Summer Mixed Top Picks
We know all too well the indecision drinkers can suffer when given enough delicious FromVineyardsDirect cuvées to choose from. Thats why weve hand-picked these summer wines that are guaranteed to delight. So, snap up one today and get ready for a summer of serious drinking pleasure.
In this mixed case you will receive two bottles each of the following wines;
2020 Château Beaurivage, Minervois
Classic Minervois expression, and exceptionally so: bright, luscious red berry notes, appealing warmth, hints of spice, and glowing with bold, expressive bramble fruit. Fresh, wild garrigue aromas - the trademark of Languedoc - enhance layers of classic, bittersweet syrah fruit. Get your steaks on to flame, then promptly pull this cork.
2016 Château de Clotte, Castillon Côtes du Bordeaux
Mature, merlot-rich Right Bank claret. Here, aromas of roasted coffee, candied fruit and the added complexities of 7 years ageing. On the palate, deep, luscious, black cherry and spice, enhanced by a rich tannic structure. Your summer BBQ socials just got bigger.
2016 Sacromonte Rosso, Castello di Potentino, Tuscany
Ten-years-mature Tuscan Sangiovese. Theres a start. What follows is a fabulously moreish, cherry-ripe, soft, mellow, spicy, deeply alluring cuvée. One which, at such an age/price ratio, presents an irresistible opportunity to intrigue in the delicious complexities this world-class Italian varietal has to offer.
2022 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue, Loire
Vibrant, expressive, showing exotic fruit, aromatic herbs and fresh citrus. Crisper, and more elegant than many New World sauvignons, yet still showy, and with plenty of lift and ripeness to make you sit up and take note. Deliciously balanced flavours of melon, peach, lychee and lemon, with just a hint of minerality, and smoky spice, with a refreshing, lingering finish. Have this outdoors with grilled prawns.
2020 Mas Carlot Blanc, Costières de Nîmes
A lovely blend of marsanne, rousanne and viognier that is fresh and lively, showing ripe tropical fruits, zippy minerality and a hint of spice. A rounded body and herbaceous nuances find it pairing beautifully with summer seafood, shellfish and grilled chicken salad.
2022 Abadia do Seixo Albariño, Pazo de Villarei, Rías Baixas
Galicias favourite and steadily one which UK drinkers turn to for crisp, refreshing whites that are different, yet equally invigorating. This is Albariño at its expressive best: forward in style, shining with ripe citrus fruit and tangy green apple flavours, also showing classic minerality, pretty floral aromas and a brisk, fresh, yet luscious palate.