'Can I speak to the Manager?!' - A word from Karen
For the Gamay lovers (and we know there's a lot of you...) we have an excellent value bottle from Domaine Moulin Camus in the Loire Valley. This wine is delicate yet punchy all at once - a full mid palate with notes of sweet morello cherries and ripe plum with just a little hint of vanilla. Don't let the modest price tag fool you into thinking it won't hold its own against a more well heeled Beaujolais - this wine has class and attitude, and the guts to back it up.
Plenty of new orange wines have hit the shelves, perhaps most notably Ancre Hill's fabled Orange Wine. 100% Albarino grown in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire, this is surprising yet delightful all at once. Deep, savoury, with nectarine & tangerine and some lifted herbal notes AND a label to make Anthony Burgess's IP lawyer turn in their grave. Grab a bottle quickly - it won't hang around long!
For something a little more accessible, Mas Theo's Mogul is a great introduction to the world of skin contact wine - this is delicate and fresh with a palate of dried herbs, apricot and a little tannin backed up with a nice salinity. For the more adventurous give the same producer's Ginger a go. This is an earthy and plump orange wine with stone fruits flavours and a suggestion of saline nuttiness. Structured and dry with the perfect autumnal hue - an ideal wine for the transition to the colder months!