Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017

Deeply perfumed aromas with notes of black cherry, redcurrant, summer fruit and plenty of power, spice and a silky balance. Sweet tannins and balanced acidity with fine notes of vanilla and cocoa powder.

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Familia Schroeder – Rosa de los Vientos Rosé Nature, NV
Familia Schroeder – Rosa de los Vientos Rosé Nature, NV
Familia Schroeder – Rosa de los Vientos Rosé Nature, NV

Boutique winery producing top fizz. Vibrant pink colour with tiny persistent bubbles. Delicate ripe red fruits and complex yeasts aromas. Dry, fruity, fresh, with good body and persistent aftertaste.

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Familia Schroeder – Saurus Barrel Fermented Malbec, 2013/14
Familia Schroeder – Saurus Barrel Fermented Malbec, 2013/14
Familia Schroeder – Saurus Barrel Fermented Malbec, 2013/14

Deep red colour with some hint of violet. Full ripened fruit aromas with strong plum and cassis gently backed with floral and spiced nuances. Delicate hints of vanilla and chocolate, a soft and elegant wine with a long lingering finish.

88 Points Wine Enthusiast.
“Dark, piercing, crusty black fruit aromas suggest burnt toast and lemon, and although there’s a lemony bite to the palate, once it airs out chunky black fruit flavors take over. Not a thriller but it’s pure and clean. Textbook mid-to-upper-level Malbec with some flair. M.S.”  (8/1/2010)

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Familia Schroeder – Saurus Select Pinot Noir, 2017
Familia Schroeder – Saurus Select Pinot Noir, 2017
Familia Schroeder – Saurus Select Pinot Noir, 2017

Deep red tones to the eye and the nose has plenty of floral aromas, like roses and violets combined with red fruit scents such as red currants, raspberries and strawberries. Mushrooms and mineral aromas stand out together with some vanilla and cocoa notes. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir presents ultra fine tannins and fruity nuances that wave through a finish of superior depth and dimension.

88 Points Wine Spectator
“This red shows good concentration to its dried cherry and roasted plum flavors, extending with mocha notes. Milk chocolate and sandalwood details chime in on the finish. Drink now.” – Kim Marcus, Apr 30, 2014

Commended, Decanter World Wine Awards (2013 vintage)
“A fruit forward wine with sour cherries and red berries nose and a clean finish.”

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Famille Perrin Vacqueyras – Les Christins – 2014
Famille Perrin Vacqueyras – Les Christins – 2014
Famille Perrin Vacqueyras – Les Christins – 2014

– Famille Perrin’s Vacqueyras is a beautiful example of Grenache based wines from the Southern Rhône Valley, with an impressive aromatic expression, structured body and great ageing potential.

– Balanced vintage, this 2014 is looking good, very aromatic, with freshness and finesse. With a dominant of Grenache, this wine has great potential.

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Famille Perrin Vinsobres – Les Cornuds 2014
Famille Perrin Vinsobres – Les Cornuds 2014
Famille Perrin Vinsobres – Les Cornuds 2014
  • The 2014 vintage is unexpected for the region. A mild and wet winter, a hot and dry spring and temperate and humid summer characterizes this vintage. An atypical year, a winemaker’s vintage. Bud-break took place very early and flowering was carried out in ideal conditions and fruit set was excellent, especially on Grenache. However, work in the vineyards and constant monitoring were necessary all the way through to harvest. The months of July and August were humid favouring growth.
  • This beautiful vintage shows a beautiful blend between Syrah and Grenache. Great freshness, delicate notes of fresh black fruit slightly over-ripe, sweet spices. The generous mouth, offers elegant tannins full of finesse and the finish is full of character, firm and mineral.
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Fattoria le Maestrelle, Toscana Rosso IGT, Santa Cristina, 2015
Fattoria le Maestrelle, Toscana Rosso IGT, Santa Cristina, 2015
Fattoria le Maestrelle, Toscana Rosso IGT, Santa Cristina, 2015

Ruby red with purple highlights in color, the wine shows intense and ample aromas of red fruit, chocolate, and mint. The palate is balanced, of good body with velvety tannins, and the finish and aftertaste recall the aromas first felt on the nose.

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Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015

Beautiful cherry red hue with dark black tints. Aromas of undergrowth, garrigue and a touch of mint on the first nose. The wine is honest and clean on entry, with notes of game and mushrooms. Spicy notes of thyme, rosemary and lavender come through after the glass is swirled a few times. The tannins are prominent and reveal ripe fruit aromas. This wine has a very strong personality yet expresses itself with finesse and elegance.

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Finca La Emperatriz – Reserva, Rioja DOC, Spain 2012
Finca La Emperatriz – Reserva, Rioja DOC, Spain 2012
Finca La Emperatriz – Reserva, Rioja DOC, Spain 2012

A ruby red wine, very brilliant, with medium to high colour intensity and slightly tinted legs. Very intense on the nose, with initially complex, mineral aromas originating from the soil. This is followed by notes reminiscent of cigar boxes and sweet dairy products, with a hint of black fruits and orange peel; very elegant. Very intense in the mouth; a spirited wine with good acidity and medium strength on the palate. A friendly, enveloping sensation in the mouth, with a fruity and mildly spiced finish. Enjoy with Stews and casseroles.

Bodegas la Emperatriz
Bodegas la Emperatriz is great find. A picturesque estate in the heart of Rioja Alta which has been winning awards since the Paris Universal Exposition of 1878, when it was owned by the last empress of France, Eugenia de Montijo. Now owned by the Hernaiz family since 1996, the estate boasts 67 years old vine Garnacha and Viura, and produces Rioja’s only single estate Crianza. Their wines have proved a huge hit with wine critics across the globe and are widely listed in Madrid’s Michelin starred restaurants.

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Floc de Gascogne AOC Blanc, Marquis de Papolle
Floc de Gascogne AOC Blanc, Marquis de Papolle
Floc de Gascogne AOC Blanc, Marquis de Papolle

Nose of red fruits, mature, pronounced color.
Smooth mouth revealing in a fine Armagnac.

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Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016
Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016
Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016

Deep ruby red colour. Elegant, complex aromas of ripe fruit. In the mouth, soft, rich flavours typical of the best Valpolicella, lengthening into a pleasantly bitterish finish.

89 Points Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
“Mouthfuls of black cherry, raspberry, nutmeg and cinnamon abound in this wine. It boasts a beautiful structure coupled with elegant freshness. Drink now through the next few years.” K.O.  (11/1/2013)

87 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“The 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore shows a delicate and almost ethereal side to Ripasso that is otherwise very difficult to find in this category of hearty Italian red wine. Leather, tobacco, spicy oak and molasses frame lighter nuances of forest berry and cassis. The mouthfeel is crisp and lean.”

Product Information

Region
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto.

Grapes
Corvina Veronese and Corvinone Veronese 80%, Rondinella 20%. Bunches are hand picked.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“The Giuseppe Campagnola brand has existed since 1907 and has seen five generations at the helm of its winemaking operations. Today, the estate buys fruit from more than 50 growers who collectively farm 80 hectares in the area, 30 of which are located in Valpolicella. The Campagnola brand refers to various wines made in the Verona area and the Caterina Zardini brand is specifically for wines made in Valpolicella.”

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Gwin Gwyn, White Castle Vineyard, 2017
Gwin Gwyn, White Castle Vineyard, 2017
Gwin Gwyn, White Castle Vineyard, 2017

A dry delicate white wine made from a selected blend of Phoenix & Siegerrebe grape varieties. Floral aromas of elderflower and ripe citrus fruits on the palate.

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Haut-Montravel AC Cuvée Eloi (50cl), 2011
Haut-Montravel AC Cuvée Eloi (50cl), 2011
Haut-Montravel AC Cuvée Eloi (50cl), 2011

This is Hanaé younger brother Eloi. Produced in a similar style but somewhat lighter with 115grams of residual sugar rather than 170. Still absolutely delicious and will marry fruit tarts to perfection.

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Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2016

Deep colour and intense. Aroma scented with berries, ensnared in subtle spicy notes.Solid and dense palate with creamy texture, highlighting the ripe fruit wrapped in fine tannins give it structure and a long and elegant finish.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast.

“Still young and showing fresh fruitiness, this wine needs time to calm down and broaden out. Made of four classic varieties in the Esporão vineyard, it’s dense, stalky and still full of tannins. Give this wine until 2016.”

 

Product Information (2012 vintage)

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La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Branco Terra Alta (organic), 2017
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Branco Terra Alta (organic), 2017
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Branco Terra Alta (organic), 2017

Catalan Eagle white is 70% Garnacha Blanca, 20% Viognier and 10% Roussanne. Pale straw colour with an aromatic nose of peach, pear and hints of spice. On the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied, with a refreshing acidity and elements of peach, apricot and lime zest.

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La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016

Savoury, minerally flavours from old vine Garnacha and Cariñena are complemented by the smokiness and backbone of the Syrah and Cabernet. A month’s contact with French Oak staves adds a touch of vanilla and complexity.

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La Bascula – Heights of the Charge Rueda DO Verdejo & Viura, 2014
La Bascula – Heights of the Charge Rueda DO Verdejo & Viura, 2014
La Bascula – Heights of the Charge Rueda DO Verdejo & Viura, 2014

This wine is made with traditional grape varieties of Verdejo and Viura; it has a lemony freshness and tropical fruit character with a complexity and creaminess from 50% oak fermentation in a mix of American and French barrels.

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La Bascula – The Charge Rioja DOC, 2014
La Bascula – The Charge Rioja DOC, 2014
La Bascula – The Charge Rioja DOC, 2014

The Charge red is made from grapes from all over the Rioja region – 75% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha. Aromas of berries and warm spices which leads to a palate with beautifully complex dark and spicy fruit and refreshing acidity, balanced by fine vanilla flavours from oak maturation, as well as hints of coffee.

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La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015

Purple-red robe. A very expressive nose that opens with notes of chocolate and spice, followed by citrus fruit and white flower aromas. There are also hints of pure fruit, reminiscent of freshly-picked, crushed grapes. On the palate this is a clean and lively wine with subtle notes of small red berries and scrubland herbs. The tannins are elegant, discreet and well-integrated. The balance and originality of this wine gives it its “cuvée rare” status.

Terroir

Clay limestone and blood-red “ruffes” soil typically found in the Terrasses du Larzac.

Jancis Robinson 201617 + / 20 : A sleeping dragon

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Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016

– Château Guiraud is one of the few properties to be located within the village of Sauternes itself (the only other being its illustrious neighbour Château Yquem). Alongside sweet wines they also produce an organic dry white.
Fermented in barrel and aged for 7 months on its lees, this wine has great texture and depth. Crisp gooseberries, honey and just a touch of blossom.

£16.00 Add to cart