Wednesday, 22 October 2014

#WineWednesday: Theatre of Wine's Fantastic Value White Rhone


This is the latest #WineWednesday recommendation from Theatre of Wine - our October Wine Shop of the Month - as part of our ongoing series championing the UK's brilliant array of independent wine shops. You can also view Theatre of Wine's other recommendations, or browse the suggestions from other wine shops we've featured.


We love a wine bargain here at Vinspire (some would say too much - these people are what we like to call 'stupid wine snobs') and Jason at Theatre of Wine has come up with an absolute corker today! Especially if you're a fan of white Chateauneuf du Pape...


Domaine GalĂ©vin Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc 2011, £11.80

Virtually unknown in the UK, Coralie Goumarre has about 20 vintages under her belt at this organically farmed estate, and is highly regarded by French and American critics for her white and red Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines.

This week’s wine is the little brother of the astonishingly delicious white Chateauneuf which we also sell. Despite its lowly appellation, this Cotes-du-Rhone blanc is a deliciously smoky, complex blend of three important Rhone grape varieties, namely clairette, marsanne and roussanne.

The flavour is a winning combination of lemon zest and fresh almond, a lick of oak and a dash of cream, rounded off with a beautifully nutty, sesame seed character.

As the weather turns chilly, this is a perfect autumn white that resembles nothing so much as a high-end white Burgundy. The best bit? It's £11.80.


The lovely guys at Theatre of Wine don't have an online shop yet - but they do offer UK-wide delivery, so just give them a call or drop them an email. Happy Wine Wednesday!

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