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Summer Reds

Three bottles of each of the four following reds, saving £17.70 on the bottle prices.

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

Unoaked, enticingly dramatic purple, with a perfume made up of berries and roses, this is richly black-fruited, silky, with attractive chalky and leafy hints. Long and complete, a winner again. A match made in heaven for roast ham. Now-2022Saumur-Champigny is a very fashionable appellation in France, leading to price inflation, but it is still possible to find value. This is the Duveau family's principal wine at Guilloterie.


ColourRed

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine de la Guilloterie

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGUL318

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Talosa, Chianti Colli Senesi, 2019

From the younger vines in the Talosa Montepulciano vineyards, this is 85% Sangiovese with 15% mixed between Merlot and local Canaiolo and Mammolo. This has that lovely youthful scent of Sangiovese: a mix of ripe cherries, a little leafiness and savouriness. From a hot vintage, this Chianti has a little more fat and concentration than usual, but without compromising its juicy, sappy, red cherry and blueberry character. So pure and honest, perfect to accompany to unsmoked ham, charcuterie and...

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ColourRed

RegionTuscany

GrowerTalosa

Grape VarietySangiovese

Vintage2019

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeTAK319

Our Rating

Light bodied

Light > Full

Sangiovese

Sangiovese  

Sangiovese is Chianti. fresh, perfumed fruit with a fine spice of acidity and clean refined palate - can age well.

Origins   

  • Originally known in its wild form by the Etruscans in the area around what is now Florence as Sanguis Jovis, or ‘Blood of...
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Begali, Valpolicella Classico, 2019

2/3 Corvina and 1/3 Rondinella, offering a pretty and sappy mouthful of buckets of red cherries. Juicy and light, with a twist of cherrystem bitterness. Now-2022The Begali family - father Lorenzo, son Giordano and daughter Tiliana - farm 10 hectares just east of Lake Garda. Although small, this is a top Valpolicella estate, having won numerous Tre Bicchieri awards in Gambero Rosso, but with very fair pricing.


ColourRed

RegionVeneto

Sub RegionValpolicella

GrowerBegali

Grape VarietyCorvina & Rondinella

Vintage2019

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeBEF119

Our Rating

Light Bodied

Light > Full

Begali

San Pietro in Cariano, Veneto, Italy

The Begali family - father Lorenzo, son Giordano and daughter Tiliana - farm 10 hectares just east of Lake Garda.

Although small, this is a top Valpolicella estate, having won numerous Tre Bicchieri awards in the Gambero Rosso guide. Furthermore Begali are one of the thirteen "Famiglie Storiche", historic familes of Amarone, an...

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La Salette, IGP Côtes de Gascogne Rouge, 2020

This is a light, deliriously purple-hued wine which one could easily serve lightly chilled with lunch or with spicy food: the French would call it "frais", fresh. There's a sense of fresh ripe strawberries and raspberries, a gentle fragrance, plenty of flesh and minimal tannins. Very easy-drinking, a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Now-2023


ColourRed

RegionSouth-West

Sub RegionCotes de Gascogne

GrowerLa Salette

Grape VarietyTannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

Vintage2020

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeSAL620

Our Rating

Light bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Summer Reds

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