2019 NSPCC CITY FINE WINE CHALLENGE
All of us at Lea & Sandeman are proud to support the City Fine Wine Challenge in aid of the NSPCC, as we have done for the past fourteen years. We donate all the wine and Champagne for the evening and pour over 2,000 glasses prior to the quiz - so it's all hands to the pump on the night. The CFWC raises a substantial amount (£185,000 in 2018) for this extremely worthy cause and we'd like to thank everyone who attended, this year and in previous years, for their generosity which makes our contribution so worthwhile.
Below is a list of wines that formed part of the CFWC quiz and were so well received on the night. You can order any of these individually or in a mixed case with free mainland UK delivery for orders above £100.
Wines from the Quiz
BENEDICK Grand Reserve Brut Champagne Benedick NV
Champagne France 12% White
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay.
A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with about 10% Chardonnay to give a dash of elegance. Considerably better than some widely available cheap Grandes Marques, and very consistent in quality...(more info)L&S
2017 LOS CORRILLOS Blanco Tentenublo
Alavesa Rioja Spain 12% White
Jaén Blanca, Viura, Malvasía Riojana (Alarije).
One of Roberto’s limited production wines (1055 bottles), and as remarkable as all the others. Deep yellow gold. The nose in one sense gives little away at this early stage - delicate fresh straw...(more info)L&S
2015 TONGUE IN GROOVE Riesling
Waipara South Island New Zealand 13% White
Effusively declared by Tongue in Groove MD Angela Clifford as 'probably the best Riesling we've ever made'. Drier than the 2013 vintage with only 6 g/l residual sugar, this a refined vintage of t...(more info)L&S
2016 CÔTE RÔTIE Éminence Domaine Rémi Niero
Northern Rhône Rhône France 13% Red
95% Syrah with 5% Viognier, from Viallière and Bassenon (Semons on the map). Dark and ripe, with fine tannins carrying concentrated flavours of damsons, blackberries and a savoury, smoky n...(more info)L&S
2013 BRODIE ESTATE Pinot Noir
Martinborough North Island New Zealand 15% Red
From one of the two iconic NZ wine regions, Martinborough. A ripe and intense, properly New World Pinot Noir with juicy ripe small berry fruits in abundance, but wrapped up in a silky velvet flow...(more info)L&S
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