Baron de Badasserie Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France 2019
We have shortened the name of this wine and begun referring to it -affectionately – as just Badass. A well-deserved name, it is a little cracker of a wine, bursting with apple and peach fruit, lemon-fresh acidity and lovely dry finish. Works equally well as an apéritif as a partner to any kind of seafood, salad or white meat.
La Salare Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy 2019
Quite possibly our best find of the year, this is a deliciously juicy, fruity yet structured Montepulciano. Packed with cherry and plum fruit, good weight and just enough tannin to keep things interesting, it is perfectly drinkable on its own, but even better with food.
Tobia 'Cuvee' Tinto, Rioja, Spain (Upgrade)
A blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, from several vineyard which are aged between 20 - 60 years old. All of which is pretty typical of a good Rioja. Where this wine differs from the rest is that it is a blend of vintages, in this case 2018 and 2019. This practise, rarely found in these parts of Spain, enables the winemaker to produce an incredibly consistent wine, which highlights the freshness of the 2019 vintage, but adds a depth of flavour too. On the palate it's pure raspberry fruit, juicy and vibrant, with smooth tannins and a touch of liquorice on the finish.
We include 2 carefully selected cheeses to compliment our wines from Irish suppliers and makers.
Salami/Charcuterie from The Wooded Pig who have fast become a customer favourite at ELY. Free range happy pigs running the woodland in Co. Meath make for a deeper flavour profile!
Some of our favourite Irish made cheese crackers, the perfect base for your charcuterie board from Hassetts in Co. Cork.
Our very own ELY chutney, created by our very talented team of chefs and taste tested by all at ELY... just to be sure!
Bean & Goose Chocolate, a brand we are delighted to stock here at ELY. Delicious chocolate made by two chocolatiering sisters in Wexford!
Figs in PX Sherry the perfect quince for any cheeseboard!
Chicken Liver Paté from Lecale Harvest, a family run business, located in the picturesque village of Killough, Co Down who specialise in artisan foods.