Goedhuis Recommends: July 2019

July is upon us, the heatwave is here and if you haven’t already installed a quantity of delicious rosé and fresh, crisp white wines in the fridge at home, now is the time.

St Baillon have made a top cuvee called ‘Opale’, imagine a slightly more concentrated version of our delicious, light-salmon pink rose that oozes freshness, yet is so elegant and delicate. If you have drunk St Baillon for years, try the ‘Opale’ and revel in its inherent quality.

Our Soave made by Gaetano and Pio Francesco is no ordinary Soave. This is one of the great domaines in the region and they pride itself on being one of the few estate-bottled growers, that make authentic and traditional Soave. Apricots and peaches leap out of the glass, the wine is focused, vibrant and exciting to drink. A very classy wine for £12.50. Highly recommended.

We have just tasted the 2016 Chablis, by Isabel and Denis Pommier. If you enjoy a fully mature Chablis ‘village’, that is ripe and juicy with a delicious streak of acidity coursing through the mid-palate, this comes highly recommended. This pure wine is concentrated, reveals excellent depth of fruit, and has a seamless finish.

This month we are recommending two stand out red wines…

Akitu “A1” Pinot Noir 2015 from Central Otago in New Zealand has a brilliant medium ruby glow in the glass. The nose is particularly aromatic for a Central Otago, thanks perhaps to its cool, but sheltered location on the banks of Lake Wanaka. It combines smoky oak notes, black berry fruit, rhubarb and soft cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate has a juicy bright acidity and silky, supple tannins. It is utterly delicious.

Or, if a claret is in order, we can thoroughly recommend Ch Cantemerle, a 5ème Cru Haut-Médoc 2014. This 2014 opens beautifully with sweet scented violets, ample blueberries and blackberries. This was a clear step above the rest at our recent claret tasting. A wonderful wine that will delight Cantemerle fans.