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Purchase or express interest in the wines from the 2011 Burgundy vintage.
"Once again the Mistral and warm, late Indian summer has blessed us with a great vintage" - Marc Perrin, Beaucastel
Starting at just £11.50 a bottle in bond, the new releases of Bins 28, 150, 407 and 389 offer real value for money and, show immense potential for ageing - if you can resist.
With many lines of rare or old fine wines - and all available by the bottle.
Recent tastings have proved that it is, without a shadow of a doubt, a spectacular vintage and set to be seen as one of the great Port vintages of all time, creating wines of intensity, power and quite surprising poise.
Very lifted, fragrant Cabernet fruit, with wild violets and crushed hedgerow berries. Concentrated in the vineyard rather than the winery, with very fine tannins and crunchy acidity - it has an almost Burgundian feel. Very graceful, complex and long, this proves that there is still value to be found in Bordeaux.
£84 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
Fragrant on the nose, with notes of lime flower, lemongrass and citrus. The palate is crisp and zesty;
notes of lemon-peel, cut-grass and crushed stones melding to give an attractive, balanced character.
Only £99 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
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En Primeur is a French wine trade term for wine which is sold prior to being bottled,
for delivery at a future date.
Why buy En Primeur?
Bringing wine in from other merchants couldn't be easier! We provide drink dates,
tasting notes and market values where available. What's more, for sealed original cases, there is no RHD
While much of the wine sold today is designed for immediate drinking, a number of
wines improve with age. Storing in a professional wine storage facility is ideal for serious collectors and investors
From just £9.36 per case per year, our leading fine wine storage service offers:
As one of the largest managers of
private customer reserves in the UK, we are ideally placed to operate a flourishing trading service for fine
Selling wines on our customers' behalf for many years, our proactive wine-trading team are fully attuned to
market conditions, and ready to provide up-to-the-minute advice about the wines in your cellar.
Wine Shop and Fine Wine Merchant > Wine Knowledge > Viticulture and Vinification > Wine Styles
Wine can be easily broken up into four distinct categories – Still, Fortified, Sparkling and Frizzante. Each of these terms gives a useful indication of the style of wine you are buying. These wine making terms encapsulate the whole range of wine styles available from around the world.
The term given to a table wine which contains no residual carbon dioxide after fermentation. The CO2 is allowed to escape during the wine making process and as a result no bubbles are trapped in the same way as champagne and other sparkling wines. Still wine accounts for the majority of wines sold on the market and covers red, white and rosé.
Wine to which fortified grape spirit (brandy) is added either during or after fermentation. This adds alcoholic strength and stabilises the wine. Initially employed by sailors to keep wine for extended periods whilst at sea, fortified wines quickly became popular as regular drinks. The earlier the grape spirit is added in the fermentation process, the sweeter the end style will be, as the addition of alcohol stops fermentation by killing the yeasts. Styles include Sherry, Port, Madeira, Vermouth and liqueur styles such as Australian muscats and tokay.
Wine which has bubbles dissolved in it and fizzes when poured into a glass. A very popular style of wine which encompasses not only champagne but also all sparkling wines made throughout the world. Some of the most popular varieties include Cava, Prosecco and Moscato d’Asti. Sparkling wine can be made in several different methods depending on the quality of the wine required for the end result. The finest sparkling wines are made by the Traditional Method, or method Champenois, which involves a second fermentation in bottle to dissolve the CO2 produced into the wine. This process can take up to 6 weeks. Other methods include the much quicker and cheaper tank method, where 2nd fermentation occurs in a large stainless steel tank and is bottled under pressure. The third and cheapest process is to pump CO2 gas directly in to the base wine. Creating large, short lived bubbles.
All three terms, from Italian, French and German consecutively, apply to a wine which is lightly sparkling. The wines have a slight petillance or prickle on the palate. Generally the bubbles are owed to a secondary partial fermentation, which creates enough bubbles to gently fizz but enough enough to create a full, sparkling wine.
Established in 1854, Lay & wheeler is an international fine wine merchant specialising in en primeur, in bond and fine wine sales, cellerage and broking.
Lay & Wheeler Limited,
Holton Park,Holton St Mary,
Suffolk CO7 6NN.
Tel: 01473 313 300
+44 (0)1473 313 300 (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm) | email@example.com
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Contact Address: Lay & Wheeler Limited, Holton Park, Holton St Mary, Suffolk CO7 6NN
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