Now in its fourth decade in Queens Park Road a second retail outlet in Brighton’s Kemp Town, mail order and internet operations, and supplying many of Brighton’s best restaurants, pubs and bars, Butler’s can claim the title of Brighton’s Oldest Independent Wine Retailer.
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2015 was a superb year in the vineyard with good levels of rainfall in the winter and a relatively dry growing season, fruit was in optimum condition and picked well before the rain in order to maintain the high levels of acidity, balance and freshness in the wines.
The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, with high acidity contents and balanced sugar levels. After selection, the fruit was 100% destemmed and the fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 8 to 15 days of skin maceration. 15% of the wine was aged in used French oak barrels for 12 months.
Medium brick red colour, with a wonderful fresh, active aroma, and a clean precise aroma of dark cherries with some floral undertones and a spicy, balsamic rustic profile. On the palate, it is more robust than the previous year, with a markedly rustic profile. Once again a superb drinkability owing to its balance and elegance, this wine very much exhibits the uncomplicated style that we set out to achieve.
Summer wine perfection in a bottle. From the mecca of Albarino production, Rias Baixas in Galicia, this wine is just delicious! Dry and crisp with saline minerality apparent from the close proximity to the Atlantic ocean, and buckets of ripe stoned fruit. The perfect pairing for any seafood, especially shellfish, yes BBQ prawns. A real peach!
Brilliant luminous yellow. Lovely fresh nose of subtle perfumes of peach and delicate white flowers. Ample, round mouthfeel and nice energy coming through the vibrant acidity. It has an excellent balance and a long, very elegant finish, delicious to drink now it should also keep well for the next 4 to 5 years.
2014 at Quinta de Nápoles was characterised as a year of lower quantity but higher quality. The grapes, from vines located at altitude on the right bank of the Douro, were transported at night in a refrigerated truck. After careful selection on arrival at the winery, they were gently pressed at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and extraction of gross lees. After natural decantation for around 24 hours, 10% of the must was fermented in French oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel vats for eight months, with its indigenous yeasts. The wine was bottled in May 2015.
The 2014 vintage shows the fresh and balanced character,f resh and delicate aroma, decidedly mineral. Good notes of fresh fruit, citrus and some exotic fruit. On the palate, it is appellative and very elegant , with good acidity, fresh and refreshing. The finish leaves good citric and mineral notes. A very balanced white, with presence but not too strong. Perfect for a wide range of occasions.
French oak adds style and class to this magical grape. A contemporary and deliciously mouth-filling experience of white pear, quince and green pineapple interlaced with a spicy complexity.