This year we are again holding a charity auction hosted by David Hurst, with all funds raised going to Whizz Kidz. Whizz Kidz provide customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment, wheelchair training, information and advice to change the lives of disabled children across the UK.
Lot 1 - Case of six bottles of Red Wine. The Guv'nor.
We asked some of our favourite winemakers in Spain to produce a wine they would drink at home - This is the result. 100% Tempranillo this is complex and rich and stuffed with bramble and plummy flavours.
Lot 2 - Case of six bottles of White Wine. Kuhlmann-Platz Riesling 2016 Cave de Hunawihr.
This cooperative was started by a group of small producers in Hunawihr in 1954, but today has member growers throughout the Alsace heartland. Winemaking is headed by Nicolas Garde, an Alsace-born winemaker, schooled in Burgundy and New Zealand. A pale straw yellow, this wine is a classic Alsace Riesling, showing ripe pear and peach fruit, braced by a steely acidity. Clean and pure on the palate, finishing with a citrussy freshness. Drink now or within the next 5 years, with seafood or creamy fish dishes.
Lot 3 - Case of six bottles of Rosé wine. Château de Berne Rosé 2017 Côtes de Provence.
A stunning property and landmark of Provence, Château de Berne is a luxurious hotel and spa resort, located on an 18th-century wine estate and its historic cellars. This is their 'prestige cuvée' rosé in its iconic square bottle. An attractive and delicate honeysuckle pink wine with a lifted nose of summer fruits and tropical suggestions of mango. Intense, crisp, well balanced and refreshing on the palate. Drink as a summery apéritif, or with classic Provençale fish dishes, either lightly spiced or simply grilled.
Donated by David Hurst, Founder, Onrec.com