Great news everyone, here are nine great wines we’ve chosen to get your taste buds going during these quarantine days at home.
Côtes Du Rhône by Highgrove
This excellent French Côtes du Rhône is made using organic grapes, predominantly Grenache, with a dash of Syrah. The wine is noted for its juicy, dark berry fruit, the tannins are elegant and fleshy, with a wonderful freshness on the finish.
Champagne Grand Rose Brut by Gosset
Champagne Grand Rose Brut by Gosset is an alliance of chardonnay and pinot noir Grand Cru, it’s underlined by the red wine of Bouzy and Ambonnay. The reserve wines (2 years) guarantee a fruity, soft, balance. This champagne from Gosset has a beautiful color, as well as a nice length at the palate.
Chardonnay by Hamilton Russell
This estate’s extremely southerly location and proximity to the sea make it an ideal place for creating wines with Old-World restraint and finesse, the Chardonnay by Hamilton Russell. Just like this tightly structured, mineral-tangled wine with pear-like fruit focused by dryness and incisive acidity. Barrel fermented and aged on lees for nine months, adding length and complexity that will work wonderfully with roasted seabass and rich poultry terrines.
Rioja Gran Reserva 90 by La Rioja Alta
Founded in 1890 and situated in the heart of Haro, La Rioja Alta draws the best from its tradition and wisdom and combines it with the most modern winemaking technology. Composed of 90% Tempranillo from 60+-year-old vines in Brinas, Labastia, and Villalba, and 10% Graciano from Montecillo, Rioja Gran Reserve 90 sees four years in American oak barrels made by their in-house coopers. Over four years of bottle aging is given before release. Savory wild herb notes segue into a palate that’s focused, balanced and graceful with the concentration and backbone to age well. Pairs excellently with red meats.
Sauvignon Blanc by Frog’s Leap
Sauvignon Blanc by Frog’s Leap has been farming organically since 1988, upholding the premise that the greatest wines are those that most truly reflect their soil, climate, and circumstance. Their Sauvignon Blanc is therefore made entirely from dry-farmed and certified organically grown grapes on their estate in Rutherford. It is then vinified in a way that allows the wine to retain the purity and distinctiveness of noble variety.
Pinot Noir by Gusbourne
A classic cool-climate Pinot Noir by Gusbourne from Kent, UK. It displays bright red fruits, including raspberries and wild strawberries. On the palate, it is rich, elegant, and delicate, dominated by juicy red cherries and bramble fruit, with a touch of savory spice and soft, supple tannins.
Shiraz by Delaire Graff
A powerful, well-structured wine, Delaire Graff Shiraz is a classic wine – peppery and spiced, with undertones of mulberry aromas. Expertly crafted and grown under the watchful eye of esteemed winemaker Morne Vrey, Delaire Graff Estate is set on the panoramic Helshoogte Moutain Pass, overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch.
Rosé by Chateau Miraval
Château Miravalis one of the oldest and most beautiful wine estates in Southern France, dating back to Roman times. Tucked away in an isolated valley in the heart of Provence, in a perfect location for viticulture, Miraval’s 32 hectares of vineyard is cultivated using organic practices and is fully certified organic. The estate lies on the borders of the Côtes de Provence and Coteaux Varois appellations. As well as the Coteaux Varois Rolle, for which Miraval is renowned, the estate produces a spicy Côtes de Provence red and a crisp, fragrant rosé that are among the appellation’s finest examples.
Mixed Case of Wine by Nice
We have seen a massive rise in the canned wine trend and gaining even more momentum of late. If you’re venturing out for picnics and dining al fresco or just fancy a couple of glasses instead of a whole bottle, these are for you. And the ones by British start-up Nice are vegan too! Stock up on a case of their white, rosé, and red.