We have decided to go for a mix of wines which are completely new to the Weavers range that impressed us at recent tastings and a couple of beauties from our range that I would like to introduce you to..
The first of these is from the Baccolo winery in the Veneto region of Italy. These wines are located firmly in Amarone country and this is represented in the red wine by the inclusion of the Corvina grape variett as well as the partial drying of the grapes.
The second new wine an eccentric offering from the Smoking Loon winery in California. Their playful approach to one of the regions specialities, old vine Zinfandel intrigued us enough to share them with you in this months case.
We have opted for a pair of sensational South American wines which have become popular additions to our core range over the last year and relly show what new world winemakers can do when clutivating classic European grapes on their own unique terrior. The first of these isthe Dancing Flame Pinot Noir from the Leyda Valley in Chile. This is a soft yet complex expression of a burgundian classicyet with a distinctly new world character. The second is a blend of Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile's Maule Valey. This blend of the Chilean national variety the grape responsible for the world renowned reds of the left bank of Bordeaux beatuifully combines new world innovation with the Bordolaiseobsession with structure and balance.
Continuing the theme of classic wine styles being made in the new world I have included a Mataro Grenache from Australias Clare Valley. Thisis a blend that you would only usually find in the South of France or the Rhone Valley so it isinteresting the see the Aussie take on this renownedpartnership.
Lastly I have included a classic Tempranillo wine from Spain but rather than settle for a wine from the world famous Rioja region my search has taken me a little further afield to the lesser known vineyards of Navarra.
As ever I sincerely hope that you enjoy this months case and that these wines act as the perfect accompaniment to an excellent summer.
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