Join us for our weekly tasting at XO to sample our unique range of wines, hang out with your fellow Shanghai wine lovers and snack on delicious freshly made canapés!
Entry is RMB 150 for all BottlesXO app users. Spaces are limited, so don’t forget to RSVP at email@example.com.
When: Thursday, 13 July, 19:00 – 21:00
Where: XO Bar, 237 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Shanghai
Ca’ di Alte Prosecco (¥125)
Who wants some fun facts about prosecco? In Treviso, where it’s made, they have so much prosecco that they service it on draft! We’re not in Treviso, so we can’t do that. Sorry for getting your hopes up. What we can do is give you this, a light prosecco with effortlessly smooth bubbles. It’s so good and so moreish that you’ll be thanking good old Antonio Carpenè for his genius by the time the bottles done.
Marneront Classique Luberon (¥95)
A brilliantly nuanced and roundly structured white wine with an intense, fruity nose of apricot and pear. The southernmost of the ‘satellite’ appellations of the Rhône valley, Luberon’s wines are influenced by its closeness to the Mediterranean. This imparts a hot, sunny climate and gives its wines a distinctive depth and boldness – it is also what makes the region one of France’s most breathtakingly diverse when it comes to plants and wildlife.
NorteSur Chardonnay (¥120)
An organic Chardonnay with exotic scents of pineapple and full flavoured freshness and acidity on the palate. This is a Spanish white wine made with Chardonnay grapes grown without a trace of the pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers on the soil that are present in mass-produced bottles. 100% organic, created by a winery that’s 100% dedicated to the principles of organic and biodynamic winemaking.
Feudo Maccari Grillo (¥130)
A Grillo white wine that has earned such accolades as a rating of 92 from leg-endary wine critic James Suckling, created by the Moretti family in Sicily. The island that sits right by the ‘tip of the boot’ at the south of Italy is a location that isn’t known for it’s white wine – in fact, it is most famous for exports like Nero d’Avola reds and sweet Marsala wines… but don’t let that fool you. With this bottle, the father and daughter team behind Feudo Maccari tried to make a white wine that did their beautiful island justice. They definitely succeeded.
Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis (¥245)
A bright, luminous pale gold wine with fruity, flowery scents on the nose and pronounced vegetal flavors and minerality on the palate. Chablis is a region in the North of Burgundy known for producing some of the country’s finest and most unique chardonnay wines. The particular terroir gives the area’s chardonnays a distinctively high acidity and minerality, attributes that Alain Geoffroy’s Chablis perfectly encapsulates.
Marrenon Classique Luberon Rosé (¥105)
A luminous pink rosé with subtle flavors and aromas of grapefruit, rose and cherry morello. Vivid, fresh and balanced.The southernmost of the ‘satellite’ appellations of the Rhône valley, Luberon’s wines are influenced by its closeness to the Mediterranean. This imparts a hot, sunny climate and gives its wines a distinctive depth and boldness – it is also what makes the region one of France’s most breathtakingly diverse when it comes to plants and wildlife.
Marrenon Classique Luberon Red (¥95)
A deep ruby red wine with an intense, elegant nose of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry. Full, round and balanced on the mouth. The southernmost of the ‘satellite’ appellations of the Rhône valley, Luberon’s wines are influenced by its closeness to the Mediterranean. The area has long been associated with the ‘Left Bank’ artists and intellectuals like Samuel Beckett, Ernest Hemmingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra (¥115)
What makes this Garnatxa so special? Maybe it’s the hand-harvested grapes. Maybe it’s the love of her hometown that winemaker Nuria Altés puts into every bottle. Perhaps it’s scores of 90 from the guys Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer. Or maybe it’s simply that this smooth, fruit-forward bottle tastes so, so good.
Terra Mazzei (¥160)
You won’t find many wineries with more history than Mazzei. Think we’re exaggerating? Lapo Mazzei (1350 – 1412) is considered the father of the name Chianti. Still not impressed? How about this: Filipo Mazzei (1730 – 1816) was invited to the U.S. by future president Thomas Jefferson to plant a vineyard on his estate. While there, he’s said to have inspired the famous clause in the Constitution that “All men are created equal.”
Guado al Melo Rute (¥ 190)
This wine comes from Bolgheri DOC in Tuscany, which is known for its production of ‘Super Tuscan’ wines; made in Italy, but combining grapes typical to French wines from Bordeaux. This one is a classic Bolgheri blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.