Wine Of The Week # 8 // Le Roc Des Anges 2013

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This Roussillon vineyard was only founded in February 2001, and takes it’s name from the white soils found there, the ‘roc blanc’ which translates as ‘white rock’. The wine makers then chose angels to symbolise this vein of quartz and thus ‘roc blanc’ became ‘roc de anges’, a fitting title for wine that fully justifies the term ambrosia!

A truly delicious wine, and a firm shop favorite, this wine is produced from white and dark Carignan, grey and dark Grenache and Syrah grape varieties. Deep purple in colour, this bottle is lightly bitter but full of fruit with cherries, blackberry, blueberry, and huckleberry all being very apparent. A beautifully rounded bottle of red! £14.99 // 13% ABV // 75cl. 

Wine Of The Week # 7 // Haro Lopez White Rioja

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Headquartered in northern Spain this producer, Bodega Classica, is currently making Rioja in a handful of different styles, each produced with the integrity and history unique to their vineyard. In essence they produce well-made, classic Riojas, influenced by knowledge, experience and effort of several generations.

This wine, produced with viura grape, has a nose of banana and dates, it is full of fruit and flowers with a touch spice creating a fresh vibrant palate of lemon and lime. Crisp, with a long clean finish this is a delightful young white, which is very easy to drink with a very attractive price tag. £8.99 // 12.5 % ABV // 75cl.