NAME: FAUSTO TANNAT 2009
APPEARANCE: Was a dense 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-heavy bodied but still supple with noticeably well rounded tannins.
FOOD PAIRING: Spicy or very well seasoned red meat dishes, especially beef/venison, or strong cheeses
OVERALL: Supple but strong, a mature red wine to be savoured
£ 8.00 / bottle ( £ 14.00 / bottle previously )
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 )
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 )
NAME: CAMPOS de CIMA BRUT 2012 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD )
APPEARANCE: Very deep gold-green colour
AROMAS: Pronounced tropical notes, including mango and passion fruit
TASTE: Palate is dry, soft and rounded. Tropical fruits to the fore but biscuit-brioche notes are discernible too. Fine bubbles and persistent long finish. No oak used
FOOD PAIRING: A great aperitif but works well too with light chicken dishes, risottos or salads
OVERALL: An outstanding Brazilian wine, the most rich and complex of all our Brut sparklers
£ 17.00 / bottle ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 ) Superb value – reduced from £19.00 / bottle!
OUR DECEMBER & CHRISTMAS 2017 WINE of the MONTH
NAME: CAMPOS de CIMA EXTRA BRUT 2012 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD )
APPEARANCE: Very deep gold-green colour
AROMAS: Tropical fruits blended with yeasty, brioche notes
TASTE: Full bodied but refreshing and dry, with ripe tropical fruits overlaying more mineral notes. Persistent fine mousse, fine bubbles and very long, lingering finish. Unoaked
FOOD PAIRING: Pair with oysters, grilled fish and seafood in general
OVERALL: Very high quality Trad method fizz, showing great complexity and finesse
£ 17.00 / bottle ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 ) Outstanding value, previously at £19.00 / 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 ) RSP £ 25.00 / bottle
NAME: RIO SOL SHIRAZ / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011
APPEARANCE: Deep purple-red
AROMAS: Ripe red berries and plum with hint of oak
TASTE: Dark ripe red and black berry fruit, with touch of spicy and chocolate notes. Soft tannins, medium bodied. Produced in NE Brazil, where two harvests p.a. is the norm!
FOOD PAIRING: BBQ meats, sausages, pizza and pasta
OVERALL: Fruity and easy-drinking, with universal appeal. Screwcap closure.
Now down to our last bottle!!
£ 7.00 / bottle ( previously £ 10.00 / bottle )