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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
Don’t forget to use the code below on your next order. The code can been redeemed in the checkout page just before payment.
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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!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 01875 595 100
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 – email@example.com or call us – 01876 595 100
I love my wife, she’s perfect to me. We don’t fall out much. Any argument is normally child related. Parents will understand how children can push those buttons and in today’s world it’s “uncool” to offload a volcano full of rage on to your children so it normally gets unloaded onto your significant other. To the non-parents out there, I exaggerate, the joy they bring will far outweigh the pain and stress they cause. Parents – I think they bought that, haha!
Don’t get me wrong, my wife has some flaws.
Weekly “mini heated discussions” centre on Christine’s terrible fridge organisational skills. How many times have I scooped a rotten cucumber out of the fridge which is buried beneath, you guessed it, a fresh already half eaten cucumber. Many years ago I watched my wife take out of the fridge a container of leftover something. She opened it, saw the mould, sniffed it to confirm and then replaced the lid and put it back into the fridge. Yes, you read that correctly. She put it back into the fridge. It’s not a fine Burgundy going through a closed down phase. It’s not going to emerge next week as a butterfly love!
Then there’s the hoarding of clothes. Cupboards & drawers overflowing, extra cupboards rammed to the gunnels, vacuum packed bags under the bed, the spare bed and stacked in the attic. Winter clothes, summer clothes, holiday clothes, special occasion clothes, memorable clothes. They’re all there. It’s not that my wife buys excessive amounts of clothes. It’s that she never throws any away. She still firmly believes that her French Connection denim jacket from 1995 will be needed at some point in the next 30 years? I’m regularly told that we need more storage space. “No darling, you need less stuff”
The latest niggle in the making, centres around the biscuit tin. I’ve long been a fan of buying different types of biscuits, opening the packet and tipping them all into the tin. It creates a wonderfully complex and interesting mixed crumb at the bottom of the tin. It’s important that you have a coconut based biscuit in there for texture and to bring it all together. All my life I’ve enjoyed, as a special treat, a mouthful of the exquisite bottom of the biscuit tin mix. The wife doesn’t like this. She wants the packets on, sealed preferably with one of those plastic clips. Two biscuit tins looks like the only solution, but that would require more storage!
The one consistent argument we have is around what to have for dinner. Now granted, Christine does the lion’s share of the cooking and shopping. Not because I operate a 70’s style household, it’s just the way our work pattern used to fall. (Damn you Coronavirus Lockdown).
I would dread that 11am text message “What do you want for dinner” or the end of a phone call “Have you thought about what you want for dinner?” After 15 years you would have thought that she’d gotten the message that I’ll eat almost anything. The house is full of idle cookbooks with their own special storage unit. The internet is awash with recipes and you don’t have to wait long to find a cooking program on regular TV. Why am I getting asked this daily question? You did the shopping, you know what you bought?
We are all bombarded with options yet we can’t decide. We’re faced with endless possibilities, yet we tend to have the same things week in, week out. Choice and variety is fantastic. Trying new things is part of keeping life interesting but at the same time you need the comfort of what you know and love. I know this is the same problem many of you face when picking wine which is why we have put together a selection of pre-mixed cases in order to take some of the stress out of picking wine and hopefully reduce the need for any “mini heated discussions” during these stressful times. Now, I should probably go back to dodging my wife’s questions, regarding dinner and storage space and do some work, thinking up more mixed cases for our customers!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on any pre-mixed cases you’d like to see us offer?
UK WIDE DELIVERY
Hello! We hope this e-mail find you safe and well. We wanted to check in with you all, to assure you, that we are all keeping safe and running a tight ship here at de Burgh HQ. We are operating the office/warehouse with half of the team but we are still successfully delivering and processing orders. We are managing to get your wine to you within three days but many of you are receiving deliveries the next day! Hopefully wine is helping during these endless lockdown days..
NEW to Mixed Cases!
Each month we’re going to put 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. We appreciate everyone’s social calendar is rather empty at the moment, but hopefully the BBQ will be getting dusted off this month and there will be a chance of some warmer weather in May which will require fresher, crisper whites and some smoky reds to go will grilled meats. Check out our MAY mixed case whilst it is still on…
We have also added an Organic Case to the range. This an absolutely fantastic case which features all of the team’s favourites.
Bigger really is better…. Wine ages much better in magnum than it does in bottle.This is because, while there’s much more wine in a magnum, the amount of oxygen that gets trapped between the wine and the cork is about the same. Less oxygen means the wine oxidises about one and a half to two times slower than in a regular bottle, thereby retaining more flavor and nuance. The same conditions make magnums perfect for storing wine; the wine itself will be fresher and more youthful for much longer than it would be in a traditional bottle. Also, it just looks cool.
If Magnums are just a bit too much for you, we have added our half bottle range on to the website. We have a small selection of classic wine and Champagne halves. We always like to have them in stock in case you decide to have small glass of something lovely on a Monday lunchtime rather than open a full bottle!
Our ‘Recommend A Friend’ scheme is still running and proving very popular. It is really easy. If a friend/family member of yours places an order using this code – QR0KQN7PNEE0 (go to ‘redeem your code’ in the checkout and enter the code) – they will receive £15 off and free delivery on an order over £100. Once they have placed their order, we will send you a code for exactly the same off your next order. To ensure you receive the discount code, all your friend needs to do is to mention your name in the comments box on their order.
We always have in stock, a mixed bag of small parcels of wine that are pretty much one offs. Some are from producers that have allocations and we can only get a certain amounts of, some are older vintages that we have kept back, some have got lost at the back of the warehouse and just been found! Others have been offered to us at a price too good to turn down or are discontinued wines that for whatever reason have just not sold as well as we had hoped. Whatever the reason, there is a mix of wines there that offer fantastic joy and something a little different.
ONE LAST THING…
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