Pinot Noir is the most temperamental grape, but New Zealand is showing that Burgundy isn’t the only place to find great examples. Moa Ridge is made from the younger vines of Clayvin Vineyards; co-managed by Johnny Wheeler and one of the most renowned Pinot producers in Marlborough. The depth of flavour, with blackberry fruit and a hint of smoke, makes this the equal of a Village Wine from Burgundy and is a brilliant introduction to what can be achieved in other parts of the world. The saving on this case is unbelievable, too - one more reason you should buy a case immediately.
Save £33.10 on a 12 bottle case.
This wine was served at our recent wine pairing dinner, held at Noize restaurant in Fitzrovia.
Located less than an hour west of Florence, Alberto Antonini creates his Chianti from the grapes of a number of local winegrowers in the Cerreto Guidi district, which is 200 metres above sea level. This possesses all the charm you would expect from well-made wine from the Sangiovese grape. It is a well-rounded generous wine bursting with cherry and herbal flavours and completely ready to drink in the coming year. Exceptional value for money.
Aldo Vajra is a no-nonsense traditional wine maker, renowned for his Barolos as well as this Barbera, which matures considerably earlier. Well known on the wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants, it is made for early drinking. It has a lovely aromatic style with a touch of acidity to give it grip while still possessing dark fruit characteristics and a refreshing minerality. This is well focused and delineated and a perfect accompaniment to red meats or game.