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  • Grapes hand-harvested late February-mid March. Whole bunches varied with different parcels between 0-20% with the destemmed portion all whole berries, and transferred to a mix of 5 tonne concrete and 1 tonne stainless steel tanks. Held cold for a few days to delay start of indigenous yeast ferment and typically spends a total of 25-30 days on skins. Cap management by pump over with some plunging towards the end of the ferment. Following pressing, the wine was transferred to 21% new 228 litre French oak barrels for 11 months. Natural 100% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and with minimal filtration. Geek Alert: Clones/Vineyards: Coolart (70%), Wallis (12%), Spedding (7%), Judd (6%), McCutcheon (5%) :: MV6 (71%), Abel (14%), 115 (9%), G5V15 (3%), 114 (3%)
    Winemakers: Sandro Mosele, Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding 11 months ageing: 21% new 228 litre French oak barrels (François Frères) Using fruit from both ‘down the hill’ and ‘up the hill’ imbues this Pinot with welcome layers of flavour. There’s bright fruit, but it dovetails into something darker, the tannins nicely bitter in a savoury fashion. The detail, the completeness of a Pinot that is perfectly mid-weight and assured in its regional style. Great with beetroot and goats cheese, rabbit & mushroom pie, turkey dinner, kangaroo with mash or a veggie mushroom wellington Vegan This wine features in the 'Vinarchy Down Under' series
     
  • The wine is named after the esteemed South African, Abraham Izak Perold, credited with the development of the Pinotage variety. He toured Europe extensively to explore international grape varieties, returning with some 177 examples! The collection still exists at the Welgevallen Experimental Farm of the Stellenbosch University. However, the development of Pinotage was somewhat fortuitous, Abraham having left crossings of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in his garden while he was traveling. If it wasn't for young lecturer, Charlie Niehaus, who rescued the seedlings, this controversial variety may never have taken off! A fresh red from South Africa with a vibrant purple colour. It is packed with lively red berry and sweet black cherry fruit flavours and there’s a hint of spice and smokiness on the finish. Try with ham hocks & butter beans or smoky tofu, red lentils, garlic and paprika spice Vegan  
  • One of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. 70% Baga, 20% Tinta Roriz, 10% Touriga Nacional Hearty and rustic red from the Bairrada region of Portugal showing aromas of ripe berry and plum fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, dark fruit and warming spicy characters. Good with a roast lamb dinner (Quorn roast would also work just great)! Vegan    
  • Alpha Zeta was started in 1999 with a range of modern, fruit-driven wines from the hills outside Verona. Working with leading New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson, their aim was to work with growers (rather than buy bulk wine, which is standard among most wines from Verona at this price) to obtain ripe grapes (by reducing yields and picking later) and then, using Matt's expertise, preserve these flavours in the finished wines. The result is a realisation of the potential inherent in Veronese viniculture. The vineyards are situated in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley. Cool currents blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which helps to moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress helping to produce superior quality fruit. The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, crushed and pumped into temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. The must was left in contact with the skins for seven days, then fermentation took place at up to 30°C. The wine was then moved to stainless steel tanks, where malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was held until bottling. This is a lively, youthful ruby coloured wine with fresh cherry aromas that develop into a rich cherry pie character in the mouth. The body is provided by the soft, supple tannins that match the concentrated fruit through to the characterful finish. Great with beef stroganoff, tuna fish sandwich or stuffed mushrooms Vegan  
  • Andersbrook Shiraz is a rich, fruity, medium bodied red with spicy aromas with blackcurrant and forest fruits. Vibrant, positively humming with sappy wiry fruit with a bright mineral palate, cranberry fruit and a long, essential finish. The vines are trellised and planted in the shale soils towards the north east parts of the valley bordering the Swartland region. They are produced from only free run juice and fermented on skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel. This wine was made with the barbecue in mind, it’s a great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs 14% Vegan  
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    This cuvée gets its name from the round pebbles in the vineyards. The vineyard is composed of multiple plots, each with their own distinct characteristics which give this wine its incredible complexity: Bois de la Ville and Les Serres have a deficient and filtering gravel bed making for perfect draining of water which forms great concentration of flavour in the grapes. Farguerol and Cansaud have red and blue clays which lend to the extremely rich aromatics of the wine. Finally, Cabrières and Revès, with chalky, limestone soils bring the overall structure and long finish to the blend. André Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 'Les Cailloux' is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The Syrah component is first aged in barrique; then, after the final blending, the new wine is aged for a further 18 months in large oak casks. This is a powerful, herb and plum scented Châteauneuf, with layers of spicy flavours and a long, elegant finish. Try with braised short ribs with thyme-roast sweet potatoes, beef stew and truffle, lamb tagine with prunes and star anise,  Ethiopian spiced lamb stew or butternut squash and cheddar bread pudding Vegan
  • Located in the north of the Peloponnese, Nemea has a long tradition of history-engraved viticulture and is the home of the largest single vineyard in Greece. The Barafakas winery, in spite of being a young and boutique producer, has been deeply influenced by the history and culture of this region. Nemea is also the place, in Greek Mythology, where Hercules performed his first labour by killing the Nemea lion which had ravaged the area and threatened the locals. Knowing that, the lion in the winery’s logo absolutely has made the brand more identifiable in term of its origin. Dominated by the aromas of cherry jam and liquorice with notes of fresh red fruits, such as strawberry and a subtle hint of pomegranate, which help keep it fruity and refreshing. It then gradually releases hints of herbs and spices. The wine has no trace of oak barrel, thus making it a fruity and easy-drinking wine. On the palate the wine is dry, with high acidity, soft tannins and a medium long spicy finish. Try with pappardelle pasta with a porcini ragu or why not try a vegan ragu instead!      
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    BBQ Mixed 12 Case

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    12 fantastic wines to keep your BBQ sizzling this summer! Special Offer £104  
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    With its deep ruby core and cherry-purple rim, the colour of this wine conjures up images of bunches of Gamay grapes. Beguiling aromas of both red fruits (redcurrants and cherries) and black fruits (blackcurrants and blackberries). Spicy notes – particularly cinnamon – add just the right amount of aromatic complexity. Juicy, approachable and thoroughly delicious, this is, quite literally, a mouth-watering wine. Works wonders with boeuf bourguignon, corned beef hash, cog au vin or sausage, mash with gravy or haggis (meat & vegetarian)
  • The Colonge family have been making wine in this part of the Beaujolais region since 1789. Lying in the heart of the northern, Cru, area of the region, they are based in the commune of Lancié.  The estate comprises  37 hectares divided between 4 appellations: Fleurie, Brouilly, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais. Colonge’s Beaujolais-Villages is the epitome of what Beaujolais is all about. Light, fresh and full of juicy fruit. A lovely deep crimson in appearance, the nose is bursting with crunchy red fruit and sweet spice, backed up by a touch of pear drop and strawberry. The palate emphasises the ripe red fruit flavours backed up by good acidity and silky tannins that give way to a finish of strawberry jam notes. Try with roast chicken and new potatoes, lightly fried smokey tofu with couscous, parsley, mint and tomatoes
  • A concept from one of Uruguay’s leading Winemakers and Vineyard owner, Santiago Deicas. Employing natural wine making techniques and minimal intervention inspired by beer making processes. Highly innovative and really exploring the boundaries of wine making. They apply principles of organic agriculture with a strong focus in caring for the environment. The goal is to achieve a balanced viticultural ecosystem with the minimum possible intervention, while considering carefully the impact each of their actions may have. Made with Tannat grapes from the Progreso region in Canelones sustainably farmed. Around 7,000 years ago, wine-loving humans started to cultivate grapes rather than foraging them, and fashioned clay pots, which they filled with grapes and buried in the ground to maintain the temperature, and in which, over several months, the magic of winemaking happened. Therefore, they wanted to go back to the origins and do the same by using only a clay amphora, grapes and the indigenous yeast that are naturally present in the skins. Seducing aromas of dark berries, clay with chocolate notes. In the mouth the freshness is almost indescribable. Simple purity and deliciousness. Give it a blash with Uruguayan chivito, fallow deer roast, BBQ meats (veggie equivilent would be just as good), wild boar with chunky veg, quiche Lorraine with baby new pototoes or tomato pasta gratin Vegan  
  • Bodegas Máximo was founded in 2002 to produce modern style wines that offer exceptional value while retaining their ‘sense of place’. The fruit is sourced from the Tierra de Castilla zone in Castilla-La Mancha and vinified at their state-of-the-art winery, where the focus is on temperature control and gentle handling of the grapes to ensure freshness and balance in the wines. The Tempranillo vines are planted on shallow, clay-calcareous soils. They are planted at an average altitude of 700 metres above sea level. The large diurnal temperature range here helps to prolong the growing season, allowing the phenolics within the grapes to develop slowly. Here, the Tempranillo grape is capable of producing extremely concentrated and aromatic wines. The wine was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats macerating with the skins over a period of 12 days. The wine was then aged for six months in new oak (60% American white oak from the Northern Appalachians and 40% French). It was then aged for a further six months in bottle prior to release. This Tempranillo is ruby red in colour. On the nose, subtle vanilla and tobacco nuances express themselves under a layer of ripe red cherries, plums and spices. On the palate, it is lively with velvety, smooth tannins. The finish is long, with lingering hints of liquorice and mint. Fab with beef burritos, grilled aubergine, pizza or moussaka  
  • Establecimiento Juanicó winery is one of the oldest and biggest in Uruguay, with the estate first established in 1740 and making wine from the 1830s onwards with a historic cellar built in the same period. Establecimiento Juanicó’s wine production is also one of the furthest-reaching – you will find in most restaurants in Uruguay under their Don Pascual brand and in top restaurants worldwide with the Familia Deicas brand, owned by the same family. 30% of the wine is aged in second use oak barrels from 4 to 6 months A luscious wine with intense purple colour and violet tones. Mineral aromas with notes of red peppers, spices, chocolate and almonds. Harmoniously integrated flavours of plums, raisins and blackberries with notes of spice, pepper and eucalyptus. Expressive wine which surprises the palate through pleasant yet marked tannins. Try with red meats with rustic herbs such as rosemary, tarragon and sage. Grilled Tuna. Lightly spiced Mexican food (tomato based sauces with garlic and chillies). Goats cheese, Gouda or Gloucester cheeses Vegan
  • Old world meets new! A unique local expression ‘bodegóns’ are pictorial compositions of everyday objects and food in shich wine always plays a protagonist role. Uruguay has a long-standing tradition of bodegón and wine. The former, associated with Torres García and ‘Constructive Universalism’. The latter, associated with European immigrants. As ‘Constructive Universalism’ expresses art in a singular language, the wine tradition of those immigrants and the benefits of this land converge at Bodegones del Sur. Made from 100% Tannat. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and it is given a soft maceration. Vibrant coloured black centre fading to a deep purple rim. Rich nose of Christmas fruit cake, dried fruits, brown baking spices, cinnamon and glace cherries. Firm and full bodied with well-structured tannins but balanced by a bright acidity. Get stuck into a tasty lasagne, or why not try BBQ grilled pork or a vegan aubergine dhansak curry Vegan
  • This terrific red Wine produced by Borsari is produced in the Campania area of Italy. Light and fresh red, a flexible choice to partner with a range of dishes from simple chicken to spicy lamb or beef or Moroccan chick pea terrine Vegan  
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    London Cru's 2015 Cabot Sq was made in London from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in southern France. Organic vineyards on limestone soil yield amazing fruit, and a wine with pure blackcurrant flavour and great structure. Pure, intense blackcurrant and cedar flavour; full-bodied, with great structure; long, complex finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from organic vineyards on limestone soil, farmed by Jeff Coutelou. Lots of fruit makes this good to drink on release, but its structure will allow it to improve over ten years. A full-bodied wine to drink with the best Sunday roasts, wood pigeon or veggie burgers and chunky chips Vegan
  • In the heart of 200 uninterrupted hectares the Domaine Calmel & Joseph sits in a remarkable geographical position. At altitudes near to 300 metres, the cultivated plots are surrounded by richly diverse woodland and wild Mediterranean scrub. Calmel & Joseph are winemakers of our time. They have their own strategy and not entirely without success. Due to the increasing temperature, the winegrowers in the south of France have been forced to look for alternatives to the perfect viticulture. Calmel & Joseph seem to have found these. For example, the gentlemen prefer to grow their grapes on the north-eastern slopes at an altitude of 300-400 meters, so that the mistral can give the most cooling to the grapes, and the sun gets the least grip on the grapes, and not entirely to no avail! The value for money of the Vieille Grange is truly fantastic. Vieille Grange 'Les Fines Roches' Merlot from the south of France is wonderfully soft, round and fruity with a silky aftertaste. Line it up with pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, especially with pancetta/bacon or mushrooms, grilled chicken, especially with Mediterranean grilled veg such as peppers, courgettes and aubergines, mac & cheese or BBQ char siu pork  
  • Since creating the first Amarone in 1936, generations of grape growers have tended their vineyards and handed down the region’s history and culture on behalf of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar. They share in the pride and joy of belonging to a cooperative winery staffed by people who love their home and make wine by emulating the tradition and beauty of this generous region. Located in the foothills of Valpolicella at an altitude between 100 and 200 metres above sea level. Soil type: very varied, from limestone to clayey
    Ruby red with garnet reflections. Spicy with notes of vanilla and hints of cherry and black cherry. Soft and round with sweet tannins that blend well with the wine’s texture. The finish is long, ending with spicy tones.
    Try with a spaggy bol or pizza with sun dried tomatoes
     
  • Since creating the first Amarone in 1936, generations of grape growers have tended their vineyards and handed down the region’s history and culture on behalf of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar. They share in the pride and joy of belonging to a cooperative winery staffed by people who love their home and make wine by emulating the tradition and beauty of this generous region.
    Corvina 70% Corvinone 15% Rondinella 15%. 12 to 18 months in mixed barrels.
    Intense ruby red colour. Complex nose of red fruits, vinous and spicy. Harmonious, full-bodied and velvety smooth with well-balanced tannins and acidity. Try with chicken roasted with thyme, rare tuna steaks or aubergine parmigiana and rocket salad Vegan
     
  • The Cantina di Negrar brand is the soul of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar and pays homage to the philosophy of cooperative production while also recalling the territory’s historical vestiges: the effigy of St. Mark’s Lion standing tall on a column in the centre of Negrar is testimony of the Venetian Republic’s domination in the sixteenth century. This Ripasso Valpolicella is made from grapes grown in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, in the town Roselle in the hills of Negrar. His style emphasises the profile of the typical and traditional Valpolicella: a well-distributed harmonic structure of flavour, smell and taste, creating a unique style of simplicity and elegance. 70% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella It pairs wonderfully with all types of red meat, both grilled and braised. Excellent with traditional Veronese dishes, such as lasagna with black truffle  
  • Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinotand Araldica Castelvero, the leading co-operative in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. Carlotta Sangiovese is a smooth fruity wine from Puglia in the south of Italy. Easy drinking with black cherry fruit and a smooth finish. Carlotta Sangiovese is ideal with simple pasta that is tossed in butter and Parmesan or with tomato based sauces Vegan  
  • Santiago Achurra Larrain founded the winery in 1961 and alongside new generations of his family, has grown the winery to be amongst Chile’s top 20 producers. The vineyards are located in the Curico Valley, where a mild- Mediterranean-like climate and varied soils offer superb conditions for growing many different varieties. Long, dry summers with radiant days and cool nights help the grapes attain the maximum potential. Winemaking is led by Benoit Fitte, who left his native France to join the winery in 2001.
    This wine is unoaked to focus on the fresh, primary fruit character. A pale red colour with aromas of cherry, strawberry and hints of sweet spice. A well balanced wine which is smooth and rounded on the palate with appealing freshness and juicy red fruits. A great companion to salmon, duck, mushroom risotto or pizza and even turkey dinosaurs! Vegan
     
  • Based in the Colchagua Valley just south of Santiago, Vina Casa Silva as a winery was re-established in 1997. It was done so my Mario Silva a fourth generation descendant from one of Chile’s oldest winemaking dynasties. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Carmenere, to give a ruby red coloured wine. On the nose you will find fresh and intense aromas of fudge and ripe red fruits. On the palate, it is juicy with notes of red cherries, very good acidity and soft tannins leading to a long finish. 10% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for four months which is blended with rest of the wine which is vinified in stainless steel tanks. Fabulous with homemade burgers and chunky chips Vegan  
  • The Silva family has its origins in the Colchagua Valley and projects its work out from there to the world each day. Its wines reflect its commitment and the passion each member of the family has to and for the earth. Viña Casa Silva is a 100% family-owned company that seeks to transfer the pride of its roots and its respect for nature and their people, to the world and its future generations. Hand picked and aged in 2 year old French oak barrels for 12 months, this 100% Pinot Noir is dominated by red fruits on the nose, strawberries, cherries and pomegranate, with subtle notes of cinnamon which add aromatic complexity. Juicy and refreshing on the palate, this wine has a sweet raspberries and wild forest fruits flavours. Its cool coastal origin at Paredones adds a refreshing acidity, soft tannins and an elegant long finish. Good to go with broccoli cauliflower pasta with tahini sauce, mushroom risotto or grilled lamb chop with spring vegetables or a nutroast with creamy mash Vegan
  • Based in the Colchagua Valley just south of Santiago, Vina Casa Silva as a winery was re-established in 1997. It was done so my Mario Silva a fourth generation descendant from one of Chile’s oldest winemaking dynasties. 100% Carménère, hand picked with 85% aged in new French oak barrels for 12 months; 15% in stainless steel tanks. The fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards planted in Los Lingues, 20km north-east of the Angostura site. Here the terroir gives the Carmenere a smokier, more savoury style; still with gob-fulls of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit however. A sensational wine of depth and character. Deep ruby with a violet rim. On the nose, intense, with notes of ripe black fruits with hints of wild forest fruits. On the palate, good balance between fruit and oak, good structure, powerful, sweet and round tannins, and notes of boysenberries and hints of tobacco. Excellent finish. Perfect with spicy sausage, chilli con (or sin) carne, mildly spice Indian dishes such as baba ganoush, lamb bhuna etc Vegan
  • As part of their ongoing search for the maximum expression of quality, the Silva family has been a pioneer in the production of excellent Carmeneres from their Los Lingues Vineyard at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Small sectors of this vineyard have been selected to produce this Carmenere, the result of the first micro-terroir study conducted in Chile. Intense ruby red with violet hues. On the nose, delicate aromas of red and black fruits with hints of coffee. On the palate, harmonious, with very good structure, soft tannins and notes of ripe red fruits, spices and a soft touch of black pepper. Long, lingering finish. Vintage 2012, this 100% Carmenere derives from several pre-selected micro-plots of size between 0.1 and 0.4 hectares, all from Viña Casa Silva’s Los Lingues Estate located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Colchagua Valley. Try with bacon (or vegan equivalent or smokey tofu) - there's a smoky edge to Carmenère that works well with dishes that include smoked bacon (think spinach, bacon and blue cheese salad) or with a hearty smoked bacon chop or rib. Empanadas, especially with green olives Vegan
  • Based in the Colchagua Valley just south of Santiago,Viña Casa Silva as a winery was re-established in 1997. It was done so my Mario Silva a fourth generation descendant from one of Chile’s oldest winemaking dynasties. This has the blackcurrant nature of Cabernet Sauvignon, the spicy nature of Shiraz and the plum-like nature of Merlot all wrapped up in a single grape. Try with salami, Hungarian goulash or mildly spiced Indian dishes Vegan Carmenere  
  • Castillo Ladera wines are sourced from one of the most advanced bodegas in La Mancha and they combine the traditional varieties of the region with international varieties. Made entirely from free run juice and fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks and then matured on fine lees until bottling. The resulting wines show unparalleled freshness and aromatics compared to many similarly priced wines from around the world. The grapes are sourced from a mixture of trellised and bush vines in the Manzanares district of La Mancha- renowned for it’s limestone soils. The majority of the grapes are machine harvested at night in order to maintain the acidity and bright, fruit flavours. An appealing fruity red with fresh cherry fruit on the nose and soft red fruit on the palate. This red is ideal with charcuterie, tender white octopus drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with paprika, aubergine & tomato rice Vegan  
  • Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese winemaking in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dão and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dão fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dão. In 2013, the Costa family, owners of the estate, decided to open their cellars and offer the old vintages in stock, ranging from 1959 to 2000. Quinta do Poço do Lobo, the 35ha estate in Pocariça, Cantanhede was acquired in 1972. This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged, mature Bairrada, showcasing the capacity for longevity that this region is known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way. The fruit for the 'Poco do Lobo' is harvested from vineyards in Bairrada. The region has a mild, maritime climate with abundant rainfall, which can make the rot-prone Baga a difficult variety to grow. 90% Baga, 5% Castelao and 5% Moreto Open top fermentation occurs with extended skin contact. The wine is aged for 24 months in cement tanks. The 1996 Reserva Quinta do Poço do Lobo is unoaked and comes in 13% alcohol. This bottle is impressive. It is very lush for a Baga-dominated blend, but the Baga provides typical earthiness and amber while the other grapes in the blend add a little flavour. Blackberry, died cherry and cocoa run along a dusty seam. Enlivening, its big acidity results in a juicy finish. Then, the tannins take over. This is in many respects still a baby, if a rather rustic one. It will easily last another 15 to 20 years. Try with goose and roasted vegetables, roast pork with crackling or wild mushroom risotto  
  • Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese winemaking in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dão and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dão fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dão. In 2013, the Costa family, owners of the estate, decided to open their cellars and offer the old vintages in stock, ranging from 1959 to 2000. This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged Portuguese red, showcasing the capacity for longevity that these regions are known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way. Caution opening the cork - it requires a slow and careful hand! Once opened, allow a little time in a decanter. The wine begins its journey as pretty austere in the mouth this 50:50 Bairrada:Dão blend of Baga and Touriga Nacional (perhaps others) but builds with time in glass.  It shows dried fig, orange peel and spicy panforte fruit with dark chocolate, sweet woodsmoke and earthier summer truffle notes. Rustic tannins add to its broadness, which are supported by a fresh breeze from the acidity. Fab with a rustic game casserole, risotto milanese (parmesan) or shaved truffle tagliolini 12.2%abv
  • The Ilberts have been farming vines in Cahors since 1901 but selling grapes to the local co-op. However, between 1998 and 2005, current vigneron Julien phased out the selling of his grapes and created Combel-la-Serre. He today farms 26 hectares at 320-350 metres above sea level on the highest reaches of la causse, an old Occitan term for the region’s famed limestone plateau. He shuns the addition of Bordeaux grapes to his Malbec (otherwise known here as Auxerrois) and avoids using oak on many of his wines, only sparingly on those he does, so letting the pure fruit of these special grapes ring true. All in all, rugby-loving Julien makes Malbecs that are veritable vins de soif with no shortage of joie de vivre.
    Malbec grapes from different plots in the village of Cournou, 35-year-old vines planted on causse limestone and clay. Traditional short fermentation with the aim of maximum fruit extraction, aged on lees in cement tanks. No oak is used and the wines are not inoculated with yeasts - ambient yeasts used. No malo is used. Bright, intense purple colour, recognisably Malbec with bramble fruit and grip, yet at just 12.5% alcohol it’s a genuine vin de soif – even for serving slightly chilled in warmer summer months. Radically brilliant. Give it a go with spaggy bol, spicy sausage, smokey lentil soup, cassoulet Vegan
     
  • Perhaps the most radical winemaker in Bordeaux? Undoubtedly this is the antithesis to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from this most traditional of French wine regions. Olivier Cazenave and his wife Anne discovered Château de Bel on the banks of the Dordogne in 2003. They have since expanded its vineyards to eight hectares, as well as taken on the farming of those of friends and family elsewhere in Bordeaux, with one-third of a hectare in Pomerol and two hectares in Montagne Saint-Émilion. Since 2016, all Olivier’s own vineyards are certified biodynamic. His wines are at turns classical, experimental, natural and never shying from controversy. 100% Merlot
    The vines are planted on clay-silty soils close to the Dordogne river. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and primary fruit flavours, like cherries and fresh raspberries. It's super fruity, rounded and a delight to drink. Proper claret! Olivier Cazenave is the most radical winegrower in Bordeaux. Multi-vintage bottlings, biodynamic farming, avant-garde packaging...in so many ways Olivier is re-imagining what is possible in this historic French wine region. Echappée - meaning an 'escape', such as a romantic getaway, or in cycling a 'breakaway' - is Olivier's multi-vintage house blend, the red version a mixture of a few recent vintages of Merlot from the biodynamic vineyards of Château de Bel. Olivier makes his wines non-vintage partly to create a reliable house style (as in Champagne), partly to distance the wines from what can sometimes be an unhealthy obsession with this or that vintage in Bordeaux. Intense garnet colour with notes of cherries and fresh raspberries. Fruity, round and very easy to drink. Grab a burger or two along with some sweet potato wedges and bliss out! Or try roasted duck with cherry sauce... Biodynamic
     
  • She is a woman that leads a double life at top speed: one week on the outskirts of Brussels, the next in Ingrandes-de-Touraine, in the Loire valley, and then back to the fold. Kathleen Van den Berghe, who trained as a construction engineer, dropped her career in business in 2010 to take up wine making. With her husband Sigurd Mareels, she breathed new life into the Château de Minière, which lies in the PDO Bourgueil. Their 18 hectares of vines are all Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has been certified as organic since 2013. Wine to age from 100-year old vines, ages for 2 years in new and used oak barrels. 100% Cabernet Franc Deep colour. Nose of cassis and toast. On the palate the wine is both fresh and structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of spice and leather. A gastronomic wine. Pairs well with red meat, cooked or grilled. Meals with reduced and concentrated sauces, game and stewed meat, liver & onions, mushrooms, lentils - it's a bit of an all rounder! Vegan
  • Château Fontesteau Bordeaux France Tucked away down a long, winding drive is Château Fontesteau. Built in 1277 the château is situated in the very heart of the Haut-Médoc. A place of historic interest, it is known that King François 1st of France stayed there and a crowned salamander, the king's symbol, decorates the front door. Today the house is surrounded by 34 hectares of vineyards and owner Joachim Immelnkemper, has invested heavily in both the restoration of the château and the development of the winemaking facilities. In 1997 a temperature controlled cellar was built to house the increasing numbers of new oak barrels whilst Dominique Fouin makes the most of the modern winemaking equipment including micro-oxygenation. The dominant grape in the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Chateau Fontesteau Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc has an explosive nose of ripe cherry and blackcurrant fruit with floral hints. Rich generous palate, tasty, full bodied, supple, well integrated tannins to the long finish. Try with roast partridge, beef (or nut, lentil and mushroom) wellington with mushroom duxelles, beetroot risotto, confits de canard with green salad & dauphinoise potatoes or beef stew and dumplings  
  • Chateau Musar was established in 1930 by Gaston Hochar at the tender age of 20. His inspiration was both the 6,000-year winemaking history of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and also his time in Bordeaux – a connection which was strengthened during the Second World War when he befriended Major Ronald Barton of Château Langoa-Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon. In 1959 he graciously stepped aside for his two eager sons Serge and Ronald. Today it is overseen by the third generation: like their father and uncle, Serge’s eldest son Gaston now manages the day-to-day operation of the winery. The Musar property is located in the southern end of Bekaa Valley, around 30km north of Beirut. Here the altitude and shelter from surrounding mountains provide excellent growing conditions; the Bekaa valley is almost completely disease and frost free with long mild summers and just enough rain in the winter. The wide range of gravelly soils over limestone is also ideal for viticulture. Hochar Père et Fils is sourced from specially selected vineyards near the village of Aana in the Bekaa Valley, characterised by deep, gravelly soil over a limestone base. Low yields (25-30 hectolitres per hectare) result in concentrated wine and the altitude keeps the average yearly temperatures at around 25 °C, encompassing cold, snowy winters, mild springs and hot summers. The Hochar Père et Fils 2016 is a blend of Cinsault (50%), Grenache (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). The grapes were fermented between 27 °C and 29 °C with maceration in cement vats, followed by 6 months in French Nevers oak barrels
    The Hochar of this year is bright ruby red in colour with red fruits, plums, sloes and cherries on the nose and palate. This balanced and elegant wine combines vibrant fruit on a medium body with soft tannins, good acidity and cellared well, it will keep for several years. Works well with lamb tagine with prunes, lamb with couscous and orange blossom water, cinnamon, almond and date stuffing, Jamaican goat curry, Quorn gammon roast with smokey paprika spiced lentils Vegan
     
  • Château Musar first started producing the Musar Jeune range of wines 10 years ago in 2006 from the fruit of low-yielding Bekaa Valley vines at around 1,000 metres above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature at 25 ° C with hot sunny days and cool nights and with 300 days of sunshine a year, grapes are ripened to perfection. Unoaked and made according to Musar’s natural non-interventionist wine-making philosophy, Musar Jeune wines are vibrantly fruity, richly concentrated and the 2016 vintage is no exception.
    It is a blend of old vines Cinsault (45%), Syrah (45%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) from organically certified vineyards, harvested from late August onwards. The wines fermented in concrete vats they were not fined or filtered and the sedimentation occurs naturally.
    Fresh, vibrant, fruity and soft with plenty of ripe red and dark fruit and a hint of sweet spice. The tannins are gentle and the finish smooth. It’s perfect for immediate drinking but also has years of ageing potential. Excellent by itself or with samosas, or pizza Vegan
  • Once part of the cave co-operative at Tain-Hermitage, the family vineyards of Domaine Chevalier are gradually being reclaimed by the brother and sister team of Nicolas and Marlène Chevalier. Following his formal agricultural studies in France, Nicolas spent four years honing his winemaking skills on estates in Australia, California and South Africa.
    Clay and limestone 100% Syrah. Les Voleyses is a lieux-dits parcel planted on limestone soils in 1986.
    The Voleyses Cuvée is made from younger vine fruit fermented in concrete and aged in stainless steel.
    Deep purple colour. Fragrant nose of blackberries, plums, a hint of leather. Layers of fruit roll over the palate, very soft and appealing. Chewy texture, medium finish. A Syrah for current drinking, enjoy with lamb with red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with garlic, rosemary, thyme and rice, spicy sausage casserole or steak
     
  • The dynamic Vesco family took over the winery 10 years ago and have since revolutionised the viticultural practices and invested heavily in cutting edge technology for the winery and bottling line. Their hundred hectares of organic vineyards are located high up in the hills above Alcamo. The wines are all certified organic and planted on south-east facing slopes on sandy soils 150 – 300m above sea level. Nero d'Avola Ciello, fresh, fruity, organic, naturally made red wine from Sicily. Ciello make excellent value organic wines and this entry level Nero d'Avola has bags of crunchy, fresh dark fruits and spice to keep you happy with some simple Italian pasta dishes. Vegan  
  • Australia is still one of the countries that can produce base wine for very decent house style drinking. There are unexploited vineyards in unfashionable regions with old vines (Riverland), there is plenty of land being farmed organically with the fruit being sold to wineries, and actually a surplus of production in certain regions (Barossa and Margaret River). The Pot à Cab Sav is 100% Margaret River biodynamically-farmed fruit on ironstone soil. Grapes are destemmed, macerate and ferment with their own yeasts for one month in tank and the juice is transferred to used barrels for six months, before being bottled without filtration or fining and only a small amount of added sulphur. The nose is appealing, flaunting pyrazine aromatics of bell pepper and peppercorn and flavours of coffee, bitter chocolate and wood tannin. A match in heaven with stuffed portobello mushrooms, grilled steak & chunky chips or spicy sausages & mash Biodynamic  
  • Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Castelvero. Produced from selected parcels of Montepulciano grapes, from low yielding 30 to 50 year old vines in the Chieti province of Abruzzo. After malolactic fermentation the wine was transferred to Adria’s cellars and matured in a combination of large Slavonian oak casks and French oak barriques for 6-8 months. An intense wine with cherry, ripe plum fruit aromas and warm, earthy spice. The palate is densely packed with morello cherry, cassis and bramble fruit flavours. Tannins are ripe, giving structure to a substantial wine with a fresh sappy finish. Go for a Gragnano pasta with Bolognese sauce or vegetable lasagne Vegan    
  • Founded in 1965, Les Vignerons d’Estézargues is located in the Gard département on the ‘wrong’ side of the Rhône, some 20 kilometres west of Avignon. It handles fruit sourced from almost 400 hectares of vines, mostly classified as either Côtes du Rhône or Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues, the latter an appellation created in 2004 for red wines only and encompassing the communes of Estézargues, Domazan, Saze and Rochefort du Gard. A medium-full bodied blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvédre. Only natural yeast fermentations are employed and sulphur levels are kept to an absolute minimum. Neither is there any fining or filtration on any of the red wines. Being one of the warmer pockets of the southern Rhône, the vines tend not to be under too much threat from rot and the crop arrives at the cellar in a healthy condition, which helps negate the use of additives; the natural alcohol and tannins within the wines adding to their stability. Plenty of forward pepper and spice notes, a touch of liquorice and sweet fruit moving through to a mouth covering tarry finish. Try with a venison casserole, mixed grilled vegetables, slow cooked pork shoulder with celery & braised rhubarb, sausage sandwich with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes or pork pie & coleslaw Vegan      
  • A no frills red and a stalwart of Boutinot's house wine offering, Cuvée Jean-Paul Rouge captures the magic combination of drinkability and complexity. The southern Rhône Valley is swathed in warm, sunny vineyards and peppered with hilltop, stone-hewn villages on its rocky outcrops. Outside of the delimited areas of the famous village appellations, the wine the local vignerons make and enjoy with their friends in the village cafés and bistros is Pays de Vaucluse. Cuvée Jean Paul Rouge is made predominantly from a blend of Grenache and Syrah from the Vin de Pays de Vaucluse. A classic Southern Rhône red; friendly and warming leafy, autumnal aromas and an ample, baked fruit palate. A delicious, uncomplicated, soft, fruity and very drinkable red. Drink with hearty food such as grilled meats and casseroles. Also great with BLTs, pizzas and mature, hard cheeses Vegan
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    Johanna and Franz Landauer-Gisperg, work on more than 30ha vineyards in Tattendorf/Lower Austria and are members of the 'Burgundy Maker' group  in the Termenregion. They are committed and passionate about our purpose to get the best possible quality of wine into the bottle in harmony with nature. This calls for harmony between the soil, climate and vine stock that they achieve with their specific organic cultivation. Low yield on gravel that dries up quickly and is rich in limestone produces fully mature grapes – a guarantee for the best wines.

    An elegant blend of hand-picked Zweigelt and St Laurent from limestone and gravel soil in Tattendorf from low-yielding vines. Vinified in oak barrel for 6-8 months. A wonderful perfume of dark woodland berries, exuberating elegance, and highlighting attractive fruit on the palate, with fine grained tannins, lively acidity, bringing harmony and balance. Fantastic wine for a share plate of cold meats, cheeses, nuts and dips, and good to go with veggie sausage, creamy mash and onion gravy! Vegan
  • Established in 1928, De Bortoli Wines represents 90 years of successful winemaking legacy of the De Bortoli family. It was founded by Giuseppina and Vittorio De Bortoli, who moved from Italy to New South Wales for a better life. Over the years, the brand has earned a reputation for fine wines. Its Deen Vat Series range is a tribute to Vittorio’s son, Deen, who with the support of his wife, Emri, carried forward the family business to new heights using innovation and new technological skills. Fruit from Riverina for Deen Vat 1 Durif was cold-soaked and fermented with a small amount of Viognier. A part of this wine was stored in stainless steel while remaining matured in a combination of new & old American oak for 12 months. The resultant blend showcases a lovely crimson colour with purple rim. Aromas and flavours of dark fruits, spices and chocolate oak are beautifully integrated with fine tannins to culminate in a generous & long finish. Enjoy this full-bodied red with grilled rib-eye steak alongside roasted rosemary potatoes, or roasted vegetables  
  • The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia. Their heritage encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land, the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and innovative family who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be among the true pleasures in life. Victoria, Australia has many unique wine regions from the cool climate Yarra Valley to the rich cambrian soils of Heathcote. Explore each of these renowned regions with Regional Reserve.Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red volcanic soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at 14.0-15.0 Baume to achieve a balance of fruit ripeness and soft acidity. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant wine is then fermented for up to two weeks on skins prior to pressing and racking. A third of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder stays in the tank for freshness and brightness. Deep red with purple edge. Ripe dark fruit aromas of brandy and plum, white pepper. Plump dark fruits, dense, gentle tannins, cedarwood, delicious. Works wonders with steak in a blue cheese sauce with boiled potatoes and steamed veg, eggplant and chickpea casserole or moussaka  
  • The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia. Their heritage encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land, the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and innovative family who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be among the true pleasures in life. Grapes are both hand and machine harvested with a percentage of the hand harvested used for whole bunch inclusion. A combination of winemaking techniques are used to produce a final blend with complexity and balance. These include cold maceration prior to fermentation, inclusion of whole bunches and warm fermentation at 28˚C to 32˚C. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour. Perfumed and complex, with red fruit aromas and hints of spice and smoky oak. Gentle tannins with dark fruit flavours. Selected from vineyards in the Yarra Valley, predominantly Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen. 100% pinot noir. Works a treat with crispy duck, guineafowl, sizzling hot-plate beef, bacon-stuffed mushrooms or smoky tofu, brown rice in a light soy sauce...
  • Created in 1999 in Carcassonne, South of France, LGI WINES was the brainchild of Alain Grignon who wanted to work with an international market. He wanted to offer an excellent quality/price ratio, spreading the good word of the wines of the South of France. Intense dark berry flavours, gentle tannins, rounded in style with a lovely soft finish. Sourced from vines over 40 years old, this is a classic Languedoc variety. Rack of lamb, roasted vegetables, stews, Sunday roast  
  • The region of El Colorado is one of the highest in Canelones. De Lucca’s 50ha of vineyards, on clay and limestone soils are a perfect example of biodiversity, and they include a pond or other water feature in all of them. Sustainable production with careful management of the vines, and respect for the environment. No chemicals and only own compost is used as fertiliser. Hand harvested. Aged 6 months in used American oak. Deep purple crimson. Lovely floral perfume. Wild strawberry fruit and cranberry. As it opens up in the glass it seems to become savoury and darker fruited. Dry, fine texture. Really does have some floral notes. Tannins give it a darker, firmer and more savoury quality. Elegant and fine boned. Go for spicy sausage casserole Vegan
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    The region of El Colorado is one of the highest in Canelones. De Lucca’s 50ha of vineyards, on clay and limestone soils are a perfect example of biodiversity, and they include a pond or other water feature in all of them. Sustainable production with careful management of the vines, and respect for the environment. No chemicals and only own compost is used as fertiliser. Hand harvested. Aged 6 months in used American oak. Deep purple crimson. Lovely floral perfume. Wild strawberry fruit and cranberry. As it opens up in the glass it seems to become savoury and darker fruited. Dry, fine texture. Really does have some floral notes. Tannins give it a darker, firmer and more savoury quality. Elegant and fine boned. Go for spicy sausage casserole Vegan
  • In 1991 Will Davenport planted 5 acres of vines at Horsmonden in Kent, while simultaneously working for a Hampshire vineyard and, unintentionally, this became the beginning of a life-long business as a wine producer.

    26 years later the vineyards now make up 24 acres, grown on 5 parcels of land, 9 grape varieties and a multitude of soil types and micro-climates. The vineyards are mostly at Horsmonden in Kent, with a smaller vineyard next to the winery at Rotherfield, East Sussex.

    Will was always a keen supporter of organic farming and in 2000 he made the decision to convert all the vines and winery to organic systems, certified by the Soil Association.

    English organic Pinot Noir, grown on a south facing sandy clay soil site. The grapes are 50% destemmed (without crushing the berries) and fermented with natural yeast for a 10 days before pressing. Fermenting juice from the press is moved straight into oak barrels (barrels are between 5 and 20 years old) where it completes fermentation. The wine is then matured in old oak barriques for 9 months before bottling. We bottle without filtration and this wine may have a slight sediment in the bottle. The 2018 vintage was one of the ripest years we have ever seen, with flavours of cherries and blackberry, a good dark colour and plenty of depth. It can be drunk now, or kept for up to 3 years to develop more complex flavours and a mellow character. Some hints of oak may emerge after a year or so. It benefits from opening a hour or two (or more) before you want to drink it. Try with rabbit stew, pheasant and mayonnaise sandwich, mushroom burger or smokey paprika lentils Vegan
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