Spot Offer #111: Domaine Chanson Beaune 1er Cru “Clos des Marconnets”
The 1er Cru Beaune on offer today from Chanson is an example of a fine terroir and a producer whose well-deserved renown join forces to deliver exceptional value, good aging potential and much of the complexity, elegance and finesse one expects from a fine red Burgundy.
Spot Offer #107: 2013 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat”
The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan family, owners of Clos Figueras, this wine is a delicious introduction to the style and profile of Spain’s Priorat appellation. With a winemaking heritage originally dating back to Roman times, one can only imagine that these dramatic cliffside vineyards proved too challenging and too expensive a place to make wine – and has only reemerged over the past couple of decades as a preeminent wine producing region of Spain.
Wine of the Week #1516: Vina Mayor Ribera del Duero
Our two cents? These are amongst the best BBQ wines made anywhere on the planet. The density of fruit and richness of these wines gives them the stuffing to match up well with boldly flavoured grilled meats as well as the strong flavours often found in the spices and sauces adorning them.