NAME: DON GUERINO SINAIS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017
APPEARANCE: Very light yellow with a tinge of green
AROMAS: Pronounced lemon/lime citrus notes underscored by ripe guava fruit
TASTE: A zingy spritz of lemon sherbet with tropical flavours. Fresh and with clean acidity, wine is light and dry to off-dry with a lingering finish
FOOD PAIRING: Serve well chilled with seafood, white fish, salads and risotto
OVERALL: A light but very polished tropical Sauvignon Blanc, in an elegant screwcap bottle
£ 11.00 / bottle ( £ 66.00 / case of 6 ) Reduced from £12.50 / bottle
OUR JANUARY 2018 WINE of the MONTH!
NAME: GEISSE BRUT ROSÉ TERROIR 2008 ( 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 very well!
£ 22.00 / bottle ( £ 28.00 / bottle previously ) Last 4 bottles of ’08 and also a few cases of ’09 remain.
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: 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: PIZZATO LEGNO CHARDONNAY 2014
APPEARANCE: Straw yellow with green highlights
AROMAS: Gentle cashew nut and vanilla overlying restrained tropical fruits
TASTE: Smooth and full bodied with nutty caramel flavours from oak blended with more pronounced citric notes
FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with creamy chicken dishes or grilled white fish
OVERALL: Subtle oak underscores classy 100% Chardonnay, best enjoyed as a food wine
£ 22.00 / bottle ( £ 132.00 / 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 fizz for those with a sweet tooth!
£ 13.00 / bottle ( £ 78.00 / case x 6 ) previously £14.00 / bottle
NAME: ORIGEM 2014 ( blend of Merlot, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc )
APPEARANCE: Deep ruby purple
AROMAS: Lightly scented plum and black cherry nose
TASTE: Ripe, sweet dark fruits with an involving, earthy character. Unoaked, with some spiciness and a hint of black cherry on finish
FOOD PAIRING: Barbecued meats, curries or other strongly flavoured dishes
OVERALL: Bold, rustic full bodied red, ideal for BBQs
£ 4.50 / bottle ( £ 27.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 6.00 / 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
£ 10.00 / bottle ( previously £ 13.00 / bottle ) – 3 only left!
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
£ 19.00 / bottle ( £ 114.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 25.00 / bottle