A German lesson from Chix & Buck

Two cracking German wines from bijoux independent importer Chix & Buck have helped to liven up January.

Chix & Buck, based in Brixton, where there’s a lovely looking wine parlour (yet to visit), specialise in wines from small, family-run vineyards where character and quality rather than the bottom line informs production.

Founded in 2009 by a former dancer and a businessman, Chix & Buck has an interesting online wine list and taster cases – and on the basis of the German duo I tried, I would heartily recommend a punt.
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Weisser Burgunder trocken Achat 2012 is made from pinot blanc and is off-dry and refreshing.

This complex wine has light quince and almond, steely with a restrained floral heart. It would work brilliantly with shellfish and riffs well with salty olives.

Price: £15. Score 7/10.

 

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Spätburgunder 2011 is a concentrated pinot noir, barrel-aged for 26 months, offering subtly spicy flavours of cherry, raspberry and cardamom.

There are smokey hints typical of a pinot noir. The wine is recommended for decanting but don’t worry, it won’t hang around for long. Lovely stuff.

Price: £22. Score: 8/10

 

  • Chix & Buck is at 1 & 3 Vining Street, Brixton, London SW9 8QA
  • www.chixandbuck.com
  • Twitter: @chixandbuck

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