Christmas Essentials Mixed Case
This case includes all the essentials for a brilliant Christmas – sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Bordeaux – from some of the most exciting small growers, including Comando G and Goisot. (Includes one bottle each of the following six wines.)
Charles Palmer Classic Cuvee Brut 2014
Charles Palmer produces excellent sparkling wine from grapes grown on National Trust land just a mile from the English Channel in Winchelsea. The classic cuvee is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay and is aged for three years on its lees - apple, citrus, and brioche with lovely richness on the long finish.
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2019
Considered 'one of the best Chardonnay producers in the world' (Neal Martin), Kumeu River produces highly complex wines from vineyards just outside of Auckland. The Estate Chardonnay offers intense lemon, grapefruit, and nectarine with a broad leesy character - incredibly long.
Goisot Saint-Bris 'Exogyra Virgula' 2019
Goisot is one of the best kept secrets in Burgundy and is based in the village of Saint-Bris, the only appellation in Burgundy that grows Sauvignon Blanc. Located just a few kilometres west of Chablis and with similar soils this wine has a lot in common with Sancerre, but with the oyster shell and minerality that come from Chablis.
Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2019
Comando G has become a cult phenomenon and produces elegant and mineral Garnacha (Grenache) from old vine vineyards high in the Sierra de Gredos mountains outside Madrid. Ripe strawberry and raspberry, a touch of herbs and earth frame the bright and ethereal finish.
Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir 2019
From vineyards in Edna Valley near San Luis Obispo on the California Central Coast this Pinot Noir offers the ripe fruit of California, but at only 13% abv has excellent balance. Ripe red and black cherries and baking spices are balanced by bright acidity and fine tannins.
Château Grand Village (Guinaudeau) Bordeaux Supérieur 2017
Chateau Grand Village is owned by the Guinaudeau family of the famous Chateau Lafleur. The 2017 saw only 9% of typical production, so is rather scarce, but offers ripe cherries, chalky tannins, and freshness on the smooth finish.