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Goedhuis recommends: September 2018

Goedhuis recommends: September 2018

No sooner had we selected a host of delicious wines to suit the current rainy season than we hear another (relative) heat wave is imminent!

As long as the sun keeps shining, it is paramount to include our Château St Baillon Rosé from Côtes de Provence in the selection; a Goedhuis stalwart since Johnny Goedhuis started the company in 1981. It remains exceptional value at just £10.83/bottle.

The three white wines offer very distinct drinking experiences. Our Macon Loché is an organic wine from Marcel Couturier, a small domaine that excels in quality year after year. It has ripe, fleshy fruit, is broad on the palate and is wonderful with food. Michel Redde is a relative newcomer to our list, his wines are delicate, refined and complex. Made by Michel’s grandson Sebastien, this is a fantastic example of classic Pouilly Fumé. The third white is Manincor’s Réserve della Contessa which hails from the Alto Adige in north eastern Italy and is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. It is fresh, crisp and mineral, the perfect aperitif.

Our Chianti Classico Riecine is one of the most delicious wines on our list under £20/bottle and 2015 is their finest vintage to date. This “must-try” bursts with liquid cranberries and has wonderful freshness and lift from the cooler vineyards surrounding Gaiole. The Bourgogne by our Mercurey producer Jean-Pierre Charton offers fantastic value for the Burgundy lover. Pure red fruits on the nose flow into a silky texture on the palate; this is very enjoyable lightly chilled.  Finally, a Goedhuis favourite, a full bodied Gigondas from Clos de Cazaux, with the berry fruit and herb-scented, peppery character so typical of Grenache Syrah blends from the southern Rhône slopes. At six years old this is fully mature, a bargain at £15/bottle and highly recommended.