December 14, 2011
Christmas is coming (if you hadn’t noticed) and there are few things more important than making sure that the festive season is fully festive. Don’t worry though – there’s no need to nip to Bargain Booze on Christmas Eve only to find out they’ve only got White Lightning left – Singletrack is here to help.
Our favourite mountain biking wine expert Piers from wine merchants Corney & Barrow has come up with his pick of festive tipples to suit every taste – and Singletrack Subscribers get a 10% discount and free postage on a single or mixed case with their Premier benefits.
Sauvignon Blanc Eradus 2010
£11.49 (£10.34 for Premier Users)
A distinctive style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense fruit flavours and aromatic depth. This vibrant, aromatic wine comes from the Awatere Valley, south of the better-known Wairau Plains. Michiel Eradus, owner/winemaker, believes the prolonged ripening period here is key to the wines’ flavour intensity. Eradus Sauvignon is herbaceous and mineral with a long, rich finish
Macon-Solutre Maison Auvigue 2010
£11.29 (£10.16 for Premier Users)
Excellent Macon-Solutre from quality-focused family producers Auvigue. Long-established winemakers in the Maconnais region, the Auvigue family own several exceptional vineyards around the famous rock of Solutre. Their Macon-Solutre is creamy and round with ripe orchard fruit, balanced by an elegant freshness.
Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine de Saissac IGP Pays d’Oc 2009
£7.49 (£6.74 for Premier Users)
This fine, juicy, well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon shows just what the Languedoc-Roussillon is capable of. The Languedoc-Roussillon produces fantastic, modern-style wines at exceptional prices, and Domaine de Saissac Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. A long-time favourite of Corney & Barrow, Domaine de Saissac is a small wine estate on the banks of the historic Canal du Midi. Concentrated and balanced with delicate, cedar-spice notes.
San Emilio Pedro Ximinez Solera Reserva Emilio Lustau
£17.99 (£16.19 for Premier Users)
A dessert in itself! This sweet, sticky sherry from top producer Emilio Lustau is indulgent and delicious. Almost black and intensely sweet, this Pedro Ximenez (often simply described as PX) shows luscious notes of dried figs, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Try over vanilla ice cream as the locals do for an extra special treat! Made by the prestigious Bodegas Emilio Lustau in Jerez.
To get some quality drinks for less this Christmas, simply go to www.corneyandbarrow.com, pick a case of single or mixed wine and check out using the code below. It’s valid for a month from now, but check back every month as we’ll have a new recommendation plus a new discount code.
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