Summertime is beach party time! And we have the perfect selection of crowd-pleasing reds and whites to make your beach party a sizzling one.
Dive into some truly mouthwatering whites including two classy French Sauvignon stars (the fan favourite Le Coin Bordeaux has TWO Golds!), a marvellous minerally German Riesling, a tantalising Tuscan treat, a lipsmacking Spanish Verdejo with 91pts from James Suckling, and a fabulous Fiano made with sunshine rich Australian fruit.
Summer-friendly reds include a gorgeous Gold-medal Beaujolais and elegant Gold-medal Loire Pinot Noir (you could even lightly chill these!), award-winning treasures from Tuscany (the bestselling 95pt Saracosa 'Super Tuscan' and Paolo Masi's lavish Gold-medal Chianti Riserva), a silky Spanish Rioja and a Gold-medal Portuguese black red favourite. Perfect for sizzling beach barbecue fare!
Ready to party? You will be with this wonderful mix of top-quality beach-friendly delights! But hurry – this case will SELL very quickly. Don't miss out.
We're delighted with Noël Bougrier’s new release Le Fief and so were the judges, who awarded it Gold. It's all Pinot Noir, just like delectable (and pricy) red Sancerre. Classic Loire, with crushed raspberries, ripe red cherry and subtle spice.
Chianti is one of Italy’s great classic reds, while Riserva denotes a superior wine with ageing. This Gold medal 2018 is from a family estate we've worked with for 30 years. From Tuscany's highly regarded Rufina area, this is long, complex and silky.
Bairrada is one of Portugal's best known wine regions, renowned for its fertile lands cooled by the Atlantic. This silky, lightly spiced 2018 is from three-time Winemaker of the Year Osvaldo Amado and a cellar with 550 awards in the last decade.
A tasty Italian Chardonnay that hits the spot bang on, with its bright apricot and tropical fruit balanced by a seam of lemony zip. It's from Poderi dal Nespoli, an impressive family cellar in Italy’s Romagna, a showpiece eco-winery of the region.
Crafted by Sofia Barbanera on her family’s Tuscan estate, this top vintage Saracosa blends Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot – the classic Super Tuscan recipe. Part oak aged for extra complexity, it tastes like the best of Chianti and Bordeaux in one.
From vines bordering Cru Brouilly, it's no surprise this Beaujolais Villages from the award-winning Vignerons de Bel Air took home a Gold. Old vine grapes in an excellent vintage have produced a charming, silky fresh wine, redolent of summer berries.
Bordeaux's Right Bank regions Côtes de Bourg and Blaye are renowned for classy reds. But our Trophy-winning winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua has never been impressed by rules, so here's he's championing the regions' white grapes. Zesty fresh and lemony.
Cousin to Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris is richer and spicier, yet still with appetising zip – all the elements you’ll find in this stand-out white. Over the vintages it's won many Golds. Form the excellent 2020, this is spicy, peachy and crisp.