NEW RED STATION: 2 FRANCE, 2 SPAIN & 2 ITALY!
Starting in Burgundy, Domaine Lacour Passetoutgrains Bourgogne Rouge is a beautiful bright Pinot Noir from the South of the Cote de Nuits. Domaine du Cros Marcillac 'Lo Sang Del Pais' is an obscure variety from an obscure appellation, a Spicy little red.
Ottavio Rube is a house favourite: Barbera/Dolcetto blend from the hills of Piedmont. Low sulphur, vegan, unfined, this is a great safe introduction to a so-called natural wine. Lighter in body but lovely and rustic and complex, it might just open some doors! Also from the Northern hills of Italy, La Smilla Barbera is an old school producer making the most old school of Italian grapes.
From Spain, we celebrate new-wave Rioja focusing on fruit and terroir rather than oak and wine making. El Mozo Herrigoia is from Rioja Alvesa made from a number of micro-plots with some Viura (white) thrown in. Gran Cerdo Rioja Tinto is a hugely popular BBQ red with a colourful story all laid out on the label. STSWine