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Viña Palaciega Rioja Joven 2013

El Circo Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain 2015

Full of autumnal fruit flavours and notes of wild Mediterranean herbs, this versatile red makes the perfect anytime dinner wine.

About this wine:

Nothing says ‘classic Spanish red’ quite like a Cariñena from the historic region of Aragon. And yet this is a thoroughly modern example, made by a talented Chilean winemaker using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which he left unoaked for extra vibrancy.

STYLE: Fruity, medium-bodied red
TASTE: Plums, cherries & dried sage
FOOD: Duck, ribs, grilled vegetables

  • Soft and fruity red

  • Screw cap

  • Not suitable for vegetarians

  • drink within
    12 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain (Cariñena, Aragon)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £10.50 a bottle

Maravilla Carmenère 2013

Santa Alvara Merlot, Chile 2015

A characteristically pure New World Merlot, showing all the richness and concentration of the perfectly ripe grapes.

About this wine:

Chile’s Santa Alvara winery has built its reputation on a simple approach: to make high quality, accessible wines through a combination of French winemaking know-how and verdant Central Valley terroir. This wine is a great example of how sometimes, simplicity is best.

STYLE: Bright, ripe & full-bodied red
TASTE: Plums, cherries & sweet spices
FOOD: Seared duck breast, lamb chops

  • Fresh and fruity red

  • Natural cork

  • Not suitable for
    vegetarians
    and vegans

  • drink within
    6 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Chile (Central valley)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Merlot

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £8.50 a bottle

Burra Brook Shiraz 2012

Canapi Nero D’Avola, Italy 2015

Full of sun-ripened berry flavours and seductive notes of spice and chocolate, this powerful red is quintessentially Sicilian.

Sicily’s indigenous Nero d’Avola grape is one of southern Italy’s key varieties, able to distil the summer heat into wines of real depth and balance. This example is from the south of the island, where the hot sun produces lower yields but intensely flavoured grapes.

STYLE: Full bodied & harmonious red
TASTE: Ripe berries & peppery spices
FOOD: Grilled aubergine, meaty pasta

  • Fresh and fruity red

  • Synthetic cork

  • Suitable for
    vegans

  • drink within
    12 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Italy (Reisi, Sicily)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Nero d’Avola

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £8.50 a bottle

Deakin Estate Shiraz Viognier 2013

Marqués De Luna Tempranillo, Spain 2015

A fruit-forward, unoaked Tempranillo, all ripe red fruits and sweet liquorice, showing there’s life for the grape outside of Rioja.

About this wine:

The historic region of La Mancha in central Spain is famed for its windmills, Manchego cheese and as the setting for Don Quixote. But as this juicy, easy-going red proves, the region isn’t resting on its past when it comes to producing modern, high quality wines.

STYLE: Full-bodied food-friendly red
TASTE: Ripe cherries, liquorice & spice
FOOD: Meaty tapas, chorizo, cheeses

  • Complex, fruity red

  • Natural cork

  • Suitable for
    vegetarians

  • drink within
    24 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain (Castilla-La Mancha)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Tempranillo

  • ALCOHOL

    13.5% by volume

  • SRP

    £8.50 a bottle

Louis Alexandre Grenache-Syrah 2013

Norton Finca La Colonia Malbec, Argentina 2015

When you see the words Norton, Malbec and Argentina together, it can only mean one thing: vibrant red fruit purity.

About this wine:

At 1000 metres, Bodegas Norton’s Mendoza vineyards enjoy very high levels of sunlight. This increases the grape’s ripening period, intensifying their colour and tannins without ‘cooking’ the fruit, and letting the winemakers create incredibly pure tasting wines.

STYLE: Elegant, medium-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe red cherries & sweet plums
FOOD: Spicy barbecued meats, pasta

  • Powerfully fruity red

  • Screw cap

  • Suitable for
    vegans

  • drink within
    12 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Argentina (Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Malbec

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £8.50 a bottle

Herehuis Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013

Mayne De Beauregard Bergerac, France 2015

If you’re a fan of Bordeaux’ classic clarets, you’ll be bowled over by this smooth and seductive Bergerac blend.

About this wine:

When you’re looking for great value Bordeaux, look no further than Bergerac! This small neighbour of the most famous wine region in the world produces wines that are very similar in style, but being slightly inland and warmer, are usually a bit richer and fuller.

STYLE: Rich & supple medium-bodied red
TASTE: Blackcurrants, spice & cigar boxes
FOOD: Roast chicken, lamb stew, cheeses

  • Powerfully fruity red

  • Screw cap

  • Suitable for
    vegetarians

  • drink within
    24 months

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    France (Bergerac)

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (30%) & Cabernet Franc (20%)

  • ALCOHOL

    12.5% by volume

  • SRP

    £6 a bottle

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