Wine Wisdom from Nathan at Honest Grapes

This week Nathan will take you through what's hot at Honest Grapes HQ, including three perfect BBQ whites from one of Nathans favourite producers, two big reds from Washington, USA, this weeks recipe, vintellect & learn about the benefits of referring a friend.
Keep reading to find out more....

60s of Wine Wisdom from Nathan Hill:

5 minutes of Wine Wisdom from Nathan Hill:

Three Perfect BBQ Whites from the King of Grapes, Riesling:
Clemens Busch vom grauen Schiefer, 2014: Clemens Busch Vom Schiefer
The Riesling grapes for this wine were picked in the first part of the harvest because the grapes from the young vines tend to rot quicker than those from old vines. This wine offers ripe and juicy Riesling fruit intertwined with pineapple flavours and aromas with a nice minerally and salty finish.

Riesling Kabinett (2)Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Kabinett, 2014:
Incorporating early October pickings of the Grosses Gewaches sites - still comes off a notably sweet, evoking fresh apple. It also displays invigorating and mouth-watering acidity as one can hardly take for granted in this vintage, and that helps set up a delightful dynamic wine with stone and nut oil.
Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken, 2014:Riesling Tocken pic (2)
Bright citrus colour and offers a clear, slate like and floral/herbal bouquet. It's light but intense, has a good grip and a stunningly firm and persistent finish. This the first bottling that was bottled in later July 2015. The fruit is crisp and nicely fleshed, and intermixed with lemon flavours.
Purchase a dozen Clemens Busch wines, and come to our exclusive tasting to try  wide selection of this range for free! The event will take place at a secret location in Soho in September so please express your interest when placing your order.
P.S. These Riesling will be shipped in September.
On the Fine wine side two reds from the Gramercy Cellars vineyard in Washington, USA:
Lower east, 2010:gramercy_lower_east_2012_s
Blackcurrant freshness, which is juicy but not jammy, supported by fine tannins and gentle oak use. Aromas of soil, graphite, cedar and baking spices complement the fruit and follow through on the palate accompanying a wave of black and red berry fruits with impressive purity and intensity.
L'idiot du Village, 2012: gramercy_idiot_2012_s
Rubber plant and dark compote of forest fruits balanced by notes of violets and mountain fauna on the nose. The tannins are not shy, blanketing the roasted meat, dried herb and sweet berry fruit palate with an earth, leathery coat, however despite being a series mouthful there is a freshness and vibrancy at the core to ensure balance.
This weeks recipe:
Poached & BBQ salmon, with BBQ vegetables with some boiled potatoes or potato salad with pickled cucumbers.
Vintellect: What is the shape of this bottle?
It's called a bocksbeutel named after a book carrier or a ram's scrotum but its a mark of high quality German wine.
Referring a friend:
We give you 1000 pips (that's £10 of credit) if someone you refer makes a wine purchase of over £150 and 2000 pips (£20 of credit) for any friend you refer who joins Premier Crew.
Once your pips have built up, you can spend them in increments of 2000 pips (or £20) on any premium wine purchase, Taste Lab Kit or event ticket. You can save your pips up and spend all on one order or you can use 2000 on a regular basis, for a special bottle of wine to treat yourself!
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