There's a little bit of something in here for everyone. If anything captures your imagination call in at the shop to see us, or give us a ring on 01200 423152 and we can arrange delivery for you.


D. Byrne & Co. THE WINTER CASE

spring-case-2017

WHITES

Monte Schiavo Ruviano Verdicchio Classico - Italy
Delicate apricot and orchard fruit aromas, hints of white flower, and a refreshing lemon citrus acidity. The palate has minerality and texture with ripe stone fruit characteristics, a touch of salinity and a crisp zesty finish.

False Bay ‘Slow’ Chenin Blanc - South Africa

Byrne & Co. White Wine of the Year, first of two in the case

The grapes here do not take just three weeks to get from vineyard to bottle. This wine is crafted the wild way, old-vine fruit fermented with wild yeast – magic like this takes at least six months. Sampled at a recent tasting in Manchester, Philip, Judith and Kate were blown away by the quality. Vegetarian & Vegan

Joyau Gros Manseng Chardonnay - Pays the Côtes de Gascogne – France

Fresh, racy and instantly appealing, fruit salad in a glass! Its lovely grassy, aromatic nose is balanced by ripe, tropical melon and pink grapefruit notes. The palate is a lot softer and creamier than you would expect with real depth of flavour finishing in a fresh, lemony tang.Vegetarian & Vegan

Rude Mechanicals ‘Ephemera’ - South Wales Australia

Made by the brilliant Keith Tulloch. The Viognier/Pinot Gris blend combines depth and freshness in this real belter. On the nose there are the honeysuckle and orange-blossom signatures of Viognier, spice and ripe pear coming from the Pinot Gris. Tight and elegant, poised and precise with hints of lemongrass and fresh ginger. This wine is bright and fine but has real depth and a fresh, long finish. And, for a wine called ‘Ephemera’ this wine is actually ironically long on the finish.

Sileni Sauvignon Blanc - Marlbourgh - New Zealand

The second D. Byrne & Co. White of the Year

This Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc is rich, complex and exotic. Its tangy grapefruit aromas lead to a zingy yet, impeccably balanced finish. Reminds you what made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc famous!

REDS

Soldiers’ Block Malbec – Victoria - Australia

One of our two D. Byrne & Co. Red Wines of the Year

This fabulous value Malbec from the Victoria region of Australia is the first of our red wines of the year, and it’s a dark, aromatic Malbec for the soul. Appealingly chocolatey with an abundance of crisp, mineral fruit and notes of Morello cherry compote. Vegetarian & Vegan

Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’ Côtes du Rhône Villages - France

We simply couldn’t resist putting this in the case again, it really is that good!

This wine epitomises the D. Byrne & Co. philosophy: quality and drinkability. Due to its soft, approachable and very easy drinking nature it remains a firm favourite amongst our team and this 2014 vintage is one of the best they’ve produced yet! Brambly fruit is underpinned by subtle oaky nuances leading to lovely sweet spicy notes of warm star anise and cinnamon. Vegetarian & Vegan

Ginestet Classique Lussac - Saint Emilion

A very classy Claret nose leads on to a ripe, flavoursome Merlot palate, smooth, with a surprisingly long finish. This Merlot dominant blend is packed with delicate black mulberry flavours, subtle cigar box notes and firm, yet smooth tannins. Slight perfume from the 5% Cabernet Franc addition adds elegance and complexity. Vegetarian & Vegan

Ontañón Ecologico Rioja (Organic) Rioja – Spain Organic

Bright cherry and raspberry aromas are balanced by sweet spice. The palate is structured with complex, ripe red fruit, clove and black pepper. Just five months spent in French and American oak is enough to give this bright 100% Rioja Baja Tempranillo a character upgrade; harmonious and elegant, this is everything modern Rioja should be.

Showdown ‘The Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon - USA

Another fabulous wine under this trophy winning label. Blackcurrant and strawberries give way to a light touch of black pepper, tobacco leaf and chocolate. Its medium body and smooth, lush tannins make this a very easy drinking red which stands out for its great balance and fine yet fresh finish. Vegetarian & Vegan

Novas Gran Reserva Carmenère/Cabernet Sauvignon – Chile Organic

Another fabulous wine under this trophy winning label. Blackcurrant and strawberries give way to a light touch of black pepper, tobacco leaf and chocolate. Its medium body and smooth, lush tannins make this a very easy drinking red which stands out for its great balance and fine yet fresh finish. Vegetarian & Vegan

The Rude Mechanicals ‘Three Monkeys’ Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro - South Australia

What a wine to finish the case with! A sensuous blend of Barossa classics. Warm plum and raspberry fruit dominate the nose with subtle hints of rocky earth, spice and violets. Lovely and ripe, it is medium to full-bodied with juicy plum and raspberry on the palate leading to flavours of black cherry, spice and a lick of creamy oak. It’s a generous mouthful with bags of flavour.

£89.99 if collected from the shop
£98 delivered anywhere in mainland UK