By royal appointment
We have teamed up with Royal Warrant holders Corney & Barrow wine merchants, who supply wine to the Queen and Prince of Wales’ households, to give all yummymummybeauty readers the chance to win these very special wines.
Prosecco, Le Colture, nv and Champagne Delamotte, nv
Prosecco, Le Colture, Treviso, Italy – Prosecco is the white grape that gives this wine its name and is grown in the hills between the towns of Valdobbiadene and Conigliano in the province of Treviso. It shows aromas and flavours of orchard fruit, citrus, almonds and white flowers. The perfect aperitif wine and ideal for celebrations!
Right: Champagne Delamotte, Brut, Le Mesnil sur Oger, France – The house of Delamotte is more than 200 years old (the fifth oldest maison de Champagne) founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte. It is a powerful but not aggressive blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier and displays a dry, elegant nose of white flowers and lemon peel with a fresh and vibrant palate of apples and lemons.
Corney and Barrow, Claret Reserve and Pinot Grigio, La Tunella
Corney & Barrow Reserve Claret, J-P Moueix, Bordeaux, France - Produced for C&Bby the owners of Ch. Petrus, this is a beautiful Bordeaux from the outstanding 2009 vintage that offers immediate drinking.
Right: Pinot Grigio, La Tunella, Colli Orientale del Friuli, Italy – A Pinot Grigio with depth, elegance and a real fresh taste from this forward-thinking winery in one of Italy’s classic regions. It has an intense, fresh bouquet of acacia blossom and ripe tropical fruit with a mouthfilling brioche/citrus palate.
Sauvignon Blanc, and Malbec, Ruca Malen
Sauvignon Blanc, Mont de Joie, Henri Bourgeois, Val de Loire, France – Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s top producers, the Mont de Joie is produced using grapes from Bourgeois’ young vines in Sancerre. Described as a ‘faux Sancerre’ the wine is beautifully balanced and a great introduction to the wines of the region.
Right: Malbec, Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina – A vibrant and fragrant wine brimming with ripe, red cherry and plummy aromas with flashes of spicy liquorice. Full and well-structured on the palate, with elegant, soft tannins and ripe black fruit balanced by a spicy oak and a delicate, vanilla and chocolate finish. Malbec is still the principal grape of Cahors in France and was first introduced to Argentina in 1868, by a French agricultural engineer. However, it seems to have found its spiritual home in Argentina.
Did you know? Corney & Barrow holds two Royal Warrants as suppliers to HM the Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales’ households and has been trading in quality fine wines since 1780.
The company is particularly proud to be exclusive agents for Petrus and other Grand Vins belonging to the Moueix family, for the incomparable Burgundy wines from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and the extraordinary Salon, perhaps the finest and certainly the most coveted champagne in the world. Wine bars: In recent years, the company has developed their wine bar business under the Corney & Barrow Wine Bars Limited name so that they now have a City of London estate of eleven units stretching from Canary Wharf to Fleet Place.
Scotland: In 1994, Whighams of Ayr joined forces with Corney & Barrow’s Scottish operation to form Corney & Barrow (Scotland) Ltd with Whighams of Ayr.
All you have to do is answer this question, fill in the form below, clearly marked WINE and send it off to us. QUESTION: Which two royals enjoy the wine from royal crested wine merchants Corney and Barrow?