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Italian, Spanish, German, Swiss or French: here is a selection of beautiful bottles to take you off the beaten track and prepare you for summer dining in style
2018-08-01
Wine Review

CAVE DES TILLEULS

Petite Arvine de Vétroz Réserve, 2013, Switzerland

Petite Arvine de Vetroz from Cave des Tilleuls reveals all the charm of this great Valais grape, vinified by one of the most skilled winemakers in the country. The nose offers the typical citrus aromas of the grape, supported by delicate woody notes. The palate is both vigorous and elegant, powerful and fresh, magnificent by the complexity and brilliance of the fruit. Enjoy it with white asparagus, seafood, rabbit with mustard, apple tart.

CHAMPAGNE FRANCIS BOULARD

Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Champagne

This Francis Boulard champagne Blanc de Blancs is a rarity whose density and quality are such that it is perfectly harmonious. It is a brut nature, but above all, a quality champagne, from old vines, worked in total respect of the soil, the plant and its environment, vinified slowly in barrels, without contribution of dry yeasts. Fragrances of flowers and citrus, fresh mousse, mineral finish, the result is a purity and depth of rare flavour. Delicious served with aperitif dinatoire, caviar with salmon, scallops a la plancha, lobster, raspberry macarons.

ENRIC SOLER

Nun, 2014, Spain

Enric Soler’s estate is located in a nineteenth century Catalan farmhouse, in the heart of the Alt Penedès. The vines were destroyed during the Civil War to make room for a Republican Air Camp. The estate replanted the vines soon after the war in 1940. Enric Soler inherited the vineyards from his grandfather in 2003 and converted in 2005 to a small biodynamic vineyard. He devoted himself entirely to making wines from Xarel·lo, an emblematic local grape of the Penedés. A limpid, brilliant yellow colour, on the nose, bouncy aromas of white fruits, almonds, some floral notes and wood, all beautifully integrated. The mouth is a perfect balance. White fruits, bitter almond, lime, and touch of toasted peanut with a mineral and explosive finish. A great white wine, complex, intense and delicate. Will pair well with Ibérico ham, fish and seafood paella and goats cheese.

FRANK JOHN

Riesling 41Brut, 2013, Germany

A great advocate of biodynamics and an eminent professor of oenology, Frank John presents a "great wine from the old school". On the nose, the complexity strikes immediately; dried fruits, brioche, a vast palette of yellow fruits, exotic fruits, floral aromas. In the mouth, a supreme elegance, all the aromas promised by the nose, a delicate effervescence, the minerality of the terroir of variegated sandstone, a creamy body and an enviable length. Pair deliciously with oysters, scallop carpaccio, gambas ala plancha, salmon and cod duo.

RIVETTO

Kaskal N.V., Italy

Enrico Rivetto, rising figure of Serralunga d'Alba takes you on a walk around Nebbiolo. This a Blanc de Noirs made in the traditional method. The colour astonishes straightaway: straw yellow with bronze nuances. On the nose, a surprising complexity and unusual aromas: chamomile, dried fig and a hint of honey. Aromas of brioche are also present; all is infinitely complex and seductive. The mouth does not disappoint. Chewy, with minerality, brilliant acidity, perfect balance and amazing length. Delicious with salami, mild curry, Osso Bucco or fruit salad.

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