Goedhuis Recommends: August 2019
August is a month when many people escape on holiday, but for those lucky enough to be staying at home basking in this glorious heat, we have put together a very fine selection of wines that will keep you cool and your thirst quenched.
Our August recommendations begin with a fabulous Prosecco from the hillside vineyards surrounding Conegliano. We tasted, what now must have been over eight years ago, up to 50 different Proseccos in one sitting. It wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences for, as we are all aware, there is a lot of very average Prosecco in the market! One Prosecco stood out as a beacon, it was from a family-owned winery Bianca Vigna, managed by Elena and Enrico Moschetta. I have visited their estate and it is fantastic, just as enjoyable as drinking their utterly delicious Prosecco.
If a good value Chablis is what you need this month for the copious hours lounging in the garden, glass in hand, BBQ sizzling, I really can’t recommend our 2015 Chablis from Domaine Pinson highly enough. This is a family owned domain currently run by Laurent Pinson and his daughter Charlène. This ‘village’ Chablis sees no oak, only stainless steel and is therefore incredibly focused, with notes of bitter lemons and a waxy appeal on the mid palate. At £11.00 a bottle it is quite simply a bargain.
Having just won the top Burgundy award at the International Wine Challenge (against stiff competition I might add!), it seems only natural to highlight our 2017 Goedhuis & Co ‘house’ Bourgogne created by Jean Pierre Charton who has vineyards in Mercurey (Côte Chalonnaise). His son Vincent makes the wine and it is everything one would want from a circa £15.00 a bottle Pinot Noir. We have had extremely positive feedback from our clients, therefore if you are yet to try a bottle, now is the time.
If you are after a meatier, fuller-bodied wine we wholeheartedly recommend the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage from Domaine de Thalabert, which was bought by Domaine Paul Jaboulet in 1834. This 45-hectare vineyard is responsible for creating one of the best examples of Crozes-Hermitage in the region. Think rich dark blackcurrant, spicy fruits with notes of pepper and olives on the nose. The palate is incredibly silky with a very long and meaty finish. It is powerful and very well made. All Syrah lovers will adore this cuvée.