This glorious red wine has aromas of ripe berry and plum fruits. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins, dark fruit and warming spicy characters.Made from a blend of traditional local grapes. Goes well when drunk with lamb.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A complex nose combining plum, mulberry, ripe strawberry and brown spice with delicate floral and
violet notes. Tannins are firm and pleasingly supported with plump fruit and a rounded texture, giving
a good lengthy finish.Perfect with wild boar sausages, venison, roast lamb or gamey stews.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Made from Nebbiolo grapes cultivated around the town of Barolo in southern Piemonte. These are
trained on a low Guyot trellis at a density 4-5,000 vines/ha. The grapes were hand-harvested, de stemmed and then crushed to small fermenters, for around 12 days, with daily pumping-over. This
ensures good colour and flavour extraction, but avoids over extraction of the abundant Nebbiolo
tannins. The wine was drained off at dryness, and the skins transferred to a small press. After pressing
the wine was settled for two days, and then racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation.
After three years maturation in 50hl Slavonian oak casks it was racked and bottled.
Only available while stocks last.Delicate pink colour with aromas of ripe berry fruit and strawberry. Dry, approachable and well balanced, with more appealing juicy strawberry fruit.Good with grilled white meats and fish with roasted Mediterranean vegetables.100% Garnacha grapes grown on alluvial soils in the foothills of the Moncayo mountain. The grapes
undergo 6 hours cold maceration for the must to achieve a delicate colour; followed by slow
temperature-controlled fermentation at 17ºC in stainless steel tanks.
Rich plum and berry fruit with a touch of spice on the nose. Balanced yet concentrated red fruit mingles with darker spice and chocolate characters to give weight and layers to the palate. Plump ripe tannins add grip to this classic style of Garnacha.A perfect accompaniment to chicken dishes, paella or chorizo.Suitable for vegetarians."Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world, this is an unbelievable wine …any wine retailer worth his weight should be stockpiling this wine next to the cash register ...I don’t understand how anyone can makewines this good to sell at this price… 90 points.” Robert Parker, the Wine AdvocateAwards2019 vintage Silver Medal in Decanter wine Awards 2020
A fresh and fruity Rosé from the South of France. Dry with lots of red berry fruit and a smooth finish.Drinks well on its own or with grilled or barbequed meats.Suitable for vegans.Les Vignobles Foncalieu are a strong cooperative with some 650 winegrowers who have 4000 hectares of vines between them. They based in the heart of the Languedoc and they are focused on making quality wines.
Dark garnet in colour, this wine is full of dark berry fruit such as blackberry, blueberry and black cherry. Oak ageing has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavours promised. The red fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the palate.Delicious served with bold dishes like rib eye steak or roast pheasant.Suitable for vegetarians
A dark ruby red wine with purple hints. It is medium bodied and has aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant and some savoury notes of cedar and roasted coffee.The palate has cassis, layered with dark chocolate with dark chocolate and spices, balanced by fresh juicy fruits and bouncy acid, the wine has fine tannins and a smooth finish.Try with lamb chops.Fruit for Twist of Fate Cab. Sauv. is sourced from Jack Kay’s
vineyard in Bool Lagoon (located between Coonawarra and
Wrattonbully) and from Brett Williams’ vineyard in southern
Coonawarra. The terra rossa soils and cool climate of these
vineyards make them the perfect partners for growing high quality
Cabernet. The cool climate of the Limestone Coast growing region (located in
the South-East corner of South Australia), combined with a diverse
array of sub-regions, makes this the perfect fruit source for our
Limestone Coast Selections range of wines.
Premium vineyards in each sub-region are selected not just for their
cool-climate credentials, but also for their suitability to each variety.
The wines are then crafted by our winemakers to a consistent style
and quality, which is perfect for everyday drinking or more
Ruby red in colour. The nose is intense, with a pronounced presence of fruity aromas such as cherries and strawberries as well as truffle and chocolate. Medium bodied, well balanced, and delicate, with particularly smooth tannins and rich acidity, resulting in a juicy and very pleasing wine with a persistent finish.Ideal with meat-based dishes and stews. This wine shows a unique harmony with grilled blood sausage, slow-cooked beef, and pastas such as gnocchi with blue cheese. Serve at 18ºC in a Bordeauxstyle glass.The grapes for this wine come from organic vineyards of Los Morros and Los Robles in the Maipo Valley. Soils are alluvial, rich in minerals with good drainage and irrigated by water from the snow thaw. The grapes were hand picked. The Maipo zone has ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Maipo River regulates the temperatures naturally and prevents frost and extremes of heat and cold. The spring of 2013 was slightly colder than the historic average, followed by a summer with high temperatures, which accelerated ripening and prevented the delays that were initially predicted for the 2014 harvest. Rainfall in the Maipo Valley was concentrated in the winter months and reached approximately 250 mm, which is well below the nearly 450 mm recorded during the 2012–2013 season. The grape reception area includes a double selection conveyor belt that allows selection first at the bunch level and again after destemming. Vinification begins with a 4–5-day prefermentation cold soak at 8ºC followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts at 26ºC and a pumpovers program determined by enological criteria. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in tanks and barrels, where the wine is aged at controlled temperatures for 12 months. It is neither fined nor stabilized; it is just lightly filtered with a 1-micron cartridge filter priorto bottling.Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.This wine is Organic.
This Cabernet Merlot is deep purple in colour, an intensely fruity wine with cherry on the nose, followed by flavours of blackcurrant and ripe red berry on the palate. Some of the wine was aged in French oak and this gives a bit of extra flavour to the finished wine.The wine is made from selected vineyards in the Western Cape where the bracing Benguela current brings cool breezes - perfect conditions for making fresh, flavoursome wines.Serve at room temperature as an aperitif or match with beef short ribs and other braised beef dishes.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
A pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, with bright blackcurrant fruit characters and a touch of fresh raspberry. Medium-bodied and silky smooth.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis wine is OrganicStellar is one of South Africa's largest organic wine producers and is the leading ethical wine brand in the UK. Founded by the Rossouw brothers in 2000, Stellar is a passionate and innovative winery, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking whilst keeping ethical, social and environmental principles at the heart of everything they do. Stellar are the world's top producers of no added sulphur wines, the purest expression of organic winemaking. The vineyards are patrolled as organically as possible assisted by Indian Runner ducks, which act as natural pest removers. Stellar is Fair For Life certified and the Stellar Foundation is committed to improving the life of its vibrant worker community.
Dark in colour with deep purple hues. very rich and concentrated on the nose with notes of blackcurrrant, redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is powerful and full bodied with soft woody notes and hints of pepper and liquorice. The wine has a long aftertaste and it is well balanced.Made from 100% Malbec from grapes grown in the Cahors Region in the South of France.Ideal with grilled meats, beef, exotic dishes and strong cheeses.
An easy drinking and fruity wine from the South of France. Exciting red fruits on the nose that carry through to the palate which is juicy and smooth with notes of blackberry and bramble fruit.Great will full flavoured red meat dishes.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.Les Vignobles Foncalieu are a strong cooperative with some 650 winegrowers who have 4000 hectares of vines between them. They based in the heart of the Languedoc and they are focused on making quality wines.
This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The palate is soft, full flavoured with a smooth easy drinking finish.Suitable for vegetarians and vegansGreat with casseroles and roast beef
A dark, rich and dense red wine made from Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre with plenty of red berry aromas with morello cherry, spices, pepper and wild flowers. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats after a long maturation and then it is aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. The palate is full and supple with spicy aromas.Ideal with poultry or grilled red meats
An intense ruby red wine with an expressive bouquet of red fruits such as raspberry and black cherry, laced with notes of vanilla and spices. The palate is rich with dark plum fruit and a long, harmonious finish.Serve with chicken, red meats and cheeses.
The Côtes du Rhône is made from various types of soils, but mostly from limestone terraces with sand and red clay. The colour is purple tinged garnet. The aromatic range of the nose goes from fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry) to spices.The palate is big and full flavoured with silky smooth tannins and touches of liquorice and pepper.
Intense garnet red colour with purple hints. A combination of fresh fruit such as raspberry and redcurrants with peppery notes and a touch of menthe and spice. Great depth of flavour on the palate with silky tannins and super length.enjoy with duck, poultry, a host of red meats and a wide range of cheese.
Special Offer from 1st to 31st March 2023.Outstanding complexity and elegance, a
frank, intense and complex nose with milky and strawberry fudge hues and herbal hints.
The palate is fresh, with an outstanding,
harmonious fruity expression and marked by balanced tannins.Bodegas Covila owns some 250 vineyard hectares in Lapuebla de Labarca, Elciego
and Laguardia, some of the best locations in
Rioja Alavesa.The grapes are fermented under
controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Part of them is de-stemmed meanwhile remaining grapes are fermented using the carbonic
maceration method. We achieve fruity
aromas and a very soft and fresh wine.
A rich, full and robust port with sweet berry flavours. Labels may be torn or scuffed as this port came from a College cellar. “Croft never seems to get much publicity since the wines, while always very good, sometimes even excellent, never quite reach the superb level of the top houses in Oporto. However, Croft seems to do surprisingly well, often rivaling the top ports, in the less glamorous vintages such as 1975 and 1966. The 1985 will be an early-developing port. It shows aromas that border on overripeness and offers scents of plums and black cherries. Full-bodied, rich yet lush and soft, this husky wine had loads of concentration, a very sweet long finish and light tannins.” – 87pts Robert Parker, RobertParker.com, January 1989
This wine is a labour of love - one the accountant (Gary) did'nt know about. The DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins.This is a special occasion wine. Drink with like-minded wine lovers who enjoy sticking it to the man! Take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine, then its a perfect match to charcuterie and cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie.Winemaker Joanne Nash: "In 2014, I discovered an exceptional parcel of Shiraz from exclusive Victorian vineyards which I gently crushed, then tucked away in some ridiculously expensive French Oak barrels to age for 12 months. Enjoy with abandon. The wine speaks for itself with minimal intervention, purity of fruit, Shiraz at its best."Shhhh, Dont tell Gary" GOLD MEDAL Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019 GOLD MEDAL NZ International Wine Show 2019 BRONZE MEDAL Rutherglen Wine Show 2019
A pale translucent pink sparkling wine with fresh fruit aromas and hints of strawberry and musk. Velvety and full with a persistent bead and fresh finish.It is medium sweet and light bodied.Perfect on it's own or enjoy with fresh fruits or seafood.The winery select fruit from vines with generous canopies allowing natural fruit ripening. The fruit is picked and gently pressed and the juice allowed to settle naturally before being filtered. The wine is cold fermented to retain fresh fruit characters.
Brilliant rosé colour. Bright strawberries on the nose with a very balanced palate and long finish. The wine has no oak ageing.Ideal for rice dishes, fish and light meats.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including some of the oldest in Rioja, Bodegas Manzanos is fortunately placed to put both the sub-region of Rioja and the name Manzanos firmly on the map as one of the most important areas and producers in Rioja. The wines are a modern take on the traditional landscape of Rioja.
A heady perfume of freshly picked irises and peonies drift above the crushed berry fruit nose. The fleshy, luscious, cherry flavours and hints of rose are typically vivacious, backed up with a touch of spice and good depth. Light and fruity. In the winter serve with roast lamb and in the summer chill and serve with roast barbecue chicken and pork. Suitable for vegetarians.
Classic Rhone style red, friendly and warming with sweet rich juicy blueberry fruit. The spice of Grenache blends well with the Syrah to give a lusciously textured wine with plum and strawberry fruits and a rounded palate. This is a medium bodied drinkable wine.Drink with hearty food such as grilled meats and casseroles. Also great with pizzas and medium mature hard cheeses.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
This wine is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, generous
aromas of strawberries and red cherries stand out, with spicy
complexity coming from the oak ageing. It is vibrant and supple
on the palate with elegant tannins, delicately balanced acidity
and a lovely fresh finish.The Guedes family had always rated the quality of the Herdade
do Peso grapes – they had been using them in their Vinha do
Monte wines since the early 1990s – and jumped at the
opportunity to purchase the estate in 1996. Situated in the south of
the Alentejo, in the sub-region of Vidígueira, the Herdade do Peso
estate covers a total of 457 hectares, 160 hectares of which are
currently planted with vines. Winemaker Luís Cabral de Almeida
makes expressive and generous wines that reflect the warmer
climate of the Alentejo.
Despite its southerly location, Vidígueira is one of the cooler
Alentejo sub-regions and benefits from cool Atlantic air funnelled
inland from the coast by a gap in the surrounding mountains.
Limestone soils help to control vine vigour and lend elegance to
the wines. All of the Herdade do Peso vineyards are sustainably
farmed and an on-site dam provides much-needed water to
irrigate the vineyards during the Alentejo summers.
Following full destemming and gentle crushing, maceration and
fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks at a controlled
temperature of 26ºC over a period of around eight days. After
malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in second, third and
fourth fill French oak barrels for around six months. It underwent a
light fining and filtration before bottling.
A classy sparkling wine with aromas of honeysuckle, citrus zest and fresh strawberries. The palate is complex with delicate fruit flavour, fine creamy texture and a refreshing natural acidity. The finish is dry and fresh with lingering flavours of citrus and nougat.Try with natural oysters.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe grapes for this wine were all hand picked. After fermentation the wine is aged on its lees in bottle for an extended time before release.The winery was established in 1986 and has been owned by the Hill-Smith family since 1998.
A Ruby port made from a blend of selected young ports matured in large oak vats called tonels. The wine shows some rich, full bodied characters such as plums and raspberry.The port is ready to drink and can be enjoyed on its own or with cheeses, chocolate and desserts.
Pale salmon pink in the glass with delicate aromas of meadow flowers. Textured, with tangy berry
flavours that meld with the satisfying spicy notes from Cinsault.Best served chilled, this rosé is ideal for lunchtime with Mediterranean cuisine.Olive groves ('Oliviers' in French) and vineyards flourish side-by-side in the sun-drenched
Mediterranean summers of southern France, where the Grenache and Cinsault grape varieties have
been made into rosé wine for over 2,000 years. The two varieties meld together to make a rosé which
is at once exuberantly fresh and tangy yet soft and smooth, laced with a gentle spice and brimming
with the natural richness of ripe fruit.
An intense garnet red colour. The nose has aromas of red and black ripe fruit such as kirsch and wild blackberry. The mouth is full, with blackcurrant and spice with harmonious tannins. The finish is elegant with hints of liquorice and vanilla which give the wine length and complexity.The grapes are aged in vats with about 10% of the final wine aged in oak barrels.Lirac is located on the opposite side of the river to Chateauneuf du Pape in the Rhone Valley.
A deep coloured red wine with an intense, elegant bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry and cherry. In the mouth these fruits are evident with fullness and roundness and balance with gives good length. The finish is long with spicy notes.Great with a loin of lamb or cheese.
The colour is an appealing pink with cherry-coloured hints. Fresh berry aromas and a fine mousse lead
to redcurrant and citrus notes on the palate, balanced by bright acidity and a clean, dry finish.Just drink for pleasure - with / without friends and family.The grapes are sourced from the hills above Treviso - the traditional vineyard area for Prosecco. They
are softly pressed and the must is fermented in stainless steel for 15-20 days. Then the wine is blended
with Pinot Nero (which is vinified as for red wine) - giving an appealing rosé colour. After blending
the wine undergoes a second, temperature-controlled, fermentation in stainless steel tanks and on lees -
before bottling and release.
A fresh white with delicate notes of elderflower. The palate is ripe and juicy and filled with lovely jasmine, elderflower and ripe grapefruit flavours followed by hints of nettle and freshly cut grass. The wine is fermented in stainless steel to retain the fresh fruit flavours.An excellent alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Try with all white fish and hard cheese such as cheddar. Scallops with pea puree, steamed sea bass with lemongrass, Pad Thai, salt and pepper squid. Also mille feuille and sweet pastry dishes.Suitable for Vegans.Suitable for Vegetarians.
Colourful and lightly perfumed with big, juicy blackberry flavours, and overtones of plum and black cherry. This wine in unoaked.A good accompaniment to pasta, red meat or even pizza.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Don Aparo rode his bicycle 14km every day to his beloved vineyard. He put the vineyards to bed every night, and was often seen walking with his lantern through the vines on an evening. This story perfectly encapsulates the history, integrity and tradition that the winery is renowned for.
A juicy, full bodied red with a bright nose with ripe blackberry plum fruit and sweet spice. The palate is silky and warming with more black fruit, plums and cherries. The wine is vibrant with an alluring blend of fruit along with clove, pepper and cinnamon spice finished off with well structured integrated tannins. A great wine with a fresh finish.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans Great with rich red sauce based pasta dishes, game and matured cheeses.
An intense purplish red coloured wine with deep aromatic notes of juicy plum, fresh violets and roses and a hint of cedar. In the mouth, it is medium bodied and round in texture with plush, raspberry, vanilla and violet notes. This leads to soft tannins and a persistent finish. The grapes are hand picked and the wine is aged in French oak for 6 months.Try with red meats, raw ham, medium cheeses, grilled meats, pork and grilled chicken.Highly Recommended 91 points Decanter Magazine October Edition 2021.
Made from a selection of parcels from 15 - 25 year old vineyards located in Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. After de-stemming the grapes are crushed and the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation has finished the wine is put into barrels for ageing. The wine is aged for a minimum 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Once the wines is bottled, it is kept a further 12 months in bottle before release. The wine in an attractive colour with soft spice and refined oak on the nose with a depth of jammy red berry fruits. Luscious and intense with pleasant tannins that mingle with fresh and mature fruit. The finish is delicious with long lasting flavours.
Aromas of bright strawberry fruit. Fresh and juicy red berry characters on the palate with savoury and
spice notes, all backed by supple tannins.Approximately 70% of the Pinot Noir is kept in stainless steel, whilst 30% spends 3-4 months in 500-
900 litre old oak barrels - for micro-oxygenation.
Food match: Drink with crispy duck pancakes or char sui pork dishes.Weingut Messmer, in the Pfalz region, was founded by Herbert and Elizabeth Messmer in 1960. It's situated in Burrweiler, in the south-west of Germany, less than 50 miles from the border with France and to the north-west of Stuttgart. The yellow sandstone buildings had already been home to winemaking for around 250 years before they arrived.It's still in the family's hands today, with son Martin overseeing the estate alongside his brother Gregor, who supervises production in the vineyard and winery. Their vineyards cover 27 hectares, with around two-thirds of the area planted with white varieties (predominantly Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc) and the rest with red varieties (Pinot Noir in the main).The terroir is made up of seven different soil types: slate, red sandstone, granite, limestone, loam, sand and 'muschelkalk' - a calcareous soil with substantial deposits of fossilised mussel shells. Gregor works to preserve the health and mineral content of the soils - they use only organic fertilisers, and in 2011 they began the biodynamic cultivation of some sites. In the winery fermentations are cool, slow and small batch; grapes are only ever partially de-stemmed; and wines are bottled without fining and with only the gentlest filtration.
Grown on the rugged slopes of the Abruzzo hills, this is a rich, deep wine. The bouquet and palate are both rich in blackberry flavours, with hints of spice.A full flavoured wine, perfect with traditional Italian dishes.
A bright, soft pink wine made from cabernet sauvignon grapes. No oak is used to retain the fresh, intense fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry. The palate has luscious raspberry and strawberry flavours and a slight sweet aftertaste.Drink with salads, barbecued meats and poultry or great as an aperitif.
Intense aromas of berry and fruit spices. Rich, tannic and well structured, this wine develops additional roundness after several years in bottle. Good ageing potential.Serve with all grilled and roasted meats.
This innovative new Rosé style of port has been made by a new technique which extracts fresh fruity flavours and the pink colour from limited contact with the skins of the grapes. The result is a light and fresh Rosé port with lots of red berry flavours. There are attractive floral notes, aromatic red berry fruit leading to a palate which is full of deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours.Serve chilled on its own or with ice or even with a leaf of mint.
Strawberry and bramble aromas lead on to delicate, yet juicy, red berry characters on the palate - with slight creaminess, and a crisp dry finish.Produced in the Pavia region in Italy.Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany salads, cold meats such as salami or smoked chicken or seafood dishes.Suitable for vegetarians.
Pale coral pink, this is a dry, fresh and fruity rosé with delicate aromas of red berries. Good intensity
of ripe red berry and cherry fruit, with a fresh lingering finish.
Produced in the Pavia region in Italy.Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany salads, cold meats such as salami or smoked chicken or seafood dishes.Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for vegans.Produced from grapes grown in the Pavia region of northern Italy. The ripest grapes were selected
from mature hillside vineyards and hand harvested in early September. The extra ripeness allows the
dark-skinned Pinot Grigio grapes develop a pink tinge which is further enhanced by the addition of a
small proportion of Pinot Noir grapes from the same vineyards. The grapes were harvested at optimum
ripeness, crushed and the skins left in contact with the juice for 12 hours at a low temperature before
gentle pressing. After a slow, cool fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks the wine
was bottled young to preserve freshness and aromas.
From maritime vineyards in Marlborough’s south easterly extremes in the Blind River Valley. We
exploit this coastal fruit by capturing a breezy finesse over the classic cranberry and wild strawberry
aromas giving us a wine with enough bite and texture to be foody but with enough generosity of fruit
to be a delicious glass on its own. A lick of oak in the winemaking lends a little soothing creaminess to
the whole.Made to go with delicate, rich and aromatic food such as duck dim sums, tempura fried vegetables and
oriental salads.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Light cherry red in colour leads to an elegant nose of red cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle spice notes from barrel aging. The palate is silky, fine and hugely inviting. Delicious ripe summer fruit character is perfectly balanced by soft tannins and refreshing acidity. It has a long and elegant finish.Very good with white meats and oily fish. The perfect partner for mushroom-parmesan risotto.The Casablanca Valley is influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its coastal breezes that moderate temperatures. The area ranges from soft rolling hills to higher hills toward the Coastal Mountain range in the east. The poor, sandy loam soils are alluvial in origin, relatively shallow and very permeable, resulting in yields which are generally low in comparison with other Chilean valleys. Temperatures are much cooler here, allowing the grapes to ripen very slowly to produce rich flavoured wines. The Casablanca Valley is influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Humboldt Current, resulting in constant humidity and average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 14ºC in the winter. The spring of 2015 was cooler than average and the relative humidity was higher. This caused uneven budbreak and later ripening. An increase in rainfall forced an earlier harvest in April. The grapes are harvested into 400-kg bins and transported to the winery, where first the clusters and then the grapes (after destemming) are selected on a conveyor belt. Once in the tank, they undergo a pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days, followed naturally by alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts. During this stage, temperatures are kept at 24-26º C, with a gentle pump-over routine. A 2-3-day post-fermentation maceration is then carried out. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel tanks and barrels. The wine is filtered through 1-micron membranes and then bottled. 70% of the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.This wine is Organic.
Bright medium red. Quite pure with hints of blueberry, raspberry, game and
woodsmoke. Fine grained texture, restrained, spice, slightly saline, fills the palate
with gentle flavours.The Abbey Vineyard at Tarrawarra is one of the Yarra Valley's premium vineyard
sites. It typically produces brooding dark fruited Pinot Noir with power and charm.
2018 was a warm season with timely rain. Near perfect growing conditions even
though ripening occurred early. Good natural acidity, generous colour and flavour.
Hand sorting of fruit to ensure perfect fruit reaches the open fermenter. 18 days of
maceration. Matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at
Try with Duck confit, Toulouse sausage, lentils de puySuitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90
years ago 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. Today, as a fourth generation enters the family
business, De Bortoli is amongst the top wine producers of Australia with vineyards
spanning 6 premium wine regions.Gold Medal Winner Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 - 96 points.
A bright, vibrant wine with spicy red berry fruit such as blueberry and mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla, evident ripe tannins and a long finish. This wine drinks well young but will improve over the next 6 to 8 years, gaining more complexity. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar. A portion was
fermented in open bins and hand-punched four times a day. The rest was fermented in a
rototank. No commercial yeast was used as these grapes ferment well with their own yeast.
The wine matured in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 14 months.
Approximately 30% was new wood.
Deeply flavoured dishes. Peking duck, sweet & sour Pork belly, mushroom risotto.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansAwards: Decanter Medal Silver Platter's South African Wine Guide 4.5 starsPainted Wolf Wines is a quality boutique family business producing a range of commercially appealing specialist wines. They work with grape growers in various appellations in South Africa. Making wine from organic and sustainably farmed grapes, and donating around 4% of annual turnover to African wild dog (Painted Wolf) conservation is at the core of their company philosophy.
Offers astonishingly pure notes of mocha and ripe strawberry on the nose. Well balanced, its round character is lifted by a light acidity on the finish.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis wine is also OrganicStellar is one of South Africa's largest organic wine producers and is the leading ethical wine brand in the UK. Founded by the Rossouw brothers in 2000, Stellar is a passionate and innovative winery, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking whilst keeping ethical, social and environmental principles at the heart of everything they do. Stellar are the world's top producers of no added sulphur wines, the purest expression of organic winemaking. The vineyards are patrolled as organically as possible assisted by Indian Runner ducks, which act as natural pest removers. Stellar is Fair For Life certified and the Stellar Foundation is committed to improving the life of its vibrant worker community.
Fresh, vibrant and pale pink in colour. Dry in style with aromatic rose petals on the nose, this wine follows through with notes of cranberry and strawberry fruits on the palate with a mouth watering finish.Drink chilled on its own or pair with fish stews or light salads.
A medium bodied, easy drinking red wine made in the Salento peninsula in southern Puglia. The wine has aromas of red berry and damson fruit. Fresh and lively on the palate with juicy berry fruit and a hint of spiciness. Balanced by tangy acidity and soft ripe tannins. The wine is not oaked.Ideal with pasta dishes in butter and parmesan or with tomato based sauces. Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
Special Offer from 10th to 31st March 2023.A fresh and vibrant wine with passion fruit, gooseberry and some melon characters. It has a balanced richness of fruit with a floral note through the palate, as well as an intense depth of flavour and a crisp finish.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
A ripe full bodied wine from the Western cape with a wonderful lifted perfume nose with bright raspberry and crushed blackcurrant and a touch of savoury gaminess. Smooth with a long full finish.A great partner to rich savoury red meat dishes such as lamb or a gutsy bean casserole.
A delicious red made from selected premium parcels of high altitude vineyards owned by the Oatley family. Generous and flavoursome yet elegant, this medium bodied wine is filled with dark red berry fruit flavours.Great on its own or with chicken, beef, lamb and pasta dishes.
A ruby red coloured wine with purple hues. The bouquet is a combination of red berry and spicy fruits. The wine is medium bodied with a velvety, warm palate and a velvety, balanced finish.Made with hand picked grapes in vineyards that are between 100 and 250 metres above sea level.It pairs well with pasta dishes, meats and aged cheeses.
A rich full bodied wine made in Heathcote, South East Australia by De Bortoli. Deep purple in colour with a crimson hue and a bouquet of ripe blackberries and dark fruits complemented with mocha oak, hints of spicy pepper and liquorice. The palate is full and rich with plenty of ripe blackberry fruits and plums. Soft mouth filling flavours of mocha, spice and liquorice with a chocolaty finish.Great with pizza and pasta.
A deep cherry coloured wine. It has a ripe rich spicy nose and leads to a palate that has plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry notes with hints of spice and a fresh finish.Drink with meat and pasta dishes.
A medium sweet, light bodied and fresh wine. Packed with redcurrant and strawberry fruits, this wine is well rounded with the perfect balance between bright, sweet fruit and crisp acidity with a surprisingly long finish.Can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with light dishes.