These fine wines are the perfect indulgence to enjoy at home this Easter

By Tempus | 08 Apr 2020 | Indulge

Tempus explores some of the best wines to match any mood, all available for home delivery

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* Vérité 2016 Vintage

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The Easter holiday is upon us, bringing with it glorious sunshine to lift any mood. For the oenophiles among us, there is a sure-fire way to bring the joy of Easter into our homes, even if we can’t take a stroll in the country this year in order to better enjoy it. Indulging in a long meal with the perfect wine pairings is a staple of any idea Easter celebration. Tempus spoke to our favourite wine connoisseurs to find the best vintages for your indulgent weekend... and, what’s more, every bottle or case is available for home delivery. Find out our pick of the best red, white and sparkling wines for your meal... 

RED 

Vérité 2016 Vintage

Our favourite Californian wines, Vérité’s 2016 Vintage is a work of art. The Sonoma Valley house adapted its pruning techniques to each micro-cru to combat the effects of several years of drought, producing grapes that would result in elegant, age-worthy wines in the signature styles of the brand’s famed La Muse, La Joie and Le Désir. These are sophisticated, elegant reds that will age beautifully. La Muse hits the palate with full layers of black fruit and toasted cedar along with hints of melted dark chocolate and wild thyme; La Joie is bold and fruity, with dried blackcurrants and warm raspberry compote flavours as well as earthy savoury notes; La Désir offers complex and vibrant fruit layers accompanied by vanilla bean, star anise and fresh clove.
Available to purchase from Fine & Rare

Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint Julien 2003

First founded in 1639, Château Léoville Poyferré is this year celebrating 100 years of ownership by the Cuvelier family. An International house-hold name, the château has evolved from independent wine merchants originally from Lille to an 80-hectare Bordeaux empire – and is still evolving, thanks to recently purchasing a vineyard in Mendoza. This finely balanced grand cru is complex with intense colour, velvety texture and excellent aging potential. We love the 2010 vintage, which combines the classicism of the 2008 vintage and the style of the 2005 with additional power.
Available to purchase from Premiers Grand Crus

Grenache, David & Nadia, Swartland, 2018

Our first pick from fine wine specialists Justerini & Brooks’ carefully curated Easter selection is this stunning and light grenache.The speciality of this beautiful wine comes from its dedicated fabrication process; dry farmed and fermented with 60% whole bunches and just one punch down a day before aging in 500L neutral French oak for a year. It is gentle, sweet and very balanced with hints of red fruits making it an easy sip. >>
Available to purchase from Justerini & Brooks

 

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* Justerini & Brooks London

WHITE AND ROSÉ

Clarendelle Blanc 2018

Nothing speaks more highly of pascal themes than this Sauvignon Blanc from Clarendelle, part of the fine wine brand's Inspired by Haut-Brion range. Particularly expressive with fresh fruit and citrus aromas, the lively bouquet complements a variety of dishes. 
Available to purchase from BI Wines & Spirits, Cru World WineHedonism Wines and Avery’s Wine Merchants.

Bourgogne, Blanc, Terroir d'Exception, Château de Meursault, 2016

Another from Justerini & Brooks’ Easter collection, this white is ideal paired with a starter, fish or white meat. This Burgundian fine wine, forms part of the appellation of Bourgogne. Made from the blissful chardonnay grape, this wine embodies crystallised lemons and salted citrus rind, finishing on savoury notes of dry stones. Its plot was quarry up until 1977 playing part to its crisp clean citrus and stone influenced flavours.  
Available to purchase from Justerini & Brooks

Meursault Les Grands Charrons, Michel Bouzereau, 2017

A refined, delicate Meursault that showcases the very best of white wines from Burgundy. Showing smoky, nutty aromas, and then a powerful, citrussy palate. Bright and invigorating – a great example of the modern Meursault style.
Available to purchase from Berkmann Wine Cellars.
Berkmann will donate 12.5% of your purchase to help the hospitality industry, applicable to any home deliveries over £95. For 5% discount voucher visit: www.berkmann.co.uk/H4Hvouchers

Grüner Veltliner Achleithen Smaragd, Rudi Pichler, 2016 

A glorious contradiction, this great wine is immensely rich and powerful, yet focuses on the palate with laser precision. With this simmering tension between minerality, peppery spice, and dense ripe fruit, it is the very essence of Grüner Veltliner.
Available to purchase from Berkmann Wine Cellars.
Berkmann will donate 12.5% of your purchase to help the hospitality industry, applicable to any home deliveries over £95. For 5% discount voucher visit: www.berkmann.co.uk/H4Hvouchers

Clarendelle Rose 2018

The first Rosé wine produced in the history of Domaine Clarence Dillon, this perfect beverage to enjoy through spring and summer, boasting delicious flavours of tangy red fruit, ripe citrus, pink grapefruit and tropical fruits.
Available to purchase from BI Wines & Spirits, Cru World WineHedonism Wines and Avery’s Wine Merchants.

SPARKLING

Philipponnat, Blanc de Noirs, 2009

This pick of champagne might seem surprising from Justerini & Brooks, given its affordability compared to some of the rarer vintages available, but this is an excellent, superior Blanc de Noirs that represents a hugely authentic expression of Pinot Noir, with an explosive complex aromatic presence on the nose and ample reserves of crispy wrought fruit.
Available to purchase from Justerini & Brooks

Cottonworth Classic Cuvée (England)

This refined, Hampshire non-vinatage was awarded gold medal at the International Wine Challenge, and is a creamy sparkling wine offering a brilliant balance between chalky, fruity/floral and yeasty, bready notes. The mousse is extremely fine and the palate dry, without being austere. With impressive richness on the finish, this is one of England's most complete traditional method wines.
Available to purchase from Berkmann Wine Cellars.
Berkmann will donate 12.5% of your purchase to help the hospitality industry, applicable to any home deliveries over £95. For 5% discount voucher visit: www.berkmann.co.uk/H4Hvouchers

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* Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint Julien 2003