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Elsa Malbec, Argentina 2014

World’S End Shiraz, Australia 2015

About this wine:

South Australia’s many vineyards offers rich pickings for winemakers like Rory Clifton-Parks. For this bold red he selected Shiraz from different plots of varying vine age, then used a range of techniques in the winery including oak barrel ageing to create a wine with real character.

STYLE: Sumptuously fruity full-bodied red
TASTE: Cherries, pepper, spices & cocoa
FOOD: Beef stews, spicy pizzas, cheeses

  • rich fragrant red

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | South Australia

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Shiraz

  • ALCOHOL

    14.5%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

  • Not suitable for vegetarians

 

Joël Robuchon’ Syrah, France 2013

Chateau Agnel Minervois, France 2014

About this wine:

Winemaker Isabelle Pangault fell in love with the Languedoc while studying Oenology in Montpellier. Château Agnel’s 75 hectares of south-facing terraced vineyards are a dream come true for Isabelle, letting her craft expressive wines like this from high quality grapes. This wine will only get better as its ages.

STYLE: Rich & expressive full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe autumn fruits & sweet fig jam
FOOD: Venison stew, roasted mushrooms

  • complex fruity red

  • natural cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

     France | Languedoc

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Syrah (80%) & Grenache (20%)

  • ALCOHOL

    13.5%

  • SRP

    £11.50 a bottle

  • Not suitable for vegetarians

 

‘Le Jour et La Nuit’ Old Vine Carignan, France 2014

Sarria Sotes, Spain 2012

About this wine:

Bodegas de Sarria lies in beautiful Puenta la Reina just outside of Pamplona. Founded in 1953, the estate has 210 hectares of vines spread across sunny sprawling hillsides, with many mature indigenous varieties giving their wines an unmistakable Spanish character, aided by long oak-ageing in the cellar.

STYLE: Well aged & rounded full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe black fruits, balsamic & chocolate
FOOD: Chargrilled steaks, roast lamb, ratatouille

  • rich, fruit-driven red

  • synthetic
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain | Navarra

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuleo, Tempranillo & Merlot

  • ALCOHOL

    13%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegetarians

 

Ca’ di Alte Pinot Nero, Italy 2013

Castelbarry Languedoc, France 2014

About this wine:

This wine is made by a small cooperative in the village of Montpeyroux. They farm their vineyards using the Terra Vitis approach, obeying strict environmentally-friendly practices to nurture the vines. One taste of this wine’s fruit clarity proves that this handson approach to winemaking is worth the extra effort.

STYLE: Soft & fruity medium-to-full bodied
TASTE: Strawberries, raspberries & nutmeg
FOOD: Herby chicken, beef & mushroom pie

  • juicy fragrant red

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    France | Languedoc

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Grenache (40%), Carignan (30%) & Syrah (30%)

  • ALCOHOL

    13%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegans

 

'Grandes Vinos El Director, Spain 2012

Casale Burgio Appassimento Syrah, Italy 2014

About this wine:

You have to admire the Sicilian approach. This wine completely defies tradition, taking southern France’s Syrah grape and not only transplanting it to the south coast of Sicily, but letting the grapes raisin on the vine before they’re picked, creating a unique red with incredible concentration and smoothness.

STYLE: Smooth, balanced & medium-bodied
TASTE: Sweet plums, black cherries & pepper
FOOD: Hearty pasta, braised beef, aubergines

  • deep fruity red

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Italy | Sicily

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Syrah

  • ALCOHOL

    13%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

  • Not suitable for vegetarians

 

Helderberg Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa 2

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia 2015

About this wine:

The Coonawarra region of South Australia is famed for its rich and unique soils, which give elegance and balance to its red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon being the region’s speciality. McWilliam’s winemaker Andrew Higgins aged a portion of the wine in oak barrels to give it extra depth and complexity.

STYLE: Succulent & complex full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe cassis, eucalyptus & toasted spice
FOOD: Minted lamb, hoisin duck, stuffed peppers

  • deep fruity red

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | Coonawarra

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Alcohol

    13.5%

  • SRP

    £10 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegetarians

Finca La Colonia Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina 2014

Johann Wolf Qualitätswein Riesling, Germany 2015

About this wine:

Top quality Riesling is made all over the world these days, but still nowhere expresses the sheer exuberance of this unique grape variety like its homeland: Germany’s Rhine river valley. This wine was made by Patrick Moellendorf in the Pfalz region, a pretty and peaceful area where Riesling is king.

STYLE: Complex & balanced dry white
TASTE: Peaches, apricots & zesty limes
FOOD: Roast pork, baked fish, chicken

  • bright, aromatic white

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Germany | Pfalz

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Alcohol

    12.5%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegans

Ca’ di Alte Pinot Grigio, Italy 2014

Atalaya Do Mar Godello, Spain 2015

About this wine:

One of the most talked-about grape varieties in recent years, Godello has been quietly making stunning white wines in northwest Spain and Portugal for centuries. This fine estate-bottled example is from a single vineyard in Monterrei where the 35-yearold vines give exceptional concentration and balance.

STYLE: Rounded & balanced dry white
TASTE: Lychees, mangos & soft pears
FOOD: Seared squid, scallops, seafood

  • delicate fruity white

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain | Monterrei, Galicia

  • Grape Variety

    Godello

  • Alcohol

    13%

  • SRP

    £11.50 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegetarians

Lorimer Chardonnay, Australia 2014

Bodega Piedra Negra Pinot Gris, Argentina 2016

About this wine:

We’re a long way from northeast Italy with this Pinot Grigio, high up in the Andes’ Alto Uco valley to be precise, where winemaker Francois Lurton (the first to plant Pinot Gris in Argentina) farms his grapes organically. To preserve all its fresh aromatic intensity, the fruit was actually harvested at night.

STYLE: Intense & complex dry white
TASTE: Grapefruit, pineapple & herbs
FOOD: Meaty white fish, chicken Kiev

  • rounded fruity white

  • screw
    cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Argentina | Valle De Uco, Mendoza

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Grigio

  • Alcohol

    13%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegans

Domino Espinal Blanco, Spain 2014

Barossa Chardonnay, Australia 2015

About this wine:

South Australia’s historic Barossa Valley has a wealth of mature vineyards with varying terroirs. The grapes for this wine come from several different plots to give a balance between richness and crispness. Winemaker Matt Gant aged a small proportion of the wine in French oak for a spicy, creamy backnote.

STYLE: Rounded & fruity golden dry white
TASTE: Ripe peaches, melon & a hint of oak
FOOD: Roast chicken, creamy seafood pasta

  • fruity, honeyed white

  • natural
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | Barossa Valley

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • SRP

    £10 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegetarians

'le'Clos de la Motte’ Muscadet Sevreet Maine Sur Lle, Francw 2014

Terre Di Monteforte Soave Classico, Italy 2015

About this wine:

An exemplary Soave Classico from one of the best estates. Cantina di Monteforte’s winemaker Gaetano Tobin has been making Soave for over 30 years. The majority of the estate’s vineyards lie on favourable south-facing slopes in the hills above the town, where the grapes achieve the best ripeness and complexity.

STYLE: Complex, balanced & fruity dry white
TASTE: Peaches, blanched almonds & herbs
FOOD: Risotto, roast pork, creamy salt cod

  • crisp, fragrant white

  • natural
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Italy | Soave Classico, Veneto

  • Grape Variety

    Garganega

  • Alcohol

    13.5%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegans

Helderberg Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2014

Perdeberg Winery Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2015

About this wine:

Made from vineyards of between 35 and 50 years in age, you can really taste the quality the in grapes in this wine. Perdeberg Wines is situated in South Africa’s Agter-Paarl district, one of the country’s best wine growing regions. The estate’s unirrigated mature bush vines help give their wines great structure and complexity.

STYLE: Elegant, complex & refreshing dry white
TASTE: Asparagus, melon, guava & lemongrass
FOOD: Pesto chicken, pasta salads, goat’s cheese

  • lively aromatic white

  • screw
    cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    South Africa | Paarl

  • Grape Variety

    Sauvignon blanc

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

  • Suitable for vegetarians

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