The Easter Selection Case
These six carefully selected wines will compliment a wide variety of dining options over the Easter break. From the mouth-watering Sunday Roast, to the last-minute salad (on those hopefully warmer days), and if you’re after something to pair with all that chocolate then try the Pitchfork Shiraz.
Chateau de Campuget ‘1753’ Rose, Syrah Blend, Nimes, Rhone, France
A classic rose petal colour, this elegant, dry rosé shows aromatic notes of grapefruit and delicate citrus hints, through to a refreshing palate of red berry fruits with a lifted finish. Serve chilled as an elegant apéritif, this versatile wine also works well with grilled fish, summer salads and a variety of seafood dishes.
Finca OS Cobatos, Godello, Monterrei, Spain
A highly aromatic wine showing zesty citrus aromas combined with ripe stone fruits, a mineral sensation and hint of white pepper. Dry with a refreshing crisp palate of pineapple, tropical fruits and a delicious, dry, citrus finish.
The Pitchfork, Shiraz, Margaret River, Australia
Luscious dark plums and black cherries are complemented by silky chocolate and subtle notes of sweet spice and subtle oak. Elegant and refined, this wine has lots of charm and is very easy to drink.
San Marzano, 'Tramari', Primitivo Rose, Salento, Puglia, Italy
Made from the Primitivo grape, this is a very appealing pale and tangy rosé with aromas of roses and red cherries against a creamy background of Mediterranean spice. Excellent.
Faultline, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, N.Z.
One of the great aspects of this wine is that it has plenty of the tropical fruit you would expect, it is nicely balanced by the herbaceous characters, therefore the grapefruit and lime flavours are not too overpowering. It is named after a large earthquake that happened in 1848 in the Awatere valley (Marlborough) thus providing excellent free draining soils for this lovely grape to shine.
Alain Paret, Syrah, Valvigneyre, Northern Rhone, France
The Valvigneyre is unusual for a Côtes du Rhône in that it is 100% Syrah and grown in the Northern Rhone. "Valvigneyre is produced on the 'Haut de Plateau' vineyards of Limony in the Northern Rhone Valley, at 500 to 800 feet altitude. 100% Syrah vines (30 years old) grow on several of Alain's finest hillsides in the 20-acre Domaine. The result is an aromatic, finely textured wine with remarkable finesse. Rounded and supple, it reveals aromas of bright red and black fruit mingling with floral notes and a touch of pepper, and smoothly integrated tannins.
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