Each year the spittoons come out and everyone at the shop gets their heads together and chooses our red and white wines of the year. After several weeks of red stained teeth and heated debate the announcement is made. Our criteria for choice are always the same, they must represent both the best value for money and be a good illustration of the depth of range of wines we show case to the public.

White Wine Of The Year

D. Byrne & Co. White Wines Of The Year

Percheron Chenin Blanc/Viognier – South Africa £5.99

Vibrant and aromatic with delicious subtle perfumed aromas with white peach and hints of jasmine on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit and fresh apricot flavours that balances the sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality help to deliver a deliciously flavoursome and characteristic wine.

Food recommendations: Grilled prawns with plenty of garlic and chilli, whole lemon sole fried in butter and also delicate freshwater fish dishes.

Country of Origin:
South Africa
Region of Origin:
Western Cape
Grapes:
Chenin Blanc 75% Viognier 25%
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
ABV:
12.5%
Case Size:
6x75cl
Vintage:
2019
Vegetarian & Vegan
 
White Wine Of The Year

Il Cascinone ‘Camillona’ Sauvignon Blanc – Italy £7.99

From Il Cascinone’s prized hilltop Camillona site, this Sauvignon has ripe fruit with delicate elderflower characters. A fine, elegant style of Sauvignon with citrus fruit characters lifted by ripe gooseberry and floral notes. Zesty acidity balances perfectly with the considerable weight on the palate, and crisp grapefruit flavours make this an attractive and characterful wine.

Food recommendations: Simple fish dishes, grilled chicken or goats cheese and red pepper with fresh basil.

Country of Origin:
Italy
Region of Origin:
Piedmonte
Grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
ABV:
13%
Case Size:
6x75cl
Vintage:
2018
Vegetarian & Vegan
 
Red Wine Of The Year

D. Byrne & Co. Red Wines Of The Year

Tierra Alta Pinot Noir – Chile £6.29

Quite simply the best Pinot Noir you will find at this price!

A delicate and elegant Pinot Noir showing ripe fruit flavours of plums and wild strawberries, balanced with subtle smoky notes and a deliciously lingering finish.

Food recommendations: Great by itself but also goes really well with duck, lamb and mushroom based dishes.

Country of Origin:
Chile
Region of Origin:
Valle Central
Grapes:
Pinot Noir 100%
ABV:
13.5%
Case Size:
6x75cl
Vintage:
2017
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
Vegetarian & Vegan
 
White Wine Of The Year

Albero Genealogico Barbera d’Asti – Italy £8.29

Albero Genealogico: Family Tree. The family tree traces a lineage. It records our history. It looks out, hopefully, on our future. This wine is part of that heritage. This wine was created by Andrew and his wife Isabel when on holiday in Italy last year. Deep purple in colour with intense Damson fruit characters. It is ripe and generous on the palate, robust and full-flavoured, all balanced by a tangy, juicy acidity.

Food recommendations: Meat, game and cheese.

Country of Origin:
Italy
Region of Origin:
Piedmonte
Grapes:
Barbera 100%
ABV:
14.5%
Case Size:
6x75cl
Vintage:
2017
Closure Type:
Cork