A lovely example of the Fiano grape, with its lifted floral bouquet, exotic tropical notes of lychee, pineapple and subtle herbaceous aromas. The zesty, textured palate is perfectly balanced and combines beautifully with the crisp citrus flavours.
Asti DOCG Dolce is made to sparkle by the Charmat method: Muscat (Moscato) grapes are fermented at low temperature until the balance between alcohol (7%) and residual sugars (3-5%) reaches the optimum balance of intense aroma and refreshing sweetness. Fresh, floral and moreish, this is the perfect aperitif wine.
Chateau de Juge Cadillac is located directly across the Garonne from Sauternes and is blessed with the same climatic and soil conditions that lend themselves to the production of those legendary dessert wines. This wine is very similar in style to neighboring Sauternes, with the same honeyed flavours of grapefruit, melon, pineapple and tangerine.
A plush, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with excellent fruit definition: cassis, plum and raspberry are given a savoury edge with notes of chocolate and clove spice. Seamless tannin creates a fine textural backdrop for the complex flavours, lifted by the mintiness typical of the Maipo valley.
An intense expression of Carmenère, with blackberry fruit framed by cinnamon and clove spice. The variety’s savoury side appears as complex notes of tobacco and warm earth on the focused medium-full palate.
This superb expression manages to capture all of Gewurztraminer’s exotic character while remaining fresh and elegant. Aromas of rose and orange blossom lead to flavours of lychee, mandarin and gingery spice, all coming together beautifully on the long, clean finish.
This complex Sauvignon Blanc offers layered aromas of grapefruit, lime and gooseberry, lifted by spicy-citrus notes of lemongrass and lemon verbena. The palate is intensely fruity, with excellent weight and texture.
Groot Constantia Blanc de Noir Rosé is a delicate salmon-coloured, fresh fruity blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It shows vibrant aromas of strawberries and cranberries as well as ripe peach and lychee. The mix of summer and tropical fruit follow on the balanced palate.
Gaia Notios Red is made from the Agiorgitiko grape, native to Nemea, with some Syrah. It is deep and rich, yet refined, with juicy plum flavours, mixed with spicy oak and a lovely earthiness. Think Southern Italy (notably Campania) meets the Douro in Portugal!
Malvasia Nera 'Talo' Salento San Marzano is a wonderfully rich wine from Italy's Apulia region, with delicious dense flavours of vanilla and baked orange with a touch of thyme, warm and spicy on the finish.
Ruby colour with soft oak and dried fruit aromas on the nose, followed by raspberries and warm earthy tones on the palate with a touch of oak on the finish. Good integration of tannins and fruit make this a rich, smooth and balanced wine.
Domaine La Rouviole Minervois Cuvée Classique is a blend of Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. It shows flavours of red and black fruits, notes of spices and liquorice, delightful purity of fruit combined with smooth and rich flavours that lead to a lasting finish.
Gaia Notios White Peloponnisos is a fascinating, full-bodied unoaked white, from the indigenous Roditis and Moschofilero grapes. Moschofilero, harvested from the Arcadian plateaux, contributes a vibrant, floral flavour while Roditis, from the Corinthian slopes, provides a smooth lemony character.
Château de Chasseloir Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie is aged on its lees until the spring following the vintage, giving a rich yet delicate wine, with citrus, steely flavours and complex hints of biscuit. Perfect with oysters! The wines from this 15th century château regularly score up to 95 points with the Wine Spectator.
Pinord Seleccion Brut Cava NV is a rich, yet floral 'traditional method' sparkling wine, made from the traditional Catalan grapes of Parellada, Xarel-Lo and Macabeo. It undergoes extended lees ageing to increase its intensity of flavour. Made in the region of Penedès, Spain's centre of Cava production, this bubbly is delicious served at parties or on...