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Wines of the Month

Three seasonal wines for November, always open for tasting at our shop in Mere.

(Two bottles of each wine shown are included in this six-bottle case. Our standard list price of these wines would be £74.30, plus £10 delivery to a mainland UK address. Offer price saves £15.30).

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November Wines of the Month:

November's selection for our Wines of the Month case almost chose themselves - the first frosts in Keats' season of 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' have hastened the move to more full-bodied reds to partner richer dishes. The pair of southern French reds from Provence and the Languedoc have sufficient spice and acidity to pair well with such rib-sticking dishes and the cool Chenin Blanc from Saumur is a lighter contrast to the chilly weather.

Saumur Blanc 2018
The terrifically ripe 2018 vintage in the Loire Valley has added a little more stone fruit richness to one of Yapp Brothers' perennial favourites, the excellent and ever-reliable Chenin Blanc from our friends in the Cave de Saumur co-operative. Crisp and minerally, with a bouquet of orchard fruit, this versatile dry white wine pairs very well with roast chicken or butter-roasted root vegetables - perfect autumnal cuisine.

Fitou: Domaine des Rebouls 2016
The partnership between local winemaker Jean-Marc Astruc and the Welsh wine dynamo Katie Jones (now Mr & Mrs) are truly a force to be reckoned with. Not only do they seek out old-vine Carignan, Syrah and Grenache to give more complexity and concentration to their wines, but their enthusiasm and drive for quality is truly infectious. This Fitou is fabulous value, complex and fruity with enough spice to warm the heart. Great with slow-cooked meat or garlic-drizzled field mushrooms.

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence: Domaine des Oullières Rouge 2016
From the hills of Provence and the talents of the Ambrosio-Collomb family, comes a wine which combines the spice of southern France with the sophistication of Bordeaux. Equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir are topped up with 20% Syrah, which seems to enhance the rich blackcurrant fruit. Peppery, briary and with well-integrated tannins, it's delicious with steak or a rich cheesy tartiflette.

Santé,

Grant Berry - signature

Grant Berry.

(Two bottles of each wine shown are included in this six-bottle case. Our standard list price of these wines would be £74.30, plus £10 delivery to a mainland UK address. Offer price saves £15.30).

This mixed case includes

2 x Saumur Blanc 2018£0.00

This crisp, white Saumur wine that is produced from Chenin Blanc on the chalky soils of Anjou is a firm favourite with Yapp customers and staff alike. This may have something to do with the eye-catching Charles de Gaulle label, but more likely is because this Saumur Blanc is a refreshing, fruity, bon marché crowd-pleaser that makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to salads.

2 x Fitou: Domaine des Rebouls 2016£0.00

A juicy, spicy blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache from the red wine only appellation of Fitou. It took us a while to find a Fitou we liked, and this one we love.

2 x Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence: Domaine des Oullières Rouge 2016£0.00

This red Coteaux d'Aix wine from Domaine des Oullières is made from a hand-harvested 40% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir along with 20% Syrah: almost a Rhône - Bordeaux fusion. Mid-weight, versatile, and easy-drinking.