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This Month We're Mainly Drinking - six great wines to drink just now - a six bottle box set

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A mixed case perfect for drinking right now…

The contents of our TMWMD case changes every month to reflect the season, the food we're cooking, and often to feature new arrivals.

Offered at a discounted price, it is six great 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 and save! Guarantee a regular delivery of naturally delicious wine and take advantage of a lower price. By subscribing you'll save an additional £4 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.

Subscriptions are managed by you so you decide when and how often you want to receive the case. You can take a break and pause a month or two, and you can cancel at any time. 

As the seasons flow from spring into summer, it seemed to make perfect sense to make June's monthly theme 'rivers'. The selection takes you on a lazy river hopping ride with stops off at the Rhone, Duero, Ebro and Margaret River. No life jacket necessary, just a glass and a pew.  

Sparkling Wine

Casa Defra, Prosecco Col Doré, Frizzante, Veneto, Italy

Casa Defra is a partnership between Cielo, who have been established in Collio Berici for over 100 years, and Cantina Sociale Colli Berici and their expert winemaking skills. They hand pick the grapes, trim them and select them for the respective parcels of wine and all details from the vineyard are recorded and verified building on their 40 years of superb sustainability program. 

Soft pressing and fermentation with maceration at a controlled temperature no lower than 20°C and in the presence of yeasts. Storage in steel tanks at a controlled temperature always below 20°C trying to protect the wine with nitrogen to avoid the oxidative effect of the air. This frizzante is everything you want. Bright straw yellow in colour with delicate fruits and a fine finish full of fun and frolicks. 

Producer - Casa Defra
Country - Italy
Region - Veneto
Appellation - Collio Berici
Variety / Blend - Glera
Wine Type - Sparkling Wine

Vegetarian

White Wine

Guillaume Gonnet, Le Rêveur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France

The Gonnet family own a famous estate in Chateauneuf du Pape but Guillaume and his Australian born wife Kelly also make a range of wines from other parts of the Rhône valley from grapes grown for them by friends. 

This is a deliciously aromatic white, a blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. 100% de-stemmed, with a 15 to 20 day fermentation and maceration in stainless steel with natural yeasts. No malolactic fermentation. 12 months ageing in stainless steel. Grapefruit, apricot, peach, citrus aromas, white floral notes, nice acidity and minerality in the mouth. A lovely saltiness at the end of the pallet.

Lovely with fish and seafood it's also one of favourite wines with cheese, especially young, soft rinded cheeses. 

Producer - Guillaume Gonnet
Country - France
Region - Cote du Rhône

Variety / Blend - Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic 
Vegan   

Karri Vineyard, Semillon, Margaret River, Australia

Australia has a reputation for big farms and big brands but look closely and you'll find growers with great wine and great values making wines on an altogether different scale, often in unexpected corners of the country. They aren't always that affordable though which makes wines like this even more remarkable.

Made from fruit sourced from biodynamcially managed vineyards in Western Australia's Margaret River region it is naturally farmed, naturally made and naturally delicious - not funky or murky, just zippy, fresh, super easy drinking.

Producer - Continental Platter
Country - Australia
Region - Margaret River
Variety / Blend - Semillon

Wine Style - White Wine

Farming -  Biodynamic
Vegan

Rose Wine

Wii Gonzalo Gonzalo, Gran Cerdo Rosé, Rioja, Spain

Wii Gonzalo Gonzalo is considered quite a character and is certainly determined. They had an idea to make low interference wine in Rioja (revolutionary for the area) and set off to numerous banks where they were refused loans as wine was not considered a ‘impoundable assets’. Their determination and drive led them to friends and family and luckily they were able to turn their ideas to reality. As a little nod to the many bankers who refused their dreams, we have Gran Cerdo, literally ‘big pigs’ in English.

Vinified in concrete vats using indigenous yeasts. Kept as whole bunches so the juice bleeds from the skins were colour is optimal. Partial malolactic fermentation takes place. Unfined and unfiltered with a small amount of SO2 added. Sweet fruity aromas of berries and wild cherry. 

Producer - Wii Gonzalo Gonzalo
Country - Spain
Region - Rioja
Variety / Blend - Tempranillo
Wine Style - Rosé  
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic
Vegan

Red Wine

Bodegas Alfredo Maestro, Vinã Almate, Castilla y Leon, Spain

The name Almate is an amalgamation of his own name and the grapes used, Alfredo Maestro Tempranillo, clever isn’t it? Alfredo, also known as Spains “natural wine rockstar”, began making wines with the help of books but he had a revelation in 2000 and questioned why farm organic when so much is added in the winery and so changed his methods and abandoned the Ribeiro de Duero DO in favour of completely organic winemaking.

30% of the grapes are fermented in whole clusters using wild, native yeasts before all the wine is matured in used French oak.Almate is a rich and juicy red with plums, big red berries and toffee flavours balanced to perfection

Producer - Alfredo Maestro
Country - Spain

Region - Castilla y Leon

Appellation - Ribeiro del Duero

Variety / Blend - Tempranillo

Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic

Vegan 

Sulphate Free

Moulin de Gassac, Pinot Noir, Pays d’Oc, France

This is from the “diffusion” range of one of France’s icon producers, Mas de Daumas Gassac, owned by the Guibert family. Mas de Daumas Gassac was one of the key wines that put Languedoc back on the map for quality wine production rather than big volume or high alcohol vin de medecin wines, used to “doctor” wines from further north that needed a bit more va va voom. The Guibert family unashamedly used international grape varieties, went all out for quality and were not afraid to charge for it.

This wine is made for everyday drinking from Pinot Noir grown in cooler sites in the Languedoc - Pinot and heat tends to produce jammy, high alcohol wines lacking in subtlety. The wine is light and fruity, perfect with charcuterie, maybe some med-style chicken or some chargrilled veg. Drink while young.

Producer - Moulin de Gassac
Country - France
Region - Languedoc - Roussillon    
Appellation - Pays D’oc
Variety / Blend - Pinot Noir
Wine Style - Red Wine
Vegetarian

This case contains one bottle of each of these wines. If any becomes unavailable it will be replaced by another wine of equal value.