Enjoy six bottles of bestselling Conde de Cron and six bottles of Borgo Thaulero Pecorino
Conde de Cron Vino Tinto NV
Conde de Cron is made by Javier Murúa, owner of Rioja’s
renowned Bodegas Muriel. It was originally made as a house
wine for family and locals in the know but Javier agreed to let
us take a small parcel almost a decade ago. It didn’t take long
for the word to spread and every year since, we’ve taken more
The secret behind Conde de Cron’s success is that Javier treats
it just like one of his prized Riojas. So it’s made from 100%
Tempranillo, the key grape of Rioja, and has been carefully
matured in oak barrels for 12 months. Smooth and rich with
ripe berry and cherry fruit combined with hints of creamy
vanilla, it’s delicious paired with a warming chorizo and
butterbean stew or vegetable paella.
Borgo Thaulero Pecorino 2018 Terre di Chieti
Pecorino is a grape that has come from the brink of extinction
to become “Italy’s hottest white”. It flourished on the hillsides
of Le Marche and Abruzzo for centuries but almost died out
after World War II as farmers turned to higher yielding and less
characterful whites. But it’s made a welcome comeback thanks
to winemakers seeking out ancient, once-forgotten grape
varieties to create truly local, authentic wines.
Sipping a glass of Borgo Thaulero Pecorino, it’s
not hard to see why it’s become so popular.
Appetisingly crisp and dry with white peach
flavours and a twist of citrus, it’s very easy to
drink. But it’s also surprisingly complex with
hints of wild flowers and wild herbs coming
through on the finish.
It comes to us courtesy of Cantina Casal
Thaulero which takes its name from the local
town, where the rolling hills of Abruzzo meet
the Adriatic Sea. Here, the cooling influences of
the Adriatic and nearby Apennine Mountains
ensure the whites stay zippy and fresh.