A case of six sophisticated, incredible organic wines carefully chosen by the award-winning folks at Vintage Roots. There's Italian, French and Spanish wines, a mix of red and black fruits, herby and fresh flavours. A staple for dinner parties.
Lobita Loca Garnacha (Spain) A wonderful Biodynamic gem from the largest certified organic vineyard in Europe. Here in Central Spain the Parra brothers craft a Garnacha (Grenache) that is full of bright cherry aromas and a playfully juicy but smooth palate. Certainly easy drinking with a touch of added complexity.
Firefly Shiraz/Merlot (South Africa) From organic wine and fair trade powerhouse, Stellar in the Western Cape of South Africa comes this household blend of Merlot and Shiraz. Here Merlot lends its plum-like smoothness whilst Shiraz throws in its signature white pepper spice, both on the nose and palate. A real taste of sunshine on a gloomy day.
Spartico Tempranillo No Added Sulphur (Spain) Situated along the ‘Rìo del Vino’ in vineyards surrounding Valencia, this Tempranillo benefits from the coolness of the river. This results in a savoury number, with the fleshy fruit of the Tempranillo variety and some extra smoky complexity. Decant for best results.
Mont’Albano Merlot/Refosco (Italy) A collaborative project from one of North-East Italy’s original organic trail blazers Mont’Albano, and local vineyard Sartori in Friuli. Here, the union of soft red plum flavours from Merlot, and the floral personality of Refosco forms a seriously winning package that is ripe, fresh and incredibly versatile with food, as well as being happily glugged by itself on a warm Summer’s evening.
Claude Val Rouge (France) A deep-coloured red from organic experts Claude Val Rouge in the Languedoc region of Southern France. Made from 50% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Syrah and 10% Merlot. Multi-layered notes of raspberry evolve towards sweet spice and a hint of liquorice on the palate.
Nuevo Mundo Carménère (Chile) Long considered to be Merlot (and once correctly identified), the variety Carmenere has become a staple of Chilean viticulture. Here, grown on an old riverbed in the warmth of Maipo region, the resulting wine is ripe with black fruits, serving hints of green pepper and flint.