The great Alejandro Fernandez on form with this Crainza that punches well above its weight.
Available from Armit
Wine dinner at Season Kitchen.
Matched brilliantly by Ben the chef from Hebden Bridge with a duo
of fresh Cornish Sardine and salted cod Brandade with sourdough.
A simply stunning wine , beautifully balanced long , crisp mineral with citrus and tangerine
Wish there was more of it !
If you’re lucky try Berry Bros
with black fruits, rich concentrated ripe blackberries , black cherries and cassis.
It has a lovely tone of herbs, tobacco and liquorice and importantly beautiful soft integrated velvety tannins .
Brilliant with searingly hot sealed organic ribeye.
Less oak than a Rioja and more fruit forward it is delicious.
Another top quality wine from the excellent Codorniu group and well worthy of the WanderCurtis July wine of the month .
Made from small parcels of outstanding fruit from the fittingly named Doctor’s Creek Vineyard , Block 14.
Medium Ruby, pronounced aromas of red summer fruits with much more complex notes of game, wet fur,earth, toast and a wonderfully perfumed floral note with warm spices including nutmeg textured by a buttery nose and texture.
Develops more complexity after an hour or so with a savoury meatiness which would complement new season lamb but this is such a fine wine it would go with almost anything .
I’ll be popping down today to get a case .
Available £22 or £17 for 2 at http://www.majestic.co.uk