Related to Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc is one of the most underrated grape variety. Very approachable with a soft acidity. Fresh, yellow fruit characters dominate the palate, hints of green apple, lovely floral finish.
Gewürztraminer Tradition,Domaine Albert Mann, 2011, Biodynamic
Family owned estate that won French producer of the year award. This wine displays some richness whilst being well balanced by fresh acidity. Lychee and apricot characters are followed by a long mineral and spicy finish.
Chablis, Domaine Fèvre, 2011
From a small producer based in the Fourchaumeterroir this is a text book Chablis. Crisp, full and mineral.
Saint Véran (unoaked Chardonnay) Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, Macônnais (Organic) 2011
Very fresh and zippy but at the same time opulent and mouth filling. Delicious Acacia honey and baked apple characters
The Goissot brothers are putting back this old fashioned appellation back on the map by producing well balanced, fruit driven Aligotés with the trademark zippy acidity and the long mineral finish
PouillyFuissé, Dominique Cornin, 2011
The area of Pouilly is situated at the southern tip of Burgundy where the warm climate ensures high levels of ripeness and complexity
Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourneaux, Domaine de la Meuliere, 2010
As it is starting to age, this 1er Cru is showing some lovely honey and almond characters along with a distinctive savoury, fennel finish.
Meursault, Domaine Delagrange, 2009
Opulent and generous Chardonnay from this iconic Burgundy village. 2009 is rated as the vintage of the decade. Ready to drink now
this wine is made by one of the rising stars of the Côte de Beaune, Didier Delagrange.
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champgains, Domaine Vincent Pillot 2008
Chassagne is synonymous with power in the Côte de Beaune, but the careful ageing in oak barrels is bringing balance to this wonderfulChardonnay from one of the most iconic villages in Burgundy
Vacceos Rosado, Rueda, Spain 2012
Modern, easy drinking fruit driven Tempranillo rose from Northern Spain. Bursting with red fruit characters, soft creamy acidity
Tavel Rosé, Prieuré de Montezargues, Southern Rhône, 2011
Louis XIV was among the first to sing the praises of Tavel’s delicious and memorable rosés. The rosé of Prieure de Montezargues has lovely aromas of ripe, red berries with notes of the ubiquitous spicy garrigue.
Medium to full bodied. Eucalyptus notes, sweet red berries and hints of mocha develop in the mouth before a long and ripe finish.
The Gypsy, Ken Forrester, Stellenbosch, 2009
A big, generous and structured wine made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah. The careful ageing in French oak adds layers of complexity to this wine packed with bramble, white pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg flavours.
Juicy black cherry jam flavours are dominant with layers of light spices, this typical Pinot from New Zealand is delicate and elegant, medium bodied with soft tannins.
Black Edition Pinot Noir, Little Beauty, Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, 2011
The careful ageing in French oak brings complexity to this juicy but elegant Pinot Noir. Ripe dark cherry, coffee and thyme notes dominate the palate, long finish
MalbecTomero, Mendoza, 2011
Originally from Bordeaux, Malbec has now become Argentina’s grape variety. Grown in the up and coming sub-region of Mendoza, this has a dark, brooding colour, with rich raspberry, red currant and sweet plum flavours, leading to a clean, toasty finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon Kaiken, Mendoza, 2010
Big but juicy tannins, bursting with blackcurrant jam characters, ripe tannins and a hint of chocolate on the finish
Cabernet Sauvignon, Montes, 2011
Cassis and blackcurrant characters with dusty tannins and a big but balanced finish.
The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenèretypicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. Smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish.
Old Vine Zinfandel, Bogle, Clarksburg, 2010
Hints of spiced chocolate integrate well with fruit that is surprisingly luscious and silky on the palate, partnered with black pepper backbone that gives structure and weight.
Unfiltered Merlot, Newton Vineyards, 2007 Organic
Deep ruby in colour, the aromas of dried lavender, green olive and savoury characters expose a hint of red fruit. Intense flavours of fresh red currants, black plum and cedar are supported by fine-grained tannins.
Bernhard Huber Pinot Noir, Malterdinger, Baden, 2011
Voted best German Pinot Noir producer two years in a row by Gault et Millaut, Bernard Huber produces wonderful wines that have gained him a huge reputation in the wine world. Very, very little is imported in the UK. This Pinot is very reminiscent of ChambolleMusigny in style but slightly lighter
Velvet, Gerhard Pittnauer, Burgenland, Austria, NV, Organic
Unusual but very interesting wine from the South East of Austria. A blend of local Blaufränkish and Zweigelt with a touch of Merlot. Soft spicy, with some maturity (2009 vintage) its an easy but characterful red with juicy crushed red berry characters and a touch of nice sappy acidity.