The Oldie Wine
This month’s mixed case from DBM Wines comprises four bottles each of three wines: a Vermentino from the rolling hills of St-chinian in the Languedoc; a full-throttle Cabernet Franc from one of South Africa’s ‘new wave’ of great winemakers; and an old-vine Mencia from Bierzo that will slip down a treat with the Sunday roast. However, if you wish, you can buy 12 bottles of the individual wines.
Vermentino, Passage du Sud, Pays d’oc, France 2018, offer price £8.49, case price £101.88
Medium-bodied white; notes of lime and lemon on the nose and palate. Clean and delicious.
Dolomite Cabernet Franc, Raats, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017, offer price £11.55, case price £138.60
Riper than Loire Cabernet Franc, but still fragrant with spice and green pepper. Very smooth tannins.
Merayo, Bodegas y Viñedos Merayo, Bierzo, Spain 2018, offer price £9.99, case price £119.88
Vibrant, violet-scented, unoaked red made from 100% Mencia: bags of fruit and a long, rounded finish.