REAL WINE MONTH is an exciting and innovative promotion of organic, biodynamic and natural wines made by artisan growers and winemakers. Throughout April, selected wines will be poured by the glass. ‘Real wine’ is a term embracing wines that are made organically, biodynamically and naturally. By no means precise nor prescriptive, it serves chiefly to highlight growers who work with minimal mediation, ideally to obtain the purest articulation of terroir, fruit and vintage. Come and sample lots of real wine by the bottle and 5 by especially selected by the glass.
205 2013 Malvasia Rosa, Camillo Donati, Emilia, Italy £5.25
Pale pink, wonderfully delicate nose of wild red flowers. Hints of orange and tangerine then grapey freshness with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Uplifting!
407 2014 Soave Castelcerino, Cantina Filippi, Veneto, Italy £3.85
A mineral-charged wine with tensile acidity, pronounced aromas of apple blossom and ginger and is perfect.
405 2013 Falerio Oris, Ciu’ Ciu’, Marche, Italy £3
Greeny-yellow with a pleasant floral nose, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of banana, broom, apple, hazelnut and plum. Crispness, good body and intense flavours.
2014 Beaujolais, Château Cambon, Burgundy, France £4.40
Limpid ruby red colour, a purée of summer fruit on the nose and in the mouth.
507 2013 Si Red, Si Vinters, Margaret River, Australia
There are elegant aromas of dark currants, plums and pepperwood. Lovely balance in the mouth with good freshness, a hint of herbs and minerals.