Our sharing wines are pleasingly priced bottles to open without too much deliberation. Among our favourites are the Chablis from Domaine Pattes Loup, a Muscadet from Luneau-Papin, and the Morgon Côte du Py James by Jean-Marc Burgaud!
Did you miss out on our rosé special? Don’t worry, there are still some left! To serve alongside your tapas or your summery dishes, we’ve specially selected some rosés that serve nicely as sharing wines. Unsurprisingly, most of these bottles come from Provence, the spiritual home of rosé wine. The Corail cuvée from Château de Roquefort is well-structured and nicely balanced. If you would like something especially fruity, the Coteaux d’Aix from Château Revelette has a peachy colour and aromas of apricot. The famous Palette rosé from Château Simone – the Palette appellation’s original wine – is also worth trying. The cuvée is a beautiful shade of pink and it reveals its fruit so elegantly. But when it comes to French rosé, treasures can equally be found beyond the sunny climes of Provence. Pierre Boisson’s Burgundian cuvée, grown in Meursault, will pair wonderfully with a chicken or chorizo risotto. And from the Rhône Valley, don’t miss out on the Tavel cuvée from the legendary Guigal!
When it comes to travelling, we’re not having much luck at the moment. Fortunately, a plate of good food and a glass of fine wine can come to the rescue in the comfort of your home! We’ve got a wonderful selection from Corsica, Spain and Italy. The Corsican domain Yves Leccia produces a crisp and fruity cuvée called Biancu Marinu, and Domaine Giudicelli makes a Muscato perfect for livening up your aperitifs. In Spain, Termes de Numanthia in the Toro appellation comes from ancient vines that fight through bitter winters and stifling summers. Have you ever tried a white Spanish wine? Ossian is a 100% Verdejo from Rueda, north of Madrid. And for a taste of the bel paese, let’s head to Venice, where Domain Musella’s Valpolicella Superiore is the perfect sharing wine to accompany a charcuterie platter.
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In this selection, we’ve included some wines that were love at first taste for us, as well as iconic domains, some of which are pioneers in their growing methods. Domaine Luneau-Papin, in the Muscadet, has been an allocation of the week for us in the past, so impressed are we by the little marvels produced here. This local institution makes a cuvée called Le Verger which is made entirely of Melon de Bourgogne and is charming from bottle to finish. Domaine Pattes-Loup crafts some delicious Chablis cuvées with beautiful citrus notes. In the Beaujolais, Jean-Marc Burgaud produces a Côte-du-Py cuvée called James, a wine rare in its richness and concentration. And finally, we recommend the Crozes-Hermitage from Aléofane, a Rhône wine with wonderful flavour and finesse.