Wine of the Month: Isidora 2008

By  May 17, 2010

Mas d'Intras Isidora 2008Hix & Buck, importer of exclusive wines, may have only been founded in 2009 but it has quickly established a loyal following, counting The F Word team among their client list.  The wine-loving duo, Chix and Dan, aim to bring high quality wines to the UK from undiscovered vineyards across Europe, while offering great value for money.  One such example is the Mas d’Inras Cuvee Isidora 2008.

The Isidora is a fine blend of syrah, grenache, merlot and cinsault, grapes normally associated with hearty red wines.   However, while it may pack a punch, the Isidora is an attractive, delicate and fruity wine.  This rich coloured rose will leave you reminiscing about strawberries and cream.  The essence of British summer, the wine is creamy, velvety and smooth.  With undertones of rosehip, this robust rose leaves a strong but pleasing after-taste.

While Isidora is ideal for sipping with friends on warm summer days, it is robust enough to withstand the strong flavours of traditional anti-pasti dishes, including strong green olives, so makes a perfect aperitif.  It will tickle the taste buds and get them energised for a flavoursome meal.  However, as expected, it is as an accompaniment to fish dishes, such as barbecued whole sea bass or meaty and succulent prawns, that this wine is able to shines to its full potential.

This wine is as chic and adorable as its very own handwritten label.  Make this your wine of choice for this May.

Mas d’Inras Cuvee Isidora 2008

Vin de Pays des coteaux de l’Ardeche

Price £8.99

This month Hix & Buck is offering Glam readers an incredible £10 discount  on an introductory ‘Taster Case’.  Simply mention Glam UK when placing your order and you’ll pay just £50.94.  The case will include six bottles: J & L Charlemagne Brut Rose Methode Traditionelle, J& L Charlemagne Sparkling XO Methode Traditionelle, La Maison des Maines, Mas d’Intras Cuvee Isidora, Mas d’Intras Grenache Cuvee Trace-Negre and Mas d’Intras Syrah.

All wines are available on www.hixandbuck.com.