New Loretello 2007 just in!
We have just taken delivery of a new shipment of Loretello, our
best selling white wine. This popular white, made by Giuditta Politi
in the wine hills of the Castelli di Jesi, in the region of Le
Marche, has a huge following among Club Vino members and those
who frequent the Pebblebed Tasting Cellar. Loretello is always
a special wine, beautifully clean fruit, big in structure, body
and flavour, a white wine for lovers of red wine that is gorgeous
to drink on its own yet man enough to stand up to robust and full
flavoured foods. At a recent wine and cheese tasting, Freddie Dudbridge
partnered this wine with a pungently aromatic and assertive rind-washed
cheese and the match was perfect.
2007 is the fifth vintage of Loretello that Vino friends will
enjoy. The 2008 harvest is in the tank right now, so a full year
has passed before the release to us of this wine. That is because
Loretello is a serious and complex white that always benefits from
time in the bottle prior to release. While some producers of Verdicchio
may release their wines as early as March or April following the
vintage, Giuditta only releases Loretello when she feels that it
is ready to be enjoyed at its best. Loretello 2006 is still drinking
beautifully now, and will continue to evolve and develop in the
bottle for some years. Loretello 2007, by contrast, is fresher,
with clean pear drop and apple fruit and a refreshing light acidity
that overlays its usual big structure. Please drop by and taste
this special wine to remind yourselves how good it is.
Bin end wine sale
In clearing space in our 'cellar' for the arrival
of Loretello, I've found some bin end wines, especially some
small quantities of excellent white wines that we have enjoyed
over the past year at some of the wine tastings that we regularly
do. I'm having a clear out and these wines (all in very small
quantities) are now on special offer. To keep things simple,
I've cut £2 per
bottle off the price which means that in some cases these wines
are offered at cost price or below.
Here are a few examples:
Tormaresca Chardonnay 2005 usual CV bottle
price £7.50 bin
end price £5.50
Maculan Pino & Toi 2005 usual CV bottle price £8.50 bin
end price £6.50
Serego Alighieri Possessioni Bianco 2006 usual CV bottle price £8.75
bin end price £6.75
Arneis Blangé Langhe 2005 usual CV bottle price £11.50
bin end price £9.50
Vernaccia di S Gimignano Tradizionale 2004 usual CV bottle price £10.35
bin end price £8.35
If you would like any of these wines, please email
me as quantities are very limited.
December 1 -- India meets Italy wine dinner
at Essence of India - an amazing evening of fine Indian foods
matched with Vino Italian wines - here's
the menu. Cost for evening
will be £37.50
inclusive for CV members.
17 December -- Annual Vino Christmas party at The
Globe - this will be an informal occasion centred on the wood-fired
oven - indoors if too cold!, enjoying our most popular Vino wines
together with simple wood-cooked foods.
mid-January -- Barolo and Nebbiolo Masterclass - banish the winter
blues by enjoying these great warming wines in the Pebblebed Tasting
Cellar together with some equally warming foods. A rare opportunity
to enjoy a vertical tasting (different vintages) of Mario Fontana's
special flagship wines: Cascina Fontana Nebbiolo delle Langhe,
Barolo and Barbaresco.
Vino gifts; wine tastings
How quickly a year goes by! The holiday season is
now just around the corner. We have as usual a selection of
gift boxes of wines available, and can make any custom selection
to suit your requirements. We also have beautiful Italian plain
glass decanters - a decanter and a bottle of Barolo is a wonderful
present for the wine lover in your life! And our Wine Drop Stop
disk foil pourers are the perfect stocking filler.
See more here.
We can supply wines for our corporate friends, too,
and are happy to arrange a wine tasting as a special Christmas
event or gift, either privately or at your workplace or other venue.
Simply call 01392 873778 to discuss.
Slow Food Market this Sunday November 16th; Carlo Petrini at Dartington
on Wed November 19th
Just a reminder that another Slow Food Devon Topsham Market takes
place this Sunday in Matthews Hall from 11am to 2pm. We have a
great line-up of producers who are bringing some wonderful produce
to share with you, we will be having a slideshow of images from
Terra Madre, and Natasha's Market Kitchen, The Cafe Globe, and
Antonia's Kitchen will be cooking up a storm. So come along and
enjoy some great local foods, beers, ciders, and of course Vino
and Pebblebed wines.
For those interested in learning more about Slow Food, Carlo Petrini,
the inspirational founder of this global movement, will be speaking
at Dartington Hall this Wednesday, November 19. For more information
contact Freddie at email@example.com or book your tickets
direct by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best to all,
Marc and Kim