We are hugely excited to be working with The WineBarn, a German wine importer headed up by native wine expert Iris Ellmann. We are their first Cornish outpost, providing a footing in the far West alongside their mainly London stockists, which include Harvey Nics, Harrods & Selfridges.
After attending their portfolio tasting in London last month, Jon was blown away by the diversity and quality of the WineBarn range. He has added about a dozen of these intriguing new finds to our collection; they are now available to trade and retail customers and we are looking forward to offering several by the glass in the café over the coming months.
Iris has hand-picked a wide selection of great producers – from historic family estates to up-and-coming young winemakers – all of whom she knows and deals with personally on her travels through Germany’s 13 wine growing regions.
Jon has selected whites, sparkling and red wines, all of which we can’t wait to introduce to our shelves.
Here’s a few to look out for…
Allendorf, 2016 – Save Water Drink Riesling
A delightfully fresh Riesling with scents of fresh grass, pineapple and apricots. Perfect with fresh Cornish shellfish, or our local asparagus when in season.
Weingut Aldinger, 2014 – Sauvignon Blanc Grand Reserve Dry
This complex and rounded Sauvignon, which is left on the lees for 5-6 months, has aromas of gooseberries, redcurrants und citrus fruits. It combines good minerality with a savoury finish.
Allendorf, 2015 – Riesling Sekt Brut
This sparkling wine is a nice aperitif or palate cleanser. Tender aromas of peach and apricots and a hint of apples. On the palate it shows delicate fruit-flavours and a complex character.
Weingut Bercher, 2015 – Burkheimer Spätburgunder Village Pinot Noir
From the Baden region, this Pinot is surprisingly juicy and full. The spicy-sweet aroma of dark chocolate, orange and figs makes this a good match for some of our Eastern-inspired lamb dishes.
Weingut Becker, 2013 – Becker Family Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is grown on a rare area of limestone soil. It is light in colour with scents of wild berries, tobacco, spices and forest floor. On the palate it is juicy and elegant, with good length and structure.
If you’d like any more information, or would like to introduce some of these wines to your own restaurant list, please get in touch with Jon.