Wine Wisdom - New Chiantis

We are delighted to announce that two new fantastic Chiantis will be coming to our list, with many more changes to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
We invite you to our luxurious Truffle Dinner at Polpo Ape & Bird, introducing two of our stunning new Chiantis, with a recipe following the theme of truffles and challenge your perceptions about wine with our exciting innovative Taste Lab.

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Event: 5 Course Truffle and Wine Pairing Dinner
Treat yourself to a luxurious Truffle dinner at Polpo Ape & Bird, with Executive Chef for Polpo, James Wass will be in attendance, alongside truffle connoisseur Ben Milne to guide you through the meal. And of course, no dinner would be complete without the eccentricities of our very own Tom 'WineChap' Harrow to enlighten you on the wine.
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Premium Wine:Chianti
Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti DOCG, 2015
Perfumed with scents of violet, red fruit, plum and sour cherry, with a spicy notes that enhance the complexity with outstanding particularity of our product. Marked acidity makes it perfect for pairing with richly flavoured dishes.
 
 
Classico Chianti Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti Classico DOCG, 2014
This Classico is 95% Sangiovese & 5% Merlot, with an intense and deep ruby colour, it gives off floral notes of violets and red fruits with fine notes of spice on the nose with a harmonious dry, velvety, tannic palate.
 
 
 
These wines are being crowd funded. Let's explain a little more:
To support Belriguardo as a new grower on our list, we're 'crowdfunding' the three wines he's offered us. We'll take our first delivery when our members have accumulated orders of 300 bottles. This helps them and keeps the transport costs reasonable so that we can keep prices fair. This means that your delivery will be in a few weeks' time rather than immediate. So help us get this first delivery on the way by ordering 6 of each!
Recipe:
Keeping the theme of truffles a wonderful white truffle Linguine which will pair beautifully with both of the Chianti's which we have shown this week.
Fine wine:
La Rioja Alta 2000 Gran Reserva 904 Magnums £660 per 6 I/B
'Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and pipe tobacco. Smoky, sweet and penetrating, offering intense red fruit flavours that take a darker turn to cherry-cola with air. Closes sweet and long, with resonating spiciness, supple tannins and a whiplash of vanillin oak' 92 points - Josh Reynolds, Vinous
La Rioja Alta 2005 Gran Reserva 904 Magnums £270 per 6 I/B
'The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb belnd of Tempranillo. The nose is very balsamic with notes of camphor, hints of mint, leather and hung game wrapped around a core of cherries in liqueur. Together it is balanced, subtle, truly elegant and classical. The palate is only medium-bodied but with great concentration of flavours that are very tasty, mineral almost salty and framed by ultra-fine tannins and smashing balance. At this quality level this is a bargain' 96 points Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate
If interested please contact Tom & Claire.
Honest Grapes Taste Lab:
Challenge your perceptions about wine with our Taste Lab Kit. Blind taste 10 wines, all sourced from boutique wineries across the globe, and we will create your personalised wine profile. Try it yourself or offer it as a memorable gift.
What's included:

  • 10 different artisanal wines.

  • A voucher for £5 off any of our wines.

  • Taste selector quiz and booklet.

  • Your own personalised wine profile created by our wine experts.

  • Free delivery.

For more information or to buy a Taste Lab click here.