Just arrived at JN Wine- Villa Sparina Gavi 2013. Villa Sparina is a family run estate in the Gavi district of Piedmont, in production since 1974.  Piedmont is a district that specialises in growing Barbera and Dolcetto; but it has been growing the white grape Cortese for more than 1000 years.  Here, the Moccagatta family, who own Sparina, produce top quality wines from all the local grape varieties. Their wines are easily recognised by their distinctive bottle shape.

Villa Sparina Gavi 2013

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The wine is fermented in stainless steel which helps retain its zingy acidity. The beautiful rich colour comes from the grapes being picked when they are fully ripened (around September/October) - average age of the vines used is around 25 years old. The wine is a straw-yellow colour with a nose of flowers and a hint of peach. The flavours are intense, due to the ripeness of the grapes and the finish is long, crisp and refreshing. This wine goes perfectly with white meat and fish dishes. Serve at a temperature of 12°C.

New to our portfolio - a red wine from Domaine Bellier. Their white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay is one of our top-sellers from the Loire Valley and I’m sure this one will also be a hit! With vines of an average age of 20 years, this red is a blend made up of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay- two varieties that are more commonly found in Burgundy.

Domaine Bellier Cheverny Red 2014

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Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats under controlled temperatures and just like the wines of Beaujolais it is fresh and delicate. It’s packed full of fresh red fruit flavour, making it very quaffable! This is definitely a wine for drinking in its youth and would also benefit from being slightly chilled- about 12°c. This is a great wine to pair with poultry, grilled meats and cheese.