The 12 bottle mixed case includes 4 bottles of each of the following white wines:
Domaine du Clos du Fief, Bourgogne Blanc, 2016 Michel et Sylvain Tête, Beaujolais, France 13.5%
Domaine Bellevue, Sauvignon de Touraine 2015 Loire Valley, France, 13%
Fiano, Carlomagno, 2017 Puglia, Italy 12.5%
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.
This is one of the best Côtes du Rhône reds I have ever tasted – full-flavoured with an elegance and purity that belies its humble appellation. Located in the relatively unknown Laudun district, it is made predominantly from the Grenache grape with a small amount of Syrah and Mourvèdre, which are also used in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; its grander and more expensive neighbour. The 2015 vintage is one of the most successful in the entire Rhône Valley and while it is in perfect form now, will certainly continue to improve for a few more years.
This is something of a rarity – a Bourgogne Blanc from Beaujolais. Only 3% of the area is planted with Chardonnay, while the remainder is under the Gamay grape. Made by Sylvain Tête, who is a well know Beaujolais producer who spent time in New Zealand, it has all of the hallmarks of a classic white Burgundy – crisp with citric elements mixed with white fruits. This generously endowed wine is ready to drink either as an aperitif or with seafood.