Sip on Something Sweet This Spring
This May, city’super is bringing you two beautiful sweet wines in celebration of spring. What’s more, enjoy them with cheese for the ultimate indulgence!
Aegerter Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2013
Founded in 1988, Jean-Luc & Paul Aegerter is one of the up-and-coming wine producers in Burgundy known for combining tradition and innovation in their wine-making techniques.
This wine has a perfumed nose of ripe fruit and honey, and is rich and creamy on the palate.
Aroma: apple, pineapple, honey
Flavours: citrus, cinnamon, butter
Cave de Ribeauvillé Clos du Zahnacker 2011 / 2012
A famous winery in Alsace, Cave de Ribeauvillé ensures strict control of yields, sustainable growth, organic practices and manual harvest.
This bottle has a pronounced nose of citrus, apple, banana and hints of mineral – clean and focused on the palate with well-integrated acidity.
Cheers to a Refreshing Taste!
Love wines that are light and refreshing on the palate? These two bottles from the Loire Valley may be what you’re looking for.
Domaine Fournier Père & Fils Sancerre Cuvée Silex 2015
The Fournier family has been making wine since the 1800s, and Domaine Fournier is now one of the most important estates in Sancerre.
This wine is tangy with lemon, white asparagus and mineral notes, followed by a long, salt-tinged and juicy finish.
Domaine de La Levraudière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2017
Founded by Paul Fournier in 1950 by taking over the family’s two hectares of vineyards in Sancerre, this is another property owned by the Fournier family.
Fresh and dry, this wine, made of 100% Melon de Bourgogne (a French white grape variety), has pronounced aromas of pineapple, melon and a touch of yeast.
How About Something Nutty and Bubbly?
If you enjoy your bubbly with nutty and toasty flavours, add these two sparkling wines to your must-try list!
Moutard Père & Fils Cuvée des 6 Cépages Brut Nature 2009
Moutard Père & Fils was established in 1642, and is located at Buxeuil, an area known for making Champagne using less-popular grape varieties including Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Pinot Blanc.
This unique cuvée from Moutard has been aged for over nine years in a cellar before its release.
Aromas: lemon, apricot, biscuit
Flavours: green apple, nuts, toast
Jaillance Vouvray Brut NV
Jaillance is France’s top-selling sparkling wine, which was produced by the Die Cooperative of 225 winegrowers. The coop has been moving towards organic cultivation since 1989.
Vouvray is one of the Loire Valley’s most prestigious appellations where all wines are made with traditional methods. This sparkling wine is clean and refreshing with fresh fruitiness and a hint of almond on the palate, supported by a crisp acidity.
What to Drink with Foie Gras?
If this question has ever crossed your mind, we’re here to help! city’super is bringing you two premium wines that pair perfectly with foie gras – check them out!
Château Guiraud 1998
Château Guiraud in Sauternes was classed as premier grand cru. The 1998 Guiraud is medium golden in colour with a nutty nose of praline and croissant notions, and has notes of stone fruit and earthy layers. Pair it with Comtesse du Barry foie gras where the toasty flavour of the wine compliments the smoothness of the foie gras.
Comtesse du Barry was established in 1908 in Gimont with the vision to “make the best foie gras in the world”. Their products come from free-range geese and ducks raised on whole yellow maize grain in the southwestern French countryside.
Domaine Aegerter Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016
After being hand-harvested, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for two to four days, while the ageing takes place in oak barrels for eight to 12 months.
This full-bodied red is balanced, sensual and marked by aromas of black currant and blueberry. We recommend pairing it with the Comtesse du Barry Duck Confit and Mashed Potatoes.
Wine + Cheese = The Perfect Pair
Happy hour with friends is better with great wines and delicious cheese. Try our recommended pairing below!
Domaine Fournier Père & Fils Sancerre Les Belles Vignes Blanc 2017
Another great Domaine Fournier creation, this clear golden wine has well-developed aromas of syringa and blackcurrant. It is full and round on the palate, followed by crispness which then lingers with a touch of anise.
Olivet Au Foiins Cheese
Made only in May and June from the milk of cows grazing on lush spring grasses, this soft-ripened French cheese, which resembles Camembert in flavour, has a white-mould rind and imparts a rich, herbal and floral tang. Goes well with Sauvignon Blanc and wines from the Loire region!
Matured Wines We Love
Looking for a gift of wine for friends but overwhelmed by all the choices? Here are two great full-bodied Bordeaux vintages that are sure to impress any oenophile.
Château Desmirail 1982
Established in 1661, Château Desmirail is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region known for its classic wines bursting with floral aroma.
This full-bodied and rounded wine, from the extraordinary year of 1982, has been aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months, revealing fruity flavours and aromas of black fruit, mocha and liquorice.
Château Clos de Sarpe 1990
The family-owned Château Clos de Sarpe is now in its third generation. Two-thirds of their vineyards are old vines that are 50 to 80 years old, producing wines with highly concentrated fruitiness. All grapes are hand-picked and no chemical additives are used.
This powerful and complex wine from 1990 has a well-structured palate displaying ripe fruit flavours of black currants and red berries with hints of spice and cedar notes.