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Domaine du Mage, Cerisier Sauvage, Côtes de Gascogne 2020
Red Wine from France - SW France (excl. Bordeaux)
This is a lovely, fruit driven red from Gascony in south-west France, made from an unusual mix of grape varieties. To merlot is added syrah for spice and body and pinot noir for finesse and delicacy. Lovely served on the cool side.
Price: £8.50 Bottle
Price: £51.00 Case of 6
- Red Wine
- Light to medium-bodied
- Now to 2024
- 12% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, natural
Les Domaines Grassa
The brilliant and innovative Yves Grassa has been at the forefront of modernising his family business which was founded in 1912. It was his father Pierre, originally from Spain, who laid the foundations for what is now the largest independent viticultural estate in France, with over 1000 hectares. Yves’ stroke of genius was to make table wine from grapes destined for distillation into Armagnac when sales of the latter had fallen, taking advantage of new vin de pays provisions to introduce a host of popular new grape varieties including chardonnay, sauvignon and semillon.
At their property, Château du Tariquet, Grassa specialise in whistle-clean, aromatic and fruity whites and rosés, designed to be drunk young. The Society first bought Côtes de Gascogne from Grassa in the early 1980s and was one of the first to ship this wine to the UK. It has since become a perennial own-label favourite with members as an all-round party wine for any occasion. The more recent Voil’à, range, with screwcap closures and lower alcohol levels, are perfect picnic wines.
Of course, the Grassas have not abandoned making Armagnac at all and produce a selection of distillations that do the region proud at all levels, including aged examples that are perfect gifts for birthdays.
More recently Yves has given charge of the French business over to his sons Rémi and Armin and is working on creating a new vineyard in Romania. That too could be something to watch!
The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red 2019
Italy Nero d'Avola
Produced for us from nero d'Avola grapes grown in the Ragusa and Agrigento re...
Price:£105.00 Case of 12
Sabina Tempranillo, Navarra 2021
A modest, inexpensive Spanish red from the country's most famous grape. This ...
Price:£39.00 Case of 6
Les Pierres Bordes Marsanne-Viognier, Pays d'Oc 2022
This marriage of two Rhône grape varieties from the Minervois-Saint-Chinian b...
Price:£87.00 Case of 12
Percheron Shiraz-Mourvèdre, Western Cape 2021
South Africa Syrah Mourvedre
Popular South African blend from a cracking vintage, rich and generously frui...
Price:£90.00 Case of 12
Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Península de Setúbal 2021
Remarkable complexity and flavour at a modest price. Aged briefly in oak, thi...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
The Society’s Chianti Rùfina 2019
A great-value Chianti. Perfumed and pure with violet, strawberry, cherry and ...
Price:£114.00 Case of 12
The Society’s Verdicchio Classico 2021
One of Italy's best buys, Verdicchio makes wonderfully vibrant, crisp and ref...
Price:£102.00 Case of 12
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2021
This popular Veneto red's opulent rich style is achieved by partial natural a...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
The Society's California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2021
A classic California zinfandel, with cherry cola on the nose, fresh strawberr...
Price:£111.00 Case of 12
Lowlands Heritage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
The Holdaway family has excelled once again, with a wine which perfectly capt...
Original price: £10.95 Current price: £8.95
Original price: £131.00 Current price: £107.00