The summer charter season is fast approaching and we are here to help get your yachts’ wine cellar stocked with the right wines.
We have hundreds of fine wines available on our website. If you need to provision specific wines for your yacht owner or charterer then simply email or call and we will source exactly what you are looking for. If you need suggestions we can also help with our suggestion form or if you just need a basic stock on board then we can put that together for you too!
Below we have advised on a basic core wines list to have on board your yacht. (Provided you have the space of course!) And if you don't have the space, we can provide you a personal section in our temperature controlled cellar ashore to store your wine and call off throughout the season.
There are 9 basic styles of wine. Having an option of each on board will give you a broad range of taste and styles, which should suit any guest and make sure you are ready for any occasion.
These styles are based on the body of the wine. A wine’s body describes the “weight” and texture of a wine in your mouth- how a wine feels against on your tongue.
Full-bodied wines typically have more tannin, higher alcohol, and dark fruit flavors such as black currant.
Our suggestion: Chateau Chasse Spleen 2010 €39 ex VAT
Notes of cherry , blackberries and vanilla. Silky structure. A fine and vibrant wine.
These wines have softer tannins and are usually fantastic food friendly wines.
Rich bouquet of red fruit and mocha. Well rounded and great concentration.
Light red wines are known for having lighter tannin, bright acidity and slightly lower alcohol with red fruit flavors.
Our suggestion: Churton Pinot Noir Marlbourough 2010 €32 ex VAT
Fruit on the palate, a mix of deep strawberry with some black cherry notes, and an excellent long finish.
Every yacht this summer needs a good stock of Rose!
Rose wine gains its color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It will be light in tannins and fresh and fruity like a white wine.
Our suggestion: Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel 2014 €19 ex VAT
“Primarily a blend of Grenache, Rolle and Cinsault, the nose is chock full of strawberry, redcurrant, with plenty of freshness on the palate.”
Typically, many rich whites undergo oak aging, to add that classic vanilla note, as well as a process called “Malolactic Fermentation”, which changes the type of acid in the wine to make wine taste creamier. These can age up to 10 years.
Our suggestion: William Ferve Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2013 €44 ex VAT
Much lighter and usually described as crisp, zesty, tart!
High acidity and best enjoyed young to preserve the fresh fruity flavours.
Our suggestion: La Moussiere Alphonse Mellot €29 ex VAT
Flowery, fruity bouquet with a lively supple taste. Intense citrus flavours balanced by savory, chalky tones and a tangy finish.
Fruit and floral aromas and can be both dry and sweet.
Our suggestion: Neiderhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese Donnhoff Nahe €47 ex VAT
“Medium - off-dry with 78 gram/litre residual sugar. Notes of slate and smoke. A wine of extraordinary poise, salivating lime, lemon and grapefruit notes, so effortless.”
Many different styles of dessert and fortified wines and many ways these are produced but as the title states, these are sweet wines with concentrated fruit flavours.
Our suggestion: Klien Constantia Vin De Constance 2011 €65 ex VAT
“Concentrated flavours of apricot and orange zest with aspects of frangipani flowers abound. Mouth filling yet clean and focused, the wine tapers into a rich luscious finish.”
Sparkling wines have bubbles and high acidity and range from white, rosé to red in color.
It is important to have a Non vintage and vintage Champagne on board and a prosecco or cava.
Our Champagne Suggestions:
N/V Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne €36 ex VAT
Delicate nose and balanced freshness with notes of citrus and stone fruit.
Dom Perignon Rose 2003€339 ex VAT
“Ripe fruit, fig, strawberry and notes of vanilla. The palate is concentrated and well defined.”
Our Sparkling suggestion:
“Wonderfully fresh with delicious apple and citrus fruit and a sherbet-like softness.”
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