A pale lemon wine delivering tropical and stone fruit aromas underpinned by a streak of zesty citrus. Beautifully balanced on the palate with crisp and refreshing fruit flavours through to a clean, vibrant finish.
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (half bottles) is an aromatic Moscato from Asti in Italy's Piemonte region. The wine is low in alcohol (5% abv), naturally sweet and gently sparkling. It is vibrant and fruity; ideal with fresh fruit desserts.
A brilliant, deep red Nero d'Avola with rich, juicy flavours of ripe plum and black cherries interlaced with subtle violet notes. Concentrated on the palate, the deep fruit flavours are backed by soft, ripe tannins and a spicy character on the finish.
Öküzgözü and Boğazkere varietals reflect the nature of Eastern Anatolia. Öküzgözü with its plum like dark skinned grapes and generous acidity complements Bogazkere with its intense tannins, fruit driven, spicy and tar-like aroma character. A rich wine, with sour cherries, blackberry through to a well balanced and softly structured palate.
Olifantsberg Chenin Blanc is a rich and full wine, with a good depth of fruit and a refreshing feel to balance the rich and creamy palate. It shows aromas of crisp green apples, white pear and delicate pineapple layered with subtle oak nuances.
Petritis from Kyperoundas Estate - widely regarded as the best in Cyprus - is a subtly oaked white blend, made from the indigenous Xynisteri grape variety. Its delicate, exotic flavours are beautifully fresh and balanced, making this an excellent partner for seafood or creamy pasta dishes.
Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Pemberton Chardonnay by Larry Cherubino, from Western Australia, is a rich, buttery wine, aged in French oak barrels. The wine shows aromas of citrus and melon, with a soft yet intense palate, bursting with flavours of lemon butter and gentle spice, with a long, fresh finish.
Mylonas Malagousiais a bright lemon yellow colour with greenish highlights. Intense aromas of spring flowers, peach and mango combined with herbaceous hints, and a rich intense taste and moderate acidity providing a balanced flavour.
Barbera d'Asti 'Le Orme' 16 mesi Chiarlo - the Barbera grape is Michele Chiarlo's self-confessed greatest passion. This single vineyard Barbera d'Asti is aged for a total of 16 months ('16 mesi'). it shows vibrant cherry flavours, with cigar box spice and a long, fresh finish. For the money, one of the finest Barbera d'Asti you can buy!
Light and floral in style, the freshness and elegance of this wine is quite remarkable. The palate, like the nose, shows lemon and grapefruit notes, and a peppery spicy nuance with minerality on the finish. It has thirst quenching acidity.
Dopff au Moulin Crémant d'Alsace 'Cuvée Julien' Brut NV is a vibrant, fruity traditional method Alsace bubbly, made from an assemblage of Pinot Blanc (50%) and Auxerrois (50%) grapes. It shows citrus aromas, a hint of the tropical, with complex yeasty notes. Its bubbles are persistant, both in the glass and on its dry, refreshing palate.
Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with subtle hints of vanilla and toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.
A complex and mineral example of Cabernet Franc with distinct herbaceous notes such as green pepper, enhanced with black pepper spice. Juicy, but with good structure and a refreshing acidity, leading to a long, fine finish.
Berton Vineyard High Eden Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet is an intense, firmly structured Shiraz that can be cellared for more than a decade. It it rich and full-flavoured, with well-integrated oak that shows lovely black cherry, chocolate and white pepper flavours. With age, hints of liquorice and cigar box spice will emerge.
Biblia Chora Ovilos Pangeon is a blend of Semillon and Assyrtiko grapes, which were fermented and aged in new French oak for 8 months. Complex aromas of peach, grapefruit, minerals and vanilla anticipate a weighty, mineral palate - like an exotic, mineral Graves!
Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko Santorini White is like a ripe Chablis: full, lemony and mineral, with fine acidity and a lingering finish. Made with the ancient native Assyrtiko grape, this wine is from extremely old vines. The wine is unoaked to retain its crispness and purity of flavour.