2020 NSPCC CITY FINE WINE CHALLENGE
27th February 2020 | 1 Great George St.
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 fifteen 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 (over £200,000 in 2019) for the 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' programme which is an extremely worthy cause and we sincerely hope to raise a similar amount tonight.
We are delighted to welcome back Quizmaster extraordinaire Matthew Jukes who will be taking the putting the guests through their paces before the auction.
Wines from the Quiz
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.
BENEDICK Grand Reserve Brut Champagne Benedick NV
Champagne 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...(more info)L&S
2017 CONDRIEU Chéry Domaine Rémi Niero
Northern Rhône Rhône France 14.5% White
From a miniscule 0.8 hectare vineyard with vines averaging 70 years old, the Coteau du Chéry is considered to be one of the finest Viognier plots in Condrieu. Lees ageing with batonnage, 4...(more info)L&S
2018 GRÜNER VELTLINER Manni Nössing
Alto Adige Italy 13.5% White
Manni's Grüner Veltliner is a pure joy to taste. His fruit comes from his high vineyards at between 660-700 metres of altitude in the beautiful Eisaktaler Valley. More Austria and 'The Sound...(more info)L&S
2018 MAINQUÉ Chardonnay Bodega Chacra
Rio Negro Patagonia Argentina 12.5% White
The second vintage of the collaboration between Piero and Jean-Marc Roulot of Meursault fame. This is gorgeously concentrated with aromas that combine acacia flowers, apple, citrus and gentle sto...(more info)L&S
2018 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL La Mine Domaine Yannick Amirault
Loire France 13.5% Red
This is the small plot of vines that partly covers the foot of the hill of 'les Malgagnes'. The soil is gravelly, and always makes a bright wine with a certain graphite character. In 2018 this is...(more info)L&S
2016 TOSCANA ROSSO IGT Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini
Tuscany Italy 13.5% Red
Nicely scented cherry, mint, earth, damson and touch of tobacco. Lovely glossy mouthfeel, really fine rich tannins, great acid backbone, lots of red fruits, then mocha, tobacco and earth.L&S
2016 AUDITORI Vinyes Velles Magiques Acústic Celler
Montsant Spain 15% Red
From the effervescent Albert Jané, whose indomitable enthusiasm for all things Garnacha, finds its voice in this incredible old vine bottling. Montsant is the hole in the doughnut that is...(more info)L&S
2018 ESTATE PINOT NOIR Illahe Vineyards
Oregon USA 13.5% Red
A brilliant new addition to our American range, we have been looking for an Oregon Pinot for quite some time and as soon as we tasted this we knew we had to have it. Deliciously fragrant with che...(more info)L&S
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