Hi, and welcome to the latest Weavers Wine Club SelectionRead More
It’s always quite hard to pick the autumnal case as I try and find a balance between optimistically including some patio wine - hoping for an Indian summer - whilst recognising the evenings are drawing in which means people’s tastes lurch toward richer wines to be enjoyed in front of the fire. Hopefully I’ve got the balance right and there’s a bit of both and something for everyone.
I’m really pleased to include the fantasia wines as it’s great to find a new Argentinian producer to give Gouguenheim a run for his money. The Torrentés is as good as any I’ve tried and fits the bill if you find a little bit of sunshine left to enjoy it in.
I've also opted to include the absolutely sensational Cal Pla blanco. This wine which is based upon Grenache Blanc and Machabeo is an exquisite reminder of how oak aging should not be confined to big heavy reds and buttery Chardonnays.
I also take on one of the wine world’s toughest questions in this month’s feature article. As I try and work out how many grapes there are in a bottle of wine.