Delightful amber colour. The smooth aromas tell of ageing in wood and reveal a touch of cinnamon; These same characteristics appear on the palate. Smooth and honest with a pleasant persistence.Serve with appetisers such as ham, nuts and cheeses. Try with fish such as dogfish or hake. Also great with clams and hot soups. It even goes wll at the end of a meal with fruits such as mandarin, orange and peach.
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.
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.
Attractive aromas of black currant and crunchy red fruit accompanied by notes spice. The palate is concentrated and very smooth with great crunchy red fruit character. The tannins are ripe and providewelcome grip and combined delicious acidity, leads to a balanced finish.FOOD MATCHThis wine is ideal with well-seasoned, strong-flavoured dishes, such as pasta with Bolognese sauce, stuffed cannelloni, grilled beef, pork, or poultry. It also goes very nicely with ripe cheeses, salami, ham, and pastrami. The Central Valley vitivinicultural zone extends from the Maipo Valley in the north to the Maule Valley in the south. The entire zone has good drainage, high fertility, and tremendous agricultural aptitude, especially for red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and others. The Mediterranean climate has warm summers with broad daily oscillations between daytime and night time temperatures, and cold, rainy winters that allow for good vine development. The soils are of alluvial origin with moderate depth, and good for agriculture. The grapes were hand picked in mid- April and submitted to a week-long pre-fermentation cold soak at 8ºC (46ºF) to extract fresh fruit characteristics. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC with daily pump-overs. The new wine remained on its skins for a period, after which the free run wine was separated from its skins and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation naturally. Part of this wine was aged in oak barrels for 6 months and later reblended to achieve a more complex character.Suitable for Vegetarians and VegansThis wine is Organic.
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 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.
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.
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 beautiful cherry red coloured wine with a powerful and elegant bouquet of ripe fruit ( black cherry and raspberry ) and spices, accompanied by a mineral touch.The palate is perfectly balanced, delicate, concentrated with smooth silky tannins. The finish is long, extending over liquorice and spicy notes.Made by the excellent family run winery. The winemaker is Claire Clavel.Goes well with duck confit, or chili con carne or moussaka.
Grapes are selected and destemmed before crushing. The wine spends 12 - 14 months in toasted American oak barrels which lend spicy aromas and flavours to the wine. The wine is Garnet red with tawny hues. Juicy hedgerow fruits and a touch of smoky vanilla on the nose backed by hints of cedar spice. Smooth and well structured with a lingering finish.Serve with any red meat, lamb, cheese and game.
Ruby red in colour. On the nose lively aromas of strawberries,
blackberries and cherries are married with subtle floral nuances. It
is smooth on the palate with round tannins and a refreshing
acidity. The wine is not oak aged.Grapes for the Grão Vasco wines are sourced from a network of
trusted Dão growers who follow sustainable practices in their
vineyards. The Dão region is on the raised Beirão pleateau and the
vineyards are at altitudes of around 450 metres above sea level.
Cool nights here counteract the warmth of the days, ensuring that
the grapes undergo a slow ripening process and retain a fresh
acidity whilst accumulating great depth of flavour. Soils in the Dão
are predominantly granitic, which lends elegance to the wines.Goes well with grilled beef or lamb or robust stew. For a veggie alternative try with spinach and lentil
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.
Only available while stocks last.Deep red in colour with the intense aromas of blueberry, medium weight, soft and appealing. The wine has hints of cassis, leather and a touch of mint and is made by Vina Ralco in Chile's Central Valley.Good with most red meat dishes.
Classic tawny colour with streaks
of amber. An array of aromas
are on display with dark raisined
fruits, mocha, hints of vanillin oak
and nutty aged barrel characters.
Initially luscious, nuances of mocha
and coffee have integrated over
time, barrel aged flavours in
harmony resulting in a smooth,
lingering drying finish.General Characteristics Sweet / Medium bodied.
Tawnys are a traditional after
dinner wine that can be savoured
with a platter of cheeses or a rich
fruit or chocolate dessert. Wine making: Fruit is allowed to stay on the vine
until very sweet and an intense
concentration of flavours has
developed. After crushing and
partial fermentation to retain some
sweetness, the wine is pressed and
then fortified with a neutral spirit
prior to maturation in small and large
format oak casks.
Cellaring: With an average age of 21 years,
Old Boys Barrel Aged Tawny can be
cellared for extended maturation in
bottle but is blended to be enjoyed
on opening at any time.
A fresh, fruity, dry wine with plenty of floral notes and good aromas. The palate is smooth and fresh with a long finish.Matured on the lees for 4 to 8 months to enhance the flavours.Serve as an aperitif, or with raw vegetables, fish and sea food.
This is a smooth, full bodied wine with typical black fruit flavours with a hint of cherry.The wine is lightly oaked and is made in the Swan Hill region in Australia.Great with barbequed foods.Suitable for vegetarians
Only available while stocks last.Shiraz is a
lively rich wine; full-bodied with a subdued smokiness on the nose and a palate
of ripe fruit and interesting spice. Well-balanced and smooth, the aftertaste
lingers with the exciting flavours of chocolate and spice. 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.
This wine has a deep amber colour with copper hues, smooth aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Smooth as silk, with flavours of honey, chocolate and toffee, balanced by refreshing acidity leading to an elegant finish.The perfect Port as an aperitif or when indulging in desserts or dark chocolate and dried fruits.