Hoopoe Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon (75cl)

Hoopoe Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon (75cl)

£10.25

Award winning label and part of an exclusive range of top quality dual varieties straight from Sicily. Our 'Midweek Moments' favourite red!

Grapes: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon

Region:  Sicily, Italy

Alcohol: 14.5%

Tasting notes/pairing options: Soft fruity notes, especially cherry and plum with only a touch of oak. This is a very easy drinking wine, perfect for any occasions.

Organic, low sulphur, suitable for vegans

The producer/the estate:

Cantine Colomba Bianca founded in 1970 as a cooperative of growers from the south-west of Sicily in the province of Trapani. Cantine Colomba Bianca is the largest wine cellar in the country with 2,118 member growers who cultivate about 8,100 Ha. of vineyards in the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento. Currently 10% of their growers are certified organic and year by year this percentage is growing. The main white grape varieties grown are Grillo, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia, Chardonnay, Viognier, Zibibbo, Fiano and Sauvignon Blanc, the reds are: Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frappato, Sangiovese, Perricone and Nerello Mascalese. The vineyards are located in areas with a wide diversity of soils and climate and are found from the coastal areas up to an altitude of 600m. Each of the five wineries are carefully selected for the processing of specific varieties, this allows them to better express the individual potential quality of the grapes and the areas and microclimates that they come from. The grapes are hand harvested in small crates so as to avoid damaging them prior to fermentation.

We are a close family business and are currently in our second generation. We are based on our natural lavender farm, Yorkshire Lavender in the North Yorkshire countryside.

So why wine?

With a member of our staff, Timi, a trained sommelier; it seemed crazy to let that enthusiasm and experience go to waste.

Wine starts in the ground! Just like lavender the correct soil, conditions and care are vital to grow excellent grapes to make exceptional wine.

Our commitment to our natural lavender farm along with Timi’s enthusiastic expertise has led to a developing interest in natural, organic, bio-dynamic wines.

Email: drinks@downtoearthwine.co.uk

Call us: 01653 648 008

100% no quibble refund guarantee:

If you don't like a wine, or it's corked or damaged, just let us know and we will refund.

N.B. If you have several bottles of the same wine that you want refunding, please don't open them as we'll come and collect them.

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