The Staycation Case - 12 Mediterranean Wines
Not headed off on holiday? No problem - this case is here to bring the Mediterranean vino vibes right into your home. 4 wines, all defined by the Mediterranean sea:
CRISP & SALINE PICPOUL DE PINET
3 x Domaine de Mirande Picpoul de Pinet 2018
Fresh, crisp and dangerously drinkable white from France's coastal Languedoc region. Picpoul means lip stinger in local dialect. A lipsmacking, lemony, almost briny white wine. More concentration that your usual Picpoul, this ones brings the fullness AND the crispness that is the hallmark of good Picpoul de Pinet.
ZESTY & FRESH CORSICAN VERMENTINO
3 x Domaine Culombu, Tribbiera Blanc, Corsica, France 2018
100% Vermentinu aka Vermentino - the Mediterranean's archetypal white grape
perhaps? Versions of it are found all over the Med, famous for its lemony aromatics and often saline fresh finish. Lemon verbena, lime. A saline finish with a hint of almond.
PALE & PEACHY PROVENÇAL ROSÉ
3 x Chateau D'Ollieres Rosé, Coteaux Varois en Provence, France, 2019
A dry, pale pink rosé from Provence under £13, that won't line the pockets of Private Equity? You're so welcome. Made from a traditional Provencal blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. C'est classique.
FRESH & JUICY CORSICAN GRENACHE
3 x Domaine Culombu, Tribbiera Rouge, Corsica, France 2018
30% Grenache, 30% Nielluccio, 10% Sciaccarello, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, a
veritable rainbow of local grapely treasures. The wine is unoaked, creating a deep ruby red wine of deceptive lightness and freshness, that bursts full of fresh berries, with a herbal, spicy finish.