Posted on 8th June 2018 by JN Wine
Being a new world enthusiast I love this fresh, clean, aromatic white that just screams summertime. It has all a sauvignon blanc should have, lemony citrus notes, refreshing and well balanced, with slight flinty undertones. Food match: Fresh, simple seafood dishes especially oysters. Also compliments goat’s cheese well.
Difficult to pronounce (sha – co – lee!) but easy to drink, this is my perfect wine for Summer. Txakoli is a style rather than a grape variety. This Txakoli comes from the fishing village of Getaria on the Basque coast between San Sebastian and Bilbao. Spritzy and fresh, it is great well chilled as an aperitif or with light seafood. It’s also low in alcohol which, in my book, is a bonus!
The wine is made from 100% old-vine Tempranillo and aged for 24 months in American Oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle before release. This full-bodied red boasts a nose of spice, vanilla, pipe tobacco and black fruit. The palate is rich and luscious, with a chocolate-like texture, the tannins are soft and in perfect balance with the fresh acidity. Pair it with Chorizo and Cheese platters decant for maximum enjoyment!
It is said to not judge a book by its cover. However, what is to be said about judging a wine by its colour. This is a dry refreshing rose with a beautiful salmon colour that displays notes of red summer fruits, think raspberry and strawberry, backed up by a touch of menthol. This is a rather serious glass of wine, do not be afraid to serve it as an aperitif but also alongside seafood and summer salads. A taste of the French summer via Crossgar!
An exciting new addition to our portfolio. This small parcels is made from an intensely dark grape that would mainly been seen in the Puglia region of southern Italy. Medium bodied wine with a real summer feel to it. Deep purple in colour with great depth of sweet herbs and raspberry’s with soft tannins that leads to a beautifully finessed finish.
Fresh from receiving a Bronze medal at the recent IWC Awards in London, this 100% sparkling Verdicchio from the widely respected Sartarelli family is an excellent – and arguably more intriguing – alternative for the summer time Prosecco drinker. Made with strictly selected Verdicchio grapes this is a texturally rich sparkling wine that offers a fresh, enticing bouquet of Granny Smith apple, lemon verbena and ground almond along with flavours of yellow pear, apricot and white flowers; all backed up by a refreshing acidity and persistent effervescence.