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5 Reasons To Choose this Fantastic Rose for Your Summer Party

June 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Rosé Royal, Montresor.

 With the summer just around the corner, it’s time to dust off your warm weather clothes, fire up the barbecue and invite your friends around to enjoy the sunshine.

While you may have some speciality recipes up your sleeve, we can provide the perfect wine for your summer bash. Montresor have been producing superb wines in Verona for over a century, and their Rosé Royal is our favourite tipple for the summer months. Here are five reasons why you’ll love it too.

1. It is perfect for a warm summers day

There’s nothing more refreshing on a summer afternoon or evening than a crisp glass of chilled wine. This superb rosé is designed to be served at between 4 and 6 degrees centigrade and corked at the moment of consumption.

So, chill the bottle, keep it cold in a bucket of ice and let your guests enjoy a glass of this brilliant Italian wine.

2. It is perfect with steak and seafood

One of the great advantages of rosé wines is that they can be extremely food-friendly. And, this Montresor Rosé Royal is no exception.

If you’re thinking of firing up the barbecue at your summer party, this rose can handle both the surf and the turf. It goes superbly with steak but comes into its own when served with seafood. Throw some king prawns or red snapper on your barbecue and serve this lovely sparkling rosé wine as your accompaniment. Perfect.

3. It is great value for money

This long established Veronese family company, headed by Giorgio Montresor, has consistently produced wines which rival the offerings of some of Veneto’s more fashionable names. The estate wines, from 100 acres of vineyards in Valpolicella and Garda, continue to offer remarkable value for money.

At under £10 per bottle, this Montresor Rosé Royal is a mellow and full flavoured wine at a superb price.

4. It is simply a superb wine

Whether your party involves a couple of neighbours or a garden full of friends and family, one of the best reasons to serve this fine Rosé from Giorgio Montresor is that it is simply a great example of how a fine Rosé should taste.

Rich toasty aromas of bread mingle with flower blossom, ripe apples and luscious cherries. Boasting subtle and persistent bubbles, this wine has an elegant palate and finishes with good length. It’s exactly what you’d expect from this fine producer with over a hundred years of winemaking experience.

5. We’ll deliver it free up to 30 miles

If you live in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland or Lincolnshire, you can buy this great Montresor Rosé and we’ll deliver it free. Our free delivery service covers these four counties and so we can ensure you’ve all the superb wine you need for your summer party – and you won’t pay us a penny for delivery.

So, whether you’re planning a summer barbecue or a family get together, order a case of this superb Rosé today.

Get The Perfect Wine For Your Game

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The shooting season is in full swing and so now is the perfect time to create a succulent game meal. Whether you enjoy a plump partridge roasted with a rasher of streaky bacon or a casserole of pheasant – simmered with mushrooms, onions and carrots – it’s vital that you find the perfect wine to complement your game dish. Our guide looks at some wines that are perfect to accompany your game this season.

When looking for the perfect red wine to accompany your game bird, we recommend that you look for a wine that is relatively low in tannin and that is not too alcoholic or too oaky. This is because neither partridge nor pheasant are fatty birds.

The Independent suggests you ‘plump for a moderate, juicy fruit-laden style to complement the savoury, gamey characters of the bird’. We suggest Pinot Noir as its velvety character and soft, raspberry fruit make it the perfect accompaniment to game, particularly if you’re using wild mushrooms in your recipe.

Our Bourgogne Rouge from Vincent Dureuil-Janthial 2009 £15.00 is a sophisticated, silky Pinot Noir from an up and coming producer. This cuvée derives from several parcels in the communes of Nuits St Georges and Puligny and is judiciously blended by the young Vincent. The estate is also currently in conversion to biodynamic status which will further enhance and optimise grape flavours, and hence the wine quality.

The 2009 vintage has been heralded as one of the best in living memory and this is what Jancis Robinson says about it ‘One-third new oak. Pale ruby. Bit sweaty nose but very flattering. Easy to slurp. But with a little chew at the end. Great restaurant wine – sorry! Nuits and Puligny fruit. Organic. Good Value’ 16/20

If you want to crank it up a level, how about the Pinot Noir from Domain Road from Bannockburn in New Zealand? Central Otago is world renowned for its Pinot Noir and this 2008 won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge – terrific value at £17.00 and knocks spots off most Cote de Nuits burgundy at this price.

The above wines are great with Grouse too but as they have a more concentrated herby heather flavour, I would go for a mature Chateauneuf du Pape where the garrigue/terroir are influential.  Failing that, how about ‘Clos Montirius’ Vacqueyras 2007 for £15.00 with a silky mouth feel to die for.

Matching wines with venison is slightly tricky as venison can be cooked in a host of ways from Chinese style to Port and blackberries. A dark Barbera d’Asti from Villa Giada 2009 has a beautiful focussing blackcherry acidity to it which would cut nicely into most venison dishes with black fruit or redcurrant sweet sauces. At £9.00, this really is a gem of a wine with such beautiful flavours of deep dark smouldering fruit that just goes on and on. Slightly more full-bodied, the Primitivo from Fatalone in Italy’s southern heel at £10.75 has given many of my customers much pleasure!! It’s a ‘natural’ wine so no naughty added sulphites to give you a hangover – its naughty enough on its own!

Most modern Spanish reds would be ideal with venison and my pick at the moment is Sila Mencia from Bodegas Pazos del Rey – outstanding value at £9.75. Hear also what Jancis hath to say ‘Very attractive smoke, iodine, blackcurrant and leather. Great development and scope considering the price and the youthfulness. A teensy bit light on the mid palate, but the flavour lasts well with a charming baked-earth character. 17/20’

For a great deal on these and other superb wines, browse our website now. Don’t forget that we also deliver free across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

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4 Perfect Wines for Late Summer

August 29, 2011 Leave a comment

There is nothing better than relaxing in your garden as the sun sets on a late summer evening. The August Bank Holiday and the early September nights can be the perfect time to kick off your shoes and enjoy a glass of wine after a hectic day at work.

So, to help you choose the perfect drinking companion for such an evening, here are our suggestions for four perfect wines for late summer. Not only that, but we have a great offer on all these wines and you can find more details by clicking here.

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Gargenega Pinot Grigio, Ancora 2010

If you’re looking for a light, easy to drink wine then this is the choice for you. Pinot Grigio now accounts for 40 per cent of the UK’s white wine sales and is an increasingly popular choice. This wine blends Pinot Grigio with Garganega, the most important variety of white wine grape grown in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza.

This wine is refreshing, light in colour and very easy to drink. With aromas of limes, grapefruits and lemons this is a typical Italian white wine with characterful yeasty notes and slightly honeyed fruit. The perfect refreshing accompaniment to a beautiful summer’s evening.

Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rose, Ancora 2010

This superb rose is our best summer seller and is perfect for all lovers of Pinot Grigio. A lovely blend of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, this is a fresh, fruity and slightly off-dry rose. It has an aroma of red berries and cherry and a delicate, summer fruit finish. This crisp and lively rose is the perfect aperitif, and also goes well with summer food such as light salads, pasta or summer pudding with cream.

Verdicchio, Coste del Molina, Monte Schiavo, Marches 2010

Verdicchio is a white Italian grape variety grown primarily in the central Marche region of the country. The name derives from ‘verde’ (green) and refers to the slight green/yellow hue that the wines have.

This lovely, stylish white wine has full, intense aromas of lime, grapefruit and pineapple and a fresh, dry palate, full of citrus fruit right through to its attractive finish.

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Rosso Piceno, Sassaiolo, Marche 2007

A blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano, this is a beautiful red, fruity wine combined with the savouriness and soft oak structure of Sangiovese. The fruit flavours are preserved through the wine ageing in large oak casks, making this a great value, delicious wine.Indeed, we rate it as one of the best value Italian reds that we have tried.

For a great deal on all these four superb summer wines click here now. Don’t forget that we also deliver free across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

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