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Finca La Colonia Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina 2014

Finca La Colonia Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina 2014

A deliciously refreshing Sauvignon with an intense bouquet of citrus, garden herbs and gooseberry. Zesty and light, the wine offers plenty of bright fruit characteristics, with an elegant dry finish.

About this wine:

Finca La Colonia was founded in 1932 in Mendoza. This beautiful estate sits in the foothills of the Andes, home to over 45 families who work in the vineyards of Bodega Norton, one of Argentina’s finest winemakers. The estate’s location at 1,100 metres above sea level ensures the finest conditions in which to produce grapes. The altitude moderates temperature and extends the grapes’ ripening season, resulting in wines packed with vibrant fruit flavours and good natural acidity. This wine expresses all the fruitiness associated with New World Sauvignon, and was bottled early to maximise freshness.

Serving suggestion:

This wine makes a lovely aperitif lightly chilled, and a fabulous gastronomic partner to white fish dishes with citrus and herb sauces, poached or cold roast chicken and all kinds of salads, especially goat’s cheese and asparagus.

  • dry white

  • natural cork

  • suitable for
    vegetarians

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Argentina | Mendoza

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Sauvignon blanc

  • STYLE

    Bright, aromatic white

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £72.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegans
    Screw cap. Drink within 6 months

Ca’ di Alte Pinot Grigio, Italy 2014

Ca’ di Alte Pinot Grigio, Italy 2014

A lovely straw-yellow Pinot Grigio with delicate citrus, white flower and freshly baked biscuit aromas. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and balanced, with a surprisingly fruity palate and a fresh, rounded finish.

About this wine:

Ca‘ di Alte winery was created by Italian Alberto Marchisio. Although from Piemonte, Alberto has been working in the northeast Veneto region for some years and has been responsible for dramatically improving the quality of the wines at Cantina Colli Vicentini. The Pinot Grigio grapes for this wine were grown on the hills south of Vicenza, where the hillside sites ensure lower yields and better ripeness. The north-east facing vineyards are located in the volcanic Colli Berici hills, where a big difference in day and night temperatures allows the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop.

Serving suggestion:

Serve this wine only lightly chilled to enjoy all the flavours, pairing it with soft, crumbly cow‘s milk cheeses and freshly baked walnut bread or as a great accompaniment to a light risotto.

  • dry white

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Italy | Veneto

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Pinot Grigio

  • STYLE

    Delicate fruity white

  • ALCOHOL

    12.5% by volume

  • SRP

    £69.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
    Screw cap. Drink within 6 months

Lorimer Chardonnay, Australia 2014

Lorimer Chardonnay, Australia 2014

A luscious golden Chardonnay with fresh-picked peach and ripe melon aromas over a lovely clean palate. Mouthwatering flavours of juicy pear and stone fruits are balanced by a subtle hint of oak.

About this wine:

Representing the new wave of wines coming out of Australia at the moment, this Chardonnay is from the Bilbul winery in South East Australia’s Riverina district. In recent years great strides have been made with varietal wines in this sun-drenched area. The grapes have been sourced from Bilbul’s own 300 hectares of vineyards and those of selected growers, based on those showing the best flavour expression. Head winemaker John Coughlan ensured that the fruit was picked with an ideal flavour spectrum, and after fermentation the wine is aged briefly in French oak to harmonise the flavours.

Serving suggestion:

Enjoy this flavoursome wine chilled as an aperitif or with foods such as creamy chicken or seafood pasta or fresh oysters. This wine also makes a great pairing with mild curries with coconut sauces. Drink within two years.

  • dry white

  • Screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | Riverina

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Chardonnay, Semillon, Colombard

  • STYLE

    Rounded fruity white

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £72.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegans
    Screw cap. Drink within 2 years

Domino Espinal Blanco, Spain 2014

Domino Espinal Blanco, Spain 2014

A Spanish dry white with ripe stone fruit aromas and seductive honey notes. Rich and juicy on the palate, with delicious Granny Smith, ripe peach and wild fennel flavours that makes the wine so compelling.

About this wine:

This wine is from Bodega Familia Castaño, a family-run winery in Yecla, southeast Spain who own over 410 hectares of vineyards. The climate here is rich and warm, and the grapes grow at altitude. Mariano Lopez has been a winemaker at Castaño for 21 years, and is something of an expert on the Yecla region. He harvested the Macabeo grapes – a Spanish variety also known as Viura – from vineyards located at 500 metres above sea level. The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and carefully fermented to extract all the fruits’ intensity. The wine was left unoaked to highlight this further.

Serving suggestion:

Enjoy this delicious white lightly chilled as an early evening aperitif or to wash down tapas dishes like Spanish tortilla, seafood paella or ham and cheese croquetas. Drink while it’s as young and fresh.

  • dry white

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain | Yecia

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Macabeo

  • STYLE

    Fruity, honeyed white

  • ALCOHOL

    12% by volume

  • SRP

    £63.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegetarians or vegans
    Natural cork. Drink within 6 months

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

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

A young and vivid Muscadet sur lie with a delicate bouquet suggesting jasmine flowers, ripe pear and freshly baked sourdough bread. In the mouth it is juicy and vivid, with pure citrus flavours and a long, fine-textured finish.

About this wine:

Sèvre et Maine is regarded as the best district to grow the Melon de Bourgogne grape. The two rivers moderate the surrounding vineyards’ temperatures, and the distinctive gneiss soils here result in a particularly racy, fragrant style of muscadet. Owner and winemaker Véronique Günther-Chéreau selected fruit for this wine from vines that are around 65 years old. Véronique intensifies the already concentrated flavour and makes the wine ‘sur lie’ by ageing it for six months on its lees after fermentation. This adds body, richness and longevity to the fruit and give structure and depth to the finished wine.

Serving suggestion:

Enjoy this wine lightly chilled as the ultimate accompaniment to mussels and other fresh seafood dishes, as well as grilled white fish and light chicken dishes. It also makes a delicious aperitif. Drink within a year.

  • dry white

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    France | Loire

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Melon de Bourgogne

  • STYLE

    Crisp, fragrant white

  • ALCOHOL

    12% by volume

  • SRP

    £69.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
    Natural cork. Drink within 1 year

Helderberg Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2014

Helderberg Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2014

A lively Sauvignon with complex aromas of fresh green pepper, elderflower, cut grass and asparagus. The palate is layered, offering passionfruit, lime and gooseberry flavours over crisp acidity and a harmonious finish.

About this wine:

Helderberg Cellars lies on the edge of the Stellenbosch region, its vineyards planted on the foothills of the Helderberg mountain overlooking False Bay. This stunning region benefits from cool breezes that extend the ripening period and intensify the fruit character of the grapes. The 2014 harvest here resulted in very high quality fruit, which celebrated winemaker Marc Kent selected at optimal ripeness. After harvesting, the wine was fermented at cool temperatures to extract the fruits’ complexity. Afterwards, only gentle filtration was use so there may be a harmless sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Serving suggestion:

This wine is delicious on its own as a lightly chilled aperitif, or try it partnered with seafood such as king prawns in a chilli and coriander marinade, good quality goat’s cheese or hearty summer salads.

  • dry white

  • natural cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    South Africa | Stellenbosch

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Sauvignon blanc

  • STYLE

    Lively aromatic white

  • ALCOHOL

    13% by volume

  • SRP

    £60.00 per case of 6

  • Suitable for vegans
    Screw cap. Drink within 6 months

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