Introductory Case - White Wines
If you're a newcomer to Gerrard Seel Ltd, we thought it would be good to let you know a bit more about ourselves, not just by writing paragraph after paragraph telling you how good we are, but by letting you taste some of our most popular wines at a reduced price so you can judge for yourself. We're not giving away bin ends or bad purchases at a low price or so you would think, like many other merchants on the internet, but merely taking a bit more off than normal so you can enjoy what we believe to be the best choices at even better value!
This case which has one bottle each of 6 different white wines consists of :
Domaine Horgelus - Colombard/Sauvignon - A fresh and zesty white that despite only being 25% Sauvignon Blanc, has the varietal style leaping from the glass as soon as ever you open the bottle. It really makes the mouth water and no matter whether you're drinking it as an aperitif or matching it with some oysters or shellfish, it will always work a treat. Drink it cool to brighten those crisp citrus notes of grapefruit.
Pinot Grigio "Alisia" - Astoria Vini - There is so much Pinot Grigio sold in the UK these days but very little of it resembles what Pinot Grigio should actually taste like. This is a text book example showing the delicious ripe pear fruit aromas and flavours with overtones of hay and nuts balanced by good acidity to refresh the palate. It's truly a joy to drink and is certain to please the majority of palates.
Macon Peronne - Domaine du Bicheron - This is a wine and an estate that we have been working with for over 35 years and in that time the quality has never varied. The Maconnais offers the greatest value in Burgundy and this is a case in point. Bright floral aromas are underpinned with good minerality and a fresh clip of acidity. No oak was used in the production of the wine so there is great freshness and liveliness on the palate.
Albarino Crianza Sobre Lias - Terra de Asorei - Don't be disturbed by the word Crianza, it's not been near a barrel but the term merely refers to its ageing on the lees for three months. It has herbal aromas of bay leaf, balsam and dill, effortlessly combined with citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit, plus a peachy, orchard character. The ripe fruit flavours on the palate reflect the nose and give a suggestion of sweetness before leading into a complex, silky finish. Delightful.
Bladen Sauvignon - Marlborough, New Zealand. - This superb NZ Sauvignon has a bright, pale straw yellow colour with tinges of green. The nose is tight at first then it opens to generous helpings of gooseberries, fresh herbs and passionfruit. The palate is super concentrated and as well as the passionfruit and gooseberry there are elements of tropical fruit interwoven through the wine. A fantastic example of NZ Sauvignon Blanc.
Chenin Blanc - Indaba Wines, South Africa - Indaba's fresh, easy-drinking Chenin Blanc offers vibrant flavours of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit. Lively peppery notes and an underlying mineral character shine through on the finish. Ideal with or without food. Bruwer Raats who makes this wine is an absolute genius with Chenin Blanc. Only about 5% of the wine is matured in oak, a touch that gives a little bit of width on the palate without interfering with the fine, pure fruit flavours.