October has arrived, a month of transition where we get to enjoy the last of the good weather that is still hanging on. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. There’s dew in the air and it just feels like autumn... October is the perfect month to enjoy all kinds of wines: the ones that remind us that there are still some summery days left and others that make us feel warm on a cool evening with a light blanket and a hot stew. Here are 5 irresistible recommendations that will keep you happy during this golden season.
5 recommendations to enjoy autumn in all its splendour
If you’re looking for an elegant way to enjoy the last of the summer evenings, nothing beats the François Crochet Sancerre Blanc new vintage, a white wine that perfectly showcases the beauty and balance you’d expect from a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. François is one of the first to pick his grapes in Sancerre so his wines have a fresh and delicious acidity shaped with the elegance of its time on lees and accompanied by citrus and mineral notes. A delicacy that is also made using the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
Gramona Gessamí is the perfect choice for all those resisting the end of summer. Gessamí is also one of the first wines from the recent 2021 vintage. Incredible to think that just a few days ago the grapes used to make it were still in their bunches, basking in the Penedès sun. Each of the varieties in the coupage brings an exquisite aromatic power that makes us skip over the autumn and winter and land directly into next spring. A very versatile white wine, backed by the good work and experience of Gramona.
Good news for fans of this great wine from Ribera del Duero. The new vintage of Pago de Carraovejas has arrived, a red wine that doesn't need much of an introduction and is popular for good reason. Its good reputation comes from its refined production. A juicy and fruity red wine that concentrates the character of the Tinta Fina, Ribera del Duero’s emblematic variety which, accompanied by small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, results in a balanced, balsamic and elegant wine, perfect for enjoying in the autumn alongside the dishes of the season.
“We cultivate our vines with respect for life to produce honest and sincere wines.” Raphaël, Adeline and Marin Fumey Chatelain, who produce Domaine Fumey Chatelain Ploussard, live by this principle. This single-variety Poulsard, new to our catalogue, offers all the character and identity of Jura reds. Smooth and delicate with a crisp, fruity explosion, Domaine Fumey Chatelain Ploussard is the perfect wine to enjoy in between seasons.
Whatever the season, there's always room for a glass of champagne, and if you're a bubble lover like us, you should try one of the new products from our catalogue: Les Frères Mignon L'Aventure 1er Cru Extra Brut Blanc De Blancs, a single-variety Chardonnay champagne, is made by young winemakers, the Mignon brothers, who decided to break the traditional Champagne rules and become part of Grower Champagne movement, which works to make sure that each sparkling wine is a faithful representative of a vintage, a plot and specific grapes. Les Frères Mignon L'Aventure 1er Cru Extra Brut Blanc De Blancs is undoubtedly an authentic, minimal intervention, elegant, fresh and dry champagne, very few bottles of which have been produced. Don’t miss out!
Whether you're a white wine, red wine or sparkling wine lover, here are some options to celebrate the golden season of the year. There won’t be the same heat as summer but we assure you that, in good company and with a delicious glass of wine in hand, you’ll be comfortable and warm. Cheers!