February 9, 2021
7 wines to sip this February, because wine not?
I’m here to help you stock up with a divine selection of February’s favourite vinos. This selection ranges from vibrant ripe reds, fresh acidic whites and elegantly balanced rosés. With prices ranging from £13.83 to £99, there is something for everyone in the Luxuria sippers selection. Let’s start by popping the cork on a very special vintage because we couldn’t leave out a bubbly.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime Champagne, 2008
2021 deserves only the best bubbles. This outstanding Champagne from Charles Heidsieck comes from 2008’s tiny vintage, bringing an elegant finish with exceptional freshness and lemony richness. Crafted with a blend of grapes from ten Grand Cru vineyards this is a perfectly balanced drop. This is brought to your door by Cosaporto, a digital marketplace offering delivery of artisanal food, wine and gifts in London.
Order from specialist supplier: NYSA Wine and Spirits, delivered by Cosaporto (the concierge style delivery marketplace brought to your door, for £99.00
Le Camarde Negroamaro & Primitivo 2016 | Decanter Bronze Medal
This is a powerful and well developed blend of two great Southern Italian grapes: Negroamaro and Primitivo (which is also known as Zinfandel). Grown on old vines ranging from 45 to 50 years of age, the grapes are picked by hand in September. After fermentation, the wine is aged for three months in French oak to gain hints of vanilla, chocolate, blackberry and juniper.
Buy from Independent wines: £13.83
Domaine Clarence Dillon, Clarendelle 2016 Rouge
This gorgeous Bordeaux blend is produced by Clarence Dillon Wines, in conjunction with the winemaking team from Chateau Haut-Brion. Using grapes from a number of the family’s top performing Médoc properties, it shows all the generosity of the vintage. Supple, rich, long. Tasting notes support ripe fruits with mocha spice and cedar with an aroma of plums and chocolate.
Purchase from La Cave du Château £18.05
Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir, Simpsons Wine Estate, 2019, England
Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir is a single vineyard red produced from Burgundian Pinot Noir clones – ideally suited for still wine production – grown in the chalky soils of Simpsons Wine Estate’s Kent vineyard. Aged for four months in top quality French oak barrels to preserve the wonderful fruit purity, this fantastic wine is a deep, vibrant crimson colour, with aromas of redcurrants, blueberries, exotic spices and fresh coffee, bursting with black fruits in the mouth; beautifully silky, ripe and weighty.
Malvirà Treuve 2015 | Langhe DOC | Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Arneis
Treuve (as in “tre uve” or “three grapes”) is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Arneis. It has pronounced primary aromas of fruits, and thanks to the Chardonnay it has the potential to age and develop in the bottle. Arneis is a signature grape of Northern Italy, and it contributes acidity, freshness, and hints of lemon and apple to the blend. It is dry and fresh with high acidity, medium alcohol and body, with a pleasant finish.
Buy from Independent wines: £19.99
Terre Des Anges Provence Rosé ‘Chateau Paradis’ 2019 France
Made from a traditional blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Rolle (Vermentino) the grapes are hand harvested and cooled before pressing to preserve aromas and colour. Terre des Anges is a luxurious and elegant rose, particle wood fermentation on the Mourvedre gives texture and richness which is balanced by a fresh acidity and ripe fruit flavours of strawberries, red cherries and peach. This fantastic wine is beautifully packaged in an elegant bottle with a unique glass stopper instead of a cork.
Buy from Noble House £19.95
Brosé Grandeur Provence
Brosé is a quirky Grenache dominant blend of 5 grape varieties; Grenache (40%), Syrah (15%), Cinsault (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Rolle (15%). Elegant and crisp with aromas of red berries, a hint of grapefruit and beautiful aromatic and mineral notes. Best served cold, with plenty of sunshine and ice. Temperature should be a chilled 5-8 degrees celsius. Suitable for vegans too.
Buy from the official Brosé website: £19.99