France, Italy, Spain & Argentina...all home to some fantastic wines!

Le Sommelier has selected some great wines for you to savour now for your dinners with friends and family.
Here are our suggestions!
2017-09-01
Wine Review

ABADÍA RETUERTA

Seleccion Especial 2013, Spain

The cuvée Seleccion Especial is the emblem of bodega Abadía Retuerta. The result of a blend of Syrah, Tempranillo and Cabernet-Sauvignon, it presents an intense and complex nose. Mature fruits, spices, flowers, balsamic and menthol notes alternate successively. In the mouth, a harmonious and powerful texture emerges supported by fine tannins. The finish is long and elegant, suggesting a good ageing potential. Pair this with rabbit and chorizo paella or Cabrales.

BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA

Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Argentina

Catena Zapata is one of the oldest and most famous Argentinean producers with the first vines planted in 1902. Nicola Zapata, the founder who fled Italy in 1898, played a pioneering role in Argentina through his extensive reflection on the necessary adaptation between grape varieties and terroirs.

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful colour, almost garnet-purple. The nose gives off expressive notes of black fruits, fresh herbs and sweet spices. In the mouth, it is leather that takes over soon joined by tobacco, highlighting the unctuous texture. The mixture is supported by very pleasant tannins and fresh acidity. A great match for marinated lamb brochettes or strong cheeses.

CHATEAU DE BERU

Comte de Béru 2015, Chablis

The vineyards of Château de Béru, with a total area of 8 hectares, are located on the outskirts of the valley of Béru. The wines that come from there reflect the characteristic of this terroir. The vintage 2015 has iodized notes and a well asserted minerality. A fine and discreet nose on aromas of citrus and fresh herbs, a round mouth and gourmet ripe fruit. The finish is typical of Chablis with a tension on mineral and oyster shell fragrances. Wonderful with Morel mushroom risotto or Comté.

DOMAINE U STILICCIONU

Damianu 2013, Corsica

The domain U Stiliccionu, recently taken over by the young Sébastien Poly, is grown organically. It is found at 8 km from Porto Pollo, in the town of Serra-di-Ferro. The 2013 vintage reveals notes of dried herbs and red fruits. The mouth is imposing, aromatic and powerful, a real treat! A great accompaniment to stuffed pheasant with red wine sauce and shallots or fine charcuterie.

SORELLE BRONCA

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Italy

The Prosecco di Valdobbiadene of the Sorelle Bronca estate has a yellow colour with green reflections, revealing fine bubbles. A fragrant nose and mouth, between floral notes (flowers of wisteria and acacia) and fruity aromas (green apple) this pretty prosecco is harmonious, fine and fresh. The moderation of the dosage makes it a very versatile wine. To be enjoyed with confit of duck and fig bites or red fruit tarts.

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