By Simon Gartside, Business Development Manager
Being the new boy of the team and also unusually, having joined Majestic Commercial from the 'outside' it is fair to say that I have had a busy first few weeks. Not least because of getting myself acquainted with as many of the fabulous wines Majestic have to offer. A tough chore and no mistake...
Some highlights thus far for me from the On Trade Exclusive Range would have to be the excellent Baron de Baussac Viognier with it’s typical Peach and Apricot characteristics coupled with its very impressive bottle presentation, a must for a list. Equally impressive is the Carignan from the same Baron de Baussac stable. Maybe not quite so summery but if you are more of a 'red wine no matter what the season' person, as I am, then it is a very pleasing glass indeed and I think perfect with a steak from the barbecue.
Finishing with something a touch lighter but still in the red arena, I was grateful to a colleague recently who suggested I try the Moulin-a-Vent 'Les Bruyeres' 2008. Certainly light and elegant,'this medium-bodied wine is packed full of vibrant berry fruit with soft tannins and a gorgeous balancing acidity'. Indeed so. Raspberries is my abiding memory and well worth considering.
Baron de Baussac Viognier, PGI Pays d'Oc, France
Baron de Baussac, Carignan Vieilles Vignes, Pays de l'Hérault