Monthly Wine Club, Organic (3 bottles) | Abel & Cole

Monthly Wine Club, Organic (3 bottles)

£29.99
(£10.00 per 75cl)
Organic Vegan

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Welcome to Chile; a veritable prodigy of the winemaking world. Its length, 2,656 miles or 4,274km from north to south, combined with the natural forces of the Atacama desert to the north, the Andes Mountains to the east, the Patagonian ice fields to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west all render Chile a country with a blistering amount of both terroir and viticultural potential. These surrounding geographical extremes are the precise reason Chile was spared from the ravages of phylloxera; a rootstock disease that wiped out the large majority of vines around the world around 120 years ago. As a result, Chile has some of the oldest vines in the world, capable of producing incredible wines. What’s more, relatively recent exploration into higher altitude vine plantings has proved a revolution in the range of styles Chile can produce; from the sun-baked Merlots of Chile’s valley floors to delicate Pinot Noirs and even Riesling thriving at higher altitudes. Here are three of our current favourites.
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Monday 4th June
Adobe Pinot Noir Reserva 2016 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Head South from the Colchagua Valley to Chile’s southern region and we reach Bio Bio; a region with a completely different set of elements. Based on volcanic soils and experiencing substantially more rainfall than its neighbours to the north, varieties like Pinot Noir thrive in these conditions. This Adobe Reserva comes packed with Summer berries and vibrant tinges of vanilla and spice from light oak aging. It can even be chilled down a little for those who desire more than a rosé but less than a full bodied red.

Food pairings Pinot Noir is a delight when it comes to pairing with food due to its supple body and easy-going aromatics. Personally I’d stick to a hearty Spring dish that still packs in the veggies, such as our Aubergine and Feta Bake, that you’ll find on our website.
Novas Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2015 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Here in Colchagua Valley, part of Chile’s central region, organic wine veterans Emiliana work with Carmenere (an old Bordeaux variety that has experienced much success in Chile) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenere takes a fairly long time to ripen and the long, warm Summers in the Colchagua Valley, combined with the cool breeze coming from the Andes and the coast, provide the perfect home for the variety. The result is a wine with muscular structure and flavours of wild blackcurrant, tobacco and dark chocolate.

Food pairings If you have a good piece of red meat, such as brisket to roast, this will be a wonderful enhancement.
Touchstone Sauvignon Blanc 2016/17 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Sauvignon Blanc lovers rejoice; Touchstone’s Maipo Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect tipple to add to your repertoire. It is made in Chile’s Maipo Valley, which is the closest winemaking region to the city of Santiago and boasts being the birthplace of Chilean wine. Despite the region’s original reputation for hefty red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, vines further towards the Pacific which benefit from cooling coastal winds have found a natural home in this region. From Vintage Root’s own brand Touchstone Sauvignon Blanc, expect classic varietal aromatics such as ripe gooseberry and newlymowed glass, along with a citrus dial that has been tuned down a little compared to livelier expressions from countries such as New Zealand.

Food pairings
As Summer approaches and we naturally start to opt for lighter dishes, our Grilled Trout with Horseradish recipe is a real treat with this wine.
Adobe Pinot Noir Reserva 2016 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Head South from the Colchagua Valley to Chile’s southern region and we reach Bio Bio; a region with a completely different set of elements. Based on volcanic soils and experiencing substantially more rainfall than its neighbours to the north, varieties like Pinot Noir thrive in these conditions. This Adobe Reserva comes packed with Summer berries and vibrant tinges of vanilla and spice from light oak aging. It can even be chilled down a little for those who desire more than a rosé but less than a full bodied red.

Food pairings Pinot Noir is a delight when it comes to pairing with food due to its supple body and easy-going aromatics. Personally I’d stick to a hearty Spring dish that still packs in the veggies, such as our Aubergine and Feta Bake, that you’ll find on our website.
Novas Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2015 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Here in Colchagua Valley, part of Chile’s central region, organic wine veterans Emiliana work with Carmenere (an old Bordeaux variety that has experienced much success in Chile) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenere takes a fairly long time to ripen and the long, warm Summers in the Colchagua Valley, combined with the cool breeze coming from the Andes and the coast, provide the perfect home for the variety. The result is a wine with muscular structure and flavours of wild blackcurrant, tobacco and dark chocolate.

Food pairings If you have a good piece of red meat, such as brisket to roast, this will be a wonderful enhancement.
Touchstone Sauvignon Blanc 2016/17 (75cl)
Tasting notes
Sauvignon Blanc lovers rejoice; Touchstone’s Maipo Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect tipple to add to your repertoire. It is made in Chile’s Maipo Valley, which is the closest winemaking region to the city of Santiago and boasts being the birthplace of Chilean wine. Despite the region’s original reputation for hefty red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, vines further towards the Pacific which benefit from cooling coastal winds have found a natural home in this region. From Vintage Root’s own brand Touchstone Sauvignon Blanc, expect classic varietal aromatics such as ripe gooseberry and newlymowed glass, along with a citrus dial that has been tuned down a little compared to livelier expressions from countries such as New Zealand.

Food pairings
As Summer approaches and we naturally start to opt for lighter dishes, our Grilled Trout with Horseradish recipe is a real treat with this wine.
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