Summer is coming! Our new summer find is from our friends at Alta Alella, ‘Aus’ Pet-Nat sparkling wine. The grapes are biodynamically grown, and there are no added sulphites. It is wonderfully crisp and refreshing, with a core of green apple and pear fruit, a gentle fizz and long, dry finish.
As always, at this time of the year we look to Zarate Albarino too! Our favourite Albanino maker, the wines are organically made and differ in style to the usual Albarino. Precise, mineral and taut, drawing on the salty character of the Atlantic coast to give the wines a remarkable freshness and sapidity.
Blankbottle Epileptic Inspiration, Western Cape, South Africa 2019 - Pieter Walser’s wines like their names are always unique. This 100% Semillon is partially aged in oak, amphora, and on lees, the consequence is a harmony between the primary fruit and the winemaking quality.
Ficomontanino ‘Bulgarelli’ IGT Rosso Toscano, Italy 2017 - An obvious brightness surrounds Maria Sole Giannelli’s wines. Bright fruit, like just-ripe cherry and red berry. Bright acidity, an elegant hint of liveliness runs through the wine, and vivid tannin, frequent but never obtrusive. I’ve always loved Sangiovese for this reason.
Adapting an ELY experience to one that could be enjoyed from home is something that we have been thinking about for a long time. Along with our wine retail we now offer a food box service, ‘LovELY at Home’. Here we have adapted many of the ELY favourites, along with a range of optional wine recommendations, delivered to your door. With all the prep and 90% of the work done and easy to follow instructions, it leaves you to enjoy your food and wine box from the comfort of home and in your own time. A LovELY treat for you or why not gift to someone special!