Sendiana Lebanon Grand Vin 2014Regular price £18.95
A vibrant red wine with aromas of dark cherry, rich red forest fruits and floral notes of lavender and violet. The palate has hints of white truffle, hazelnut, and warm spices with glimpses of anise and clove, rounded off with herbaceous undertones. The finish is gripping, velvety and lingering.
Region: Mount Lebanon and Bekaa Valley
Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache & Mourvèdre
Produced at the historic Monastery of St Jean, whose building dates back to 1696. 75% of the grapes are from the Monastery’s own vineyards in Khenshara & Ajaltoun at 1000m altitude on the Maritime side of Mount Lebanon. The remaining 25% is Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bekaa Valley.
Wimbushes Vineyard St Albans 2020 SolarisRegular price £17.95
The best vintage of Wimbushes so far! I know we said that last year, but this is even better! Very limited stock, so order while you can (but please don't be greedy). We are limiting purchases to one case of 6 per household.
The first vines planted in St Albans since Roman times - how very exciting! This very local Solaris is clean, dry and crisp with green apple and ripe pear aromas and flavours. Lingering, minerally finish.
Region: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Estate grown by Wimbushes Vineyard, St Albans
Produced by the winery at Thurston Place, Suffolk
Altolandon Mil Historias Organic Garnacha 2019Regular price £13.95
Intense and bright picota cherry colour. The nose is clean and intense, lots of black fruits, candy and floral notes. A medley of plum, strawberry, black cherry and black currant with undertones of white pepper, earthy notes, and a very pleasant balsamic end with a hint of sweetness. This is elegant, crisp with mineral undertones and notes of rosemary and cedar that emerge as the wine evolves – not to mention the sweet but vibrant tannins that promise a bright future.
Region: DO Manchuela, La Mancha
As the lands starts to rise, inland northwest of Valencia, you will find Roselia Molina heading up Bodegas Altolandon. The property consists of 120 hectares with the winery resting right in the centre, not only making it aesthetically satisfying but also extremely practical. At 1,100 metres above sea level, the altitude serves to benefit the grapes with large diurnal variations which encourage even ripening and also helping retain their natural acidity. Organic methods are used to manage the vines utilising only natural fertilisers and some green pruning to further guarantee the quality of fruit prior to hand-harvesting. The grapes are vinified as naturally as possible with native yeasts and little other intervention. The wines are then aged in French oak and some in clay amphora to retain purity, but build complexity.
Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2019Regular price £24.95
Astonishingly good Riesling from an outstanding New Zealand producer. Concentrated, explosive in the mouth! Dry, flavoursome Riesling with honeysuckle notes, aromatic nectarine, baked peach, apricot, lime and preserved lemon. One glass will not be enough!
Country: New Zealand
Region: North Canterbury
Rocca di Frassinello 2016Regular price £41.95
Truchard Pinot Noir 2017Regular price £36.95
Perfect Napa Pinot Noir with a treasure trove of awards if proof was needed!
Ripe in dense black cherry, this wine has a pleasant juiciness that keeps it balanced in the glass. A firmness of acidity supports the well-integrated tannins and lithe fruit, while the finish brings a swirl of cinnamon-cola and vanilla.
Region: Napa Valley
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Today, there are many physicians who have become winery owners, winemakers and winegrowers, but Dr. Tony Truchard was one of the first in California. He bought his first 20 acres on the Napa side of the Carneros region in 1973 when he was still practicing internal medicine in Reno. He continued to acquire parcels until he now farms 270 acres of mainly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Carneros district. Francis Mahoney, of nearby Carneros Creek Winery, helped with the initial plantings. A winery was built in 1989 and caves were added later.
Les Heritiers Saint-Genys Santenay Blanc 2016Regular price £32.95
Stunning, white Burgundy at its best!
Burgundy is renowned for a jigsaw of small plots, fitting side by across the rolling cotes and cru with many different owners - the result of equal inheritance. While some heirs want to make wine, others prefer to live their lives elsewhere, meaning their plots go unloved. Enter Patrice du Jeu, a Parisian restaurateur with the dynamism and energy to revive such plots. Together with family and friends, he managed to buy several parcels in excellent terroirs of the Côte de Beaune including Santenay, Chassagne Montrachet and Mercurey. Joining with white Burgundy expert Jean-Baptise Alinc the wines of these heirs - Les Héritiers - are both technically competent and beautifully crafted.