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, 17 August, 19:00 – 21:00
Where: XO Bar, 237 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Shanghai
Villa Marcello Prosecco (¥175)
Forget the simple party fuel: this is the classy stuff (it’ll still fuel a great party though). It’s the first vintage prosecco produced by Giovanni Mazzei, a son of one of Italy’s oldest and most respected families, and it’s made with grapes grown on his own mother Alessandra Marcello’s 57-hectare estate.
Chartron La Fleur Sauvignon Blanc (¥115)
Sauvignon Blanc. The words mean something even to those whose knowledge of wine doesn’t go much further than “it’s tasty”. And for good reason! It’s a great grape that produces easy-to-love wine. Simple. Effortless. Delicious.
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.
Poggio Civetta Chianti (¥95)
The Rossettis, the family behind Poggio Civetta, produces this particular Chianti, a clan in which winemaking runs so deep that the family grandmother (let’s call her “Mama Rossetti”) is still involved in the day-to-day production! You know what is? That’s passion.
Famille Perrin L’Oustalet Red (¥105)
Famille Perrin know their stuff, and they really know their land. This is a family that is known as one of the first to ever get real about organic wine, and the whole reason is that they want to give you that extra little bit of their beloved Rhône valley. The L’Oustalet is a great way to taste all that without breaking the bank.
Famille Perrin Côtes do Rhône ‘Nature’ Organic (¥180)
They Perrin family have the distinction of being one of the first winemaking families in the world to embrace organic wine making, so when they put the word ‘Nature’ right there in the name of the wine, you probably ought to have a glass.
Pio Cesare Barbera a’Alba (¥215)
Alba D.O.C., in Piemonte, Northern Italy is one of its country’s most famous wine regions. But Barbera, one of the grapes that grows naturally on the hills there, is one of the lesser known grapes from there. Listen close, because here’s a secret: it’s one of the best in Italy.