Red Wines

Don Guerino Sinais Merlot 2016


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: bright ruby-red

AROMAS: youthful, with fresh black cherry and red plum fruit most apparent

TASTE: wine is unoaked, so more juicy red fruit on the palate with smooth mature tannins. Medium bodied and with moderate acidity, this is a difficult wine not to like!

FOOD PAIRING: ideal with roast chicken but is a good match too for pizza, pasta and most cheeses

OVERALL: soft and fruity, this is a great Merlot for all occasions

£ 12.50 / bottle ( £ 75.00 / case of 6 )

Please note closure is cork, not screwcap as in bottle image!


Don Guerino ‘Vintage’ Malbec 2016


ABV: 13%

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 ) 

Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013


ABV: 12%

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

Pizzato Reserva Alicante Bouschet 2005


ABV: 13%

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

Don Guerino Reserva Teroldego 2016


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Exceptionally deep purple-red colour

AROMAS: Dense dark brambly fruit, with hints of raspberry or redcurrant

TASTE:  A grape originally from NE Italy, here boasting many 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:  Our bestselling premium red: bold but not brash, this really is a delicious wine. 2016 is now sold out but latest 2017 vintage is currently on its way and will be available end November!

£ 17.00 / bottle  ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 ) 

Aurora Varietal Pinot Noir 2015


ABV: 12%

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

Don Guerino Sinais Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  deep ruby-purple colour

AROMAS:  fresh dark fruits to the fore, with hints of green pepper and touch of spice

TASTE:  young, vibrant blackcurrant and black plum fruit; smooth tannins

FOOD PAIRING: Try with grilled/BBQ steaks, well flavoured cheeses or mushroom stroganoff

OVERALL:  Unoaked and very approachable medium bodied Cab Sav!

Our November 2018 Wine of the Month!

Now @ £ 11.00 / bottle  ( £ 66.00 / case x 6 ) – previously £12.50

Please note closure is cork, not screwcap as in bottle image!

Sanjo Nubio Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


ABV: 13%

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

£ 20.00 / bottle  ( £ 120.00 / case x 6 )

Sanjo Maestrale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


ABV: 13%

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

Last few bottles remaining!

£ 23.00 / bottle  ( £ 138.00 / case x 6 )

Pizzato Reserva Tannat 2012


ABV: 13%

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 )

Pizzato DNA99 Merlot 2008


ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE:  Deep garnet red

AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruit with notes of coffee, cacao and vanilla

TASTE:  Rich concentration of ripe red fruits with dried plum, some savoury notes and hint of spiciness. Full bodied; elegant and supple, with soft, silky tannins and a very long finish

FOOD PAIRING: Decant, then serve with either steak, roasts or strong cheeses

OVERALL:  Pizzato’s flagship wine, produced from a single block and only in the best vintages, arguably the finest red produced in Brazil. Now drinking superbly.

2012 vintage awarded 95 points by Decanter magazine     ( October 2018 )

£ 45.00 / bottle  ( £ 270.00 / case x 6 )

Pizzato Concentus 2013

NAME:  PIZZATO GRAN RESERVA CONCENTUS 2013   ( Merlot/Tannat/Cab Sauv blend )

ABV: 13.5%

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 only in the best vintages – just 2800 bottles produced in 2013!

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 )

Fausto Tannat 2015


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep purple-black colour

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..with a whacky new label which we love!

£ 14.00 / bottle  ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) 

Fausto Merlot 2016


ABV: 13%

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. Lightly oaked, shows some earthy and 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 ) 

Campos de Cima Assinatura 2018

13% Abv

Note below refers to 2014* vintage:

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.

*Good news!  After an interval of 4 years the award-winning Assinatura is being produced from the current (2018) vintage – one of the best on record – and we have requested an allocation of what will be a much anticipated release. More news to follow, however we do not expect to receive stock in the UK until mid 2019..

Campos de Cima Três Bocas 2016

NAME: CAMPOS de CIMA TRÊS BOCAS 2016 ( unoaked Tannat/Cab Sauv/Ruby Cabernet blend )

ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Deep violet-ruby with very slight rusty tinge on rim

AROMAS: concentration of ripe, untamed hedgerow and forest fruits, with damson, plum and prune aromas all showing through

TASTE: Tannins are ripe, savoury and soft; palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and with plenty of ripe herbaceous brambly fruits. Intriguing fig, mint or menthol notes give the wine a real lift, too..

FOOD PAIRING: demands a roast, stew, venison, juicy steak or a strongly flavoured cheese

OVERALL: Made by Frenchman Michel Fabre, this is a distinctive and complex red that makes perfect autumn and winter drinking!

£ 15.00 / bottle ( £ 90.00 / case x 6 ) 

Miolo Lote 43

Miolo Lote 43 2015

14% Abv.

2012 vintage awarded 91 points by Decanter magazine (October 2018)

Available on special order-please email

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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