Very pure and classic attributes, fine polished and beautifully crafted. Quite earthy and masculine. Very dry and aromatic with walnut, spices and orange peel notes.Perfect with hard cheeses or cold meats.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. Oloroso typically comes from the second pressing of the grapes or the coarser wines. This wine does not spend any of its life under flor and is fortified in the February after harvest to 18% abv. This is then added to the first Criadera of the Oloroso Solera. The Antique Oloroso is bottled without blending, cold stabilization or filtration of any kind in order to preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas. On average this wine is 20 years old.
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.
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.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.A rich, full bodied wine with soft red and black fruits flavours with some minty and spicy flavours too.The tannins are soft and well-balanced giving a powerful, rich wine.
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 provide welcome 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.
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.
A deep garnet red colour with aromas of fresh red and black fruit. On the palate the richness of the tannins harmonises with the fleshy notes of the wine.The finish has good grip and it is long with spices, menthol and chocolate.
This is a strong, ruby coloured wine with brilliant garnet hints. The nose is fruity, complex and spicy and offers aromas of cherries and spices. The wine is full bodied and on the palate, it is balanced with persistent hints of cherry jam and mocha.Château Peuy Saincrit is a beautiful estate situated on the right bank of the Garonne river. The estate islocated on one of the roads of pilgrimage towards St Jacques de Compostelle. The vineyard have theparticularity to be crossed by the 45th parallel.Situated on Montalon's hillside, highest point of the region, the estate benefits from exceptional favorablenatural conditions. Orientated South, the vineyard takes advantage of an exceptional sunshine period.Thanks to his geographical and natural position, the estate is preserved as much as possible frost andhail. The vineyard is mainly planted with old vines planted on a rocky base recovered by a thin layer ofclay and limestone. This very qualitative terroir is particularly well suited to produce an hight quality wine.Serve with Thai beef, red meats or cheeses.
An intense dark ruby coloured wine made from a blend of traditional grapes mainly: Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mouvedre. The grapes are sorted by hand before destemming and crushing. The wine is matured in vats and oak casks before bottling.The nose has ripe black fruit, cherry and spices. The palate reveals the presence of tannins and is elegant and full. The finish is long and luxurious.
Special Offer from 1st to 31st May 2022.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 is an intense, brilliant garnet coloured wine. It has lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries, currants and spices. The wine is full bodied and dense and is rich and elegant.A wonderful rich red wine that is made just 3 metres outside the northern border of Chateauneuf du Pape so must be classed as Cotes du Rhone.
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.
Deep ruby red with fantastically expressive aromas of cherries, cedar wood, rosemary and cloves. A
rich savoury palate with lots of Morello cherry and blackberry flavours, some earthy spice and fine
tannins. A wine packed with flavour and heritage.
Food match: Perfect with rich, lamb casseroles or a spicy chickpea harissa stewSuitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Syrah (40%), Cinsault (15%) and Carignan (5%) Grapes are
grown on 15-20 year old vines on sandy limestone, with clay sub-soils. All four varietals were hand
harvested and fermented in concrete vats for 10 days. Malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously,
after which the wine was blended and then aged for 16 months in concrete vats.
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
Zesty citrus fruit and lightly floral characters, with hints of apple and pear. Fresh, steely acidity and underlying mineral characters, balanced by notes of melon and stone fruit, and a touch of fennel and spice.FOOD MATCHGreat as an aperitif or particularly good with tuna steak. Gavi La Luciana also provides the perfect crisp, tangy match to fatty dishes such as sausages and beans.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis winery is also classed as Sustainable.Named after Luciana, the wife of La Battistina estate's previous owner, this is an elegant and fresh Gavi, easy-drinking but with some depth.Produced from Cortese grapes cultivated in vineyards on the Monferrato hills in the South of the province of Asti, Piemonte. The vineyards are southwest facing and situated at altitudes of between 250 and 400m. The Piemonte low Guyot trellis system is used for the vines, which grow in a limestone-clay soil. Planting density is 4000 to 4500 vines per hectare. Grapes are hand harvested in the last week of September. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place in stainless steel (16- 18ºC) and the wine spends a couple of months on lees.
This is a juicy red wine with a good body. Fruit and sour cherry aromas from the Menoire and Blauburger are perfectly entwined with spices from the Kekfrankos and fiery character of the Cabernet Sauvignon.Cab be served slightly chilled for summer or with grilled dishes, picnics and barbecues.Suitable for vegans.The Egri Korona Borház ( Crown Wine House of Eger ) is a family winery which can be found in the middle of the Eger wine region, right next to the thermal hot spring of Egerszalók and it's unbelievable white cliffs. This area is renowned for its thermal baths and its resulting soil is rich in minerals of volcanic origin.Harmonia is a blend of the dominant blue grapes of the area, true to the tradition of the region making wines with many varietals.
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 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.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.A soft, juicy easy drinking wine with a ripe fruity flavour with plummy notes and a hint of spice.Suitable for vegansGreat to drink on its own or with meats and cheese.
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
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 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.
This wine has a lovely perfumed nose with fine floral aromas mixed with a tad of honey and spice; quite full and rich, lightly smoky honeysuckle perfume with smooth but dry(ish) finish.Suitable for vegetarians and vegansServe with meaty white fish such as monkfish, salmon or trout, king prawns, turkey or spicy dishes such as sweet and sour vegetables, fish or chicken tandoori or not too spiced Thai food.
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.
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.
Good deep coloured red made from Cabernet Franc in the Loire Valley. The wine has a rich, full palate of red fruits and spices. The palate has plenty of grip and peppery notes with hints of liquorice.Perfect with poultry, red meats and cheeses.
Special Parcel Purchase. Available while stocks last.This is a full bodied, easy drinking red wine, rich and full with ripe berry fruit and spice on the finish with just a hint of oak.Murray darling is the second largest wine region in Australia.Foods that complement this wine are: baked figs with prosciutto and blue cheese, rosemary
braised lamb shanks.
Nut brown colour with a slight green hue. Intense aromas of raisin, fig and spice with underlying floral notes. A rich and luscious palate exploding with rich Muscat flavours of raisins, figs, dates, toffee and caramel. Sweetness balanced with some vanillin oak notes make for a lovely lingering finish.This Muscat has been aged in barrel and is designed to enjoy as soon as opened. It will also keep for several more years in bottle.Fruit is left on the vines to become very ripe before harvesting at 16-18 baume. Once harvested the fruit is crushed, partially fermented then fortified on skins to further extract the floral and aromatic flavours from the fruit. The wine is pressed off skins and then transferred to barrels for maturation.Suggested Cuisine: Chocolate and dark fruit based
desserts, or enjoy a glass after a
meal with a platter of cheeses,
dried fruit and nuts.
Special Offer to clear the last of this vintage and label. Now £9.99.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.