The Irish Winemakers Gift Box (6 items)
This box contains six bottles of exceptional wine from Ireland’s modern wine geese. Specially selected to complement a traditional Irish Christmas dinner these beautiful wines will befit the table of even the most particular of wine connoisseurs!
Sugrue ‘The Trouble with Dreams’ 2014 Sparkling Wine
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
South Downs, United Kingdom
Made by Limerick man Dermot Sugrue, this wine earned him the 2020 award for the best boutique producer in the UK. As Dermot himself states, “The Trouble With Dreams is a simple concept: one wine per annum, Chardonnay dominant, that expresses itself freely and without force; a wine that every year is allowed to be what it wants to be. Allowed to wander and roam it always surprises. A wine that somehow designs itself, from one year to the next.”
‘A great wine with a real purity of flavour and great pithy mouthfeel. Drinking Window 2016 - 2026." Decanter Magazine
Terroir Feely ‘Sincerite’ Sauvignon Blanc 2019
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sean & Caro Feely
Terroir Feely Premier Or (Botrytis Sweet Wine) 2010
80% Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc 20%
Sean and Caro Feely moved to Saussignac from Dublin with their daughters in 2005 with the aim to produce great wines on fine terroir. Finding a run- down farm in south-west France, they set about their business and now produce a range of biodynamic wines from their 10-hectare estate.
A beautiful nose! Wild meadow and candied lime zest, but almost pearlescent in quality. I’ve not tasted a Sauvignon quite like this… It tastes of white grapefruit and fennel and lychee and honey, but it seems to glow in IMG_9378the mouth, like tasting nacreous clouds. Then right at the end there’s a flash of Sauvignon chutzpah, orange citrus, herbal bitterness, cold flint. And long, cool, minty freshness.’ Jancis Robinson on Sincerite
‘Garnacha not Guerro’ Grenache 2018
Mick O’Connell and Gianluca Cancedda
Mick makes early picked Cannonau in the North East of the island of Sardinia. Mick started his career in wine working with the McHugh family in North Dublin before moving to London for a decade working at Oddbins and Handford Wines. While in London he completed his Master of Wine studies and wrote his research paper on the wines of Sardinia where he had just started making Garnacha not Guerra. The name came from a piece of graffiti in the town of Orgosolo that read
“concimi non proiettili” or “compost not bullets” which Mick adapted to “grenache not war”
Nuits St. Georges ‘Les Longecourts’ 2017
100% Pinot Noir
Saint Romain 2016
As a “micro” négociant Róisín creates perfumed and pretty wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. She originated in Ballyhaunis where her family have a pharmacy. After training as a pharmacist, she was bitten by the wine bug when studying a WSET course in Dublin. She went on to study a Masters in Oenology in Montpellier and Geisenheim, doing projects with the prestigious Chateau Latour in Pauillac and Chateau Grillet in Condrieu during this time. Róisín is currently doing the final stage of her Master of Wine studies.
‘Medium-bodied with peaches, subtle grilled nuts and lanolin, balanced perfectly by precise, clean, refreshing citrus acidity, lingering very nicely in the mouth. Superb white Burgundy.’ John Wilson, Irish Times (2015 Vintage St. Romain)