Straw yellow dry white wine. This Grillo boasts a lively, fresh acidity, with floral hints and exotic fruit flavours.
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Production of the 'Berto' Bitter began back in the early 1900's and has been reborn for the modern market to satisfy the world of cocktails and mixology with a product of the highest quality and artisanal authenticity. Gentian root, bitterwood, alpine daisy are the main botanicals in the Bitter and undergo a long infusion in a very high quality grain spirit and giving this liqueur all the characterful bitter tones which are immediately apparent on both the nose and palate
The bitterness is carefully crafted; intense but very pleasant and well integrated with the various aromatic and sweeter notes of gentian root, wormwood, Alpine daisy, sweet and bitter orange, vanilla and cinnamon, which provide balance and complexity.
Numerous intense and exotic botanicals, such as the bitterwood, give integrity and that inherent, Distilleria Quaglia touch of artisanality to the product, making it a truly outstanding and 'aristocratic' Bitter.
If you love soft, fruit-driven, elegant, easy drinking wines then try this Bulgarian gem from Edouardo Miroglio (an Italian textile magnate, who's family has vineyards in Piemonte & fell in love with the region of Thrace in southeast Bulgaria)
The Chocolate Block
The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend.
The wine is full-bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. The finish is charry and long, with hints of maraschino cherry, pimento olives and sweet tobacco.
The Chocolate Block is a blend of:
Cabernet Sauvignon (8%)
Burlesque Old Wine Zinfandel
Aromas of vanilla, cracked black pepper and dark damson fruit. On the palate this wine is round and fleshy, beautifully balanced and packed full with robust red fruit flavours and a lick of oak.
The grapes are selected from old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the Lodi region of central California. Vinified in stainless steel tanks and sees a little oak ageing.
Great with a generous home made burger or a spicy sausage casserole.
This is an excellent example of a good quality wine for an excellent price. The aromas are of ripe red fruits with a good balance of oak which is the result of 3 months in oak barrels. It is a very well balanced and fresh medium bodied wine that has a long and pleasant finish.
Perfect for a mid week glass of wine with friends!
2016 Merlot, Montes Alpha, Colchagua
90% Merlot , 10% Carmenère. Ripe red fruit and blackcurrant leaf on the nose with a spicy plum fruit on the palate, this soft, juicy Merlot is made in a very approachable, versatile style.
Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim of producing the best wines in Chile from the best regions. The Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1987, broke the mould for premium wines in Chile. Since then, Alpha has developed to become the core range in the Montes portfolio. The grapes and sites are carefully selected in order to ensure varietal integrity and complexity. Viticulture is hands on rather than mechanical or industrial.
2012 Bodegas LAN, Rioja Reserva
92% Tempranillo , 8% Mazuelo. This wine is intense garnet in colour. Aromas of bright red fruits are layered with notes of vanilla and spices from oak ageing. The palate is exceptionally well structured and fleshy. The complex fruit and oak aromas are concentrated and long-lasting on the finish.
Grapes are selected from 30-40 year old vines from Bodegas LAN’s long-standing winegrowers in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa subzones. Sloped plots of calcerous clay soils with good drainage and sun exposure produce grapes of excellent flavour concentration.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, at temperatures between 28-30°C and lasted for three weeks. During fermentation, pumping over was used to maximise extraction of colour and flavour. The wine was then aged in a mixture of American and French oak for a minimum of 16 months, followed by a 24-month period of bottle ageing.
Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN lies in the heart of Rioja Alta. The name LAN comes from the initials of the three provinces of the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño, Álava and Navarra. María Barúa has been the head winemaker and technical director since 2002, and brings both scientific expertise (with an academic background in chemistry in addition to her oenology degree) and local knowledge (having been born and raised in Rioja). Together with her young and energetic team, María focuses on using the latest advances in winemaking to ‘express the virtues of the land’.
2018 Verus Riesling
Despite lovely youthful Riesling character the wine is already showing great potential. It is developing an intense lime zest and peach varietal bouquet with hints of basil perfume which follows through to the palate showing length and elegance with a lively crisp style and beautiful balance.
Verus (Latin for “true”) is an exciting new winery founded in 2007 and owned by three friends who now produce some of the most exciting white wines coming out of Slovenia. The 12 hectare vineyards are located around Ormoz in the appellation of Styria (Stajerska) on the Jeruzalem-Ormoz hills close to the Hungarian-Croatian borders. The cool climate here is influenced by the Alps, the Adriatic Sea and the Pannonian Plain.
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Greywacke, Marlborough
Yellow- fleshed peaches, rock melon and blackcurrant alongside lemon icing, chamomile and hints of rose petal – this is a delicately perfumed and deliciously ripe-fruited interpretation of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is both subtle and textural, showing considerable ripeness and concentration, with a crisp and long, juicy finish.
As the 2021 harvest continues apace in Marlborough, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc from Greywacke has been awarded 95 points in the latest edition of Decanter Magazine.
The 2020 harvest faced complications due to New Zealand entering a strict lockdown on 24 February due to Covid-19. Fortunately, the Greywacke team were able to work as a big family isolation bubble, and the harvest was able to continue, despite very challenging circumstances.
In Cameron Douglas MS’s words, the Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2020 shows a “seductive bouquet of wild flowers and minerals, a fine-leesy complexity and fresh aromas and flavours of citrus, peach tea and sweet hay. Crisp, refreshing, fruity and dry with fine texture. Just enough concentration of flavour to contrast the fresh herb notes and salivating acidity. Well made and long.
Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay from its inception for 25 years and instrumental in the international recognition which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc enjoys now. The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard, a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough. Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographer and has recently published a book 'The Landscape of New Zealand Wine'.
Grüner Veltliner 'Terrassen'
This Grüner Veltliner is of medium intensity and green-yellow in colour. Pepper can easily be detected on the nose, suggestive of the typical Grüner spiciness whilst the palate is expressive of aromatic herbs and stone fruit, with a dense and complex structure.
This is a perfect wine for accompanying fish; trout and salmon are especially good pairings. it also lends itself to a little spice in food, finding a good partner in asian cuisine
This exclusive liquor is sweet and dry at the same time, delicate but strong, perfumed but never invasive. A little bit of dark chocolate would compliment this sambuca perfectly!
Colazingari produces its liqueurs using a cold infusion method, which helps to retain flavour. This is the oldest among all recipes still in use by Colazingari Liquori. They keep the old and traditional methods of production, improving them where possible, allowing time for the long pauses between the different phases of production and for the natural fining of Sambuca Fina.
It's all about fruit and freshness! The manteudo grape also known as Listan in Spain, Andalucia is a clean and crisp white grape with lots of fresh citric fruit & green olives. This three centennial vineyard field blend is ideal for any occasion due to the elegance and well balanced acidity.
Globo Vultur Petit Verdot
This is a textured wine with smooth tannins. The mouth sensation of this wine is large and has good volume. The elegance of the Petit Verdot combines perfectly with the liveliness and freshness of the Carignan – achieving an in mouth sensation of great balance and tenor. The nose of this wine is slightly spicy, offering notes of raspberries, signature of the Carignan
Soli Pinot Noir
One of our best-sellers of the year.
A wonderful Pinot Noir at a cracking price from Bulgaria.
The palate is mellow and supple, orange-inflected red berry fruit, hint of vanilla wood spice, sweetly suggestive mercurial pinot style all the way, soft tannins and a fine backbone of acidity.
Alba Martin Albarino Rias Baixas
An aromatic and elegant Albariño, with notes of white flowers, white peach, pear, apricot and citrus notes, balanced by a mouth-watering acidity and hint of salinity thanks to the vines’ proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
The 2019 vintage began with a winter with lower than average rainfall. Spring was characterised by sharp temperature variations, which led to some outbreaks of mildew in certain vineyards and reduced yields. Temperatures during the summer were relatively mild and the Rías Baixas didn't experience the heatwave that hit other Spanish regions. Although yields were lower than average, the grapes harvested were of excellent quality with a vibrant but well integrated acidity and precise varietal flavours.
Nielson Pinot Noir
Originally planted in 1964, Nielson is the site of Santa Barbara’s first commercial vineyard, and has been Byron’s estate vineyard for over
30 years. The historic, cool-climate, benchland vineyard serves as a model for Santa Barbara’s viticultural experimentation and sustainable
farming methods. The Nielson Vineyard’s location at the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Maria Valley accounts for the wine’s dark color
and ripe flavor profile. Prior to fermentation, the Pinot Noir clusters were 100% de-stemmed to accentuate the naturally rich and smooth
texture of our estate grown fruit. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, dried herbs, and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark
fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper, and crushed stone.
Monograph’Assyrtiko, Gaia Wines
MONOGRAPH ASSYRTIKO captures a multileveled manner, which can be achieved with this Greek variety, when it is cultivated with knowledge and persistence, on the semi-mountainous calciferous soils of Koutsi, Nemea.
A Youthful Assyrtiko, friendly and refreshing, which can be enjoyed just as much with fine seafood, light appetizers or on its own, unchaperoned; or perhaps just with good company…
Kung Fu Girl, Riesling
Few winemakers have a story quite like Charles Smith. Although he was born and raised an hour from Napa Valley, CA, Charles didn’t discover his love for wine until he moved to Europe. While living abroad, he managed a number of rock bands, including the famed Danish duo The Raveonettes. It was the wining and dining of a rock n’roll life on the road that sparked Charles’ passion for great wine.
In 1999, while on a road trip to Walla Walla, WA, Charles met a winemaker who convinced him to start making his own wine, true to his own story and vision. And in 2001, Charles released 330 cases of his first vintage. Eight years later, he would be named Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine magazine and again in 2014, by Wine Enthusiast.
This very special Riesling is coming from Columbia Valley, Washington.
"White peach, mandarin orange and apricot are delivered with a core of minerality that makes this dry Riesling shimmer with energy and freshness. Another epic vintage of Kung Fu Girl. Pair with spicy ramen, Sriracha pork tacos, Chinese takeout."
2019 Peter Lehmann Layers, Adelaide White
Taste Notes:49% Semillon , 20% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, 19% Gewürztraminer, 12% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris. The wine is pale yellow with a youthful green hue. On the nose, there are aromas of citrus, peach and white flowers with a hint of lifted spice. The finely-structured, lemon-tinged Semillon supports the soft floral aromatics of Muscat and the delicate spice of Gewürztraminer. The Pinot Gris provides texture and mouthfeel to the mid-palate and the finish is crisp and fresh.The innovative Layers blends use traditional Barossa varieties for wines that express the new face of the Barossa. Semillon provides a lemon-tinged backbone to support soft, floral Muscat aromatics and delicate Gewürztraminer spice. Pinot Gris brings texture.
Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. Grapes for this wine came from selected vineyards in the Barossa Valley with the Pinot Gris sourced from the Adelaide Hills.
Cold fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks prior to blending and early bottling which produced a lively, fresh yet complex white wine.
Peter Lehmann, with 33 vintages already under his belt, started his own winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa. "I'll take your grapes and turn them into wine," he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. "But I'll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine." They gratefully accepted. Without this deal, it is widely thought that the Barossa would have lost a huge chunk of its old vines. Since its first vintage, the Peter Lehmann winery has championed Shiraz and Semillon, the two great traditional varieties of the Barossa. The Layers blends use these two varieties as a base upon which to build a wine that expresses the new face of the Barossa, using varieties that are new or innovative. These smartly packaged wines show that while Peter Lehamann is a traditional winery, it continues to be as innovative today as it was 40 years ago.
2018 Pinot Noir "Innocent Bystander", Yarra Valley
100% Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir has beautiful fruit which shines through its velvety mouthfeel and soft, savoury tannins. Only large, old oak barriques are used to age the wine, keeping the fruit character to the fore. This Pinot Noir has aromas of boysenberries, cherry and cranberry with earthy notes of dried spices. On the palate, this wine has a velvety mouthfeel with soft savoury tannins which make a lovely finish.
This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that span the Yarra Valley from Paul's Range at Dixons Creek in the north across to Bastard Hill in the very cool southern Upper Yarra. The vineyards were chosen in particular for their high diurnal temperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. Yields are less than seven tonnes per hectare.
All grapes were hand picked and destemmed, with 10% kept as whole bunches. The must was cold soaked for four days before fermentation took place in stainless steel open fermenters with daily hand plunging. The wine was matured in a combination of French oak (10% new) and stainless steel tanks for nine months.
This winery changed hands in May 2016, with one family company, Brown Brothers, taking it off the hands of another, its founder, Phil Sexton. So associated is Innocent Bystander with the Yarra Valley that the new owners made the intelligent decision to build a new winery in Healesville, just across the parking lot from Giant Steps. They quickly signed contracts with all the grape growers that Phil used for Innocent Bystander, so that the style of the wines remains unchanged. This regional and varietal style, reflecting the soil, climate and topography of the cool climate in the Yarra Valley is the base upon which the reputation of Innocent Bystander has been built.
Extremely fresh and aromatic, with tropical and citrus fruit character. It is light-bodied, with crispy fresh lemony and citric notes, fruity balance, excellent definition, fine acidity & a refreshing spritz. Just 9.5 abv too!
Wild Earth, Pinot Noir
Wild Earth Pinot Noir has a deep purple colour. On the nose it is perfumed with dark cherry and plum aromas together with violets and savoury notes of leather, mushroom and smoke. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full, even and accessible. Flavours of dark cherry and berry fruit shine though while the fine-grained tannins and well-integrated acidity give character and structure to the wine.
Wild Earth founder Quintin Quider is an expatriate Californian who has spent many years living on the South Island. He has gathered a small, dedicated team to produce his Wild Earth range in Central Otago. Established in 1998, Wild Earth Wines owns 35 hectares of vineyards in two of the region's finest locations - at the end of Felton Road overlooking the Kawarau River and in the North Lowburn district beneath the imposing Pisa Range.
SILVER Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
GOLD International Wine Challenge 2017
- Vegan, Vegetarian
Louro Do bolo, Valdeorras Godello, Rafael Palacios
Since starting his own winery in 2004., Rafael Palacios has fast become one of Spain's pre-eminent producers of white wine. His 32 parcels of Godello which are spread over 19,5 hectares in the Val do Bibei in Valdeorras, Galicia, produce some of Spain's most interesting white wines. The vines are planted on steep hills turned into terraces buttressed by stones. Rafa's viticulture is sensitive to the fragile nature of this old terraces and he has adopted his approach to ensure this magnificent structures are preserved. His viticulture is low intervention, with some of the older plots being farmed biodynamically.
The 'Louro' is a straw colour with youthful highlights. It has intense aromas of citrus fruits, wild mountain flowers, hints of fennel and flinty nuances. On the palate, it is fruit-forward supported by a taut, saline minerality and a textural complexity.
Cline Old Wine Zinfandel
Classic Californian Zin. Always a winner. Oak ageing provides just the right amount of toasty vanilla character whilst the overtly ripe and luscious Zinfandel fruit envelops any tannin making this beauty big and bold.
When selecting fruit for Lodi Zinfandel, Cline focus primarily on harmony, early drinkability and elegant structure. This vintage draws from 14 superb Zinfandel vineyards in the legendary area of Lodi where warm days and cool nights have ripened grapes to perfection for over 100 years. The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed to preserve fruit and limit harsh tannin extraction. A moderately warm fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks using specific wine yeast came next. Once desired tannin levels were achieved, the wine was racked two or even three times before aging in wood for eight month. This achieves early elegance without sacrificing bright fruit. They used 35% new French oak with a medium toast level, which contributes a delicate toasty vanilla character to the wine without masking the abundant fruit.
Showing a wide array of ripe almost sweet berry fruit including black cherry and strawberry. The ripe palate shows more berry fruit, as well as dark spice notes such as chinese five spice, star annise and clove . The finish has gentle supple tannins.
This wine will pair very well with roast pork belly and any spicy stew or chowder.
Black-lines Pear & White Tea Fizz
Chase Vodka | Kanpai Sake | Pear | White Tea | Fresh Lemon | Soda
Liquid Gold. Light and bubbly with an Asian twist. A House signature, born over summers filled with iced teas and muddled pear lollies.
The Pear & White Tea Fizz spent 6 careful months in development after a summer weekend filled with iced teas and muddled pear lollies. Despite starting life out as a limited release, we can’t stop drinking it !
This Glug team favourite combines Chase farm-to-bottle Potato Vodka and Kanpai Junmai Sake, bringing together the very best of British spirits.
How to serve
After the delivery driver arrives, get the bottle straight in the fridge. When you can’t wait any longer, pop the cap, pour over plenty of ice in a wine glass and garnish with a slice of fresh Lemon. There are 5 x 150ml serves per bottle.
The Black Lines Pear & White Tea Fizz contains no allergens. It is Gluten Free, Dairy Free and suitable for Vegans.
Monbazillac Domaine De Grange Neuve
A fabulous dessert wine, sweet and luscious with fine acidity for a clean finish. The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine. Flavors on the palate are rich, with honey and a finishing twist of bitter orange.
The French would serve this as an apéritif but it is also good with paté or blue cheeses such as Roquefort.
Vegetarian, vegan, sustainable.
Vineyards are based in the heart of Perigord, near Bergerac along the valley of the Dordogne river. Here, on the river slopes there is a particular micro-climate which favours the development of the botrytis necessary to make this style of sweet wine. Vines average 25 years of age. Grapes are hand harvested at a very late stage of maturity, in three successive 'triage', to ensure that only the most mature grapes are picked. Grapes are harvested in October and November. Grapes are gently put into a pneumatic press and the juice is transfered to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine is matured for 24 months.
Mad Bird Dark Malbec
Deep, dark purple-red colour. Expressive aromas with notes of ripe black fruits, violets and subtle vanilla. On the palate, en enticing sweet entry leads to a complex wine with soft round tannins. Finishes long, juicy and lingering.
Corbeau Wines is the project of Rodríguez Family on their third generation of producers, represented by Francisco J. Rodríguez –Brand Manager- and Eduardo L. Rodríguez –Winemaker-. Is a whole new concept on the creation of products designed to satisfy a young, bold and discoverer audience.
The Winery is located in Mendoza Province, in the West of Argentina Republic, a prominent region for the agricultural crops, with worldwide acknowledgement. Our crops, located at the East of Mendoza, the full expression of local vines, a land full of constant contrasts between technology and natural landscape.
The arid lands and the desert dunes were conditioned for creating crops with a unique character that are nothing less than an homage to the noble traditional viticulture, along the wit and vanguard of the Oasis philosophy of Mendoza. Our wines are produced with grapes from our own vineyards, specially cared to leave our trademark in each member of the Corbeau Wines family. 874 acres in 4 vineyards with different soils, climates and grapes, allow us to create unique blends.
Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon
This luscious, honeyed Semillon was inspired by Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan’s visit to Château d’Yquem in 1981. The Barossa’s climate is ideal for “noble rot”, Botrytis Cinera and a small block next to the winery has been isolated specifically for this wine.
A beautiful golden colour that will intensify with bottle age. On the nose, there are intense aromas of apricot, honey and butterscotch. On the palate, the flavours continue with notes of toffee and lemon marmalade. Deliciously luscious and balanced with natural acidity, this is a dessert wine with the highest of pedigree.
Peter Lehmann works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. The fruit for this wine was sourced exclusively from the Estate Semillon vineyard on the banks of the Para River.
The growing season started after a long, wet winter and one of the wettest Septembers on record. The vines grew steadily and healthy with consistent, even flowering and fruit set. Healthy canopies allowed the fruit to hang on the vine for up to four weeks longer than usual, with great botrytis development during this period.
Harvest took place on 15th May 2017. The grapes were crushed and left to macerate on skins overnight before pressing. The juice was then clarified and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Caballero De La Cepa Reserve Malbec
Grapes for the Caballero de la Cepa wines are picked from the Barrancas region in southern Maipú, Mendoza. The vines here are planted in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the south side of the Mendoza river. The vineyards sit at high altitudes - 1,100 metres above sea level - meaning that there are large temperature differences between day and night. This extends the growing season and helps to retain freshness and finesse in the wines.
The winery was founded in 1910 by Polish immigrant Don Sami Flichman. He purchased property in Barrancas (southern Maipú) and planted vines in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the Mendoza river. It was Sami’s son Isaac who first began to make fine wine at the estate, including Caballero de la Cepa, one of the first high-quality wines that garnered international awareness for premium Argentinian wines. Sogrape Vinhos purchased Finca Flichman in 1998, and invested heavily in restoring the vineyards and modernising the winery. The original Barrancas vineyard remains among their 400 hectares of vines, which also includes the higher altitude Tupungato vineyard. Today the wines are made by Germán Berra, one of Argentina’s brightest talents, who was recognised as the ‘Best Young Winemaker’ in the Argentina Wine Awards in 2016. Germán works closely with consultant and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini.
In 2018, Finca Flichman achieved its record harvest of the last 20 years. Yields increased 92% compared to the previous harvest. Not only was it a memorable vintage in terms of quantity, but also in quality. Despite some rain during spring, the rest of the growing season was ideal and produced grapes of excellent quality.
This wine is ruby red in colour with blue hues. The aroma is perfumed and complex - a combination of violets, cherries and oak spice. On the palate, it is concentrated with blackberries, ripe plums and tobacco leaves. Sweet, ripe tannins balance the fruit.
The grapes were fermented for 12 days at a controlled temperature of 28°C, and underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in second and third-use French oak Foudres (500 litres) for six months and spent a further six months ageing in bottle.
Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
Old world style Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State- classy.
Pairs great with beef or lamb dishes as well as hard cheeses.
Black-Lines Elderflower Collins
London Dry Gin | Elderflower | Fresh Lemon | Soda
Every Gin needs a friend - what better match than classic British Elderflower. Clean, crisp and dangerously quaffable.
This serve is a riff on a classic Tom Collins, named after a practical joke that spread across New York in 1874. New Yorkers would tell their friends that a man named ‘Tom Collins’ had been heard speaking rudely about them in a particular bar. When they went to the bar to confront him and asked for ‘Tom Collins,’ they instead received a sour cocktail of Gin, lemon and soda.
Black-Lines have made this classic their own, using East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin and bringing in British Elderflower for a refreshing twist.
How to serve
After the delivery driver arrives, get the bottle straight in the fridge. When you can’t wait any longer, pop the cap, pour over plenty of ice in a highball glass and garnish with a slice of fresh Lemon. There are 5 x 150ml serves per bottle.
The Black Lines Elderflower Collins contains no allergens. It is Gluten Free, Dairy Free and suitable for Vegans
2018 Picpoul, Baron de Badassière
100% Picpoul. A youthful Picpoul with fresh, crisp apple and a touch of citrus on the nose. No oak and early bottling helps retain freshness and delicate aromatics. This wine is pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim. On the nose, it has aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit, lemon and lime, and floral notes. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of zesty acidity and minerality, as well as a touch of saltiness on the finish.
The grapes for this wine come from selected vineyards around the Etang de Thau, planted on clay and limestone soils.
The grapes arrived in the winery in the early morning and were macerated on the skins for a few hours, then pressed by pneumatic press. The must was cold settled for 48 hours and then fermented at a controlled temperature of 15 °C for 16 days. No oak was used and the wine was bottled early to retain freshness and delicate aromatics.
Baron de Badassière is from the Picpoul de Pinet region of the Languedoc, near the coast of the south of France. The name of the wine refers to the Badassière vineyard which lies near the small town of Pomérols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character who was rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. The wines are made exclusively for Liberty Wines by New Zealand winemaker Graeme Paul, with consultant Matt Thomson, at the Cave de Pomérols cooperative where the Vignes de L'Eglise range is also produced.
2018 Tufarello, `Vigneti Canosini` Nero di Troia
100% Nero di Troia. Deep ruby red in colour with garnet highlights, the 2018 Vigneto Canosini has an intense, long-lasting and fruity perfume. It has great structure and well-balanced tannins.
Canosini is an old, 30 hectare, bush-trained vineyard which produces fruit of outstanding quality. On the right bank of the Ofanto river, the area lies nearly 20 kilometres from the Adriatic Sea between 105 and 140 metres above sea level.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed before fermentation and maceration on the skins in stainless-steel tanks between 30-32°C for 15 days. After fermentation, the wine was aged in barriques for four months.
Another of the enterprising Valentino Sciotti's projects, Tufarello is made by the Farnese winemaking team at their winery where Dennis Verdecchia is in charge with Alberto Antonini as consultant. The wine is made from the Uva di Troia (also known as Nero di Troia) grape that is grown around Canosa di Puglia in southern Italy. The name attests to its Greek origins (Troy) and it is said to take its name from the nearby town of Troia, named by the Greek invader Diomedes.
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Chardonnay
This Chardonnay has fresh pear and lemon notes that combine with delicate white flowers. Lovely soft aromas of poached apple and marzipan evolve in the glass. Crisp, fresh and dry on the palate, the wine is tightly sprung then unwinds to reveal a citrus pith texture, wrapped around a fresh stone-fruit core.
Paulaner Weiss Alcohol Free
One of Germany's best low-alcohol beers, Paulaner Hefeweiss alcohol free is as refreshing as the original but alcohol free.
Mt. Difficulty Pinot Gris
Recently rated 5 Stars in Decanter, this aromatic Pinot Gris grows really well in the cool climatic conditions and produces a dry white with stone fruit aromas of peach and nectarine on the nose. The front palate displays vibrant, juicy flavours of stone fruits and ripe red apples, whilst the mid palate is full, creamy and well textured followed by a lingering, rich yet clean grapefruit driven finish.
Vira Cabeças Red
Wonderfully balanced red with incredible aromas and depth. A wine that seduces the taste-buds with engaging aromatics, working in harmony and perfect balance with nature. It has the body and warmness of the Alentejo sun, with a combination of lush red fruit and a silky texture from start to finish. A wine that will stick in your mind… & for good reason!
Hand-picked and very precocious harvest on the 23th and of 24th August. Natural fermentation in a cement vat, part of the grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. Six weeks maceration. Aged in old oak cask and barrel for 21 months. Bottled without fining and filtering.
Matches well with a selection of cheeses and tomato based winter stews with warm spices. Lamb and slow cooked meat options. Aubergine, peppers and cumin dishes match really well with this wine. Be adventurous and try it with a bit of dark chocolate!
Vegan friendly, low sulfites and low intervention.
Single Old Vineyard field blend (about 8 different grape varieties).
Cline Cellars Late Harvest Mourvèdre
This wine is luxuriously sweet and divinely tempting. Layers of coffee, chocolate, black berries and prunes dominate but they are beautifully balanced with a firm structure of acid and fine grained tannins.
It is a wonderful accompaniment to rich chocolatey desserts like chocolate mousse, brie with mango chutney, or salted caramel chocolate squares.
Big Break vineyard was chosen for this Late Harvest Mourvèdre. It's planted in deep sand-soil, is dry-farmed, and benefits from the drying winds that blow through Contra Costa County. The vineyard carried a light crop of grapes that ripened and dehydrated to a high sugar content. When the grapes arrived at the winery, the lot was 25% raisined. Working with ultra-ripe raisiny fruit to make this delicious wine had its challenges. The must began to ferment after three days in the tank, with a natural yeast fermentation, contributing to the complexity of the blend. Fermentation progressed and in a matter of three weeks the combination of alcohol and sugar caused the fermentation to draw to a close. The wine was racked to 30% new French oak barrels allowing the fruit flavours to show through without being masked by the oak.
Great presentation, great name & a great wine! We love Alentejo and this wine shows the character of the region so well. Lots of rich red fruit, hints of peppery spice & balanced acidity. A wine that you just want to keep on enjoying. A firm favourite at Glug!
Lunetta Prosecco 75cl
A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of apple and peach on the nose and a fresh, softly sparkling palate with characters of soft ripe stone fruits.
Serve chilled as an aperitif or celebration wine. Also goes well with Italian panettone.
Crystallum 'Peter Max' Pinot Noir
Crystallum is now one of the most highly regarded wineries in South Africa.
This is a wonderfully elegant and perfumed Pinot. The palate offers plenty of fruit while maintaining a wonderful vibrancy and freshness.Love this wine by the talented Peter-Allan Finlayson. VEGAN/VEGETARIAN
Vignes de l`Eglise Rosé de Syrah IGP Pays d'Oc
This rosé is pale pink in colour and exhibits an intense perfume of red fruits with hints of strawberry and cassis. There is a perfect balance between the wine's fresh, vibrant style and its more rounded structure.
Grous 23 Barricas Red
Louis Duarte has created this multi award winning wine that is full-flavoured with an elegant profile and soft tannins. After 12 months of slow maturation in french oak, he selected 23 casks of the best of Syrah and Touriga Nacional.
It is a deep red with concentrated plummy tones and some spicy notes as well as complex and delicate aromas and finish.
Drink with grilled or slow cooked red meats, especially lamb. It also matches with game and high protein cheeses.
2018 Luigi Baudana, `Dragon` Langhe Bianco
41% Chardonnay , 30% Nascetta, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Riesling. The wine has perfumes of stone, flowers and summery grass with a slightly savoury note on the palate. The touches of Riesling and Nascetta add an extra hint of elegance, giving it a long refreshing finish. Dragon is a symbol of courage for Vajra, who experimented here with local and international white varietals in this fresh and perfumed white wine. It is a very unusual blend for the Barolo area: Chardonnay and Sauvignon with Nascetta and Riesling.
The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are located on the north-east shoulder of Cerretta Piani at mid-slope. A fold of this slope makes the plot cooler and more suitable for white grapes. Below the thin topsoil lies one of the oldest conglomerates of all Piemonte: 14-million-year-old Helvetian soil. The Nascetta is grown in the Comune of Novello, the birthplace of the variety, at the top of the Ravera hill. Vajra has always believed in sustainable farming and keeps the turf natural and green in the vineyard. Traditional pruning is practised as well as using the Guyot mixed system of trellising. Every phase of winemaking, starting in the vineyard, is carried out by hand. No irrigation is used, while green harvest is decided according to the vintage.
The grapes were hand harvested. Soft crushing was followed by up to 12 days of fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine remained in stainless-steel tanks until bottling the following spring.
This small estate has just over four hectares of vineyard, all in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba. Their tiny cellar is situated in the village of Baudana, while their vineyards are primarily in the 'crus' of Baudana and the highly regarded Cerretta. After 30 years running the winery, and without heirs to take over the business, Luigi and Fiorina Baudana took the difficult decision to sell. As part of his research, Luigi visited the Vajra winery incognito one day, and was so impressed with the way they dealt with people and communicated their philosophy that he rang Aldo soon afterwards to ask if he would be interested in buying the estate. A deal was soon done, and the Vajra family have run this estate alongside Luigi and Fiorina ever since. The first vintage was 2009 and from then onwards we can see the true expression of the new Luigi Baudana.
Shaw + Smith, `M3` Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
The 'M3' opens with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. Notes of brioche and toast add complexity to the elegant fruit. The palate is long and flavoursome, with great texture and bright acidity. Savoury, toasty nuances from the oak are beautifully integrated and linger on the finish.
Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW, Shaw + Smith's aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand among the best of their type in Australia. The wines are made exclusively from fruit grown in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia's coolest and most exciting regions. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to cooler climates, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and also make outstanding wines from Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
GOLD Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian
“Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish. Decanting and exposure to air opens the aroma and palate of the wine“, Chris Williams, Winemaker
Food pairing: grilled fish, white and red meat
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh. Cellar Master, Chris Williams, who has worked on the estate since 1995 has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. The name Meerlust means “pleasure of the sea”, as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), with the cooling influence of the coast, allowing the grapes ripen slowly.
Gran Passione, Veneto Rosso IGT
Merlot: 60%, Corvina: 40%. Vibrant purple colour, rich luscious nose full of sweet ripe dark cherry, plum, vanilla and christmas spice. Rich and velvety, with lots of juicy fruit. Very easy drinking.
The grapes come from selected vineyards harvested at the beginning of October, to allow the grapes to have increased maturation. Before picking, the vines' cordons are cut, but the grapes are left on the vines, and for up to 15 days the grapes begin to dry naturally on the vine (Appassimento on vine). The grapes are then carefully hand harvested before being pressed. After fermentation the wine is aged in oak for 3-4 months.
For centuries Veneto, in the North East of Italy, has been one of the foremost wine producing regions and one of the most modernised of Italy. With its vast micro-climates, no other region offers more diversity in such close proximity than Veneto. The Gran Passione project was set up in 2013 in homage to the Venetians long standing history of being great traders and their rich wine culture. The aim was to create wines of high quality, that are affordable and representative in style to those that have been made in Veneto for centuries. Using traditional varieties, whilst honouring long-established techniques, Gran Passione create beautiful expressions of these classic Venetian wines.
Dandelion `Lionheart of Barossa` Shiraz
This wine is intense crimson in colour, with a youthful purple hue. On the nose, it has lifted aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, spicy pepper notes and Christmas pudding-like spices. Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums are pronounced on the palate, with sweet spice. It has firm, but fine, tannins and dark chocolate nuances continue onto the lengthy palate.
Blank Bottle, Moment Of Silence
Stunning, all rounder there is nothing you can fault in this wine. The 2019 shows less intensity than the 2018, but is by no means any less delicious, maintaining all of it's style and swagger. Aromas of candied lemon, cooked apple and mango with a core of minerality. Soft and voluptuous, it has a lovely ripeness and a fleshy, creamy mouthfeel, which leads to a perfect tangy freshness giving some zip to its otherwise mellow feel.
Piquepoul Noir Rose
A pale pink in colour, this Piquepoul rose has a delicate nose of cherry blossom, strawberries and peaches. The palate is wonderfully fresh with summer berry flavours and notes of crushed rose petals. The fruity notes are balanced perfectly with a lively, citrus acidity leaving the palate refreshed.
Best served with summer salads or grilled chicken.
Vegetarian & Vegan
Established in 1967 by Maurice Grignon, the family winemaking and trading company originally specialised in the production and sale of wine-making materials. Then in 1992, the company was sold and became an Association of Cooperatives and started producing wines from Languedoc- Roussillon.In 1996, the company made significant investments into modern equipment, improved storage and now specialises in the production of high quality wines. The name Foncalieu is made up of letters of villages in the region of l`Aude - Fonties de Aude, Capendu - ALzonne - Montolieu.
Gremillet Champagne Brut
Frederic Berne Beaujolais Beaujolais Lantignié `Pierre Bleue`
Frédéric Berne's Beaujolais Lantignié `Pierre Bleue` is a lovely deep purple in the glass. On the nose it is fragrant with perfumes of blueberries, black cherry and fruit compote. On the palate, the tannins are soft and ripe, Flavours of bramble fruit and violets are concentrated and well balanced with a lifted acidity.
The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste.
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh. Cellar Master, Chris Williams, who has worked on the estate since 1995 has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. The name Meerlust means “pleasure of the sea”, as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), with the cooling influence of the coast, allowing the grapes ripen slowly.
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Cabernet Franc
11% Petit Verdot
Meerlust Rubicon 2016
The 2017 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins promising long beneficial maturation. A stand out vintage of Rubicon displaying all the charm of a perfect vintage from mature vines.
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh. Cellar Master, Chris Williams has worked on the estate since 1995 and has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. The name Meerlust means “pleasure of the sea”, as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), where the cooling influence of the coast allows the grapes ripen slowly.
100% Chardonnay - a big wine for special occasions. A classy, sleek structure with subtle citrus fruit softened with textured creaminess makes it ideal for creamy dishes. Delicious with fresh and roasted nuts or sushi.
Grapes were cold pressed and fermentation was started in stainless steel tanks. On the third day after fermentation started the wine was transferred into 300 litre French oak barrels – 50% new and 50% second fill. After fermentation the wine was kept on the primary lees for about three to four months and was batonnaged every three weeks. It was then racked and went back into the barrels for another eight months, totalling 12 months, and then bottled.
Ready to be enjoyed within the year of production, but will mature well for the next four to six years.
Sophie Baron, Grand Réserve Brut
The Meunier dominant blend gives richness and red berry fruit to this crisp and lively Champagne.
Charly-sur-Marne lies a mere 50 kilometres east of Paris along the Vallée de la Marne subregion. The Baron family owns 38 hectares of sustainably managed vineyards that are largely planted with Meunier, the dominant grape in the region.
The Grand Réserve is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and undergoes malolactic fermentation to give it roundness. It is aged on its lees for three years and has a balanced dosage of 10g/l residual sugar.
Sophie Baron Champagne comes from a family run property in Charly-sur-Marne. The Champagne is named after Sophie, the daughter of the founders Gabriel and Dolorès. She joined the property in 1982 and works alongside her winemaker brother, Ignace.
'Saint-M' Rosé Cru Classé
Located in the southernmost part of Côtes de Provence, Château Saint-Maur is nestled between the foothills of the stunning Massif des Maures mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea. Just 10km from Saint-Tropez, this beautiful part of the world lends itself to the production of the iconic, pale pink, Provencal rosé that has become a British summertime staple.
A beautiful, pale, salmon color. The nose is very appealing and concentrated with notes of small red fruits and orange blossom. The palate is fruit driven with strawberry and grapefruit dominating and more floral notes in the background. Refreshing and smooth, with great length.
Food pairing: Spaghetti with clams.
After harvest the grapes are put through a short period of cold maceration, primarily to extract aromas from the skins along with gentle colour. They are then pressed and transported to stainless steel vats where the must is left to settle. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tank at a controlled temperature, with aging also all in stainless steel on the fine lees.
Shaw+Smith Pinot Noir
Delicate and fragrant, but deceptive power and firm tannins, this has perfumes of juicy cranberries, cinnamon and bergamot, with rhubarb over a savoury core. Site selection, miniscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to its success.
Vegetarian & Vegan.
The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well-equipped vignerons due to extreme temperatures and the consequent bush fires. Shaw + Smith made the most of the situation and produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Despite the warm and dry summer, the 2019s retained a beautiful natural acidity.
The Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is sourced largely from the cool and high altitude Lenswood vineyard. The Pinot Noir clones used are the 777 from Burgundy and MV6, the backbone of many of Australia's best Pinots.
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long-held dream to make wine together. Their vision remains to make exciting, refined wines, exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, that rank among Australia’s best. The wines are made from a number of sites throughout the Adelaide Hills. They specialise in grape varieties suited to the cooler climate, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Blank Bottle Aasvoël
Aasvoël, meaning a vulture in Afrikaans, got it's name because the winemaker, Pieter, didn't have a chance to buy enough grapes to make this beautiful wine every year.
"I became an Aasvoël - an Afrikaans word for a ”vulture” - sitting on a pole, watching the vineyard. If something falls off the truck, I pick it up (figuratively speaking of course!). In other words, if it is a high production year, I get some grapes."
Production of Aasvoël is usually very small- with only so many bottles available, and the wine is 100% Verdelho, which is indigenous grape of Portugal, but it's grown really successfully in South Africa where it's mostly used in blends and it's quite a rare find as single variety wine, therefore more special.
The wine is medium-bodied with aromas of ripe apricots, peaches and pears, bursting with citrus and tropical fruits. It's very refreshing and elegant on the palate, beautifully balanced with a lot of fruits, hint of spices and slight bitterness with a long finish.
Great wine to enjoy on a hot summer nights, on it's own or paired with anything spicy, grilled chicken, seafood, salads and creamy cheeses.
Chateau Montcontour, Vouvray Brut
Pale yellow with green hints. A fresh nose, with white flowers, brioche and apple aromas. Harmonious palate with a nice acidity and finesse. 100% Chenin Blanc.
Newton Johnson Walker bay Pinot Noir
"Our Walker Bay Pinot Noir is the shadow of our best vineyards, bearing perhaps not the same
gravitas, but a level of quality and personality from Pinot Noir that is typically the Upper
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. It is an Estate wine made from younger vines and vineyards on the
Over a decade of farming these vineyards have guided us in terms of their individual strengths
and limitations. The younger vines are from vineyards that could in time provide the best
quality of all, however at this stage they are more preoccupied with a flirtatious, fruit assertive
character with more complexity to come. The vineyards on the lower slopes grow with a little
more vigour as their accessibility to water and nutrients in the soil becomes easier. Depth of
flavour accumulates as you move up the slope with the decomposed Granite based soils playing
the common thread between all the vineyards."
T A S T I N G N O T E S
Youthful perfume with intricate spice and tertiary notes. Fresh violet petals, dark cherry and
grape stem spice play with the darker, more brooding and earthy characters of wood bark and
truffles. The silky tannin structure encompasses the ripe cherry succulence, with cranberries,
cinnamon and gentle acidity drifting in to the finish.
The main vineyard contingent to this wine lies mostly on the south -facing, mid slopes, but
includes lower parcels from the northern slope, in the porphyritic Granite soils of the Upper
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This appellation ranges from 4 to 8 km in proximity to the Atlantic
Ocean. The climate is cool and temperate, where parallel mountain ranges channel the southerly
oceangoing winds through the appellation during the summer. These southerly winds in turn
create regular sea mists and overcast conditions, moderating the temperatures in the valley. The
annual rainfall is 850mm, with 50% falling in the winter months (May – August).
Saskia, Miles Mossop Wines
This is a blended dry white wine comprised of 71% Chenin blanc, 14% Viognier, 8% Verdehlo and 7% Clairette blanche.
Brilliant golden straw colour. Intense citrus and yellow fruit aromas on the nose with underlying honeysuckle floral notes. Notes of marzipan, toasted almonds and brioche hint to time on the lees in oak.
The entry on the palate bursts with citrus and white peach flavours leading to a textured and rich mid-palate. There is immense complexity in this wine with a sense of elegance and freshness. The wine finishes with a slight salinity which leaves one wanting more.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to Lobster Bisque, Seafood Paella, Sushi or any mildly spicy dish. Drinks well
on release but will reward with cellaring for up to 10 years from harvest.
Production: 3250 bottles.
Until May 2018, Miles Mossop’s day job was as winemaker at Tokara, a position he had held since the winery started-up in 2000. The agreement Miles had with GT Ferreira, the owner of Tokara, allowed him to vinify 10 tonnes of bought in grapes and put them under his own label each year. Now completely independent and now making wines in two different locations in Stellenbosch, Miles is starting to extend both production and the range he produces.
Miles Mossop Wines started out as a three-wine project.
The white wine, called Saskia, was first produced in 2004. It has remained pretty constant in its source and the make-up of the blend from the start. It is effectively two-thirds Chenin sourced from 30 year old Stellenbosch vineyards, and one third Viognier sourced from vines farmed by Willi Mostert on the Paardeberg side of the Swartland.
More recent vintages have seen the (beneficial) addition of a barrel or two of Verdelho and Clairette, which with their lower alcohol and well-defined acidity, have made the blend a lighter stricter and more linear. All the components are fermented individually in older barrels and left on its lees for added complexity. Blending is only completed just prior to bottling. The Chenin generally goes through a partial malo-lactic fermentation, whilst the Viognier enjoys a full conversion.
The wine is named after Saskia-Jo, Miles and Samantha’s elder daughter.
Piper-Heidsieck, Cuvée Brut
The signature cuvée of the Piper-Heidsieck House is a round and vibrant non-vintage Cuvée Brut recalling the rich variety of its blend of 100 crus from across the patchwork of Champagne vineyards.
This wine is pale golden in colour. On the nose, there are intense notes of almonds and fresh hazelnuts, with flavours of fresh pear and apple with a delicate hint of citrus. It is lively and light with added depth from the Pinot Noir, creating beautiful balance.
- Feature(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
KEERMONT SYRAH 2015 is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites growing on Keermont Vineyards: Steepside Syrah: Growing on a North facing slope in deep, red clay-rich soils; this vineyard generally produces powerful full bodied wines with rich, spicy flavours. Topside Syrah: An unirrigated west facing vineyard planted at 400m above sea level on rocky sandstone-based soil. Topside Syrah is usually a more aromatic wine with good structure and natural acid. Sweetwater Syrah: Situated in a rocky valley below the Fleurfontein spring, this is the coolest of the three Syrah sites and ripens the latest. Sweetwater Syrah is normally lighter and elegant in style with a herbal aroma. In certain vintages we may add a small percentage of Mourvèdre from the Steepside vineyard in order to bring another aspect to the tannin structure of the wine.
All grapes used in producing our wines are grown on Keermont Vineyards. Small parcels of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. This process is carried out gently and naturally in open top fermenters using traditional methods only. This wine spent 20 months maturing in seasoned 500 and 225 Litre French oak barrels before being bottled by hand without filtration on 3 December 2015. We produced 16432 bottles and 102 magnums
The Keermont Syrah 2015 has a bright strawberry red colour with a lighter hue. It has an enchanting bouquet of wild flowers, sweet cherries and an array of spices. The palate is elegant and focussed with a clean, linear acidity. It has an exciting cherry and plum flavour with notes of spice and earthiness. The tannins are vibrant and tight, and the wine has a long, succulent, herbal finish. Drink 2018-2028.
A cold, wet winter (as experienced in this vintage) is a good thing for the vine. It goes into full dormancy and wakes up well rested and ready for the season ahead. This was apparent with very even budding and strong, early growth during spring. From that point onwards, we experienced a very dry season. Growing conditions, however, were ideal with warm days and cool nights. This variation in temperature generally leads to good flavour and colour development in the berries and as a result we had a small crop with great quality. We had our earliest harvest yet starting on 23 January and finishing on 3 March and took 70 tons of grapes into the winery.
Newton Johnson, Southend Chardonnay
Newton Johnson was founded in the mid-1990s by Cape Wine Master, Dave Johnson and his wife, Felicity (Née Newton). Over the past twenty years, the winery has built a reputation for producing some of the Cape’s finest Pinot Noir’s. This is not a massive surprise since Dave’s CWM thesis was on the variety.
Add to that one of the smartest Chardonnay’s in the country plus, more recently, a pair of outstanding Rhône style wines. The result? Well, three Patter Five Stars in the 2016 guide is a good benchmark to start with.
Southend Chardonnay was aged in French barrique for 9 months, it's complex and smoky, but smells of ripe citruses and peaches which are present on the palate as well with a touch of ginger, sweet spices and buttery brioche. Clean and elegant with nice minerality.
Pairs very well with pork dishes, poultry, vegetarian food or salmon and tuna.
JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, `JCB No. 21` Crémant de Bourgogne Brut
No. 21 is an unusual blend of grapes, which create a sparkling wine with a lovely fresh and fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. 40% Pinot Noir , 35% Chardonnay, 20% Gamay, 5% Aligoté
Pale and vibrant in colour, the JCB No. 21 Crémant boasts aromas of citrus fruits, almonds and white flowers on the nose. The palate has refreshing and lifted acidity, coupled with a lovely, rich texture from the lees ageing.
Sauvignon "A Peu Pres"
A stunning little gem from David Maudry, whose family have a long old history of wine production in Tracy-Sur-Loire. This Sauvignon Blanc comes from young vines directly next to their Pouilly-Fumé vineyard. Whilst this vineyard remains unclassified, the soils and aspect are the same, indeed the wine tastes almost identical (at a fraction of the price)... lots of that struck-flint note we all love in Pouilly-Fumé, and then a nice elegance and gentle tang.
Seeing Pouilly-Fumé (and Sancerre) getting rather out of reach price-wise this was an exciting find.
The name, ‘À Peu Près’, means ‘as good as’ (as good as Pouilly Fumé) and we were delighted to have this wine on our list.
Terre de Mistral Rosalie 2019 Cote Du Provence
There’s a blackcurrant, almost menthol/lavender fruitiness that jumps out of the glass and transports you to a flower-bedecked terrace on the Cote d'Azur where you're eating fistfuls of olives and mindlessly following the flight of a busy little bee. White peach, pear drop, and white and tart red berry notes tingle the taste buds. Good body and creaminess, but crisp, bright and quintessentially Provencal.
(well, the 2018 was Decanters Magazine’s top scoring Provence rose last year with 95 points)
Quincy, Domaine du Tremblay, Vieilles Vignes
Quincy is a small and typically paysan village serviced by a single lousy bar and a boulangerie with little else (apart from the obvious opportunity to taste with growers) to attract the casual visitor. In fact one wonders why, when the appellation was created in 1936, that it wasn’t christened after the neighbouring commune of Brinay which at least exudes some character and draws in tourists who come to admire the 12th Century frescos in its pretty little church.
This wine is made from vines that our 30-50 years & is a beautiful expression of Sauvignon Blanc with citrus aromas on the nose, particularly grapefruit, alongside menthol, pepper, acacia and white flowers. An elegant combination of fruit and freshness on the palate.
Should be opened within 5 years to enjoy the freshness and fruitiness of Sauvignon blanc. But you can forget
it in your cellar for a little longer. Vertical tastings proved that white Loire wines can be kept up to 10 years.
To enjoy with foie gras or lobster. This wine is also a nice aperitif!
Saumur Blanc 'La Jouvencelle' Domaine de Rocheville
The Saumur Champigny appellation is one of the best-known Loire wines. Protected on the south-east by the forest of Fontevraud, by the Loire on the north-east and by the Thouet on the west, it enjoys the lowest rainfall in the region, with an average of 600mm per annum. By comparison, Angers, which is 40km away, has 850 mm p.a. and Cholet, 60km away, has an average annual rainfall of 950mm.
Domaine de Rocheville is one of the latest vineyards to be created in the Saumur Champigny appellation. Philippe Porché, a wine enthusiast, had been looking for a vineyard in this area for years: after several trials. He finally discovered the land in Parnay, where he based Domaine de Rocheville, at the end of 2004. The first grapes were harvested in 2005, thanks to the help of his wife, Agnes, and JeromeCallet, a young soil specialist. Since then they have moved on with a succession of wines, a wider experience, a sharper philosophy, and their reputation and fame have steadily increased.
La Jouvencelle is a lively and refreshing Saumur white wine, an elixir of youth!
Colour combining delicate nuances of green and gold. Tropical and citrus fruit aromas and floral notes with a hint of vanilla. A very well-balanced wine, with a suave, discreet attack and an elegant, fresh and very fruity finish in the mouth.
100% Chenin Blanc, from a special part of the vineyard on sandy clay soil.. South-south-west exposition.
The grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press, then the juice is put into large barrels for the alcoholic fermentation. The Jouvencelle is stirred regularly if necessary, so the juice is enhanced by the fine lees. Ageing from 6 to 9 months depending on the vintage, to get the best from the Chenin’s freshness and fruit.
Perfect as an aperitif, the Jouvencelle goes very well with grilled fish, fried prawns, Blanquette of veal and choucroute, and blue cheese and goats’ cheese. Serve cold, between 12° and 14°C
Delicious when it is young, the Jouvencelle will retain its freshness for nearly 10 years in the cellar.
Domaine Fernand Engel, Pinot Blanc Reserve
This is a delightful Pinot Blanc with intense fruit forward nose, with a youthful expression of peach, quince and vanilla. Fresh and soft on the palate. A very delicate rounded wine with discrete, refined acidity and a persistent fruit finish.
Certified organic and vegan friendly, it's perfect when paired with onion tart, pâtés, chicken vol-au-vent, soufflés with cheese or potatoes and
Since 2001, the family's land has been managed exclusively based on organic farming methods.Since 2012, they have been certified organic and now Fernand Engel is the largest organic estate in Alsace. The company is known for its consistent commitment to respect nature.
The diversity of the soils and the variability of the climate give Alsatian wines an eminently complex dimension, making each vintage a new challenge. Thanks to their experience and expertise, they have understood that it is by respecting the raw material, by listening to it, that they will guide the genesis of the wine as naturally and as faithfully as possible. Manipulation is limited and each wine is a reflection of its terroir.
São João Sparkling Rosé - Beiras, Portugal
Caves São João has one of the oldest cellars in Portugal which reflects their history and reputation in Portugal. Founded in 1920, they are now preparing to celebrate their centenary celebrations.
Produced using the champagne method we've always been a big fan of Portuguese fizz, especially when it comes to value for money. Brimming with red fruits & apple it has a subtle creaminess too, a characteristic of champagne, from time spent on its lees.
An easy drinking sparkling that matches very well with food such as venison terrine, canapés, Asian food, pâtés and desserts.
Gran Passione Bianco
A lovely floral wine with hints of vanilla on the nose. On the palate it is dry, crisp and fresh with ripe fruit flavors which balance out the acidity perfectly.
Garganega and Pinot Bianco are cultivated in alluvial territories close to river Piave. The grapes are harvested separately during the first ten days of September. The Garganega is fermented at a temperature between 14 ° and 16 ° C in barriques, followed by a refining of 4 months. Whilst the Pinot Blanc is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature and the refining involves frequent batonnage. Post fermentation the wines are blended and spend a short period of time in stainless steel before bottling.
Pinot Bianco: 40%
Digby, Non Vintage Brut
Vibrant yet understated, this fizz is in its element when celebrating one of life’s big moments - like Mothers Day!. An engaging expression of Digby’s house style, it stems from England’s most luscious Pinot Noir with rich, aged Chardonnay and plummy Pinot Meunier.
The Pinot Noir at the core of the Non-Vintage blend is bold and brassy, quite a character and was expressive even as the juice was running off the press. This is complimented by aged Chardonnay reserve wines which have spent an additional 1.5 years on the lees, which helps to retain the vitality at the heart of Digby’s house style while bringing a mellow richness to the blend. The addition of Pinot Meunier helps to keep the whole affair light and on its toes.
Vegetarian & Vegan.
Vermentino Di Sardegna, Antonella Corda
The nose is fragrant and intense with aromas of peach and tropical fruit with aromatic hints of sage and capers.The aromas carry on to the palate where the refreshing acidity brightens the wine. The finish is long and lingering.
The fruits for this wine comes from Antonio Argiolas (Antonella Corda's grandfather and Sardinian famed viticulturist) favourite vineyard: Mitza Manna. This is a seven hectares vineyard at 200 meters above sea level. The soil here is marly limestone which helps maintaining freshness and the delicate aromas of Vermentino. Plants are trained with Guyot system and planted at a density of 4545 plants per hectare. The Mistral wind from the mediterranean sea has a favourable influence here by lowering the temperature and keeping the vines clean from fungal diseases.
Antonella Corda, the granddaughter of the famed viticulturalist Antonio Argiolas, founded her winery in 2010 after finishing her masters in viticulture and winemaking at the prestigious Edmund Mach Foundation. Her approach blends a proud, century-old family tradition of winemaking with ambition and innovation. Antonio, who lived to the age of 104, left Antonella two of his prized vineyards, located around the village of Serdiana, a few kilometres north of Cagliari. The mild climate, water availability and the rich calcareous soils here give the wines a unique character and a signature freshness. Antonella follows a sustainable approach and the vineyards are farmed organically.
Lugana, Ca Dei Frati, "I Frati"
Excellent depth and balance on the palate, with an almost trademark richness and crisp, lively finish.
Considered to be one of the best producers in Lugana owning a substantial area of vineyards, Cà dei Frati produces quantity with exceptional quality. Excellent depth, layers of flavour ranging from white peach to almond blossom and lemons.
Chateau De Dufort, Corbieres
Intense spicy fruit flavours, supple, soft, sometimes sweet tannins and a fresh acid core, which makes this wine from the Languedoc irresistible with all the hearty rustic fare of autumn - a rich cassoulet, or meaty slow-cooked ox cheek with garlicky mashed potato - the kind of stuff that makes you feel like Henry VIII.
Nuit-Saint-Georges, Dufouleur Freres 2015
Cherry, tobacco, herbaceous notes with silky tannins showing good weight and concentration, showing flesh and balance. A superb vintage!
Not to be confused with Dufouleur Père et Fils whose cellars are also found on the main route out towards Dijon, Dufouleur Frères is an artisan family domaine and winery who operate from their Château in Nuits-Saint-Georges. It’s not that the two cellars aren’t historically connected in some way – both claim proof of ancestry dating back to 1596 – spanning some 12 generations. For over 250 years (and before the family went their separate ways) the Dufouleur’s existed as a family of vignerons, but after the creation of Maison Dufouleur in 1848, the name became also synonymous as a négociant house.
Chorey-Les-Beaune, Grand Vin De Bourgogne, Edmond Cornu & Fils
Vines that are 35+ years old. The pinot noir spends 18 months in oak. Red cherry, spice with rounded tannins. A delicious Burgundy
Kerner, Cantina Valle Isarco
Fresh, spiced and aromatic. Stone fruit flavours of peach and apricot. Very well balanced acidity.
Pairs beautifully with light appetizers, cold meats, poached fish and shellfish. Also excellent as an aperitif!
Beaujolais Vintage 2014 Appelation Beaujolais Controlee
Deeply rural, the Beaujolais region runs on a north-south axis with the vineyards located on the slopes of a series of rolling hills.
Produced exclusively from the Gamay grape, the wines are simple, clear and unashamedly paysan, fresh, supple, delicate and fruity.
M de Moulin Riche Saint-Julien
The second wine of Château Moulin Riche which is meant for earlier drinking. Made with the same attention to detail, the blend spends less time in oak so has a classic Bordeaux nose of black fruits and cedar with lively acidity.
This is a fruity and classic Bordeaux with a nose offering black fruits and cedar with brisk acidity and structured tannins on the palate. The finish is bright and fresh.
M de Moulin Riche is the second wine from Château Moulin Riche, designed for earlier drinking but made with the same care. It is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine ages for six months in two-year-old-French oak barrels and then spends a further six months in stainless steel vats.
Until 2009, Château Moulin Riche was the second wine of Château Léoville Poyferré. It was bought alongside Léoville Poyferré in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. Château Moulin Riche's vineyards are located on what is considered one of the finest gravel rises in the Médoc producing wines of exceptional quality. Also within the Cuvelier family’s portfolio is the M de Moulin Riche, which is the second wine of Château Moulin Riche, which is meant for earlier drinking.
Vallet Frères Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Delicate garnet colour with peppery, strawberry fruit on the nose, the palate is light to medium-bodied with appealing nervy fruit and mouth-watering acidity balancing the dry tannins and elegant red fruit.
Founded in 1864 by Pierre Bourée, Vallet Frères is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the family, Bernard and Jean-Christophe Vallet. The family owns vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin, in the Beaune Premier Cru of Les Epenottes, and in the Grand Cru of Charmes-Chambertin, as well as the entire monopole vineyard of Clos de la Justice, also in Gevrey-Chambertin. Vallet Frères is also a négociant, and sources the best grapes from growers in other areas, with whom it has worked closely for decades.
Serve with a traditionally Coq au Vin. Roast chicken or young game birds and equally good with pasta bakes or wild mushroom linguine.
Domaine Berthelemot Pommard 'Noizons'
Big and beautiful.
This is a beautifully perfumed Pinot Noir with aromas of sweet red berries, subtle savoury spice and firm yet rounded tannins.
Serve decanted at room temperature with a rich braised beef casserole, or a warming, spiced lamb tagine with couscous.
Chateau Capburn St Estephe 2013
The sister property of Château Calon-Ségur, Château Capbern is a Cru-Bourgeois punching well above its classification. With excellent structure and intensity, it has charming cassis fruit and structured, fine-grained tannins.
91% Cabernet Sauvignon , 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Crozes-Hermitage Cave De Tain
Powerful yet elegant; the lovely dark ripe bramble fruit is balanced by sleek oak and supple tannins. Definitely a step up from standard Crozes.
Serve with red meat such roast as lamb or duck, as well as hard cheese.
Vegetarian, Vegan & Sustainable.
Sourced from selected vineyard parcels on the best terroirs of Crozes-Hermitage, with stony granite soil. Destemming followed by maceration in vats (stainless steel or wood) and cuvasion lasting up to 30 days at controlled temperature (30°C) with regular remontage (pumping over) and pigeage to extract measured amount of tannins, colour and roundness. Regular tasting before ecoulage (transfer of juice before pressing) for the malolactic fermentation in barrel. Matured for 15 months in 400 litre French oak barrels of 1st or 2nd fill.
Vigneti del Vulture, `Pipoli` Greco/Fiano
Pale lemon in colour, with perfumes of tropical fruit and a touch of vegetal notes. Rich yet fresh with a lime zest character, which comes from the Greco fruit, balancing the richness. We love this wine with pasta & pesto.
Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Cru des Dentelles de Montmirail’, Gigondas
Gigondas is a single village 'cru' of the southern Rhône valley whose vineyards nestle under the jagged, lacy peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.
Intense aromas of black cherries, then a wisp of smoke creeps in along with some hints of toasted cocoa beans. Deep and intense, this wine slowly reveals its secrets - black cherries, dark chocolate, a hint of clove and nutmeg - hugely rich and enveloping but with elegance.
Ideal with a good Provençale daube or game dishes. Also a treat with hard cheeses, particularly farmhouse cheddar.
Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Proper, traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape with ripe black fruit aromas balanced by lightly herbal,
oaky notes. The palate is generous with dark plum and black berry characters, and plump textured
tannins balancing the significant 15% alcohol, which is expertly managed and integrated.
Try with traditional roast lamb, lentil and vegetable moussaka and any rich hot-pot that heavily
features aromatic 'herbes de Provence'.
The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the classic large
peebles ('galets') found in this area, which naturally keep yields low. The vines are over 60 years old
and situated near the plateau de Carbières (close to Château Montredon). Harvesting is by hand, with
selective sorting of the grapes. The grapes undergo a traditional long 'cuvaison' at quite high
temperature and with extended maceration on the skins, 21-24 days to extract plenty of colour, fruit
and tannins. This is followed by ageing for between 14-18 months in 'foudres' (large oak barrels), 70%
vats, 30% Burgundian pieces and casks.
Luma Grillo, Cantine Cellaro
Excellent to serve with light dishes or fish dishes, light risotto, cous cous and fish soup. Great with smoked fish and crab. Excellent aperitif.
Nova Domus Riserva 2014
Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.
Fresh light yellow with slightly greenish nuances. This cuvée has a multifaceted structure with a hint of herbs and spices, including aniseed, mint and sage, as well as nuances of fruit aromas, especially apricot, mandarine, honeydew melon and passion fruit, all underpinned with salty mineral components. On the palate, Nova Domus is complex and delicate, offering a creamy softness in an interesting symbiosis with an aromatic minerality, and has the texture for a very long finish.
Works very well with caviar and a good pairing with grilled salmon steaks, fiorentina T-bone steaks, saltimbocca alla romana or braised knuckle of veal; also with a parmigiana with aubergines and truffle fondue.
Pinot Blanc: 60%
Sauvignon Blanc: 10%
Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016
Deep ruby in colour. The wine has complex aromas of ripe cherry, black fruit, wild berries and warm spices. The palate is concentrated with excellent structure and flavours of ripe black and red fruits, leather and dark chocolate. A perstisting and prefumed, velvety finish.
Founded by Giacomo Tommasi in 1902, Tommasi has grown to be the largest family-owned vineyard estate in the Valpolicella Classica, owning 105 hectares and an additional 15 hectares in the Lugana DOC. Tommasi is located in Pedemonte in the heart of the historic ‘Classico’ region, from which the best quality wines are produced. The estate is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Tommasi family, with six family members working together in harmony. Pierangelo manages the UK market, while winemaker, Giancarlo prefers to stay close the vineyards and winery.
This wine is deep red in colour. On the nose, there are intense aromas of ripe dark fruit, especially blackberries and cherries, with spicy notes of cocoa, lavender and liquorice. On the palate, it is youthful and full-bodied, with a great concentration of ripe, rounded fruit. It is a very elegant, fresh and complex Primitivo.
A ruby red with powerful aromas of concentrated and ripe red and black fruits. The fruit aroma reaches a wonderful depth and is complemented by herbal and medicinal hints. The palate is beautiful; silky, rounded and textured with red and black fruits, perfume and liquorice notes. The tannins are ripe and firm with a balancing acidity and lingering notes of dried cherries.
Le Corti Chianti Classico
A classic style, with a youthful and fruity intensity. Ruby-red in color, floral notes of violet and iris, fresh ripe cherries and a mild spicy nuance. Complimented by well balanced acidity, soft tannins and a long persistant finish.
Organic & vegan.
The fermentation process usually lasts for 20 days, at a controlled temperature , in open air tanks . The grapes are inoculated with selected indigenous yeasts.
The wine is aged in vitrified cement vats for 12 month and part in large wood cask.
Cannonau Di Sardegna, Antonella Corda
Thanks to the very light use of oak, this wine shows the typical aroma profile of the cannonau: aromas of cherries, raspberries and blackberries accompany more complex and delicate notes of roses and white pepper. The palate shows concentration and very delicate tannins with a spicy hint of white pepper on the finish.
The fruit for this wine come from the Mitza S'Ollastu vineyard located between the townships of Serdiana and Ussana to the north of Cagliari. This vineyard sits on the bed of an ancient river and its soil is a mixture of clay, loam, sand and pebbles. This soil ensures the perfect balanced to give the wine a decisive character. Vines are trained with the Guyot system and they are planted at a density of 4,545 vines per hectare.
Weather patterns were regular for the 2019 vintage. This allowed all the developmental and ripening stages to proceed normally and lead to perfectly ripe grapes.
All grapes were hand picked into small boxes in the first decade of September. After a period of maceration and soft pressing, the grapes were fermented in stainless-steel tanks. Pumping over is carried out using the CO2 pressure, and not with mechanical pumps. The wine was then aged in stainless steel vats and only 10-15% is aged in barriques (two-year-old and new French oak, no and low-toast).
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Yume
A fabulous red ruby color with garnet highlights, this Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is intense and persistent, with spicy aromas, hints of chocolate and tar. The dominant flavor however, on both the nose and palate, is the copious fruit. This wine boasts good structure, tannins and a reassuring balance.
Best served with rich main courses such as roasted or stewed meats and typical Abruzzese salami.
During the first few days fermentation takes place at a low temperature, allowing a good extraction of polyphenols, responsible for the red color of the wine. Then the temperature is reset at 27 ° C. The wine subsequently undergoes malolactic fermentation, before refining in American wood barriques for about 6 months (60% French oak - 40% American oak barrique).