The Suitcase and the Briefcase
A selection of wines to fit the month and bring interest and satisfaction to your wine glass. The wines are all typical of their style and origin and, especially at the case rate, deliver exceptional value. The Suitcase has 12 bottles. 2 of each wine whilst the Briefcase comprises one of each wine.
The May Suitcase
the dot Pepper, Niederosterreich, Austria 2019 £ 12.00
A fresh, bright, dry white made from the signature white grape of Austria, the Gruner Veltliner,
Simpsons Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2019 £ 17.00
The latest release from the Simpsons Estate has an expressive nose with a fresh, mineral aromatic and some sharp lemon and green apple coming through, attractive and appetising.
Cuvée des Lices, Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, 2018 £15.00
A fresh and balanced rosé that captures the spirit of the Cote d’Azur with its strawberry and white peach flavours.
The dot Zweigelt, Niederosterreich, Austria 2019 £12.00
It has the freshness and cherry fruit and plush tannins. This is a youthful, fresh red (think Beaujolais style with Austrian precision!) with juicy red cherry fruit.
Gatiti Loco, organic Rioja, Spain 2018 £ 12.50 This unoaked beauty has lots of red and black fruits and liquorice aromas. Fresh and round with a multitude of nuances supporting the black fruit flavours.
Bodegas AltoLandon, organic Malbec, Manchuela, Spain 2018 £ 15.00
This dark, full-bodied creature is a rich, powerful red, dense with plenty of dark fruits and spice. The tannins give some grip, the alcohol warmth and this is a mouth filling wine of statuesque proportions.
Usual price for 6 bottles £ 83.500
Briefcase price (6 bottles) £ 72.00
Suitcase price (12 bottles) £ 140.00
Price includes delivery, no further discounts available.
If you wish to take up the case offer please send your order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Deliveries will be made within 3 days and we will notify you of the estimated delivery time. Offer runs until 15th June or until stocks last.
Something for the weekend? A mixed case offer. until 31st May.
We now operate a delivery service on the same days with a minimum order of 6 bottles, no delivery charge in the Canterbury/Faversham area and based on our shelf price at the Shed. We also offer a 5% discount on 12 bottles or more. Deliveries further afield will incur a delivery charge.
I have put together a 6-bottle case for you to try out some of the wines and have managed to negotiate some favourable prices from my suppliers so can offer this mixed case at a special price.
The normal price for the selection (one bottle of each wine) would be £75.55 but we can now offer it to you at £65.00, including delivery.
The list of the wines and tasting notes are found below. The wines are all typical of their style and origin and, especially at the case rate, deliver exceptional value. The selection covers light whites and red through to full bodied reds and a latest release from a local producer.
If you wish to take up the case offer or would like to order your own selection from the list then please complete the attached order sheet and send it by email to email@example.com . Deliveries will normally be made within 3 days and we will notify you of the estimated delivery time.
Selection Box Wines
Il Folle Grillo, Sicily 2018 £ 8.90
A fresh, bright, easy-going, dry white which delivers a lot of character on the nose and palate. There are aromas of tropical fruit, such as peach and banana, with some ripe lemon and floral hints. The palate is dry, gently fresh and very moreish. Not complex, this is simply done well and is suitable for warm afternoons and lighter dishes. Grillo is the grape and it is an organic wine coming in at a very lunch time 12.5%.
Puzzle Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2018 £ 11.90
Puzzle Bay comes from a number of vineyards in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. This is as bright and breezy as they come, carrying a weight of gooseberry and guava and as much vibrancy as you expect from this style. Dry, crisp and tongue tingling; a wonderful freshener at the end of the day. To add some complexity the wine is a blend of several grapes but Sauvignon Blanc dominates at a very precise 94.2%, with 5.5% Riesling and 0.1% Chardonnay making up the rest of the blend.
Simpsons Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2019 £ 17.00
The latest release from the Simpsons Estate has an expressive nose with a fresh, mineral aromatic and some sharp lemon and green apple coming through, attractive and appetising. The palate is bone dry, verging toward the austere but the touches of oatmeal and green apple with a mineral feel bring life and vibrancy. The finish is long and sapid with a pebble-sucking freshness, hints of meal and dairy can be found. This is sharp as tack, bright and breezy and for lovers of Chablis; no need to cross the Channel for good, cool- climate Chardonnay, it’s here in Kent.
Monte da Ravasqueira, Guarda Rios Tinto, Alentejo 2018 £10.75
The vineyards of Montes da Ravasqueira lie about an hour’s drive from Lisbon in the Alentejo region. The vines cover 44 hectares and produce a range of different wines from both indigenous and international grape varieties. I love the easy nature of this wine, full of bramble, blackberry and plum fruits with ample tannins which are soft and ripe, and the silky feel of the wine. A wine for simple drinking and vinous pleasure, as well as accompanying meats and cheeses. This is a blend of four grapes Aragones 40% (aka Tempranillo), Syrah 30%, Trincadeira 20% and Alicante Bouschet 10%.
Malbec Chinchero, Mendoza, Argentina £ 12.50
Chinchero is full of plum and dark fruits with a typical Malbec spice and plenty of ripe easy tannins so typical of the grape from the famous Mendoza region. This carries a little more weight than the Guarda Rios so is more suited to red meats, strong cheeses and full flavoured and richer dishes. This is also an organic wine and vegan friendly.
Grand Veneur, Cotes du Rhone, Reserve 2017 £14.50
This is possibly my favourite Cotes du Rhone because of its sheer depth of flavour, fruit and spice. It is made from grapes picked just north of Chateauneuf du Pape by a quality focussed producer and it carries many of the character of high end Rhone wines; ripe red and black fruits, warmth and generosity, power and an accessibility (ease of drinking) alongside texture and depth. Great on its own but for rich dishes, grilled/barbecued meats and cheeses. This organic creature is a blend of Grenache Noir and Syrah.