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Whole Lotta Lava - Hallgarten Launches Volcanic Wines Promotion

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Whole Lotta Lava - Hallgarten Launches Volcanic Wines Promotion

Hallgarten has launched the latest instalment of its campaigns aimed towards the Independents Wine Merchants, this time highlighting the ‘volcanic’ wines in its portfolio.


From Santorini to Soave, some of the world’s most interesting and talked about wines come from vineyards planted on volcanic soils. There has recently been an explosion of interest in ‘volcanic’ wines from sommeliers and wine merchants alike, and Hallgarten has decided to highlight its volcanic offering from around the world.


“It’s time the ‘wow factor’ of volcanic wines and the story of behind these wines is celebrated,” says Hallgarten’s Head of Buying Steve Daniel. “These vines grown on ancient soils really take terroir to the next level with their mineral characters, fresh acidity, salinity and distinct longevity.”


The promotion will offer a ‘12 for 11’ deal to Independent merchants on ten volcanic wines from the diverse Hallgarten portfolio, and will run for three months from 1st June to 31st August. The following wines and producers will be featured:


  • Frescobaldi - Maremma Vermentino Ammiraglia, 2015

Made from grapes grown on volcanic soils in the Maremma, this Vermentino has a pleasant mineral touch and floral notes, making it ideal with seafood


  • Ca'Rugate - Monte Fiorentine Soave Classico, 2014

Before WWII, Soave used to be sold as Petit Chablis due to its salty minerality. This single vineyard wine has notes of exotic fruits with a steely finish characteristic of quality Soave


  • Feudi di San Gregorio - Greco di Tufo, 2015

This ripe and rounded gem from Campania is a great alternative to Pinot Grigio. The 2015 vintage is considered one of the best in the last 10 years!


  • Majoros Birtok - Tokaji Deak Furmint, 2011

This 'orange wine' is slightly oxidative and shot through with vanilla, chocolate, and apricot with a smoky, salty finish. Very different indeed.


  • Gaia Wines - Wild Ferment Assyrtiko, 2015

From the volcanic island of Santorini, this Aegean equivalent to Puligny has a salty dry palate with laser-beam precision. The wild yeast fermentation adds richness, complexity and minerality


  • Gérard Bertrand - Château La Sauvageonne Blanc, 2014

A blend of Vermentino and Grenache Blanc from Southern France’ biodynamic pioneer. Has hints of garrigue and a rich and textured palate with a salty finish


  • Gérard Bertrand - Château La Sauvageonne ‘Pica Broca’, 2012

Another Gérard Bertrand blend, this is made up of 70 per cent Syrah and 30 per cent Grenache and expresses the volcanic Sauvageonne terroir with great finesse and balance


  • Domaine Lavigne - Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes, 2014

The grapes for this Cabernet Franc are grown using sustainable methods producing a delightfully fine and refreshing red which is delicious served chilled.


  • Chateau de Grand Pré - Fleurie, 2014

Certified organic and made with minimal sulphur, this Fleurie shows purity and precision and a true expression of the volcanic Beaujolais terroir.


For further information please contact Hallgarten's Communications Manager Chris Wilson: chris.wilson@hdnwines.co.uk