Six New International Wines Under €6 H.T
From Spain to Chile, from Portugal to the USA – the team here at LVG go to the ends of the earth to make sure you guys are filling up your glasses with the best wines on the planet.
This year’s 2015/16 range features a whole host of stunning new international vinos that have tickled our tastebuds of late and here are six of the best costing less than €6 HT.
1. Il Faggio 2014
This fruity, juicy Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a real crowd pleaser and goes well with practically any food from grilled meats to Italian cheeses. Deep, ruby red in colour with a delicious chocolate-cherry finish, Il Faggio is so delicious that even the legendary Jamie Oliver has added it to his wine list. A bottle at one of Jamie’s Italian restos will set you back £20.50 – buy it with us for just €4.20 HT. Kapow.
2. Riptide Chardonnay 2013
A silky-smooth wine from California, this fruity, unoaked Chardonnay is fresh, fun and packed full of zingy finesse. Layered with citrus and orchard fruit flavours, the Riptide Chardonnay goes well with creamy pastas, seafood, chicken dishes and cheese. Hang five and grab yourself a bottle for €4.75 HT. Dude.
3. Ventisquero Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
This easy-drinking, rich and juicy Chilean Cabernet suits being drunk by a fire on a cold winter’s night. Soft, silky and finely balanced between fruit and oak, the Ventisquero Cab Sauv has a tasty and lengthy aftertaste. In addition, the crew at the vineyard are fanatical about sustainability so for an outlay of just €4.62 HT per bottle, you’ll be helping to save the planet by drinking red wine. Winner.
4. Cune White Rioja Barrel Fermented 2014
A white rioja you say? We sure do! This rich, round, mouth coating vino from the well known Spanish vineyard is packed full of toasty, buttery flavours. The heavy oak influence resulting from barrel fermentation creates a creamy, nutty and lemony balance that goes well with meaty fish dishes and buttery sources. The 2013 vintage was Janis Robinson’s Wine of the Week and you can get your mitts on the 2014 version for just €5.84 HT. Olé.
5. Pomares Douro 2011
Portuguese wines have transformed from ‘ones to watch’ to ‘must drink immediately’ and this Douro from Quinta Nova is one you simply have to try. Spicy and chocolatey, a bottle of this ripe, red velvety beauty goes well with most dishes – just be sure not to overload it’s subtle charm with mega strong flavours.
Snap it up now for just €5.68 HT and make an impression this winter. Saúde.
6. Puerta Santa Albarino 2014
Puerta Santa Albarino comes from Galicia on theSpanish coast and the sunny, seaside feel of the region really comes out in this delish white wine. Fun, yet relaxed, it has a ripe fruity taste aswell as a savoury salinity that makes it as easy to pair with food as it is to enjoy it on its own. If you’re looking for a fun-loving wine that will put a bit of sunshine into your winter, then crack open a bottle of this bad boy for €5.88 HT asap. Vamos.
Keen to have a squizz at our full pricelist for 2015/16? Drop us an email and we’ll get it emailed over quick snappy. We’re happy to make recommendations, discuss delivery options and if you’re in the market for a bargain, just let us know and we can send you info on bin ends too.
And if you fancy trying the wines in our range then get your little booties along to a legendary LVG tasting sesh. Take a look at our calendar to see where we’re planning to be over the next few weeks and if you’re keen to organise your own tasting, then get in touch and we’ll get something in the diary.