A very pleasant weekend, with two lovely light inexpensive Pinot Noirs and three interesting new arrivals from wine importers Vinostito, who know a thing or two about Spanish wine. A good hit rate; I reckon all of these will feature in the future, either in the Irish Times or on my blog.
Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2015 Yarra Valley
Very delicious elegant clean lively dark cherry fruits. At around €16.99 pretty good value too. This will feature as a wine of the week soon.
Safrà 2015, Celler del Roure
Grown high up in the mountains of Valencia, the local Mandó and Garnacha Tintorerra grape varieties make for a surprisingly light (12.5%) fruit-filled wine. Well worth investigating. Will sell for just under €20
Domaine de la Renne Touraine Pinot Noir 2015
A very gluggable light juicy Pinot with a slight earthiness that I enjoyed. Great value for money. €13.75 from Wines Direct
La Bicycleta Voladora 2015, Rioja
Apparently exclusive to 64wine in Glasthule, a delicious unoaked Rioja packed with succulent dark cherry fruits. Made by Germán Blanco, the talented winemaker responsible for the delicious wines from Quinta Milú in Ribera del Duero. (€16.50)
Vía Arxentea Mencía 2015, Monterrei
Missing from the pic above. I wrote about the white version least week. The red, made from Mencía, is equally good. Lovely refreshing red cherry fruits. (€17.50)