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Gonzalez Byass Portfolio Tasting Vol. 2

After a quick bite for lunch, we headed to our favourite South American winery – Veramonte from Casablanca and Colchagua valley in Chile. Having farmed since the late 1990s, Veramonte’s business involves organic farming, maintaining healthy soils that yield the best fruit and making some of the finest certified organic wines that the New World produces. TippleHub sells Veramonte Organic Chardonnay 2019 and Veramonte Organic Carmenere 2019, but we also tasted some other very delicious wines and we are intending to get a few more on board as soon as possible. Veramonte Organic Pinot Noir Rosé grabbed our attention with its freshness and crispiness. This dry pale pink rose wine features notes of summer fruits and berries and has a long refreshing finish. We also loved the Veramonte Organic Pinot Noir 2020 – a medium-bodied, medium-acidity wine with a good level of tannins and hints of red berries that produce a silky long finish. We also developed very strong feelings for Veramonte Organic Merlot 2019 and Veramonte Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Both at 14% ABV and medium-bodied these wines just need to be present at your dining events and they are even better paired with fine food. 

The next winery to pay a visit to was Vinas del Vero. Established in 1986 in the outstanding Somontano DO region, this is the leading producer in the young and fast-developing Denominación de Origen. You can find an example of their craftwork – Viñas del Vero Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot at TippleHub. We also enjoyed their Colección Pinot Noir Rosado 2020 so expect to see it soon on the shelves of our craft drinks online shop. 

Our wine tasting was coming to an end but what could have been better to round that part of the event than taking a sip of some organic Rioja? Beronia was founded in the early 1970s by a group of friends sharing a common passion for pairing the greatest wine with fine culinary masterpieces. In addition to following the long-lasting Rioja traditions, the winery’s philosophy is very innovative and is all about sustainability. Please try their amazing certified organic Rioja Crianza 2019 at TippleHub. Beronia’s inventions include the usage of mixed oak barrels – a construction combining French oak ends with American oak staves, achieving a perfect balance and complexity of flavours and aromas. The growth of the winery incorporates entering the Rueda region where Beronia owns 65 hectares of vineyards and produces a delicious fine Verdejo wine.

We kept the chilled champagne for the end of our wine tasting and we were not disappointed at all. Champagne Deutz House is one of the founding members of Les Grandes Marques – a syndicate currently consisting of twenty-four Champagne Houses dedicated to preserving traditions, maintaining global brand awareness and high quality together with loyalty to the customers. The winery owns a big chunk of its vineyards and ages its wines in cellars underneath the village of Aÿ which is saturated with history. Deutz produces a Classic, a Vintage, and a Prestige Cuvée ranges. We enjoyed all but decided to retail the Champagne Deutz Brut Vintage 2015 ( a dry, crisp, pale, and mellow champagne wine featuring notes of citrus zest, apples, and flowers) and Champagne Deutz Rosé Vintage 2014 (a lovely fresh pale rosé champagne wine with notes of strawberries, summer fruits, and cake). 

To be continued . . .