The Friday Fix | Verdicchio 2016 & Monteleccio 2015


BRILLIANT BOOZE: Today’s Friday Fix boasts two real Italian gems which are bang on the money for drinking right now and big favourites with the team here.

Try a case of each and enjoy a sizeable discount and free delivery*


Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Sartarelli 2016 – click here to buy
£144.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT
£12.00 / bottle inc VAT
(List price £156.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT)

Hailing from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, this popular recent addition to our drinking list is a big find for us. Sartarelli are making some of the finest Verdicchios in the region. The style here exudes the warmth and ripeness of this temperate climate with plenty of sweet peach fruit but is balanced with a cool lemon and citrus freshness on the finish that helps it to stay very light on its feet. Not a heavyweight but a white that punches way above its weight. We find it a fantastic match for most fish and poultry dishes. If you haven’t tried it we highly recommend that you do.

Monteleccio IGT Castello di Argiano Sesti 2015 – click here to buy
£156.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT
£13.00 / bottle inc VAT
(List price £167.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT)

100% Sangiovese from our friends the Sesti’s in Montalcino, the Monteleccio is possibly the most rewarding wine that we sell sub £15. In our opinion it has everything that you would want in a drinking wine. Packed full of red cherries, cranberry and plum with subtle herb notes there is a lovely richness to the palate which isn’t excessive at all. The freshness on the finish balances the wine perfectly making it an ideal and versatile match for a wide array of autumnal dishes from game through to most reds meats and cheeses.

Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £300** This discount will remain in place until Thursday evening next week.


Earlier this week Catherine Petrie MW took a day out from the 2016 tastings in Burgundy and jumped on a plane to get back to London in time for the Institute of Masters of Wine Annual Awards Ceremony.

Jane Masters MW, Chairman of the IMW, officially welcomed Catherine and 17 other new MWs, to their hallowed felllowship, taking the total number up to 369 from 29 different countries.


VIEWS: Burgundy 2016 En Primeur

As I write our team are currently in the Côtes de Nuits tasting their way through copious cask samples of the soon to be released 2016 vintage in January.

Reports regarding the quality are good to excellent, sadly though, the highly publicised late frosts that swept through the region have put paid to this being a vintage of any sort of volume. Many cellars are looking very empty, in the worst cases, they are down as much as 90% and some cuvées haven’t been made at all. However, other appellations were less affected. We await our allocations with bated breath.