NAME: DON GUERINO ‘VINTAGE’ MALBEC 2016
APPEARANCE: Bright, deep purple
AROMAS: Vibrant and youthful notes of violets and mulberry, with hint of tobacco leaf
TASTE: Restrained but rich super plummy palate, very well integrated oak and lovely sweetish caramel flavours. Medium tannins and acidity, medium-full bodied.
FOOD PAIRING: Roast chicken, grilled red meats or mature hard cheeses
OVERALL: An understated but beautifully balanced Malbec, with good ageing potential
£ 16.00 / bottle ( £ 96.00 / case x 6 ) No stock currently available.
New vintage arriving February!
NAME: SANJO NUBIO MALBEC 2013
APPEARANCE: Mid purple-red
AROMAS: Attractive blend of blackberry, cherry, violets and oak, with touch of smokiness
TASTE: Ripe cherry, plum and berry flavours; some coffee, mocha, vanilla and smoky notes. Smooth textured, light bodied and a very pleasant lingering finish
FOOD PAIRING: Serve with ham, pâtés, chicken, risottos or lightly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: Unusually light for this varietal, our ‘lunchtime’ Malbec nonetheless delivers on all counts!
£ 13.00 / bottle ( £ 78.00 / case x 6 ) previously £15.00 / bottle
NAME: PIZZATO RESERVA ALICANTE BOUSCHET 2005
APPEARANCE: Still deep ruby-violet, despite age
AROMAS: Oaky, with dense dark fruits, black olive and eucalyptus
TASTE: Very dry, full bodied and with pronounced tannins. Palate shows concentrated dark fruit flavours overlaying more savoury and oaky notes, then a long, rich finish
FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with curries, strong cheeses or the heaviest red meat dishes
OVERALL: Powerful, tannic and indisputably a food wine
£ 14.00 / bottle ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) previously £16.00 / bottle
NAME: DON GUERINO TEROLDEGO 2016
APPEARANCE: Exceptionally deep purple-red colour
AROMAS: Dense dark brambly fruit, with hints of raspberry or redcurrant
TASTE: Lots of different flavours, with ripe black cherry, licorice, traces of vanilla and even some smokiness all apparent. Very soft tannins, good acidity and a hint of almond on the finish
FOOD PAIRING: A perfect match for roast lamb, pork and BBQ beef
OVERALL: Bold but not brash, this really is a delicious wine!
£ 17.00 / bottle ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 ) Our bestseller at BBC Winter Good Food Show 2017!
NAME: AURORA VARIETAL PINOT NOIR 2015
APPEARANCE: Light red, with some ageing apparent on rim
AROMAS: Prominent raspberry and strawberry notes
TASTE: Light in style, dry, unoaked and with plenty of succulent ripe red berry fruit. Super soft tannins and very rounded on the palate
FOOD PAIRING: Hugely versatile but best served with light meat dishes, salads or grilled salmon
OVERALL: A lovely fruity, easy-drinking Pinot, suitable for all occasions
£ 8.00 / bottle ( £ 48.00 / case x 6 ) previously £9.00 / bottle
NAME: AURORA VARIETAL MERLOT 2012
APPEARANCE: Bright ruby-red
AROMAS: Fresh ripe plum and red berry fruit
TASTE: Plenty of soft red berry fruit and gentle tannins; unoaked and light-medium bodied
FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with pizza, pasta, sausages, grilled meats or lightly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: Super everyday drinking Merlot, suitable for all occasions
£ 9.00 / bottle ( £ 54.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: SANJO NUBIO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
APPEARANCE: Core is deep garnet, some ageing apparent on rim
AROMAS: Cedar, eucalyptus and cassis, with hint of ‘pencil-shavings’ so typical of this varietal
TASTE: Rich concentration of warm ripe cassis fruit, well integrated with tannins and acidity. Mature wine, full bodied, with a persistent finish
FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with steaks, roasts, curried dishes and strongly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: A mature, serious, ‘Bordeaux-style’ wine but with warmer, riper fruit
£ 19.00 / bottle ( £ 114.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: SANJO MAESTRALE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
APPEARANCE: Deep red-purple
AROMAS: Warm, ripe blackcurrant with vanilla, cedar and traces of mint and fine spices
TASTE: Highly concentrated blackcurrant and plum fruit, with some gamey or yeasty notes starting to appear. Oak, tannins, fruit and acidity in harmony; full-bodied, smooth-drinking and with delicious long finish
FOOD PAIRING: Ideally decant, serve with roast lamb, venison or duck
OVERALL: Impressive Cab Sauv with great structure and potential for further ageing
£ 23.00 / bottle ( £ 138.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: PIZZATO RESERVA TANNAT 2009
APPEARANCE: Very deep garnet red
AROMAS: Pronounced red berry fruit with some oakiness and traces of coconut, nutmeg and cinnamon
TASTE: Elegant blend of concentrated ripe red fruits showing oak, vanilla and spicy notes. Full bodied; tannins have softened over time, so wine feels well rounded.
FOOD PAIRING: Particularly suited to venison and other well flavoured red meat dishes
OVERALL: Bold, rich and concentrated with excellent ageing potential
£ 19.00 / bottle ( £ 114.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: PIZZATO DNA’99 MERLOT 2008
APPEARANCE: Deep garnet red
AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruit with notes of coffee, cacao and vanilla
TASTE: Rich concentration of red fruits with dried plum and some spiciness. Full bodied; elegant and supple, with soft tannins and a very long finish
FOOD PAIRING: Decant, then serve with either steak, roasts or strong cheeses
OVERALL: Pizzato’s flagship wine, produced only in the best vintages, and arguably the finest red produced in Brazil
£ 45.00 / bottle ( £ 270.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: PIZZATO GRAN RESERVA CONCENTUS 2009 ( Merlot/Tannat/Cab Sauv blend )
APPEARANCE: Deep garnet-red
AROMAS: Enticing mix of mocha, spices and plum all apparent on nose
TASTE: Concentration of red berry fruit with touch of vanilla or caramel on long, fresh finish. Elegant and supple, with tannins, acidity and fruit all very well balanced. Made in the best vintages only – just 3000 bottles produced in 2009!
FOOD PAIRING: Decant, then serve with roast beef or lamb
OVERALL: Superlative food wine – and still improving!
£ 29.00 / bottle ( £ 174.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: FAUSTO TANNAT 2010
APPEARANCE: Originally a deep purple-black colour but now slightly lighter with age
AROMAS: Attractive perfumed dark fruits with some oaky and leathery notes
TASTE: Richly concentrated black fruits overlaying spice and coffee flavours. Medium- to heavy bodied but supple nonetheless, with noticeably well rounded tannins.
FOOD PAIRING: Spicy or very well seasoned red meat dishes, especially beef or venison
OVERALL: Delicious! A very approachable example of this relatively unknown French grape variety
£ 14.00 / bottle ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) Sorry, no stock currently available but new vintage ( 2015 ) arrives February!
NAME: FAUSTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
APPEARANCE: Deep purple-red
AROMAS: Typical varietal nose showing mint, blackcurrant, cedar, eucalyptus and oak
TASTE: Dry, with warm, rich concentration of red plum and cherry fruit and savoury olive flavours. Medium bodied, oaked, with rounded tannins and just a tiny hint of spice
FOOD PAIRING: Steaks, stews, roasts or medium strength cheeses
OVERALL: A punchy and versatile all-rounder
£ 14.00 / bottle ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 )
NAME: FAUSTO MERLOT 2013
APPEARANCE: Deep garnet red
AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruits with some ‘leatheriness’ from barrel ageing
TASTE: Lovely concentration of damson and plum fruit with traces of licorice or spice. Also some earthy, savoury notes. Dry with soft tannins, wine will benefit from opening in advance!
FOOD PAIRING: Try with pizza, pasta, risottos, lighter meat dishes and mild cheeses
OVERALL: A versatile all-rounder, drink by the glass or match with dishes above
£ 14.00 / bottle ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) Sorry, no stock currently available but new vintage ( 2016 ) arrives February!
2015 Decanter Commended
Blend of 70% Malbec, 25% Shiraz & 5% Tannat, aged in new French oak for 6 months.
1500 bottles only of “Assinatura” ( meaning ‘signature’ in Portuguese ) were produced, each one individually numbered.
Bright and deep red-ruby colour. Nose shows a rich and attractive perfume. Belies its youth, with concentrated palate of ripe red fruits, with flavours of tobacco, black pepper and liquorice. The oak is well integrated, lends structure without dominating. Dry, full bodied, with smooth almost silky tannins, long, lingering finish.
Drinking very well now – but has the potential for many more years development.
Serve at just below room temperature ( 18°C ); either on its own or perhaps better with marinated meats, venison, game or well flavoured cheeses.
Not currently available. This wine is made only in very best vintages and has not been produced since 2014. The current (2018) vintage is looking promising, so we will have news post-harvest, in March/April.
13 % Abv. 1.3kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil.
( blend of 77% Touriga Nacional and 23% Tannat )
If you are looking for unusual wines, this Brazilian red blend is one to try. It has a deep ruby colour with violet reflections. Floral aromas of violets, geranium and jasmine; intensely aromatic with notes of blackberry, plum and blueberry. Hints too of cassis, chocolate and pepper. Excellent mouth weight, finely balanced with mature tannins, shows good length. No oak used.
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This Brazilian red wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Red purple, with shades ranging from ruby to ocher end edges.Good intensity, and highlighting the aromas of aging (Bouquet). Aroma descriptors: – Prune – jellies – leather – tobacco – truffles – currant – mint – vegetable – Wicker – nuts. Presents a great volume in the mouth, a sensation of greasiness and denoting body, with ripe tannins and pleasant persistence and a remarkable end-of-mouth.
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