Intense and deep coloured with aromas of nuts, honey and wood. The full and soft body has a complex flavours of walnuts, dried fruits, coffee and caramel. Full bodied with a very lengthy finish.Superb after dinner or with chocolate desserts.Madeira is a fortified wine that depends upon heat and evaporation to create
consistent long lasting styles. The must is fortified, either to arrest fermentation
for a Malmsey or a Bual, or later in the fermentation process, in the case of
Sercial or Verdelho before undergoing its own very special maturation. The
Canteiro process is employed for all 10 and 15 year old Madeiras from H&H
where the wine is heated naturally in barrels over some months to enhance
concentration and consistency of the wine. Malmsey produces a rich sweet style
whilst still exhibiting delicious mouthwatering acidity.
This modern, crisp white has bright citrus characters and vibrant apple fruit flavours and a zesty twang thanks to the Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is clean and fresh.Good on its own or with salads and seafood. Suitable for VegetariansSuitable for Vegans
Aromas of stone fruit, honey, and floral notes mingle with wild herbs, sweet mandarin skin and apple. Generous and textured on the palate with hints of gala melon, a touch of salinity, and fresh citrus.Drink with white fish and seafood.Suitable for vegans Suitable for vegetariansThis is a blend of grapes from two estates in the south of DO Rías Baixas in Galicia, north west Spain. Taboexa is a 13ha estate at 300m above sea level, with sandy and granitic soil typical of the region. The Arantei estate is at just 30m above sea level - with clay and pebbly soil. Harvest typically begins in the middle of September - grapes are hand harvested and collected in 20 kilo crates. 70% of the grapes are macerated before pressing for 6 hours at a controlled temperature. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel using natural yeasts, and maturation on the lees is also in stainless steel. The mineral and fruity character from the Arantei grapes is balanced by the freshness of the Taboexa grapes.
Intense pale golden colour. The aromatic range includes lychee and some pineapple notes. The wood integration is seamless with just a distant hint of vanilla. The wine is superbly balanced on the palate with some citrus fruit and honeyed character underpinned by very fine, flinty acidity. The principal component variety of the Altano Reserva White is the Viosinho, widely regarded as one of the finest indigenous white grape variety from the Douro Valley. The Viosinho grapes are entirely sourced from a Symington family owned vineyard at an altitude range of 500 to 600 metres. Other important components are the Códega do Larinho and Gouveio varietites, also sourced from high altitude vineyards from the Murça and Alijó areas, from which we conserved the necessary acidity for the barrel- fermented wines, left on lees until bottling. 70% of the blend fermented and aged sur lie in barrel. New and second year barrels used with a 50/50 split. Bottled in June 2018 and stored to attain some bottle-ageing prior to release.A couple of years of bottle age are ideal for enjoyment of the wine at its best.Vineyards planted in altitude, in Provezende, Alijó and Murça areas of the Douro. 59% Viosinho, 35% Códega do Larinho, 6% Gouveio.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
Pale gold in colour with youthful highlights. On the nose, there are intense aromas of grapefruit which are balanced with a touch of minerality and floral notes. On the palate, it has a crisp acidity with a long, mineral finish.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.Great to drink on its own or with any spicy dishes.The Torrontés and Riesling grapes were grown on the Finca San Isidoro and Finca Las Mercedes vineyards. These are located in the Cafayate Valley in the very heart of the Calchaqui Valley, distinguished for being the highest wine region in the world. The climate here is very dry, with just 150mm of rain in an average year and a huge diurnal temperature change of around 20°C. The soils here are rocky, poor and sandy so the roots of the vines are forced to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a huge concentration of flavour within the fruit.
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
Ruby red in colour. The bouquet unveils notes of red stewed fruit and spices. Fruity, perfumed and round on the palate with delicate tannins.Drink with roast meats, poultry, meat pies and medium strength cheeses.
This is a rich red wine made in Tierra de Castilla in central Spain. The delicate aromas of raspberry jam and spicy green grass lead to a luscious mouth full of dark red fruit and delicate soft tannins and a long spicy finish.After destemming the grapes, the skins and juice are sent to tanks where the must ferments for 9 days at controlled temperatures. Then the wine is sent to stainless steel tanks to rest before being put into new oak barrels for 2 months.Drink with stews and spicy sauced dishes.
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.
Special Offer from 1st November to 31st December 2022.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.
The winemakers art of blending comes to the fore here, with the two key red Bordeaux varieties combining to deliver generous red fruits, rounded tannins and a pleasing finish.The wines have been vinified in stainless steel tanks to retain as much fruit flavour as possible.Enjoy with grilled and roasted red meats, pizza, pasta, casseroles or stews.
A medium to full bodied wine with flavours of dark fruits, floral flavours of violets, cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a fruity nose with a lot of earthiness coming through. It has a lovely rich mid mouth texture, and a long fruit driven finish with medium tannins.Fermented with Bordeaux yeast strains in tank with French oak staves, and
completed malolactic fermentation and maturation on staves for 4 months.Try with Beetroot risotto.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansPainted 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.
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.
A medium bodied, wine purple red in colour with hints of violet. Red fruits and vanilla on the nose lead to a smooth, silky wine in the mouth with a long pleasant finish.Ideal with chicken, quiches, roast beef, pastrami and hams.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Special Offer from 1st November to 31st December 2022.Purplish-red colour. Intensely fruity nose, with standout plum and redcurrant aromas and hints of toast and blackcurrants. Smooth, ripe, velvety tannins and good density. An enjoyable and persistent finish. FOOD MATCH Ideal served with barbecued red meats and stews, and well-seasoned white and game meats. Also excellent paired with pastas such as rigatoni and ripe cheeses. The Colchagua Valley extends from San Fernando in the north to Chimbarongo in the south. The climate is Mediterranean, and the area receives winds from the south and morning fog. Springs are frost-free, and summers are very warm, which encourages proper ripening. Summers are hot but with cool night temperatures. The soils are medium to very deep, of alluvial origin, and have a silty-loam texture that allows for good vine development. The grapes were hand picked in late April and early May and submitted to a week-long pre-fermentation cold treatment at 8ºC (46ºF) to extract more fruit characteristics. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC (77º–82ºF) with pumpovers determined by daily tastings through the end of the process. A post-fermentation maceration followed, and then the wine was devatted, separating the free-run wine from the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place naturally. 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 6 months and then blended for a more complex character.Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.This wine is Organic.
Smooth and refined with an underlying twist of freshness and supple, soft, ripe, fruit flavours on the palate, finishing with a squeeze of pithy citrus and candied pineapple.FOOD MATCHBest served chilled. Fantastic both with and without food - try it with creamy pasta verde!In the south-west of France, Gascony has emerged as a specialist producer of fresh white wines which offer finesse and charm. A mixture of silt, sand and alluvial deposits help the soil to drain - ideal conditions for a healthy crop.
An elegant white made from selected premium parcels of high altitude vineyards owned by the Oatley family. This is a fruit driven style with distinctive aromas of ripe peach and melon with nuances of oak, this is mouth filling and generous with a sustained finish.Great on its own or with chicken, fish and salads.
Made from a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot with grapes grown to the south west of the town of Bergerac.The wine is full bodied with ripe plum and strawberry notes.Serve with beef, pork, game. poultry and mild and soft cheeses
A crisp and elegantly fruity dry wine. The vineyards are situated near the village of Monestier. The extra distance from the coast gives the wines a slightly fuller and richer character because of the warmer climate.The wine is a classic blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Special Offer from 1st November to 31st December 2022.A golden yellow, sweet dessert wine that is rich and powerful. The palate has flavours of honey, acacia flowers, peach and candied citrus.Can be kept for up to 10 years from production.Great as an aperitif or goes well with foie gras, white meat dishes, cheeses and chocolate or cream based desserts.
A fresh, clean and balanced blend with guava and melon notes. A lovely yellow golden colour, the Chenin provides the guava fruit character on the nose and the Sauvignon Blanc the body, length and slight grassiness on the palate.Suitable for VegansThis wine is organic and Fair for life.Stellar 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.
Vibrant and aromatic with delicious generous fresh apricot, white peach and hints of passion fruit on the nose. A creamy palate with real fresh fruit flavours, fleshy just picked apricots as well as some white pepper notes. A bright and well balanced wine from the Western Cape.Drink on its own or with grilled prawns.
Vibrant black fruit aromas with a touch of spice. On the palate layers of ripe plum, blackcurrant and juicy black cherry balance spicy, developed flavours. A well structured and complex wine with ripe tannins and bright acidity on the finish.The wine is made in the Uggiano estate South of Florence. the wine is aged in large oak casks for six months, this gives a nicely mature wine with impressive depth of flavour.Drink with casseroles and roast meats.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
This wine has a lovely pale yellow colour with golden hints. It is expressive with lots of exotic white fruits, pear and peach on the nose. The palate is smooth and has good vivacity, subtle lemony fruits and a nice freshness.Ideal as an aperitif or with exotic and spicy dishes ( such as curry ) or sweet savoury fish dishes.
A fine fully sparkling wine made from grapes grown in the Alsace region of France. This dry wine is a golden colour with amber hints. The bouquet is pleasant and it has a good rich mousse and a soft fruity finish.This wine can be enjoyed any time from an aperitif right through a meal.
Intense and dark red wine made from selected grapes which are fermented vats. The palate is rich and juicy with black and red ripe fruits, aromatic herb and licorice flavours. It has an elegant tannic structure and a fresh, long finish.Food recommendations: local sausages, cold cuts, lamb, guinea fowl or cheese plate.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
golden in colour, soft and rich on the palate with a fine and mellow fruit
flavour blending in with the almond overtones of prolonged cask aging. A very
fine Port to be savoured in a reasonable sized glass so that the aromas and
colour can be appreciated. Serve slightly chilled in warm weather.
Dow’s Old Tawny
Ports are the ultimate expression of the wine makers and blender’s art. Only
tasters with a profound experience and knowledge of the great Ports of the
Douro can nurture these wines through many years of aging in seasoned oak casks
in the Dow’s cellars. The Dow’s blenders will select particular wines that are
set aside and destined to become these great Old Tawny Ports.
Old Tawny Ports need to be regularly tasted
throughout the many years that they lie in the cellars. The wines need to be
‘racked’ from time to time during each year. Racking is the process by which
the Dow’s team of experienced lodge men will carefully draw the wine off its
‘lees’ (the natural sediment that is formed at the bottom of the cask) and then
pour the wine back into the clean cask. During these many years of careful
attention and aging, the dark, purple and vibrant young Port mellows and ages
into the complex but delicate aged Tawny Ports, gaining a classic amber tawny
hue which gives them their name.
Special Offer from 1st November - 31st December 2022.A very deep coloured Port with a garnet edge. Full bodied and superbly balanced with plenty of blackcurrant, cassis and liquorice notes. The palate is rounded with ripe brambly dark fruit with a dry finish that is the house style.This port is ready to drink and once opened can be kept for up to one month.Great after dinner or with chocolate desserts or cheeses.
A lesser-known, yet great alternative
to Prosecco - the sparkling wine of choice in Verona bars!Citrus and gently floral aromas lead to a very fresh and zippy palate
with crisp green apple and lightly honeyed characters. A refreshing and
approachable style of fizz - yet with texture and depth underlying the bright
Serve with antipasti of cold meats and mature cheeses or Veneto-style
Suitable for vegetarians
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.
Best before date end September 2022. Reduced to clear.Pale Golden colour. Fresh fruity hop flavours with a clean, crisp and refreshing finish.Hops: Nelson SauvinTM, Mosaic®Allergens: Gluten from malted barleyThis Ale is bottled conditioned so let it settle and pour carefully.Suitable for vegans.Papworth
Brewery is the inevitable outcome of two beer-loving scientists becoming
disillusioned with their careers. Chances are that you’re a beer lover too and
would understand why someone would give up a successful career to brew beer.
It’s got to be more interesting than most other jobs, right? Well that’s the
way our beer-loving scientists saw it. When job satisfaction is the taste
of a good pint, who can argue?
The brewery started life in a
domestic garage in Papworth Everard and we moved to much larger premises in
Earith in 2017. We are now brewing at about 100 times the capacity of our small-scale
A full bodied wine made from a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache in the heart of the Cathar country, near the small village of Tuchan. A garnet red wine with purple hues. The palate is complex and intensively fruity with notes of vanilla with powerful tannins followed by a long pleasant finish.Serve with grilled and cooked meats, Mediterranean cuisine or strong cheeses.
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.
A highly aromatic wine with scents of rose water, musk and lemon zest. Offering a generously sweet palate of turkish delight which is balanced by the acidity of the Riesling.Goes well with Asian and spicy foods, chicken curry, Pad Thai or soft cream cheeses.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetarians
Available while stocks last.Ruby red coloured wine made from hand harvested grapes. Plenty of rich red fruit flavours, well structured and rich with a long, fine finish.Good with meat, game, cheese and lamb brochette
Pale in colour with green hints. The palate has very expressive fruit flavours of pear, banana and candied fruits, resulting in a dry wine with intense flavours.Rich and full bodied with fresh and subtle fruit notes.Perfect with fish, white meat or cheese such as Comte.
A fresh, off dry tasting sparkling wine from this family run winery in Germany. The wine is light yellow in colour with green tinges and has a pleasant fruity bouquet and a full bodied, well balanced finish.
Gardner Street Classic has the classic floral, elderflower note we have come to know of contemporary
Bacchus married with a touch of stone fruit from the Chardonnay. On the palate there's an abundance
of red apple fruit, a touch of wild fennel with the barrel fermented Chardonnay giving mid palate
weight and structure to a wine that ultimately finishes with a brisk, present acidity. 85% Bacchus & 15% Chardonnay.Try with Pork tenderloins in cider with a generous helping of mash and buttery veg, a veggie lasagne or a hake
in butter sauce with capers. Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetariansGardner Street is the historic name of Henners’
home village of Herstmonceux. The old name
captures the hand-harvested, artisanal craft of
tending vines & wines down English country
lanes. A modern marriage of fresh, floral
Bacchus with a little barrel-fermented
The colour is characterised by a brilliant light straw-goldEffervescence is dense and persistent with fine, regular bubbles. Initially the nose is precise, expressive and refreshing, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit. Floral fragrances (vine flowers, elderflowers) and pastry aromas of brioche and grilled almonds.A lively fresh and balanced attack with spice and fruity note, the full texture precedes a clean refreshing finish. Ideal with oysters, smoked salmon and lamb.
A lively, fruity wine with a delicate floral characteristic. Fresh in the mouth with a rich soft aroma and a dry finish.Made from Fernao Pires and Moscatel grapes grown in the Peninsula de Setubal in the South West region of Portugal.The winery owns over 200 hectares of vineyards throughout Portugal and have a production capacity for over 20 million litres of wine. Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.
This ruby red wine is made from grape varieties Castelao, Aragonez and Syrah grown in the Peninsula of Setubal. The wine has ripe fruit aromas and flavours and a smooth finish.The winery owns over 200 hectares of vineyards throughout Portugal and have a production capacity for over 20 million litres of wine. Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.
A delightfully fresh, pale pink rose made from Grenache and Syrah grapes grown in the Languedoc Region in the South of France. The wine is delicate and bright with a fruity nose with light citrus hints. The palate is fruity and fresh and well balanced.Try with summer salads, grilled meats, chicken tagine or it is delicious on its own.
Pale yellow in colour, this sparkling wine has an expressive nose with hints of yellow fruits such as peach and nectarine. It is round in the mouth with candied citrus notes and a nice balance and length.Great as an aperitif.
Light purple in colour, this soft, juicy red is shows vibrance and youth. Intense red and summer fruits on the nose. Delightfully soft, round tannins make this a very drinkable wine. Medium body with some spicy notes on the finish.This wine is organic.20p per bottle is donated by the winery to the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.
A fruity wine made from Grenache Blanc and Vermentino grapes. The result is a fresh and intensely fruity wine with dominant apricot and pear flavours. In the mouth the fruit flavours are evident and are emphasised by an beautiful round structure.Serve cool as an aperitif or with goats cheese or fish in sauce.
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 soft, juicy wine with aromas of fresh flower blossom and lime with plenty of soft sweet red fruit notes in the mouth. The citrus and boysenberry flavours are completely balanced and the finish has a sweet lime aftertaste.Made in Tierra de Castilla in central Spain. The wine is fermented for 7 days before spending 14 days in new oak, then going into stainless steel until it is bottled.
A medium bodied wine with forest fruits and black plum with hints of chocolate.The wine is vibrant and juicy with deep ripe flavours, balanced by rounded tannins and a soft smooth finish.Suitable for VegansSuitable for Vegetarians
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.
Intense fresh and floral bouquet with a depth of pears and green apples. Good intensity of well integrated flavours in the mouth that linger clean and lively on the palate.The wine has had no oak ageing and is best served chilled.The grapes were gently pressed and then the wine was kept in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
Special Parcel Purchase. Save £1.00 per bottle for this month. Available while stocks last.An easy drinking wine with aromas of fresh red berry fruits and flavours of ripe watermelon and sweet red apples.Enjoy chilled on its own or with a variety of spicy dishes, grilled chicken and fresh fruit salads.
A deep coloured medium bodied wine with violet hues. Plenty of red fruit aromas such as plums. Fruity and rounded in the mouth with a long soft finish.Goes well with vegetable bakes, pizzas and pastas. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.A smooth medium bodied fruity red wine made in Chile's Central Valley. The wine has hints of strawberry and cherry with a touch of vanilla.Good with most red meat dishes.
Delicately floral with aromas of stone fruit and hints of white spice. It has a generous mouthfeel, with
delicious ripe lemon peel characters and a mineral finish.
Food match: Dry Weissburgunder is a good match for pork, chicken and veal 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
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.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.A rich, fruit driven red from Alicante with fabulous notes of blackberry and black cherry. The wine spent 6 months in oak which imparted savoury notes of oak, black pepper and tobacco.The wine is full bodied, rich and full of flavour.Serve with hearty red meat dishes.
This wine is a beautiful deep and vibrant red colour, with purple
hues on the rim. On the nose, it shows elegant ripe red plum and
cherry notes. The palate is very well structured, with soft tannins
and a delicate, fruity finish.Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegansMolino Loco is made by the Castaño family in Yecla and takes its
name from the windmill ('molino') that sits on the edge of the
vineyards where they produce their fruit. In contrast to other
windmills, which turn in windy conditions, this particular windmill is
"loco", the Spanish for crazy, as it turns only on calm, still days.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea
level. They are dry-farmed and the clay soil is poor, meaning that
the roots of the vines grow deep into the earth in their search for
minerals and nutrients. This helps to ensure healthy, ripe, full of
flavour grapes. The Monastrell vineyards are over 18 years old,
while the Syrah vines are slightly younger, averaging around 15
The grapes were gently crushed before being fermented and
macerated on their skins for 10 days at a controlled temperature
of 24-26ºC in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was
aged very briefly in oak to round out the tannins. The delicate
grape processing preserved the natural fruit purity and freshness
that is so typical of the Molino Loco style.
Perfumed and exotic nose of ripe stone fruit, honey, white flowers and orange blossom. Ample and
sweet in the mouth with delicious viscosity, yet in no way cloying. Long and seductive, showing
honeysuckle, peach and pear characters - with bright, fresh acidity on the finish.Ideal for fruit tarts, pavlova, orange sponge pudding or soft blue cheeses.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis sweet wine is made from moscatel grapes sourced from 110ha of vineyard located in the Ribera
Baja region of Southern Navarra. The average age of the vines is 8 years. After crushing, the grapes
undergo a low-pressure pressing process to obtain the free-run juice. Fermentation takes place in
stainless steel, and is stopped with the addition of grape spirit.
A medium bodied red bursting with red summer fruits. Made in Puglia in Southern Italy, it has great velvety flavours with a smooth lingering finish. Enjoy with tomato based pasta or crispy stone baked pizza.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
Intense ruby red wine with pleasant floral aromas of ripe red fruit and liquorice. The palate is well balanced with warm herb notes and it has gentle, elegant tannins with hints of vanilla from the oak ageing.Serve with roasted vegetables and meat dishes.
A multi award winning dessert wine from this family run Australian winery. The wine is light golden in colour and has a rich vibrant stone fruit and citrus bouquet with sweet vanillin oak and spiciness. The palate has layers of intensely ripe fruit, creamy citrus, nectarine, honey and cumquat blended with attractive oak. Unctuous with a slight touch of refreshing acidity gives length and structure which then delivers a beautifully balanced wine.This wine can be enjoyed now but will cellar for another 10 to 15 years.
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.
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.
A light straw coloured wine with a green hue. The wine is fresh and vibrant on the nose with fresh pear, white nectarine and grapefruit aromas leaping out of the glass with a hint of honeysuckle present. The palate is fresh, clean and refreshing having flavours that are complimentary to the aromas as well as a distinct Meyer lemon character. The grapes are harvested at night and it was fermented in stainless steel to retain the freshness of the varietal. Goes well with whole baby snapper grilled on the bbq or coconut poached chicken with mango and wild rice salad.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians
A dry wine with an intense straw colour and a lasting fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft and well balanced due to its full body. The wine has no oak influences.Excellent with fish soups, grilled fish and mushroom dishes.
This soft succulent California Pinot shows ripe fruit flavours with a delicate mouthfeel. A swirl reveals aromas of dried red currants with hints of ripe cranberry, spicy cloves and vanilla. On the palate a refreshing touch of acidity is carried by racy flavours of pomegranates and black plums, while soft tannins on the finish are complimented by flavours reminiscent of grilled strawberries.Drink with grilled salmon steaks or spicy chicken. Recommended in Decanter Magazine February Edition 2021.
This excellent wine is made by the family run De Bortoli winery from grapes grown in the Yarra Valley. The resulting wine is perfumed and complex with characters of red fruits, spice and smoky oak.Good to serve with pork and fennel sausages and lentils.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.A soft, silky red wine made in Lodi in California. It has generous raspberry and cherry fruits with spicy darker fruits on the finish. Medium bodied and easy drinking.Enjoy with duck breast, lamb cutlets and other savoury dishes.