We are getting ready and excited for the winter season, we have recruited our staff and we are now busy working with our chefs to complete their menus for the season and they are sounding and looking amazing, we have also selected the wines for this season to compliment there already delicious food.
Here is a list of our wine we have selected, we had a lovely afternoon sitting in the sunshine with our local supplier Verre Gourmand , who helped us with our selection.
Cour des Dames Merlot – A really juicy and easy-drinking Merlot, this has lots of red berry, cherry and blackcurrant flavours combined with a touch of spice.
Croisade Carignan –Bright, juicy, soft-hearted red from the South of France made from the peppery Carignan grape. Cherry red. Abundance of red berries with vanilla hints. Full-flavoured and easy-drinking.
Montplo – A lovely light-to-medium-bodied southern red, with ample aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and red berries. Ruby red in colour, filled with a lot of lovely red fruits like raspberry and cassis, amplified with notes of vanilla. It is smooth, round and full bodied on the fruity palate—a lovely easy-drinking wine. Dense and velvety, intense red berries and a lingerish finish.
Domaine la Berthete Côtes du Rhône –Medium bodied Côtes-du-Rhône that delivers exactly what you’d expect: lots of spicy, peppery fruit – perfect for winter drinking. With a brilliant and intense colour, this midweight Côtes-du-Rhone doesn’t disappoint. A nose of typical Rhône dark fruits (blackcurrant and blackberry) is accompanied by strong hints of spice, pepper and herbs.
Monastier Shiraz – This is modern, fruity and full-bodied in style it has a nose brimming with ripe plum and damson fruits that leads to a vibrant, rich palate. This wine is delicious with magret de canard, any kind of red meat dish, or with cheese.
Reserve de Marande – A refreshing, citrussy number offering great value for money, easy-drinking wine. Bright Yellow. Lime and lychee with a subtle hint of white pepper. Juicy, rich and well balanced on the palate with a vivid finish.
Passage Du Sud – A lovely blend from Languedoc, with peach and floral notes and a great balance between the crisp Vermentino and the rich Viognier. A Bright greenish yellow colour. Incredibly fresh appearance with aromas of peach and lemon. Crispy and vivid on the fruity palate, well balanced.
Chemin Marquiere Sauvignon Blanc – This wine is of a bright lemon-yellow colour. It has an intensely elegant smell packed with aromas of peach, grapefruit and acacia blossom. The taste is steely and intense, with a lingering aftertaste of fresh white fruits, complimented by its creamy texture.
De Laumont Chardonnay – Deep and bright gold. Nose: Lovely aromas of ripe pear and quince, followed by elegant vanilla hints. Taste: A rich and full flavoured palate of pear and cream, well balanced with subtle yeast and toasted oak characters. Enjoy this wine slightly chilled, with white meat and mushroom sauce, Carbonara Pasta, clam chowder… This wine is of a deep
Marechal Apremont – Typical of the region’s style – dry, floral and mineral with zippy acidity to hold everything together. Great with local cuisine. Beautiful notes of Hawthorn on the nose compliment the fresh zingy citrus fruit on the palate
Le Canal blanc – Look for creamy, buttery notes from the Chardonnay grape, along with flavours of pears and eve grapefruit from the Vermentino. It is fresh and quaffable enough to make a great aperitif, yet it has enough body, rich-ness, and poise to work well with quite a wide range of different dishes but goes very well with white sauces, fish, and poultry.
Le Canal rouge – Flavours of red and dark fruit, spice, and black pepper. It really does feel like you are gulping down a mouthful of southern sunshine. Great with anything from the grill- lamb and other, and other red meats, a Round and fresh on the palate, packed with fruit, fruit and more fruit.
Ice and Fire are also pleased to announce to all you rose lovers, we have added a rose to our wine list, this is available on request of our guests who enjoy a glass of rose instead of a red or white.
Le Canal Rose – Really dry and fresh but with crisp, subtle flavours of red fruits. Perfect as an aperitif or would go well with various fish dishes and even lighter curries. The producers recommend cold meats, summer salads and white meats.
We hope you enjoy them all
Ice and Fire Team