Raboso Piave is the finest indigenous vine of the Treviso district, one of the few native varieties of Veneto to survive the invasion of phylloxera that destroyed Europe’s viticulture in the late 1800s. The wine it produces has a dry, austere taste, fairly hard and sharp. It is aged in casks that blend and heighten the fragrances and flavours of the vine with the pleasant tones of oak. Ready to be drunk from its third year, this wine can be aged for several years. It is ideal served with spit-roasted and white meats, game, roasts and ripe cheeses.
Region: Treviso, Italy
The term “mutemuka” can be roughly translated as “a sake made with pure intentions or without ornamentation.” Mutemuka’s signature Sake is made from two varieties of rice the brewery grows organically. For their Moto [starter mash] they use Kaze Naruko a strain of ‘Sake rice’, but the majority of the rice used is Hino-Hikari a prized ‘table rice’. Sake made with table rice tend to be more robust and richer in palate weight due to the proteins, fats and amino acids that become involved in the fermentation. The ‘Mutemuka’ is initially aged for about half a year at room temperature before release resulting in a beautifully full-bodied Sake. Mutemuka has dominant aromas of yeast and fragrant rice and a rich palate with notes of Jasmine rice and white radish with an earthy, savoury taste. This Sake has great food matching applications because of it’s unique savoury palate. Perfect with salty snacks or ingredients like coastal greens or oysters; seafood dishes; or hard cheeses like Tête de Moine.
One of the most recognised estates in Bandol, thanks largely to US wine merchant Kermit Lynch, who’s sung its praises since the 70s. Lulu Peyraud, who ran the estate with her the late husband Lucien from the 30s, is still gong strong at 103. Incredible. The rosé is a blend of approximately 55% mourvèdre, 25% grenache and 20% cinsault.
“The Bandol Tempier Rosé offers a unique blend of complexity and freshness. It has a fine structure, with no tannin. The high-quality care given to the vines and the diversity of the terroirs produce a flavorful intensity and a strong typicity.”Winemaker’s notes.
Region: Provence, France
Gavi is a classification of wine made from the Cortese grape variety. It produces aromatic wines
with bright acidity which match incredibly well with seafood. Gavi’s location is quite proximate to
the sea, although it’s separated by the Ligurian Alps.
Gianlorenzo Picollo oversees the small estate with his wife Silvia, and together they manage the
winery with Gianlorenzo’s parents. Fifteen hectares of Cortese vineyards with vines up to 80 years
old are cultivated by traditional methods, and without the use of chemicals.
Blonde, with deep golden reflections, it is a drinkable American Pale Ale. Fierce and full of character, it lets the herbaceous and wheat aromas accompany the aromatic nuances of hops to the sip. The finish is wisely bitter. The body is medium and the foam persistent.
Pair it with grilled meats, your favorite pizza or spicy Tex-Mex dishes.
Colour: deep golden
Alcohol content: 4.8% alc.
Birra Carrù is an independent craft microbrewery from Piedmont, Italy.
The Ratafia is an historical Abruzzo Liqueur used in ancient times to toast the ratification of official agreements. Ratafia is made with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes and Amarena cherries. With a 26.5% alcohol volume Ratafia has a full body and warmth to it. Best served chilled and paired with dark chocolate desserts.
Includes a selection of 1 soft and 1 hard cheese, accompaniments and sparkling wine to start an enjoyable evening or celebration;
- La Tur 200g
- Casatica 200g
- Brezzo Truffle Honey 100g
- Segna Orange Mustard Jam 42g
- Mini Lingue Integrale 100g
- Prosecco DOCG sparkling wine from Veneto, Italy
Founded in 1877 by Jean Bouillot the estate of Louis Bouillot is a specialist Crémant de Bourgogne producer now run by Jean-Claude Boisset and it produces a range of excellent Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wines from sites across the Côte d’Or.
Aromas of freshly cut peach, white flowers and brioche introduce a palate of porcelain tannin and fine lines of elegant texture and natural acidity, culminating in a complex array of stone fruits and subtle toast.
Region: Margaret River, WA
Pinot blanc, South Tyrol’s most important grape variety, has awakened from its slumber and has evolved a calling-card wine for the region. Schulthauser, having been vinified and bottled for the first time in 1982, is the consummate South Tyrolean Pinot blanc. This wine isn’t ostentatious, but is the consummate fresh-and-fruity Pinot blanc, the enjoyment of which is found both in its creamy softness and its lively acidity.
A premium aperitif and summer wine, it is also quite versatile when it comes to food pairing: it goes well not only with seafood and fish but also with delicate dishes made with wild fowl. It is especially recommended as an accompaniment to South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen.
Region: Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy
A dry Provencal classic made of cinsault with grenache, syrah and merlot too, this is bright and summery with strawberries, pomegranate spritz and richer vanilla aromas. Crunchy-fresh with sour-red grapefruit to start, it then mellows with a creamy edge to the strawberry fruit.