Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos-Pinto this famous house was taken over in 1990 when Champagne Louis Roederer became the majority shareholder. Their four quintas provide the majority of grapes in order to have maximum control over the quality of the wines and thereby maintaining their philosophy of controlling all stages of production.
The house has carried out extensive research into vine varieties for Port production and their findings have been accepted as the official recommendations by the authorities. Ramos Pinto also pioneered the study and use of vertical planting - which has since led to mechanisation of the vineyards.
Tasting Notes Bright red, almost opaque with bluish reflections
Intense aroma full of very ripe fruit with grapes, figs chocolate and a touch of aniseed A full-bodied, but smooth and elegant wine, very fruity, with mild, well-balanced tannins from very ripe grapes
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Scotto Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 75cl
This is drinking in its absolute sweet spot at the moment. A beautiful tall bottle leads onto red fruit, then dark chocolate , then rich, full, plum flavours, finishing all cassis vanilla and spice.
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Conviviale Primitivo del Salento 2019 75cl
A warm, richly flavoured red with aromas of plums, dried fruits and brown spices. On the palate it is generous with good concentration of ripe plum and black cherry fruit and hints of dried figs, liquorice and dark chocolate.
Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2019 75cl
Full bodied with great concentration of vanilla, mocha, blackberries, sweet spices and clove. The palate is rich and warming with vanilla, more black fruit, plums and cherries, as well as leathery notes. The wine is vibrant and well struct
Alianca Bairrada Reserva 2018 75cl
Hearty and rustic red from the Bairrada region of Portugal showing aromas of ripe berry and plum fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, dark fruit and warming spicy characters. Just Picked up the Trophy for " Great Value
Amauta Absoluto Malbec El Porvenir 2019 75cl
Intense ruby red colour, with a nose of fresh, crunchy red berry fruits - strawberry, raspberry & cherry. There are gentle spice notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee too. The palate is fresh - much fresher than a typical Mendoza Malbec - reflecti...
Cuma Malbec Organic 2020 75cl
Cuma means clean and pure in Aymara language, whi were ther native people of the Cafayate area before the Inca's time. The organic Cuma wines are sourced from some of the highest vineyards in the world at over 1,700 metres above sea level. Here the sun...
Il Pumo Primitivo 2018 75cl
The Wine:An intense aroma of plum, cherry and spice, with hints of rosemary and vanilla. A full bodied wine, soft and balanced, full of ripe fruit flavours in an easy drinking style.
San Marzano Il Pumo Negroamaro IGP Salento 2019 75cl
l Pumo Negroamaro Salento gives rich aromas of black currants and wild berried fruits with subtle spice and herbs like thyme. On the palate it is presented as a full bodied wine which is well balanced with how soft it is and gives them tr
A superb full-bodied wine which is made from the Primitivo grape variety which have been dried slightly using " il giro del picciolo" technique where the stems of the grape bunches are twisted so that they no longer receive nourishment. They are left f...
Cline Late Harvest Mourvedre 2017 375ml
This rich, sweet dessert wine boasts flavours of berries, chocolate and coffee. The grapes hang until they are at the peak of their sugar content, then they are naturally fermented. It can easily be described as 'luxury on legs'.
Enjoy after dinner wi...