Our "Praise You" Easter Box
Another Easter under lockdown... we can't pretend it's a great situation. But hopefully our little box of specially-priced wine treats that are great for drinking right now will help make Easter feel a little special. (Warning: lamb is mentioned quite a few times...)
Prosecco Frizzante NV, La Jara, Italy (Organic)
The Prosecco that's been with us since day one. We've yet to find one as good at the price. Soft bubbles, gently fruity without the sweetness. The perfect aperitivo before Easter lunch.
Custoza 2019, Monte del Fra, Italy
Staying with white wines from the Veneto, this is a super easy drinker from Lake Garda. It is a blend of grapes - in this case Garganega (the main grape in Soave) supported by Trebbiano Toscano and Friulano. It is clean and zesty with some melon and stonefruit notes. Move over Pinot Grigio...
ChaGru 2019, Weingut Diwald, Austria (Organic)
Chardonnay, Gruner + Pinot Blanc blend that Burgundy lovers will adore. One of the most food-friendly wines we sell. Great with roast chicken or pork, if lamb is not your thing - and with a good veggie Easter Sunday roast, too. Super with some medium-flavoured cheeses. It doesn't have to be red.
Edoardo Miroglio, Soli Pinot Noir 2017, Bulgaria
Edoardo Miroglio hails from Piedmont in Italy, where he owns a winery (Tenuta Carretta). At the turn of the century, he invested in Bulgaria’s historic Thrace wine region, which was re-emerging after communism. The Soli Pinot Noir is a shop best-seller - giving a Burgundy experience without the price tag. Try with rack of lamb or something mushroomy.
Mountain Fish Red 2018, Katogi-Strofilia, Greece
Made from the Agiorgitiko grape, grown in its heartland - the Nemea wine region on the Peloponnese. It's all raspberry and cherry juice with a wild herb and clove note and perfect with some lamb kleftiko - or cold lamb leftovers.
Echappée Bel Rouge, Chateau de Bel, France (Biodynamic)
Bordeaux and a classic roast leg of lamb is also a winning combination. It’s 100% Merlot, from the right bank - the area where charmers such as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol hail. It's a blend of different vintages and is unoaked. You don’t need to lay it down, decant it or anything. Just open, pour, enjoy with a jolly good lunch.