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The Edit - Robin's picks for this month - a three bottle box set

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The Edit is our monthly selection of what's exciting and drinking well, chosen by Robin, founder of Iron & Rose and still a wine obsessive. The three bottles selected change each month to reflect the season, the food we're enjoying, and often to introduce new arrivals. 

Offered at a discounted price, it is three banging bottles to introduce you to our world of natural wine, to encourage you to delve deeper, or for a treat to yourself or as a gift.

Subscribe for regular deliveries and save even further. Although the price of The Edit will vary according to the wines chosen each month, it will always be between £60 and £90 and by subscribing you'll save an additional £3.50 off each box set - enough to buy yourself a V60 pour-over coffee from PetitGlou to enjoy while you scan the shelves in Iron & Rose or relax after some intensive market shopping.

    February's Edit has three wines that riff on the theme of time. There  is a Reserva Rioja that has slumbered for years in oak barrels and then in the grower's cellar to develop in maturity and complexity. A white made from a young grape variety but made using an ancient technique: fermented on skins then matured in barrel. And another white made to be drunk young, vibrant and full of its youthful energy. 

    This box set contains three bottles, one of each of the following wines, made by inspirational producers, the kind of wines which inspired Robin to start Iron & Rose back in 2016 - 

    Gaintza, Txakolina Getaria, Pais Vasco, Spain - Txakoli comes from the Basque country on the cool Atlantic coast of Spain. It’s a spritzy dry white, with a citrus tang; a cousin of those other great Atlantic wines, Muscadet and Vinho Verde – as natural a partner to fried fish as a squeeze of lemon and an essential accompaniment to a pintxo in a San Sebastian bar.

    The Lazkano family have produced Txakoli for generations, initially just for their own consumption and to sell locally but in 1923 José Antonio, grandfather of the current owners created the Gaintza cellar. They own 25 hectares of vineyards, bathed by the fresh Cantabrian sea air, but protected by the Garate hill. They have a mix of older planting on high pergolas and newer terraced plantings. They mainly grow Hondarribi Zuri, the most common and traditional grape in Txakoli production, supplemented by rare red varietal Hondarribi Beltz and some Chardonnay.

    Grapes are hand harvested before a controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks ensuring the natural spritz is retained and the zingy, acidic, citrus and herby notes aren't lost.

    Producer - Gaintza 
    Country - Spain
    Region - Pais Vasco
    Appellation - Getariako Txakolina
    Variety / Blend - Hondarrabi Zuri
    Wine Style - White Wine

    Farming - Sustainable

    Foradori, Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco 2021, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy - Created by Luigi Manzoni around 1924, at a time when many new varieties and hybrids were being developed in response to the challenges of phylloxera and other vineyard pests and diseases, Manzoni Bianco is a cross between Pinot Blanc and Riesling, one of the most successful hybrids to come out of that period, and now widespread in the Trentino region.
    Fermented on skins in cement tanks then aged for seven months in acacia. This wine has great depth and nuttiness as well as delicate floral notes.

    Producer - Elisabetta Foradori
    Country - Italy
    Region - Trento- Alto Adige
    Appellation - Trento
    Variety / Blend - Manzoni Bianco
    Wine Style - Orange Wine
    Farming - Organic / Biodynamic
    Sulphate Free

    Remelluri, Remelluri Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2015 - Remelluri is one of Rioja's iconic producers. Now run by Telmo Rodriguez, Rioja's greatest ambassador and one of Spain's greatest winemakers, the bodega's vineyards all lie together in one space in Rioja Alavesa, tucked up against the Sierra Cantabria. Traditionally they also bought grapes from two neighbouring villages, Labastida and San Vicente, and these were used in the main blend but now these grapes are made into separate blends.

    This wine is the flagship of the Remelluri estate, made mainly from Tempranillo, with smaller portions of Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasía. It is aged for 17 months in barrel and released after a minimum of three years in the cellar. The result is rich and savoury, with dense colour, an attractive nose of earthy red fruit, and fine-grained tannins.

    Producer - Remelluri
    Country - Spain
    Region - Rioja
    Appellation - Alavesa
    Variety / Blend - Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha
    Wine Style - Red Wine
    Farming - Organic / Biodynamic

    The wines in this box set are available in limited quantities, so we may need to offer alternatives but these will be of similar price and equal value!