With a hint of Spring in the air after the recent cold snap, we have two lovely wines on offer this month in both restaurants to warm your soul.
This month's selected wines hail from South Africa and Spain and have been selected by Philippe of l'Art du Vin to complement our new menu.
Unwooded Chardonnay 2015 Paradyskloof, South Africa
Having established his base at Vriesenhof, Springbok hero Jan Boland Coetzee took control of a separate area of vines in order to add the more accessible Paradyskloof range of uncomplicated, fun, easy-drinking wines. Produced from hand-picked grapes, the intention for these wines was to make them playful and accessible, yet ensure that they accurately depict the individual characteristics of the Stellenbosch terroir. The ‘Unwooded Chardonnay’ displays fresh citrus notes, with green apples and refreshingly crisp acidity.
Grenache Cabernet Syrah 2013 Baltana Negre, Penedes, Spain
Deep in the heart of the Penedès countryside you will find the delightful family-run winery and vineyards of J. Miquel Jané - 100 hectares of vineyard situated at 500 meters above sea level. The high altitude ensures cool nights that the grapes need after the heat of the day in order to acquire perfect ripeness, acidity and fine aromas. This wine displays prominent aromas of raspberry and blueberry that lead to a full, fruit-forward palate with well-integrated notes of fresh herbs and toasty oak.
Both are £6.75 for a 175cl Glass, £8.75 for a 250cl Glass and £26.00 per bottle.