Viña Alarde is an award-winning bodega, producing reliably delicious Rioja. This great-value Rioja is made in quite a fresh style – it’s lovely and fruity and rich, as well as spicy from its Rioja-standard ageing. The Bodega is owned by Marqués de la Concordia – one of a collection of premium wineries. And they bring all their expertise to this classic Reserva. It’s aged in oak barrels, giving it a touch of vanillay spice which adds warmth to the velvety tannins. Sweetly red-fruity. Brambly. Rich. It’s delicious with roast lamb.
You’d be forgiven for overlooking Vins de Pays. In French wine, all the focus is given to AOCs – controlled areas or ‘appellations’ where the type, style and quality of wine is rigorously controlled. It means AOC wines command the highest prices – and Vins de Pays or ‘IGP’ wines are often the leftovers. But that’s not true everywhere. Certain areas like Gascony and the Aude have built their reputation on the exceptional quality of their Vins de Pays – and this wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc from both areas. It’s a demonstration of everything that’s great about French Sauvignon. Crisp and refreshing, bursting with flavours of citrus, apple and gooseberry. And because it’s Vins de Pays, it’s a real steal. Delicious with any tangy, dairy-based dishes.
Chile's Leyda Valley is a region on the up. Its cooler, Pacific climate is ideal for Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Luis Felipe Edwards' vineyards are some of the closest to the sea in the valley. And the man making this wine on them, Nicolas Bizzarri, earned his stripes at the prestigious Robert Mondavi winery in California. This is a juicy, tropical Sauvignon, with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and lemon. Simply excellent with fish.
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If you receive an unsatisfactory bottle, we will always replace, refund, or recommend another wine we think you’ll love – and there is no need to return the bottle to us. If you do not enjoy a bottle you ordered, simply get in touch with your local Majestic Wine store, let them know you did not enjoy this wine and our highly knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to replace the wine with something else we think you’ll love or refund the full amount to you.
Our glass hire service includes wine glasses, flutes and hi-ball tumblers.*
All we ask for is a £1-per-glass deposit, payable in advance when adding glasses to your order. When the glasses are returned to us clean and ready for re-use, the deposit is fully refunded– all you pay for is breakages. And since you have paid a deposit, there's no time limit in which you have to return them. To request glasses when you order online, simply place your order online, then contact your local store, quoting your order number.
Majestic offers free chiller bin* loan for customers purchasing wine from us.
Our bins hold 18-24 bottles of wine or Champagne or 2-3 cases of lager when filled with ice and water. Drinks will be chilled in 30-45 minutes and will be kept cold for several hours, especially if kept in the shade. We can also sell the ice to go in a chiller bin, or have it arrive separately - simply contact your local store after placing your order.
*Subject to store availability
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