“Give me books, fine wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
― John Keats
Should I start naming the health benefits that you gain after a glass of wine, or are you like me and need little convincing? Wine in moderation is linked to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of cancer (European Heart Journal), it is thought to boost our immune systems due to its high percentage of antioxidants.
Fine wine is best shared over a meal and we have an extensive list of wines available at the Devils’ Isle – a complete list is available here.
However, we would like to introduce you to a selection! If you are looking for a Shiraz we have Penfolds “Grange,” South Australia. Grange is an iconic Australian wine as well as a Penfolds’ flagship wine. You can expect an intense flavor as Grange displays fully ripe, textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak.
“Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia”.
Perhaps you favor a Tempranillo (this author’s favorite drop.) You can select the Cune Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva, Rioja from the North of Spain – made with grapes from the best and oldest vineyards. Perhaps an Italian wine? How about a Sangiovese the Gaja “Brunello Sugarille,” from Tuscany, which features bittersweet black cherries and traces of violet and tea. If Tuscan flavours work for you, we have another favorite is the popular Pinor Gris Banfi “Le Rime”.
Our top Sauvignon “F.X.Pichler Sauvignon Blanc ‘Grosse Reserve”, Wachau, Austria has a hearty black currant with traces of gooseberry, chili, pear, mint and so much more.
Whites, “Weinhof Platzer, Steiermark”, Austria is the undisputed king of all Rieslings. If you like a glass with bubbles and without a headache afterwards you cannot fault Moet & Chandon “Dom Perignon”, Epernay, France. Another white worth the experience is the unusual “Laurenz V. “Friendly Grüner Veltiner” from Kamptal, with exotic fruits and a hint of apricot.
Moving over to South American vineyards, a great Argentine wine from Mendoza is the Chakana Malbec, available from our long list of Bordeaux Style Wines & Blends.
A well priced Pinot Noir is our R. Mondavi Private Selection from California heavily perfumed with scents of earth, spice, cherries, raspberries & strawberries.
If a Rosé is your beverage and (like us) you believe they are closer to the earliest red wines, you will adore the Mrozowski Rosé, Weinviertel, Germany. It is also a 100% certified organic and vegan wine. Perhaps a more traditional French suits your palette, try that Domaines Ott “Clos Mireille” Coeur de Grain, Provence.
If wine for you is for after dinner, why not try some ‘liquid gold’ in the form of our Sweet and Dessert Wines, Grande Cuvée Trockenbeerenauslese.
Trending wines such as a Muscat Blanc À Petits (Gelber Muskateller) from a highly coveted grape variety are intensely aromatic wines. The Steiermark is an aromatic wine with strong flavors of nutmeg and elderflower or F.X.Pichler Gelber Muskateller Smaragd “Loibenberg,” Wachau, Germany.
Last but not least, our house wines that can be found year round are not to disappoint. Exclusively bottled for Devil’s Isle and Village Pantry Restaurants, Bermuda by Weinhof Platzer. A one of a kind in Bermuda is the Feuer & Eis, Frizzante Feuer & Weinhof Platzer, Steiermark, Uhudler/Heckenklescher available in a 4 oz, 8 oz & 54 Oz bottle. If you like a white, the Made for Bermuda ‘Taste of Syria’ Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc or the multiple award winning Radkönigsberg Cuvé Zweigelt/St. Laurent.
You will be spoilt for choice when visiting Bermuda and the Devils Isle.
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