OCTOBER'S CASE OF THE MONTH is a typically eclectic affair, with twelve of the best from this month's promos from France, Italy and South Africa, and five brand new arrivals to get your noses into.
Top billing goes to two swanky new Burgundians, the Buissonnier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Côte Chalonnaise, ideal for the cooler autumn evenings and perfect with seasonal mushroom dishes. Domaine Eric Gelly is a seventh generation estate in Côtes de Thongue on France's Mediterranean coast, we think the family producer's entry-point Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino/Muscat are both destined to be big hits. And also on the Med, from Italy's southern-most point, comes a delightful new Inzolia from Sicilian family Rudini, perfect with flash-fried fresh calamari.
Add the top-selling Gassac Classics, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Pinot Grigio from organic producer Collefrisio, plus three must-try South Africans from Robertson and Paarl, and your October wine choices are made.
October's ALL RED Case of the Month contains:
2 x Buissonnier Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir (Burgundy, France) RRP €17.99
2 x Collefrisio Morrecine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy) RRP €14.99
2 x Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon (Paarl, South Africa) RRP €14.99
2 x Domaine Eric Gelly Rouge (Languedoc, France) RRP €12.49
2 x Moulin de Gassac Classic Rouge (Languedoc, France) RRP €12.49
2 x Long Beach Shiraz (Robertson, South Africa) RRP €11.99
Normal price combined €169.88, case of the month price only €132 (save €37.88).