Our new carefully curated pack is perfect for Spring sipping. With light, easy drinking & expressive reds from lesser-known grapes like Zweigelt & Frappato. They’re alongside whites that are bright, zesty, aromatic, and really pack punch. They’re perfect with new-season veggies and leaves from the garden. You can buy these wines as a pack and get a cheeky discount or buy them individually and work your way through. Available for collection from the shop or nationwide delivery.
Blanco, Clos De Dia - Terra Alta, Spain
We’re southwest of Barcelona in Terra Alta, Catalonia, where these grapes grow at high altitudes. The grape here is Garnacha/Grenache Blanca, you might be more familiar with the red version, but white Grenache is very underrated. Aromas on the nose of fresh, white spring flowers. On the palate, it has a wonderful, refreshing acidity, it’s the perfect thirst quencher. A great food pairing here would be spring vegetable pasta with some sharp cheese grated over the top.
Blanc, Entre Mer et Montagne – Langedoc, France
Entre Mer et Montagne translates as ‘between the sea and mountains’, the founders of this wine found they were working with wines with dramatic cooling influences from the coast or mountains. This is a chardonnay dominant blend with a great waxy texture on the palate. this wine is fermented in stainless steel to highlight freshness. The Muscat provides a little burst of aromatics which gives this wine it's universal appeal. Try this wine with Moules marinière and crusty bread.
Zweigelt, Johanneshof Reinisch – Thermenregion, Austria
We love the lesser spotted Zweigelt grape, it’s a crossing of Asutrias’s two most famous red grapes, St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. The result is something that reminds us of Pinot Noir or Gamay. We’re in the Thermenregion region here, lower Austria, just south of Vienna. The fruit flavours are so pure and fresh here, like red cherries and Victoria plum, with wonderful tart flavours and soft tannins to balance the fruit. Try drinking with a roast chicken and trimmings or just general weekend sipping.
Frappato, Mandrarossa – Sicily, Italy
The vineyards for this wine are located within close proximity to the sea, this is key to keeping the wine fresh and approachable as temperatures soar into the 40s in summer in Sicily. Frappato is genetically linked to Sangiovese, and it does have those morello cherry flavours, but it’s much lighter and more delicate. The best way to enjoy this wine is with a Antipasti board packed full of delicious cheeses and charcuterie.