£10.95
Grapes were sourced from growers who already provide us with Malbec for red wines. The harvest was carefully timed to allow the grapes to ripen fully while still maintaining the fresh, zippy profile necessary for a rosé wine. Gentle handling in the winery and vinification in stainless steel gave us a delicate colour and fresh, fruity flavours.
Pretty, pink and medium bodied. A balance of delicate aromas, juicy raspberry and succulent strawberry flavours.
Perfect for sharing and sipping…with or without steak!
Los Haroldos Hermandad Blend 2016£20.95
A new range of high quality wines from the new generation at ‘Familia Falasco’’, owners of ‘Bodega Los Haroldos’’.
“These wines have been crafted by the 4th generation, we’ve created wines that prioritise elegance, fruit and the expression of different terroir.”
The first ‘Familia Falasco Premium Wines’ under the ‘Hermandad’’ (Brotherhood) label reflect the individual natures of each of the new generation and, just like a family, the blends are stronger when they are brought together.
” – do we need to revise as we are doing single varietals, not just blends?”
Franco, Florencia, Fausto & Francesco Falasco
Tasting Note: Complex, ripe black fruits, sweet spices, tobacco and mocha, intermarry with fresh oral notes on the nose; the full, ripe palate leads with notes of blackberries, moving to defned cassis and plums with a sweet yet firm tannic finish.
Food Match: Roast beef, veal, venison, great with game birds like duck, partridge and pheasant, cheeses like Lincolnshire Poacher, red Leicester and Cheshire.
*This wine comes gift wrapped*
The Listening Station Malbec, Victoria 2018£8.95
All the Malbec fruit comes from an estate in the Swan Hill region where there are 5 hectares of Malbec (approximately 12.5 acres which produces 90 tonnes of fruit per vintage). The Malbec are on their own roots and were planted in 2000. With the age of the vines and the harsh growing conditions, the Malbec vines are less vigorous which leads to a more intense colour and flavour. The vines are trained on a two wire vertical trellis, drip irrigation and minimum fertilisation. All the vines are machine harvested at night between mid to late March and grown on red sandy loam soil with limestone clay base. Climate is Mediterranean with summer temperatures between 30 and 40°C. Total vineyard area is 1250 acres. Once the grapes have been crushed pressed and sent to the fermenter, the winery then pumps over 4 times a day. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks at 25°C for three weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place over 4 weeks. 50% of the blend is aged in French and American oak barriques for 3 months.
Once again inspired by the Australian night, this is darkly appealing, chocolatey Malbec with an abundance of crisp, minerally fruit.
Great with rich and hearty food. Try me with a rich casserole or roasted Mediterranean vegetables.
Domaine Bousquet Cameleon Malbec Dulce Dessert 2017£14.50
A dessert wine made of red grapes!
Aged for 12 months and at least 8 months bottle ageing.
French and American second use oak.
It is an opaque violet wine, almost black colour with big intensity
and bright notes. In the nose it has intense rich aromas with
blackberry fruit, blackcurrant, chocolate and coffee notes. In the
mouth it shows ripe plums, notes of marmalade and chocolate,
moderate sweetness, follow through to a full-bodied palate, with
silky tannins and a long finish. Very concentrated aromas with
finesse and texture thanks to the good balance of natural sugar
This lovely stuff will go with an array of desserts from chocolate, Christmas pudding and even a cheese board.
Suitable for vegans!
Claymore Wines Mixed Case£74.85
Many of Claymore’s wines are named after some of the world’s legendary rock songs, albums and artists. To them, the labels are those that resonate beyond their time, across generations and have become something of modern classics; they holds similar aspirations for their wines. To silence any critics who may see the rock icons as a gimmick, Claymore Wines has grown into a serious boutique wine business.
The case price of £74.85 includes a 5% discount off the RRP case price of £78.8. Price includes sale prices.
The selection is as follows:
Claymore, London Calling, Cabernet Malbec 2017£13.95
This is Claymore’s first release of their Cabernet Malbec blend under the London Calling label. Some may remember its predecessor, when it was 100% Merlot, well make way for this bolder beauty.
It hits the mark with plump dark fruits, violets, leafy notes and liquorice.
We just love this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The Cabernet brings structure with big tannins and classic varietal aspects of blackcurrant, cassis, liquorice and herbal notes. While the Malbec provides juicy plump plum and a mid-palate richness that entwines and harnesses the structure given by Cabernet.
Suitable for vegans!