Tournee du Sud Viognier is without question the best value Viognier we have tasted at this price. It is crisp and fresh, with fresh peach, apple and white pepper flavours, and impressive length.
Made in a modern, unoaked style, the wine is full of vibrant summer fruit. Well balanced, soft and approachable.
Tournee du Sud Grenache Sauvignon 2016 is a stunning wine - the structure and richness of the Grenache is balanced by the minerality of the Sauvignon. Grenache Blanc is an unusual grape not often found outside the Languedoc, creating a melange of fragility and power, a wonderfully complex glass of wine.
The appealing pale blush colour of this wine is obtained from the skins of the Pinot Grigio grapes which are pink in colour. A fresh and fruity wine with a delicate flavour and an off-dry finish.
Berton Vineyards Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay is a pure, fresh example of this, one of Australia's signature grape varieties. The wine shows aromas of ripe lemon, lime and honeydew melon, with rich citrus and melon flavours.
Primitivo 'Il Pumo' Salento San Marzano (used to be labelled 'Luccarelli Terre di Sava'), is a spicy, unoaked wine, from Apulia's signature red grape. The Primitivo grape is in fact identical to California's spicy Zinfandel, but in its native land of Apulia, it makes intense red wines, full of plum, prune and fresh herb aromas, with a ripe, velvety...
Rioja Crianza Rivallana Bodegas Ondarre is an intense oak-aged Rioja with flavours of cherries, plums and vanilla. 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 10% Mazuela and Graciano grapes are aged in French and American oak barrels for a full year before bottling.
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc is made at the award winning Saint Clair winery. Sauvignon Blanc grapes are picked from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, giving a wine with aromas of gooseberries, herbs and passion fruit.
The Black Shiraz, from South Australia's Berton Vineyards, is as muscular and full-blooded as its 'metal label' suggests. Dark in colour and full of liquorice and spicy blackberry flavours, this wine proves that big, concentrated Aussie wines don't need to cost big money. See also the Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz.
Kozlovic Teran, from the Istria region of Croatia, is a fresh, medium-bodied red wine of real character. Matured in oak barrels for 8 months before bottling, it shows a combination of black fruits and bitter chocolate on the palate, reminiscent of the Refosco grape from Northern Italy.
'Fossili' Gavi di Gavi 2018 has aromas of citrus fruit, with floral undertones; prominent mineral sensations; long finish, with balance and good structure.
Deep golden in colour, with aromatic notes of acacia flowers, citrus notes and ripe yellow fruits. Creamy and velvety on the palate with a refreshing finish.
Elysium Black Muscat 2016, from winemaker Andrew Quady, is made from the rare dark-skinned Black Muscat variety. It has a rose-like aroma, which led Quady to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Sweet and velvety on the palate, Elysium is a a hedonistic wine lover's dream.
Andeluna '1300' Torrontes is made from premium grapes grown at an altitude of 1300 metres, in the foothills of the Andes. Torrontes (a relative of the Muscat grape) has become Argentina's speciality white grape. This example is one of the most complex wines you can buy at the price: wonderfully aromatic and grapey, with a mixture of crisp mineral and...
Lifted aromas of passionfruit, melon and blackcurrant combine with herbaceous characters. A rich palate of passionfruit and tropical notes is complemented by layers of blackcurrant and green nettle, through to a long mineral finish.
Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian is a concentrated, oak aged blend of Syrah and Mourvedre, made from hand picked grapes. On the nose the wine gives a rich bouquet of forest fruits and garrigue, thyme, sage and rosemary. The palate is soft and round with soft tannins neatly framing the fruit. The finish is long and mineral fresh.
Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit guava and blackcurrant, leads to a long, mineral finish.
Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano Extra Dry is the epitome of how fine Prosecco Spumante should be: fresh, dry, lively and deliciously grape-scented. Perfect as an aperitif or on special occasions.
A floral and fruity bouquet with elegant aromas of ripe pear, crisp apple and citrus, layered with subtle herbaceous notes. Smooth on the palate with crisp, refreshing aromatics and an elegant finish.
Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi is one of the best Viogniers made outside the Northern Rhone. Barrel fermented in new French oak and aged on its lees, this is a fresh, concentrated, aromatic wine, bursting with complex flavours of peach, orange, lemon jasmine, herbs and pepper. An extremely versatile food partner.
Complex aromas of green coffee bean and vanilla pod are complemented by notes of wild flowers, crushed herbs and just a hint of gunflint. The palate is rich and unctuous with layers of preserved lemon, ripe papaya, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut with hints of red berry.
A refined and elegant Chianti Classico that delivers floral aromas along with fruity notes of wild blackberry, raspberry and cherry. Complex nuances of eucalyptus, thyme, graphite and spicy pink pepper lead to the rich, velvety palate. Intense and persistent, with a pleasant walnut note on the finish.
Primitivo di Manduria Riserva '62 Anniversario' from San Marzano is a single varietal Primitivo, from a small vineyard parcel in the heart of the superior Manduria DOC. A densely flavoured and fleshy wine with hints of prunes and chocolate covered black cherry combined with fresh herbs, quite delicious.
Nipozzano Vecchie Viti boasts a lovely ruby red colour, luminous and brilliant. The nose exhibits great balance between floral notes of apricot and spiced notes of rosehip and vanilla. Fresh, complex and persistent on the palate with beautifully integrated tannins, this is silky and harmonious.
The name Cartizze refers to a small but exclusive hilly zone of the Prosecco DOCG characterized by a stony terrain with a balanced chemical composition and constant humidity. The famous "cru" produced there is a unique sparkling wine with a brilliant straw-like colour, considered by many as one of the best ever proseccos.
Incredibly rich and intense, this wine is undoubtedly one of the greatest Valpolicellas. Tiny vineyard yields give a hugely concentrated wine, and 50% of the berries are dried on racks for 20 days to intensify the wine's flavours, resulting in a lovely concentration with a spicy flavour and balanced freshness showing vibrant bitter cherries.
A superb expression of the Sangiovese grape, this brilliant purple wine delivers floral aromatics dominated by violet and rosehip. Blackcurrant undertones are complemented by spicy highlights of black pepper and nutmeg. Complex and rich on the palate with hints of fine tobacco, through to a long and harmonious finish.
Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko White is made from Assyrtiko grapes from Santorini that are fermented using only natural yeasts. 35% of the wine is fermented in oak casks and 15% in acacia.
Castello di Nipozzano Montesodi Chianti Rufina Riserva is possibly the most famous of all the Marchesi di Frescobaldi's creations. Sumptuous aromas of blueberry, cherry and herb dominate the nose, with violets, rhubarb, cigar box and leather. Mineral, liquorice and eucalypt flavours are underpinned by soft, ripe tannins.
Characteristic intense red colour, with violet shades. Complex aromas of ripe red fruits, and sweet notes of violets. Oak ageing gives the wine delicate hints of vanilla and tobacco, with a touch of chocolate. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded sweet tannins, and aromatic notes that linger, giving a long lasting finish.
Savoury flavours of dark cherries and black stone fruits combine with notes of dried herbs, smoky oak, with a hint of coffee and vanilla in the background. A rounded, full-bodied red wine with a spicy, persistent and lingering aftertaste.
The top wine from the estate, Mormoreto is a rich, elegant wine with intense blueberry and blackberry aromas and warm balsamic notes. Ruby, red with violet highlights. On the palate the tannins are textured and dense, rich and velvety with a very long finish marked by eucalyptus and balsamic notes.
Primitivo di Manduria Riserva '62 Anniversario' San Marzano MAGNUMS (used to be labelled 'Old Vines Pazzia') is a single varietal Primitivo, from a small vineyard parcel in the heart of the superior Manduria DOC. Hand picked grapes are fermented slowly, then aged in French and American oak barriques for 12 months.