WineTime Newsletter - July 2019

Award-winning wines at Scatchards and more news!

WineTime Newsletter - July 2019

Recent times have been very eventful here at WineTime, many of our wines won prestigious awards, we expanded our portfolio to include new Argentinian and French wines, and the Tasting Club is returning this month to WineTime! 

 

Award Winners

 

A number of our wines have picked up awards and, or high scores of late, here’s a selection for your consideration, in no particular order:

Garcia Viadero ‘Azaya’ Vino de la Tierra 201797 points & Best in Show, Decanter World Wine Awards

Monte Real Rioja Reserva 201592 points, Wine Spectator

Monte Real Rioja Reserva de Familia 2015Silver, Decanter World Wine Awards

Valle Secreto ‘Profundo’ Alto Cachapoal red blend 2011 – 94 points, Decanter Panel Tasting

Vondeling ‘Babiana’ WO Voor-Paardeberg 2017Grand Gold (93+ points), South Afrikan Wine Index

Moment de Plaisir IGP Pays d’Oc Cinsault Rosé 2018Silver, at three separate competitions in France

 

En Primeur

 

We have a comprehensive offer on the outstanding 2018 vintage from Bordeaux. 2018 is easily the best vintage since 2010 & whether you’re a seasoned purchaser or just contemplating dipping your toe into the fine wine ‘futures’ market it’s well worth your consideration. We are also offering some of the stunning 2017 vintage Ports, but you’ll need to act quickly on these! Please contact me directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further details.

 

Tasting Club

 

The first rule of Tasting Club is you can talk about the Tasting Club! We are going to host regular, informal monthly tastings here in the Great Howard Street shop, probably on the last Thursday of each month. These will mostly be hosted by me (Jon) but there will be the occasional guest speaker, hopefully including the ever-popular John Hinkley from Riedel in the not too distant future. Costs will vary dependant on the theme / what’s on offer, but details will be posted by Email in advance. Please Email me directly if you want to be kept informed.

 

New Listings

 

There are a few exciting new listings to tell you about:

Las Perdices, Mendoza: A really interesting selection of superb quality & beautifully packaged wines, including Albariño, Ancellotta & Petit Verdot amongst others, from an outstanding producer in Agrelo, Mendoza who was already supplying the juice for our La Bonita Mendoza Malbec... speaking of which…

La Bonita ‘Reserve’ Mendoza Malbec 2018: following the successful launch of our own label Argentine Malbec last year, we have just released a ‘posh’ version which is drinking really well already…

Perrault Père et Fils, Meursault: we have recently started shipping a range of wonderful Burgundies from this small, but perfectly formed Estate based in Meursault, including Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Mercurey…

 

Bin Ends

 

There are still quite a few available if you’re looking for some bargains to top up your wine rack – Email me for an up-to-date list.

Here's a couple of featured Bin end listings:

Viore Rueda Verdejo-Viura 2017 was £8.95, now £5.99: Rueda, about 40km south-west of Valladolid has established itself as one of Spain's most important white wine producing regions. In this example, the local Verdejo grape pairs really well with Rioja's Viura t give a crisp, vibrant, citrusy dry white with hints of fennel & pithy notes...

Puerta Vieja Rioja Reserva 2013 was £13.25, now £9.99: A classic, Tempranillo dominated blend with Mazuelo & Graciano that was aged in oak for 24 months giving a delightfully mellow, savoury red with a really good length that is drinking well now, but will keep for another 10 years quite happily...

 

Wine of the Month

A wine that I have particularly been enjoying this month is In Vino Érotico Coteaux de Beziers Blanc 2018 made by Alma Cersius; a deliciously crisp, fresh, fruity & delicately fragrant blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Viognier. Wonderfully full-flavoured yet clean & refreshing – perfect for drinking in the sunshine, so we keep some chilled for you lovely people to pick up on your way home, natch…