This bundle features the ultimate line up for a dinner party. Bubbles, white, red, and a digestif/ dessert wine.
from l to r:
(Penedes, Spain) Entre Vinyes - Funambul Brut Nature 2017
A gorgeous, zippy and fresh dry Cava made from old vineyards in the protected park of Foix, Penedes. The wine spends over two years on its yeasts in the bottle, but this is very much a fruit-led sparkling wine. There are some notes of yeastiness as expected from this traditional style but this is as unmanipulated as cava gets. Super pure, and an absolute pleasure to drink. Made by Maria & Pep, a couple who started from scratch in 2012 after taking over some old vineyards, and have slowly built this project into the successful and experimental winery it is today
(Burgenland, Austria) Joiseph - Mischkultur 2020
A 'field' blend of 6 varieties, meaning that they are all grown together in the same vineyard, harvested together, and vinified together. With a touch of skin contact this wine is fresh and highly drinkable but also has just enough texture, a lovely aromatic profile, and is very immediate. Joiseph is a collaboration between three friends that started with the 2015 vintage and has grown from a tiny hectare to nearly five hectares. The wines across the range are distinct, wildly exciting, and full of energy.
(Puglia, Italy) L'Archetipo - Niuru Maru 2017
100% Negroamaro from the Salento region. Whilst common examples of this variety can be big and cooked, L'Archetipo's Niuru Maru is wonderfully restrained, fresh, balanced, and very expressive. It showcases the perfect balance of juicy fruit and rustic savoury notes that make it unmistakably Italian yet surprising for its freshness and elegance. Made by Valentino Dibenedetto and his four children, who together run the project L'Archetipo. Rooted in the concepts of synergistic agriculture, they are at the forefront of Italy's no-till regenerative viticulture movement. Farming vines alongside ancient grains, the aim is proper soil health, which ultimately leads to grapes and wines of insane balance and energy.
(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Vin Santo del Chianti 2012
A really special naturally made Vin Santo from the Chianti region in Tuscany. The nose on this is intense. So complex, and slightly reminiscent of an old Madeira. On the palate is alive! Fresh, zesty, with an insanely long finish of walnuts and hazelnuts. Perfect with most cheeses, with desserts and cakes, or as a digestif after a meal. Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this biodynamic Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras as well as this stunning sweet wine.