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
Champagne Non-Vintage France 12% White
Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir.
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 br...L&S
2016 RULLY BLANC 1er Cru Vauvry Domaine Dureuil-Janthial
Côte Chalonnaise Burgundy France 13% White
Vauvry is at the northern end of the south facing part of the 1er crus slope which reads Margoté / Grésigny / Vauvry, before it turns more east-facing into la Pucelle and Mont Palais. Quite a dis br...L&S
2017 LOS CORRILLOS Blanco Tentenublo
Alavesa Rioja Spain 12% White
Malvasía Riojana (Alarije), Viura, Jaén Blanca.
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 br...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 notes, a br...L&S
2013 BRODIE ESTATE Pinot Noir
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 flo br...L&S
2015 STEM THEORY Michael Klouda Wines
Lodi California USA 14.5% Red
Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
Gorgeously spicy, clove and cinnamon spots draw out the elegant blueberry and sweet mulberry fruit notes, the mid-palate here is plummy and joyously harmonious. Minimal intervention but gorgeous br...L&S
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