Fiona Beckett in the Guardian (22 March 2013) recommends some Easter wines from independent wine merchants:
This famous Rioja bodega was founded in 1885 by Don Felipe Lagunilla San Martín, who is credited with rescuing Rioja’s vineyards from the phylloxera epidemic, through his pioneering work in grafting vines onto American rootstocks.
- Domaine du Seuil Premières Côtes de Bordeaux 2005 from Davis Bell McCraith in Bristol
approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The red grapes are hand and machine picked, these are left to ferment on their skins for 15 days under temperature controlled conditions in stainless steel tanks and then some of the wine is aged in oak. Oak aged wine is re blended prior to bottling to add greater complexity to the wine.