Current research suggests that consumers
are drinking slightly less wine but are happy to spend a bit more and go
premium to quench their thirsts. With that in mind, here we take a look at some of our Premium Classics...
La Battistina Gavi, Piemonte, Italy
Ever heard of the grape Cortese? Well it's the name of the grape that goes into Gavi. Gavi is the name of the region where the wine is produced. Simple huh? There's nothing simple about the wine though - A modern classic, beautifully aromatic with citrus notes and a racy acidity. Lovely with salads and fish dishes.
Domaine de la Motte Chablis Premier Cru Vau-Ligneau, Burgundy, France
From one of the very best producers in the region comes this Chablis Premier Cru. This is serious stuff. Chardonnay grapes from 40 year old vines give an incredible concentration to this wine which spends just under a year in the finest oak barrels to give it a rich, textural feel. It's an absolute beauty and should be on every fine wine list.
Talk about Premium Fine Wine and it won't be long
until Barolo gets a mention. This small region in North West Italy produces
some of the finest, complex wines in the world. This example is produced by the
quality conscious and forward-thinking co-operative Araldica and is
comparatively very affordable. Perfect with gamey stews, roast lamb or sausage
Idyllic quaffing as autumn draws in.