Time & Leisure Food and Drink Awards 2012 Best Wine Retailer, Clos des Fous Chardonnay, Vina Chocolan

Fellow Wine Lovers,

Wayne is back from his holidays, but be reassured there’ll be no pictures furore; he kept his shirt on the entire time.

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Time & Leisure Food Awards 2012

Best Wine Retailer…PARK VINTNERS

We would like to say thank you everyone so to celebrate we’ll be offering free wine at the weekend…

Tasting this Weekend

Alex has been keeping all your Chilean geography up to snuff and we will be carrying on this week.

Clos des Fous Chardonnay 2010, Cachapoal – £14.39

Four mad guys go terroir hunting in Chile and settle in Cachapoal, a region 85km south of Santiago. This wine is from Alto Cachapoal in the East, at the foothills of the Andes. The Chardonnay sinks its roots into the gravel and sandy soils soaking up the Mediterranean style climate. Along comes one of the mad guys who spent 6 years working in Burgundy (Vosne Romanée no less) a specialist in small batch fermentations and as quick as you can say ‘Chile’ he has rustled up this delight. Fresh citrus fruits on the nose, medium to full body…why not come and try it yourselves.

Vina Chocalan Reserva Cabernet Franc 2011, Maipo Valley – £14.29

No mad guys here, Vina Chocalan is a family owned estate with about 100 hectares. Six of which are planted to Cabernet Franc on the Pacific side of the Maipo Valley where they too enjoy a Mediterranean climate. Chalky soils with a little clay make for some terrific Syrah from here, but we particularly liked this Cabernet Franc. Rich with the beautiful floral notes that we love about Cabernet Franc we think it would be a delicious match with some pan-fried pigeon breast. Come along and tell us what you’d drink it with.

That’s us for this week so stop by, taste wine, look at our certificate and bask in our thanks for you all being so supportive.


Alex & Wayne

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