2018 RIFFEL Riesling trocken (3 bottles)
Already our summer stalwart, so bright and clean, and delighting a few Sauvignon drinkers along the way. Hoping this will be our first post-lockdown winery visit next month...
2017 SARAZINIERE Macon Bussieres 'Le Pavillon' (3 bottles)
Achingly complex white Burgundy hitting all the right notes. Meursault dressed, yet priced as Macon - we absolutely love it.
2019 GRACCIANO DELLA SETA Rosato di Toscana (3 bottles)
L'Ostal rosé is doubtless a tough act to follow but this pale, classy 100% Sangiovese version deserves limelight. Prawns off the BBQ was a perfect match recently but it's supremely versatile too we imagine.
2017 RIBONNET Syrah (3 bottles)
Great Syrah find near Toulouse from a domaine that have made this variety their calling card. Single vineyard Syrah of supreme authority and intensity; black cherry and soy with more floral, feminine notes coming through with air. Ripe tannins would make this the perfect foil for butcher's best sausages, Toulouse if you can find them.