Brad's Wine Tasting Notes - April 2021

”I have been inspired to work with small, family-owned wineries because in my experience, they produce the best value wines that you can find. These wines are hand-crafted - they have a story about where they are from and how they are made - and it is these wines that I send out every month to our subscribers, wines with beautiful details that I enjoy sharing with people."

April 2021 Free Gift
Thanks to our friends at the Eden Mill Distillery in St Andrews, Scotland, we are offering all of our subscribers a free sample of Oak Gin – for a perfect cocktail, a gin and tonic or as a digestif with our compliments! Oak gin delivers a warm finish when served as a digestif; rich oak spice and brown honey toast finishing on sweet caramel, vanilla and sugarcane.

WHITE WINES

Vins Algars (Organic) 2020 . Jumilla, Spain
A 100% white Grenache, young and organic fermented in stainless steel tanks, with a clean and bright colour. Aromas of grapefruit, pear and apple, balanced with good acidity and perfect with salad and fish and seafood dishes.

Fezas Famille Java 2019 Blanc . Côtes de Gascogne, France
This fresh blend of Colombard, Sauvignon and Ugni blanc has been fermented at a cool temperature to retain its citrus chcracters and has lovely aromatic and exotic fruit aromas. Excellent served chilled with fish or roast chicken.

Terre di Valter Campania 2020 Falanghina IGT . Avellino, Italy
Bright, aromatic, almost exuberant Falanghina, which focuses on its well-defined, brilliant fruit and its pleasantly pleasing nature. Fine summer meadow fragrance, citrus fruit tones on the palate and a dry grainy note. A lovely texture and fresh and full of character, all at the same time!

ROSÉ WINE

Cruzeiro Rosado 2020 Rosé . Vinho Verde, Portugal

This low alcohol and delightful rosé is pink salmon in colour, with exotic fruit aromas. A young wine that perfectly combines acidity with a slight touch of sweetness and effervescence. The result is a smooth and refreshing drink.

RED WINES

Castillo del Picacho 2019 . Jumilla, Spain

This wine shows an intense purple tone, which is common on young wines. Light and sweet dark fruit aromas of raspberry, plum and blackberry that are typical in Monastrell wines. Complex and tasty. Marries well with all kinds of meats and paellas, seafood, pastas, stews, tapas and roast duck and chicken.

Cigar Box 2018 Malbec . Mendoza, Argentina
Aromas of blackberry, plums and a touch of raspberry combined with vanilla notes from the oak. Opulent and round with soft, balanced tannins and a smooth, lingering finish. Excellent paired with red meat, game, tomato-based pasta sauces and full-flavoured cheeses.

Arreio 2018 . Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
A Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, with partial ageing in oak barrels. Dark ruby color, with notes of spices, red fruits and green bell-pepper. On the palate the wine is fruity and smooth, with balanced acidity. Pairs beautifully with meat dishes, pasta and cured cheeses.

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