All killers. No fillers: Six classics worth the title - a six bottle box set
A mixed case of absolute bangers that never fail to please. This case contains one bottle of each of the following wines -
Latium Morini, 'Campo le Calle' Soave, Veneto, Italy -
There’s cheap shelf Soave and then there’s real Soave... Made by the Morini family using some partially dried grapes. Organic. Vegan
Domaine Luneau-Papin, PM&M Garance, Muscadet Sévre & Maine Sur Lie, Loire, France -
Some things go together like strawberries & cream. Muscadet & shellfish is one of those classic pairings that just work.
Muscadet fell out of fashion, another victim of its own success possibly, but the style is unique and when good, like this one made by a small family producer, unmistakeable. Organic. Vegan.
Fuedo Antico, Montepulciano Organic, Abruzzo, Italy -
Feudo Antico is a new winery in an ancient place. Planting new vineyards around 2010 unearthed remains of a roman villa and storage tanks used for wine and olive oil. But the hills around Tollo in the Abruzzo, near the Adriatic sea, saw massive conflict in WWII, the town literally razed to the ground and the vineyards destroyed. Feudo Antico has been at the centre of efforts to bring wine production back to the region and in the process bring it recognition for its individual character. The DOP Tullum is the result, the smallest denominated region in Italy with very strict rules about yields, vine density, viticulture and more. This wine is a great introduction to the producer. Made from 100% Montepulciano grape it has flavours or red berry fruits and wild cherry. Lovely with mature cheeses, grilled meat or a plate of salami. Organic. Vegan.
Odfjell, Armador Carmenere, Valle Central, Chile -
All Chilean wines are fruity, straightforward and smell of fruit pastilles. So it can seem sometime but Odfjell’s wines have a bit more going on. Owned by the Odfjell family from Norway, also owners of ships, drilling platforms and much else, Odfjell Wines was created in the 1990’s and now has vineyards in several sites around Chile in order to match better the grape variety with the terroir. Some vineyards have been planted by the family, some were purchased, for example their 100 year old plus vines near Cauquenes. All are farmed biodynamically - organic plus in effect - and most without irrigation. They use horses to work in the vineyards, bee from their own hives plus chickens and sheep to enhance the biodiversity, keep the grass down and for pest control. The winery was designed to use gravity as much rather than pumps - kinder on the wine - and passive cooling strategies - kinder on energy use.Biodynamic. Organic. Vegan
Bodegas Lanzaga, LZ, Rioja, Spain -
Rioja can be so-so and it can be oh-so-good. This one is made by Telmo Rodriguez who has made wine all over Spain but who's heartland is Rioja and this wine is firmly in the latter camp. Organic. Vegan.
Fattoria Di Sammontana, Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy -
Fattoria di Sammontana has a long history, dating back to the Medici family. But it was bought in the mid nineteenth century by Michele Dzieduszycki, a Polish nobleman and it is his family that has carried on the tradition of wine growing and olive farming. The current team is Daniele and Andrea Dzieduszycki with Dario Geri. All of the grapes are estate-grown, the vineyards located all around the farm. The soils are pretty consistent around most parcels - limestone and an alluvial influence, very stony, gravelly, a soil where not much else but vines and olive trees can thrive. The farming has been organic since the first generation in the 1860’s (though officially certified since 2012), and biodynamic across all 16 hectares since 2012.
This is Chianti in all but name (due to a slight difference of opinion between the owners of Fattoria di Sammontana and the authorities - politics hey?) Biodynamic. Organic. Vegan.
This case contains one bottle of each of these wines. If any is out of stock or becomes unavailable it will be replaced by one of equal or greater value and deliciousness.