Classic Spanish red made of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Merlot, bursting with juicy fresh red berries and soft velvety tannins. It is light and refreshing with a lovely violet edge to the finish.
Light and refreshing Spanish white wine mainly made of Sauvignon Blanc and Airen. It has a delicate and floral nose with some subtle peachy fruit. The palate is bright, fresh and clean with some pleasant zesty acidity on the finish.
Spanish wine, cherry-red Tempranillo that shows strawberry and fruits of the forest on its smooth and velvety palate.
Best food pairing: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry
This fresh Sauvignon Blanc is full of tropical fruit flavours with aromas of white peach and nectarine leading to a clean citrus finish on the palate.
This Reserva is aged for up to 24 months in French and American oak casks, giving this wine real complexity, with ripe mature fruit, lots of spice and vanilla oak flavours.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Mazuelo
Ruby red colour with orange reflexes if aged. The nose is vinous, intense and pleasant.The palate is pleasantly full and round, slightly tannic.
This medium-bodied red wine has aromas and flavours of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. Well-balanced, with a touch of spice on the finish.
The Verdejo grape is an aromatic variety, this wine shows melon and green apple on the palate with floral notes on the finish.
Region: Castilla - La Mancha
The Pinot Grigio grapes used to make this wine were grown in the Pavia region, not far from Milan. Shows apple and pear with hints of white peach and elderflower.
Appelation: Pinot Grigio
Louis Tramier started this prestigious burgundy house in 1842 and it remains in the same family to this day. Extraordinary freshness in this light but concentrated, dominated Pinot Noir flavours with a breezy red fruit nose, subtle spice and a well-structured finish.
This dry white wine has a pale straw colour. Attractive and delicate bouquet with some lemon, green apple and blossom. Fresh, crisp and balanced, great for every day drinking.
Lovely aperitif wine, or with some antipasti, summer salads and fritto misto. Ideally served at 10-12 °C.
Indigenous grapes of Sicily. After a soft pressing, strictly in reduction, the must is fermented at low temperature to enhance the aroma of this wine. Ageing occurs in stainless steel. Straw yellow dry white wine. This slightly tannic Grillo boasts a lively, fresh acidity, with floral hints and exotic fruit flavours. Food pairing: Excellent to serve with light dishes or fish dishes, light risotto, cous cous and fish soup. Great with smoked fish and crab. Excellent aperitif.
Grapes are sourced from the Salento region. Traditional red wine vinification at a controlled temperature between 25° and 27° C. A dark, ruby-red wine with violet highlights. Intense and fragrant bouquet with a rich variety of sensations. Pleasant, harmonic and velvety taste. Serve at 18°-20° C, great wine for roasted meats and pasta with meat, especially ragu. Excellent with hard cheeses.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in vineyards influenced by the cooling effects of the Atlantic are used to make this fresh and zesty white, with citrus, blackcurrant leaf and tropical fruit notes.
Le Gavi Il Forte provient de vignes âgées de 30 ans, entraînées selon la méthode Guyot. Robe jaune pâle, parfum floral intense, bonne minéralité et fraîcheur en bouche. Tout sur ce vin est harmonieux, il est vraiment bien équilibré. Food pairing: Entrées, pâtes avec sauce aux légumes, viande blanche, fruits de mer et fromage à pâte molle.
Region: France <br>
Cépages: Grenache <br>
Appelation: Luberon <br>
Vintage: 2016 <br>
ABV: 13% <br>&
Volume: 75cl <br>
Price: £12.90 <br>
Organic: Organic <br>
Best Food Pairing: Best Food Pairing <br>
Robert Parker eRating: 97 <br>
Character: Character <br>
Made from 100% Cinsault and cool-fermented and bottled early to capture all the fresh summer-fruit flavours. Shows notes of raspberry and cherry on a refreshing palate.
Delicate and spicy, ripe black berry fruit with black pepper and a hint of spice. An example of absolute purity from a grower who uses ‘wild cultivation’ which puts respect for the environment first. A delight.
Smooth and intense. Red cherry, prune and apricot aromas with some balsamic notes from vines grown at 600m above sea level. Long, well-balanced and fruity finish.
Made from grapes grown in Puglia, the warm southern state which makes up Italy's 'heel', this expressive Fiano is full of ripe stonefruit and zippy acidity, with a generous mouthfeel and lingering finish. For fans of a light, bright summer white.
This wine has a floral fragrance, with a good minerality. It has a round body and good balance. Country:Italy Region:Piedmont Sub Region:Gavi
A light dry and fruity rose with red fruit and floral aromas. Perfect with prawns, fish or summer salads! Summer is here!
Fullness and finesse, well balanced, juicy blackberries and ripe blueberries with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove aromas and a liquorice finish.
One of Italy's most fashionable whites, it is noted for acute dryness and fresh, flinty acidity. This is a bright straw-yellow wine with greenish highlights. It has a full, delicate, elegant bouquet which brings flowers and fresh fruit to mind - mostly lemons, lilies of the valley and green apples. Its palate is attractively young, dry, fresh and well-balanced. As an inviting aperitif, it whets the appetite in its pairings with hors-d'oeuvres and fish dishes. It is perfect in summer, but there are no seasonal limitations to the serving of this delightful wine.
Ce Chenin Blanc qui, en particulier, affiche une qualité de fruit exceptionnellement élevé, assure que le terroir rencontre les arômes et les saveurs de ce vin. Les délicieux fruits tropicaux tel que le melon, pommes dorées et ananas reflètent l'excellente saison de croissance chaude. Accompagnement: Délicieux avec des fruits de mer tels que des calamars et des poulpes grillés ou des plats de poisson aux saveurs naturelles. Le poulet, la pintade et la viande blanche fonctionneraient aussi très bien avec ce Chenin Blanc.
All grapes for this wine are hand harvested. The whole berries are pressed gently in a pneumatic press. After a first racking, the must is transferred to temperature-controlled fermentation vats. The wine is put through malo-lactic fermentation and then rests on its fine lees until bottling. Flotation is used to clarify the yeast and then the wine is bottled under vacuum. Di Lenardo is the sole company in Friuli to use only vines of “Musque” clone. 70,000 bottles of this wine are produced annually.
Very fresh and clean, with notes of pear, peach and honey. Great balance and length, this is a very well executed wine.
The method of production is based on sustainable viticulture, with natural weeding every two rows, double and simple Guyot pruning, debudding, green harvesting and one or two leaf trimming according to the climate. The wine is then aged in one or two year-old French oak barrels for 12 months before release. Vignobles Silvestrini use French oak mainly from centre of France (Allier, Tronçais) and a little from South West. Grape Variety Merlot: 70% Cabernet Franc: 15% Cabernet Sauvignon: 15%
Harvested at optimum ripeness from our hand-tended vineyards in the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere valleys. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to maximise fruit purity and varietal character.This Sauvignon Blanc has a charming and complex nose, full of lychee, gooseberry and a some tropical notes. The palate shows good weight and texture imparted by the time on yeast lees. The wine has excellent fruit concentration, revealing a sustained, mouth-watering finish.
Region: New Zealand
Cépages: Sauvignon Blanc
The vineyards around the village of Pourcieux enjoy their own special microclimate in the foothills between Mont Aurelien and Mont Saint-Victoire (made famous in paintings by Cézanne and Picasso). Mostly Grenache with Syrah and Cinsault and made by the ‘vin de pressurage’ method, the red grapes are gently pressed so that just enough colour and flavour is extracted before the juice is separated from the skins for fermentation. Rose-pink with wild strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant aromas, the palate offers a combination of ripe red fruits and zesty apple, with a decent amount of acidity which adds grip and texture.
Appelation: Côtes de Provence
This beautiful 12th-century property lies in the heart of the appellation. The seven hectares of vines with an average age of 45 years are on granite soils that suit the Gamay grape well. Classically vibrant summer-fruit bouquet with a typically light ripe, juicy palate.
The 20 year-old vines for this deliciously elegant Pinotage are grown on the southeastern slopes of Paardeberg mountain in 9.3ha, halfway between the towns of Malmesbury and Paarl in Western Cape Province, South Africa. The area provides advantageous differences in day and night temperatures with Mediterranean-like warm days and cool nights of 12-16˚C brought about by the south west winds sweeping across from the ocean. The grapes are handpicked in mid-February and undergo natural and spontaneous fermentation. They are macerated by hand, left in contact with the skins for 3 days and then basket pressed. This Pinotage is aged for 12 months in old french oak barriques.
A bright red ruby colour, this is a wine diplaying expressive, fresh and ripe red fruit aromas and flavours with a hint of sweet herbs. It is both youthful and refreshing and yet elegant with a lovely long finish. Ideal with barbequed or roast Lamb, and roasted vegetables. Quiche also pairs well with this Pinotage.
Whilst most of the wine made under the Coteaux Bourguignons appellation is red, whites are also permitted: this is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Aligoté grapes harvested from both the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions. The Aligoté brings an aromatic freshness complementing Chardonnay’s richer apple and citrus character.
Other: Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
From the outlying parts of the Chablis region comes this dry, steely white wine, similar in style to its more famous big brother only a little lighter. J. Moreau et Fils, already with an excellent international reputation for producing great wines, the Chablis house established in 1814 continues to develop its capabilities. Recently it has created a new position of Viniculturist to more closely link the activities in the vineyards and winery.
The small appellation of Menetou-Salon, just under 500 hectares, is adjacent to Sancerre to the south-west; like its better-known neighbour, it too is planted with Sauvignon Blanc. Here, the vines are planted on Kimmeridgian limestone soils, very similar to those of Chablis, and similar minerally notes can be detected in the wines. Cool-fermented and unoaked, the wine shows fresh citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, green fruit and herbaceous nuances.
Region: Loire Valley
Appelation: Menetou Salon
The Montagny 1er Cru La Grande Roche 2015 reveals delicious floral aromas of honeysuckle. Full in the mouth with notes of almond, apricot and pepper, the finish is fresh with a hint of mint.
Appelation: Montagny 1er Cru
Food Pairing: Lobster & Shellfish
The vineyard of Pied Redal, with its pebble and sandy soils, is cultivated without any weed-killers or pesticides and certified organic. The blend is mainly Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Shows dark fruit flavours, such as black cherry and blackcurrant, spiced with liquorice and aromatic herbs; the palate is full-bodied with fine-grained tannins which give it a smooth finish.
Region: Rhône Valley
Bone-dry white Burgundy from Chablis’ most famous house. Classic Chablis flintiness with no oak ageing. A regular Gold Medal winner at prestigious competitions, confirming the consistently high quality of this wine. Elegant, restrained and dry.
Le mythique Château Le Puy, le plus connu et reconnu des Bordeaux Côtes de Francs est de retour avec ce nouveau millésime 2013. Elevé au rang de légende au Japon grâce au manga Les Gouttes de Dieu, Jean-Pierre Amoreau est un vigneron accompli et surtout passionné. Cet amour du vin se retrouve dans cette cuvée Emilien 2013 à la robe pourpre avec des reflets grenats. Le nez est marqué par de beaux arômes de cassis, de cerise et de myrtille. La bouche est généreuse, subtile, avec des tanins parfaitement enrobés. La texture veloutée constitue un vrai bonheur. Ce Château du Puy 2013 se révèle facile d’accès et apaisant. On sent une grande digestibilité.
Cépage : Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon
Année : 2013
Oeil :Belle couleur grenat sombre
Nez :Nez épicé avec des notes florales délicates
Bouche : Attaque soutenue en bouche sans agressivité grâce à la finesse des tanins.
Bouche généreuse d’arômes de fruits rouge frais (framboise, fraise des bois).
Température : 16°
Accords : Viandes rouges, canard, gibiers, fromages à caractère
David Trafford is one of South Africa’s most individual winemakers. David is completely self-taught, save for a few months working a vintage in St Emilion. By trade he is an architect but in 1983 he decided to plant a small vineyard for fun. In 1991 David turned his part-time hobby into a full-time career. Twenty years on, he is one of South Africa’s most decorated winemakers.
Since 1999, the quality at La Lagune has improved in leaps and bounds. The Frey family (who also recently acquired Paul Jaboulet & Aine in the Rhone including the famed Hermitage La Chapelle) have a habit of changing the fortunes of floundering wineries with excellent terroir by focusing on the inherent quality present and investing in the winery and vineyard. A new cuverie was built in 2004 and since then, the fruit has expressed itself with an intensity and class that belies its third Cru Classe status.The second wine of Chateau La Lagune. From vine to bottling this wien is treated in exactly the same way as the Chateau La lagune. The Moulin is made from young vines with about 40% to create a supple, easy to drink claret for early drinking.
Sub Region: Haut-Medoc
An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle, with hints of nutmeg and fig. The mouth-feel is bright and balanced, with flavours of fresh pear, lemon, and lime. The finish is crisp and fresh.
Sub Region:Napa Valley
The grapes used to produce this wine are selected from young vineyards located in Prapò, Cerretta and Lazzarito. A brilliant garnet red, the nose carries hints of strawberry, cerise, red fruit, rose, violet and a touch of liquorice. On the palate it is full of energy, power and precision with clean, healthy tannins. Stunning with risotto milanese or braised venison with polenta and porcini.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve has flavours of red and black fruit and spices; as it ages it also becomes suggestive of mushrooms and leather. It is a very virile wine, typical of its terroir, strongly influenced by the Mistral and the sun. A wine that will bring the traditional robustness and warmheartedness of Provence to your table.
Wine region: Rhône
Appelation: Châteauneuf du Pape
Best Food Pairing: Lamb and beef
Robert Parker eRating: 93
Character: Well balanced with a superb balance of red fruits and tannins. <br>
On the nose aromas of mayflower, acacia, and honeysuckle blend with verbena and hazelnut, even toast or fresh butter. This wine reveals a profound minerality (flint). On the palate, fleshiness is matched by mellowness, and both are equally persistent.
A supremely elegant wine, with rich flavours of ripe apple, lemon, and tropical fruits, with a hint of vanilla. It's a well-rounded, full-bodied white, with a long well-balanced finish.
Sub Region:Cote De Beaune
Sauzet is one of the top names in Burgundy, famous for producing some of the finest Grands Crus in Puligny-Montrachet. The vineyards have been farmed organically since 2006 but switched to biodynamic a few years ago. A textbook Puligny Montrachet sourced from seven parcels of vines, vinified separately prior to ageing in barrel 15% of which are new oak. The nose shows white blossom and lemon the palate shows an understated richness, precise and well executed with excellent length. Drink 2017 through 2025.
Robert Parker eRating: 94
Deep rich, brooding and complex nose, full of plump blackberry and griottine cherries with a hint of mint, followed by lingering earth and spice. Luscious on the palate, full bodied, good tannins and acidity but the wine still retains a real sense of elegance. This wine has a long life ahead of it, but still offers the consumer lots of pleasure now.
Food pairing: Steak with mushrooms and polenta, rabit ragu with parpadelle, rich stews and braises. Aged hard cheeses.
Chateau La Lagune would have been name after its particular location on a strip of land between la Gironde river and the ocean. La Lagune is the first property you pass driving out of Bordeaux on the Route de Vins. It is in fact only 15 kilometres from Bordeaux city. There are 72 hectares of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Petit Verdot (10%). The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in oak barriques (70-80% new) for 15-18 months.
Grapes: 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 10% petit verdot
Appelation: Haut Médoc
Robert Parker eRating: 90