A couple of new things from Wrights wines.
Firstly...Beer we have managed to snag another case of beer from Deya Brewery in Cheltenham. This one is their version of an ESB - Extra Special Bitter, a style you don't see so much of these days. They have amplified the malt and hops to create a punchy brew, that as usual displays impeccable balance. It is nice to have something refreshing and delicious in this style.
Côme Isambert, teacher in a vinification school, makes wine part-time in a cave underneath a Chateau in the centre of Saumur. An old mushroom factory, that was disused before he arrived, the owner lets him use it to deter people from putting raves on deep in the Caves (they are vast.)
In this DIY set-up he manages to craft beautiful wines from various indigenous varities to the area, bought from friends, as he doesn't have his own vineyards. He does have very good contacts though and the quality of fruit is always impeccable.
The wine I am recommending this week is a wonderfully aromatic red wine produced from Grolleau Gris, Gamay & Grolleau Noir. It is 45% Grolleau Gris - a rare variety, pale-skinned which gives this distinctive aromas of blood orange and and herbs. Beautiful fruit, with a really soft texture it is a perfect summer red, produced with no additions. F
or one week only at a very special price. Cheers!