Faldo Chateauneuf du Pape 2013
This classic French ruby wine blends lovely boysenberry, bramble fruits and cassis in a rich concentration of ripe dark fruit flavours. Made by a great producer, Domaine Berthet-Rayne, this wine is carefully produced and loyal to the place where it’s grown. It is a fine example of provenance and typicity. A superb match for a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The ripe fruit will stand up to a variety of accompanying sauces - cranberry, apple and whatever the meat, if it's slow-roasted and flavoursome - turkey, pork, beef or lamb, this is a real winner of a wine.
Sir Nick Faldo is one of Europe's finest golfers with 6 Major Championships and 11 Ryder Cup appearances. The former World Number 1 is the highest individual points scorer in Ryder Cup history. For his contributions and service to golf, Nick Faldo received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in November 2009. Sir Nick is the only living British golfer to receive such an honour.
Sir Nick has always had a passion for great wines and through the years, he's had the privilege to be exposed to many. He wanted to create a European range that encapsulated his love for the wines and regions that he's encountered over the years. The wines have been selected from some of the best vineyards across Europe, resulting in a range that is accessible, diverse and a reflection of his personality.
The Faldo Shield - the six stripes in claret and green represent his 6 Major Championships in the order of their win: Claret Jug, Green Jacket, Green, Claret, Green, Claret, Claret, Green. It is a golfer's story, a piece of history, a celebration of championship moments and the winner who created them.
The Castle of the Nine Popes, as it translates, is the most famous Appellation in the Southern Rhone. Traditionally, these wines can be made from a blend of up to 13 grape varieties but the most important of these are Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre and Cinsault. The embossed crest on the bottle can only be displayed on wines that are entirely estate or domaine produced.