For my first pack off the rank- I’ve gone for some all-timers. Think of wines you dabble with, fall in love with and year after year be searching/waiting for the new vintage. All have their own time and place to enjoy but if you get carried away at your next dinner party, these are sure to send you straight to elite status.
Sparkling Rosé, what’s not to love and here is my absolute go to! Like the classic mullet, this is business at the front and party at the back. So good they sealed it twice. Throw a spicy meatball in there, enjoy after your meal when the night kicks on.
Tech Features: Ailgote and Direct Pressed Gamay Noir
Taste Features: Refreshing, Dry & Acidic.
Can’t decide between drinking red or white wine? How about orange wine? Orange wine you ask, is just white grapes treated like red grapes. Pretty simple right? Some would say it’s in vogue - truth been told it’s been around for yonks (Wikipedia can confirm).
Tech Features: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir (Direct Pressed), Viognier, Gewürztraminer.
Taste Features: Big, Fruity (Tropical), Juicy and the perfect amount of Texture.
Wouldn’t be a 3 pack without a Red, let’s take a journey to Beaujolais, the home of Gamay Noir. This is a serious wine (you’ve had fun on the first two wines). Welcome to the big league kiddo.
Jean Foillard, I know what you thinking ‘the name is cool enough’ but quintessentially, these wines are regarded as some of the best in the world. This is the first Jean Foillard wine I ever tried, ‘Morgon Classique’, and is one for the ages. Serve slightly chilled to begin.
Tech Features: Morgon Classique is 100% Gamay Noir, from 20-55 year old vines, grown mostly on granite soils. 100% whole bunch fermentation, some carbonic maceration influence, then aged 6 months in aged French oak barriques.
Taste Features: Where do I start . . Pure elegance, balanced tannis, red fruit centric and just an absolute joy. Mouthfuls after mouthful of happiness.