Case of the Month, November 2014

Case of the Month, November 2014 [AT] Ref: CASENOV14

The leaves are nearly gone, it is time for some warming comfort wines to remind us of Summer

First, from the heaven meets earth Stift Klosterneuburg, one of my favourite wines ever, their Gewurztraminer. This is technically dry but feels rich, peaches (or lychees) with a touch of spice. Elegant and opulent and nothing like Gewurztraminer elsewhere. Subtle enough to be drunk on its own, but try it with simple grilled trout with toasted almonds, or a chinese stir fry with oyster sauce

Next, l'Humaniste from Geneva, a blend of Gamaret and Syrah - first imagined at Cave de Geneve, now much copied in Switzerland. The fruit and body of Gamaret with a warm but fresh (paradoxically) peppery note from the Syrah. A fabulous red - especially with red meat in pepper sauce, or duck breast in a cherry sauce. For vegetarians we also love it with middle eastern flavours - cumin chick pea stew, baba ganoush, spicy bricks

And remaining in the heaven meets earth theme why not add L'Elixir des Anges to the case? The RIKIKI is a crazy idea that works, a fortified Gamay. This is not Port, it is much lighter, a red wine which is Gamay but with a lot of muscle. Fresher than port, spicier than Gamay, and absolutely perfect to end an evening whether you have a wood fire or not.


Price: 100.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Gewürztraminer, Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria (3 bottles)
Gamaret-Syrah, Geneva, Switzerland (3 bottles)
Optional treat: Rikiki Elixir des Anges, France (+£38.7, a £10.00 rebate)

 

Or pick the individual wines


L'Humaniste, Gamaret-Syrah, Caves de Geneve, Geneva. Switzerland

L'Humaniste, Gamaret-Syrah, Caves de Geneve, Geneva. Switzerland [CH] Ref: 4114002

A unique blend of Gamaret and Syrah this works beautifully - a structured and fruit rich wine. Gamaret gives a full and textured body, and Syrah its peppery and frui notes

In the nose, pepper and black fruit, especially damson and black cherry, as well as some toasted notes. On the palate, fruit and spice and elegant oak, balanced tannins. Very fresh and peppery.

A very flexible red wine. Fabulous with mushrooms dishes, also surprisingly great match with baked cheese dishes from Swiss Raclette to Tartiflette, Five cheese pasta, white lasagna. Try it with cottage pie, try it with duck breast with cherry sauce, or with 4 pepper lamb chops.


Price: 20.40 (Including VAT at 20%)


 
Gewrztraminer 2011 & 2012, Stift Klosterneuburg, Wagram, Austria

Gewürztraminer 2011 & 2012, Stift Klosterneuburg, Wagram, Austria [AT] Ref: KLOSTERNEUBURGGEWURZ

Best Gewürztraminer tasted in Austria, 2 years in a row now.

in the nose the Gewürztraminer shows ripe peaches, blood orange and somehow evokes the scent of rose petals. In the mouth a subtle rosewood flavour and a distinctive lychee note. Delicious!

I love this with cheese - but it is a very flavourful versatile wine. Other good matches would be scallops (stir fried with chili and star anise, for example?), fresh water fish (trout fillets in tarragon and paprika cream), asian noodles, or scandinavian meatballs with cranberries.


Total Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Vintage
Gewürztraminer 2011, Stift Klosterneuburg 18.00 Inc. VAT
Gewürztraminer 2012, Stift Klosterneuburg, Wagram, Austria 18.40 Inc. VAT

 
Rikiki - Elixir des Anges (Fortified Wine/Apritif) Domaine Matray

Rikiki - Elixir des Anges (Fortified Wine/Apéritif) Domaine Matray [FR] Ref: 3332122

Rikiki - Domaine Matray's "Elixir of the Angels" - is a most unusual and very delicious find - a fortified Juliénas wine made from the Gamay grape. Most unusual and well worth trying.


Price: 16.20 (Including VAT at 20%)

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