New Wines from Tuscany
Castello Romitorio was a half renovated abandoned wreak when artist Sandro Chia purchased it in 1984. What was left of the building had been abandoned after WW2 and used only by shepherds until Baron Giorgio Franchetti, a historic building restorer, purchased it in the 1970’s. He abandoned his plan (I didn’t say he was a successful building restorer) and sold the property to Sandro who completed the work and brought the building back to life as his home and art studio. The building had been built originally in the 12th century as an imposing hilltop fortress to guard the town of Montalcino. In the late 1980’s Sandro set about restoring the land around the castle back to its former glory with an overhaul of the vineyards. New cellars were constructed in 2005 and along with Filippo, Sandro’s son, the wines have become internationally recognised as expressions of Sangiovese and flirt between the modern and classic style with extraordinary elegance. You can read about the wines below or click here.
P.S. Please note that the wines from Castello Romitorio will not arrive until Friday. Any orders will be delivered next week.
Romitoro from Castello Romitorio is a delicious, fruit driven Supertuscan made from a blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah which is an absolute delight with beef. These classic French varieties are perfectly at home here in the temperate Tuscan climate. READ MORE>>
Chianti Colli SenesiRomitorio 2018
Chianti Colli Senesi by Castello Romitorio is a charming modern classic made from 100% Sangiovese. It has a haunting balance of flavour between the bright red currant and Morello cherry fruit and the earthy oak flavours which bring a dark spicy complexity to the wine. READ MORE>>
Rosso di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2018
Rosso di Montalcino from Castello Romitorio is a classic Sangiovese which is bursting with characteristic Morello Cherries and a complex mix of savoury dry spices, leather and pungent sweet spice. READ MORE>>
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Ghiaccio Forte, 2018
Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano is an absolute belter of a wine from an area which never gets the recognition it deserves. The wine is now 100% Sangiovese (Morellino being the local name for Sangiovese) and is powerful yet silky and super fresh. There is a lovely crushed red fruit character and lots of cherry notes which combine perfectly with herbal spiced notes and a subtle savoury note. READ MORE>>
Brunello di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2015
Made from 100% Sangiovese and aged in oak barrel for 24 months you’d expect a backward and oak laden wine but the bright cherry, violet and crushed red fruit really shines through the oak. It opens into an earthy wine with darker spice notes and fresh herbs. An exquisite and sensual wine with length, depth and structure.READ MORE>>
Brunello di Montalcino ‘Filo di Seta’ Castello Romitorio 2015
Filo di Seta is a unique and exceptional expression of Brunello di Montalcino by Castello Romitorio. Dried cherry, floral notes, dark peony, earth, savoury notes and perfumed edges. It is a wine you could smell all day and is almost electric on the palate but finishes with lovely silky charm and elegance. World class wine. READ MORE>>
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To read about the article about de Burgh in Scottish Field Magazine, follow the link…
World Class Rhone: Domaine Aleofane
If you like Rhone, then you will LOVE Aleofane…
Aleofane is a small Biodynamic Domaine with vineyards in Croze Hermitage and Saint Joseph. The Domaine was founded in 2004 by Natacha Chave, the younger sister of well known winemaker Yann Chave, who decided to continue the family tradition of wine making after studying philosophy at university.
Natacha’s approach to winemaking is as natural as possible and does not fine nor filter her wine. There is also minimal intervention in the vineyard, using only natural products on the vines to help build immunity to disease. Yields are also kept low. Both of Natasha’s wines have a delicate feel and freshness to them which sits perfectly alongside the warm, concentrated, spicy fruit.
In addition to the bottles, we have Magnums, double Magnums and Halves of the Crozes Hermitage Perfect for all occasions…
As the season starts to turn, are you looking for more earthy reds with a little more structure and warmth to them? Traditionally, Syrah from southern France would be our go to but we’ve run with a couple of South American’s this month that are just a little riper and brighter to hopefully bring a little much needed cheer. The whites have a bit more texture and aromatic flavours this month.
We are also throwing in a FREE JAR OF PERELLO GORDAL OLIVES with every purchase of the September case.
As many of you are still enjoying the holidays AND the sun, we thought we should remind you that our Summer Offer – see below – is still on and valid till the end of August.
We have a great selection of
Summer Favourites to choose from or why not let us choose and try one of our
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August’s mixed case is all about super dry fresh whites and soft mellow reds. It’s a month for relaxing, unwinding and forgetting about all your troubles. Nothing too fussy or complicated here just 6 wines that are filled with pure pleasure. The Chablis should provide a wee treat and is perfect with shell fish or as a stimulating aperitif whilst the Falerio and Macabeo both provide a bit of Mediterranean (Or Adriatic to be more precise) joy! All three of the reds are low tannin and super silky with easy going soft bramble fruits.
In other news…
We are in the very glossy Scottish Field this month, highlighting the company and our journey through lockdown…
Have a read HERE
Ingrid Groiss at de Burgh
Ingrid and Weinviertal
Weinviertal or “wine quarter”, is Austria’s largest wine region. It is situated at the far northeastern part of Austria, bordering the Czech Republic in the north and Slovakia to the east. It is a beautiful area with neat villages and picture postcard vineyards. It is also known for the hundreds of metres of cellars that run underground called “Kellergrassen”. The region’s most famous grape variety – Gruner Veltliner is king here and is characterized by its zesty flavours, delicate aromas and tart acidity.
After a slightly dodgy wine scandal (it’s worth a google if you don’t know the story) in the 80’s, Austria has seemingly recovered fully because it is now one of the most exciting wine producing countries in the world.
Ingrid Groiss describes herself as passionate, emotional and determined. It pretty much says it all about Ingrid and are the sort of character traits we would expect to find in a young wine maker, who modernised their parent’s winery. Having lived the corporate life with Coca-Cola in her younger years, Ingrid returned to her wine making roots in Weinviertel and set about producing fantastic wines from the vineyards her Grandmother had planted some 50 years ago. Ingrid’s wines have a great purity to them and the complexity of her Gruner Veltliners are quite amazing. The wines are all certified organic since the 2019 vintage and they get better with every vintage. We are all such big fans of Ingrid and her wines. It’s a real pleasure being an importer and supplier of such a dynamic winemaker.
Fantastic value Austrian Gruner Veltliner from Ingrid Groiss which should really be savoured but is far too drinkable. From Weinviertel this is a zippy, crisp, refreshing and aromatic wine with apple blossom, pear and quince flavours and wrapped around a lovely citric core. Beautifully pure on the finish and showing those characteristic white pepper and herbal notes.
Hasenhaide means “garden of the hares” which is the name of the vineyard that Ingrid Groiss’s sublime Rose comes from. The wine is a blend of Pinot Noir & Zweigelt. We love the delicate salmon pink and seductive nose of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries. The juicy fruit on the palate marries beautifully with a stony minerality that gives the wine great freshness. It goes without saying that we are massive fans of Ingrid and her wines and we are so pleased to bring the Rose into our ever growing range.
Gemischter Satz is a traditional Austrian wine that is made from a field blend of numerous different grape varieties all grown together in a single vineyard. In a world where single varietals rule supreme, this is the blend to end all other blends. The result is one of the most refreshing and delightful wines we’ve tried. It’s effortlessly brilliant and proves that variety and a little bit of everything really is the spice of life. Click here to find out more info on the grape varieties…
A 100% Gruner Veltliner which comes from a single vineyard called ‘In der Schablau’ which is made up of 50 year old vines on a limestone rich, conglomerate soil. The wine has immense depth of flavour and an effortless, elegant feel to it. The nose is complex and has a mixture of citrus fruits, pears, quince, tobacco and grapefruit. On the palate it is tight and powerful with lively acidity and elegant spiciness that keeps going through a long finish. Aged for 11 months on its lees.
Magical wine made from 100% Gruner Veltliner in the ‘Pankraz’ vineyard which is made up of sand, marl lime and conglomerate soils. 70% of the grapes are gently pressed without stems and fermented with natural yeasts. The remaining 30% of the grapes are destemmed but remain whole and are fermented in old 500 litre Austrian oak barrels. The wine is then aged for 11 months on its lees. The result is quite remarkable with a complex nose, herby, grapefruit and peachy flavours. It has a moreish and mouth-watering acidity with citrus and white flower notes. Can be drunk with roasted or braised white meats as well as spicy dishes. Really top stuff.
ONE LAST THING
A little thanks from us... We have been bowled over by our customers recently. We appreciate all of your kind words, orders and pictures on social channels. As with every business, we have had to adapt and change how we work day to day, but we have to admit, it’s been fun! To thank you for your continuing support we are offering two different discounts to use on what you like, when you like through July…
N.B. If you need help with where to put the discount code, please see here.
Summer at de Burgh 2020
The schools have broken up at last and this is the time when many of us like to stock up on wine for the summer holidays and social gatherings. Although this summer looks somewhat different, we should make the most of it. With lockdown easing, we hope you are able to share a glass of wine with friends and family over the coming weeks.
A little thanks from us
We have been bowled over by our customers recently. We appreciate all of your kind words, orders and pictures on social channels. As with every business, we have had to adapt and change how we work day to day, but we have to admit, it’s been fun! To thank you for your continuing support we are offering two different discounts to use on what you like, when you like through July…
N.B. If you need help with where to put the discount code, please see here.
MEET THE TEAM
Hello! For those of you who don’t know us, we thought we should show our faces – you can click here for our info. We are a small close knit team with amazing individuals, but first and foremost we all LOVE wine!
We hope to meet you out and about on deliveries, future wine tastings and wine dinners in the near future!
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Over the next few weeks, we will be collaborating with The Scotsman to promote our company and wines to those who have not already discovered us. We are offering Scotsman readers £15 off on all orders over £100. We also wanted to extend the offer to our existing customers. Some of you have stuck with us since we started de Burgh 7 years ago! Life can be pretty uncertain at the moment, but we can be consistent in providing great service and amazing wines for our customers.
Thank you for your continued support. You can read the article HERE
There is still time to order something for Dad or Grandad!
We have plenty to choose from for Father’s Day this year. Whether you are looking for a Magnum, a bottle of Fine Wine, a Mixed Case – there are 12 to choose from – or some BBQ favourites, why not treat him?!
Alternatively, if he would prefer a gift voucher rather than something specific then you can send an e-voucher.
We love seeing pictures of you drinking our wines, food/wine pairings and what you are up to. Please don’t forget to tag us on social media!
Commonly referred to as ‘Pink Sunshine Wine’, Rose does not necessarily need to be drunk outside, in the sun and only in Summer. However, we are creatures of habit and it seems a rite of passage to stock up on Rose when the weather is a bit warmer. We have four new Roses to the range that deserve a mention….
Chateau La Verriere is an excellent family run estate, situated to the east of Bordeaux. We have been so happy with the Verriere Blanc and Rouge, we felt that it would be rude not to get the Rose in for summer.
This is one of the stand out Roses for us in 2020. Delicious with ripe red summer fruit berry notes, lots of texture and priced a lot more favourably than Provencal equivalents.£11.99
Elixir from the Languedoc is winemaker Bruno Andreu’s ‘savoir faire’ and akin to those on trend Provencal Rose wines with equally glamorous names. Even though light in style, It is made from 100% Syrah which gives the wine a fuller flavour intensity than some Rose wines.
With delicious summer fruit flavours and an ‘Insta’ worthy bottle, we are sure it will be popular over the Summer months. £12.99
Hasenhaide means “garden of the hares”- which is where the grapes are grown. This Rose is a blend of Pinot Noir & Zweigelt. We love the delicate salmon pink with a nose of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries. The juicy fruit on the palate marries beautifully with a stony minerality. It goes without saying that we are massive fans of Ingrid and her wines and we are so pleased to bring the Rose into our ever growing range. £12.99
This Blanc de Noirs (Pinot Noir Rose) from Pflüger is situated in the German Southwestern, Palatinate region. The grapes come from biodynamic cultivation in different vineyards which Alex Pflüger then carefully blends together to create a perfectly balanced Rose. It is delicate and fragrant with aromas of quince and mirabelle plums, juicy, vital and at the same time light on the palate. £13.99
June Mixed Case
Each month we will be putting together a special promotional case which will feature a selection of wines which are drinking especially well right now. These are the wines we are loving and recommending this month. There will be a couple of special parcel wines which are in limited supply and we’ll be thinking about the time of year so the wines will fit in with seasonal produce and what might be going on in your social calendar right now. We appreciate everyone’s social calendar is rather limited at the moment, but hopefully BBQ season will continue this month and the warmer weather will stay a bit longer .
If there are any mixed cases you would like to see/try, then please do not hesitate to get in touch! E-mail us – firstname.lastname@example.org or call us – 01876 595 100
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