Sommelier's Pick £120
1 Sparkling, 1 White, 1 Red
The wines chosen for Spring by Monique, our sHead Sommelier, can be best described as clean and honest. This refers equally to the profile of the wines and to the making process. Each wine has been carefully selected so that we may support small producers who focus on sustainable, bio-dynamic and organic farming methods.
Wine: Coates & Seely Sparkling Rosé NV
Grapes: Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier
Region: Whitchurch, Hampshire
Description: From the beautiful chalk downlands of England this classic sparkling wine offers plenty of red berry fruit and a lovely fresh acidity. An ideal paring with trout or smoked salmon. Or simply delicious as an aperitif.
Grapes: 100% Assyrtiko
Region: Santorini, Greece
Description: On the nose some white nectarine with a gunflint minerality and hint of spice. A bone dry wine with lemony freshness, grapefruit and hints of wild flowers. and some stone fruit characters on the palate. Throughout one gets the salty lemon identity of Assyrtiko from Santorini.
Food Pairing: The ideal paring with seafood, especially meatier fish like tuna. Also great with roast chicken.
Other: Sustainable farming. Vegan.
A special and unique way of vine pruning is the one developed on Santorini, known as the Santorini “kouloura”, or “wreath” or “basket”. The origin of this way of training vines is lost down in the passage of time and has been perfected to such an extent that, apart from being the most suitable way of training them, it also gives vines the appearance of natural works of art.
Wine: Gut Oggau Joschuari 2014
Grapes: 100% Blaufränkisch
Region: Burgenland, Austria
Description: A full bodied red with floral, black berry and spicy notes with a rich A rich wine, but still a salty freshness and noticeable fine tannins.
Delicious with lamb or any grilled meat.
Other: Minimal intervention. Biodynamic. Unfined. Unfiltered. Low sulphites. Vegan.