Discovering wines that are something different and offer a wonderful tasting experience.
What makes a wine a real Cellar Classic? From time to time we find ourselves marvelling at the creativity of the wine grower and at Promotion Wine we always look to enrich our taste buds with something rather remarkable and share this with you.
Etienne Lefévre, Champagne, France
Château Haut-Pasquet, Bordeaux, France
Bruno Andreu Wines, Languedoc, France
Weingut R & A Pfaffl, Niederosterreich, Austria
From a group of 320 villages there are just seventeen which benefit from the top ‘Grand Cru’
appellation; due to the quality of their soil they have been given the highest rating within the region for their vineyards. Verzy is one of these Grand Cru villages, located in the Montagne de Reims area, and it was here that I first visited the Lefevre family in January, and subsequent tastings of their wines have convinced me that we have something rather special to share with you.
In 1985, the Dubourg family bought Château Haut-Pasquet, located on the highest point of Escoussans at an altitude of 100m.
Château Haut-Pasquet is one of the oldest properties in the area and with its 16th century building, Château Haut-Pasquet is an integral part of the region’s exceptional terroirs. The property covers 25 hectares made up of red and white grape varieties characteristic of Bordeaux.
We are proud to support Bruno Andreu wines for several years. The name Bruno Andreu guarantees signature wines that take into account people and their traditions along with a respect for the environment and nature in the cultivation of the vines and terroir. Bruno Andreu develops and creates trendy, ethnic, cosmopolitan wines as well as rare and exceptional wines…a meeting of tradition and modernity.
This exciting winery was founded over thirty years ago by Roman and Adelheid Pfaffl, and to-day their siblings, Roman Josef and Heidi Fischer, are actively involved in the day to day management of the vineyards and winery. With 110 hectares of vineyards this definitely remains a family business, one which proudly received in early 2017 the award for European Winery of the Year from the American magazine, ‘Wine Enthusiast’.
Learn more about the wines
Champagne Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru, 100% Pinot Noir.
Full flavoured with enticing layers of soft fruit and an invigorating dry finish: the result of a careful extraction of white juice from black grapes extricating a supple concentration. Wonderful with rich fish such as salmon or tuna, a shellfish platter, pork and soft cheeses.
Carte Blanche Tradition Grand Cru, 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay.
A small family Domaine based in the small village of Verzy, with all their vineyards classified as ‘Grand Cru’ – the best quality grapes to be produced in the region, much sought after by the big names of Champagne. A delicious champagne to savour with family and friends, and to enjoy with Champagne Chicken with tarragon and shallots.
Reserve Carte d’Or Grand Cru, 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay.
On the nose, we find notes of stewed fruit, followed by aromas of hay and dry plants. The taste brings peach and apricot in syrup but also mango. The aftertaste is silky and honeyed with mineral notes. Perfect as an aperitif but can also be served with roasted poultry, a lamb tagine with dried apricots, and a slab of turbot with an onion mousse.
Prestige Brut Grand Cru, 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay.
Equal parts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from old vines. Fruity and understated powerhouse. Pleasant acidity and notes of peach, pineapple, and fresh grapes. Fits everywhere. According to the maker, delicious with sea bream in butter gravy, grilled scallops, or grilled chicken from Bresse with chanterelles.
Bordeaux Blanc – 60% Sauvignon, 25% Sémillon, 15% Muscadelle, £10.75 inc.vat.
Aromatic Sauvignon Blanc marries with full flavoured Semillon to create a fruity dry white which carries ample flavours to partner a variety of fish and white meat dishes.
Bordeaux Rouge – 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, £10.75 inc.vat.
On the nose, black fruits are matched by rustic, earthy aromas. Full-bodied and classic in flavor, this wine shows brambleberry fruit, hints of cocoa, and a touch of sweet tobacco. Enjoy with all manners of roasts, stews, hearty pasta, and robust cheeses.
Bruno Andreu Merlot, Zoo d’Oc, £10.50 inc.vat.
This Merlot exhibits a wonderful depth of colour having soaked up the sun of Southern France; a fruit driven style with a supple attractive structure.
Bruno Andreu Cabernet Sauvignon, Zoo d’Oc, £10.50 inc.vat.
Deep garnet red, with pepper and spice, mingled with vanilla coated black fruits. Soft blackcurrant and chilli pepper, slightly smoked, finishing rich and soft with lasting spiced black fruits. An excellent young red that would be best served with grilled meats.
Bruno Andreu Syrah, Zoo d’Oc, £10.50 inc.vat.
Intense and bold in colour with lively aromatics – this shows all the lively characteristics of Southern French Syrah – crunchy fruit married to lively spice and pepper flavours.
2020 Dot Apple Pepper Gruner Veltliner. RRP. £13.50 Offer Price: £11.50
Enthusiasts of dry Riesling from around the world will not be disappointed with Gruner Veltliner as the stand-in for an evening. There is no room for shortcuts to achieve quality and the Pfaffl family have won numerous awards for this signature variety.
2020 Dot Pinot Blanc RRP. £13.50 Offer Price: £11.50
Probably more commonly experienced in Alsace, here in Austria where growing conditions are not so different, the wine exhibits apple, pear and almonds with supple fruit contributing to a supple dry style.
2020 Dot Cherry Zweigelt RRP. £13.50 Offer Price: £11.50
Zweigelt is a cross between Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent varieties resulting in bright fruit driven styles that are perfect to match with grilled meats and poultry dishes.
2020 Dot Plum St. Laurent RRP. £13.50 Offer Price: £11.50
St. Laurent is related to Pinot Noir thereby offering full flavoured styles that are darker in colour and more intense in flavour. A quality red to match duck, lamb, Catalan bean sausage stew or even the simple pizza.