NAME: GEISSE BRUT ROSÉ TERROIR 2009 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD/100% PINOT NOIR )
APPEARANCE: Clear, bright, onion-skin pink
AROMAS: Intriguing, complex nose shows soft red fruits, honey, hazelnut, rose petals and dill
TASTE: Fresh, soft creamy palate reveals strawberry flavours overlaid with biscuity toastiness. Medium bodied, reflecting the short stint in oak enjoyed by wine prior to bottling. Delicate mousse and fine bubbles, with long persistence on finish
FOOD PAIRING: Best enjoyed well chilled as an aperitif!
OVERALL: Top of the range aged pink fizz, wonderfully subtle flavours, drinks superbly!
£ 27.00 / bottle ( £ 162.00 / case x 6 ) previously @ £30.00
NAME: DON GUERINO BRUT CHARDONNAY NV ( CHARMAT METHOD )
APPEARANCE: Pale yellow tinged with green
AROMAS: White flowers, lemon and green apple, with hint of biscuit and candied fruit
TASTE: Clean, dry, fruity and fresh on soft, light-bodied palate. Crisp apple flavours, together with a slightly sweet note of nougat or lemon sherbet, show through. Lovely persistent small bubbles, a hint of spritz and a surprisingly long finish
FOOD PAIRING: Stylish lunchtime aperitif, will work well too with seafood or fish
OVERALL: Beautifully presented, a subtle and high quality Brut fizz – makes an impressive alternative to other sparklers we could mention!
Awarded 89 points by Decanter magazine ( October 2018 )
Now at £ 15.00 / bottle ( £ 90.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 16.00 / bottle
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: A light, fruit driven style but surprisingly complex, this Malbec has lowish alcohol and is great for lunchtime drinking
Now at just £ 12.50 / bottle ( £ 75.00 / case x 6 ) previously @ £15.00 / bottle
NAME: PIZZATO RESERVA ALICANTE BOUSCHET 2005
APPEARANCE: Still deep ruby-violet, despite great age
AROMAS: Oaky, with dense dark fruits, black olive and eucalyptus notes
TASTE: Very dry and full bodied with pronounced tannins. Palate shows concentrated dark fruit flavours overlaying more savoury and oaky notes, then a long, rich finish
FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with BBQ meats, curries and strongly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: Powerful and intense, best enjoyed with roasts or spicy foods!
Now at £ 12.00 / bottle ( £ 72.00 / case x 6 )! previously £16.00 / bottle
NAME: AURORA VARIETAL PINOT NOIR 2015
APPEARANCE: Light crimson, 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 paired with white meat dishes – especially chicken or turkey – salads or even grilled salmon…or serve lightly chilled as an aperitif.
OVERALL: A lovely fruity, easy-drinking Pinot, excellent value, suitable for all occasions
£ 8.00 / bottle ( £ 48.00 / case x 6 ) previously £10.00 / bottle
NAME: PIZZATO LEGNO CHARDONNAY 2014
APPEARANCE: Straw yellow with green highlights
AROMAS: Gentle cashew nut and vanilla overlying restrained tropical fruits
TASTE: Smooth, concentrated and full bodied with nutty caramel flavours from oak, this outstanding wine is lifted with the tang of citrus
FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with creamy chicken dishes or grilled white fish
OVERALL: Almost Californian in style, subtle oak underscores this superb Chardie, best enjoyed as a food wine
2017 vintage awarded 90 points by Decanter magazine ( October 2018 ). A case remains of the 2014 vintage and a handful of bottles only of 2013 – superb value, see here:
Now at £ 25.00 / bottle ( £ 150.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 28.00 / bottle
NAME: SANJO NOBRESE MOSCATO NV ( ASTI METHOD )
APPEARANCE: Very pale yellow colour
AROMAS: Floral and fresh with an attractive orange blossom and citrus scent
TASTE: Sweet, with clean, fresh and fruity citrus notes. Light bodied, with soft mousse and a lingering finish. Highish level of acidity means that wine is not cloying or overly sweet
FOOD PAIRING: Try as a digestif with meringues, chocolate, fruit salads or Christmas cake..
OVERALL: Lovely light, very low alcohol, fizz for those with a sweet tooth!
£ 13.00 / bottle ( £ 78.00 / case x 6 ) previously £14.00 / bottle
NAME: SANJO NUBIO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014
APPEARANCE: Very pale – almost ‘water white’ – lemon yellow
AROMAS: Complex and aromatic with mainly ‘green’ aromas: coriander, nettles, bell pepper and asparagus notes all apparent
TASTE: Ripe mango and passion fruit blends with grassier flavours; a slight spritz may also be noticeable. Dry, medium-full bodied, with highish acidity and a long persistent finish
FOOD PAIRING: Drink well chilled with sweet and sour or mildly spiced dishes
OVERALL: A complex and distinctive SB, intriguingly different!
Now @ £ 15.00 / bottle ( previously £17.00 / bottle )
SORRY, THIS WINE IS CURRENTLY OUT of STOCK
Recommended alternative: Sinais Sauvignon Blanc 2017
NAME: AMADEU BRUT ROSÉ 2015 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD )
APPEARANCE: Clear, bright russet-pink colour
AROMAS: Ripe strawberries with some toasty brioche notes
TASTE: Dry to off-dry, light, fresh and with summer berry fruit flavours dominant. Plentiful mousse, fine bubbles and a persistent finish. Min 12 months lees ageing.
FOOD PAIRING: Light starters, grilled fish or fruit salads
OVERALL: Delicious grown up Traditional Method pink fizz, equally good for both formal and informal occasions!
Now at £ 16.00 / bottle ( £ 96.00 / case x 6 ) previously £18.00 / bottle
NAME: AURORA SPARKLING SWEET MOSCATO NV
APPEARANCE: Very light yellow
AROMAS: Grapey and honeyed, with some floral hints
TASTE: Light, fresh and soft in the mouth with plenty of bubbles and more floral notes. Sweet but not excessively so, with good balancing acidity.
FOOD PAIRING: chocolate, fruit salads or Christmas pud
OVERALL: Easy-drinking light and refreshing fizz, perfect for those with a sweet tooth
£ 8.00 / bottle ( previously £ 13.00 / bottle ) – now just 3 bottles remaining!
NAME: LIDIO CARRARO GRANDE VINDIMA MERLOT 2005
APPEARANCE: Ruby-red core with ageing visible on rim
AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruit, guava and spice
TASTE: Rich and persistent on the palate, with complex mix of plum, leather, earth, cocoa and a hint of mint. Well balanced, smooth tannins, shows real Old World Merlot character. Produced in tiny quantities, in best vintages only
FOOD PAIRING: Roast beef or lamb, casseroles or mature hard cheeses
OVERALL: A mature fine wine from one of Brazil’s leading boutique wineries
£ 20.00 / bottle ( £ 120.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 25.00 / bottle – now just 9 bottles left!