Fortified Wine

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  • Alegria Manzanilla Williams & Humbert 37.5cl
    Type of grape: Palomino
    Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbana.
    Alcohol content: 15% Alc. /Vol.
    Type of wine: Manzanilla Sherry
    Sugar content: Very dry, less than 1 gr. /l

    Production: Bud musts from our best vineyards. Cold, still decanting. Fermentation at 22 C. Early filtering, classification by quality and fortified at 15C with the best distilled wines to obtain the traditional racks. Put into the traditional Criaderas y Soleras system of dynamic ageing in the 6th criadera, where the biological ageing takes place under a layer of yeast. Traditional oak casks, preferably American with a capacity of 30 and 36 @. Aged for at least 6 years, passing through the different criaderas until it reaches the solera, from which it is drawn out for consumption. It must be aged in wineries located in Sanlcar de Barrameda as the microclimate there makes manzanilla even saltier and more pungent than fino sherry.

    Tasting notes: Brilliant hues of old gold. Intensely pungent nose with a hint of the yeast la
    £5.50
  • Pedro Ximenez 12 years old Williams & Humbert 18% 375ml
    Rich and sweet this is the ultimate dessert sherry from the naturally sweet Pedro Ximenex grape variety. Aged fro 12 years in cask to produce a dark, rich wine of great concentration and complexity.
    £6.99
  • Niepoort Ruby Dum Port 37.5cl
    Of the NiePOoRTland twins, although similar at the outset, with time, Ruby Dum retains its youthful, headstrong character, dominated by red cherries and plums with great freshness from ageing in large wooden vats in our cool cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
    An expressive port with great character inspired by Alice in Wonderlands famous Tweedle twins.
    ...
    Niepoort Port Wine Ruby Dum

    Vinification
    The wine originates from low yielding old vineyards in the Cima Corgo Region of the Douro Valley.
    The grapes are predominantly trodden in Lagares, prior to ageing in large wooden vats at our lodges in Gaia and bottled with an average age of 3 years.
    Tasting Notes
    Dark red in colour with a fresh vibrant aroma of dark fruits which follows through
    on the palate along with an almost mineral character, a youthful wine with good
    extract and great balance, offering superb "drinkability".
    Ready to drink now after a meal on its own or with soft cheeses.
    £7.99
  • Niepoort Tawny Dee Port 20.5% 375ml
    Brick red/tawny in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish. Niepoort Tawny Dee, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low yielding vineyards in the Cima corgo region of the Douro Valley. The grapes are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in small old oak casks at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.
    £7.99
  • Gonzalez Byass Elegante Fino Sherry 15% 75cl
    Gonzalez Byass Elegante sherry is a dry fino sherry, subtle and fragrant on the nose and full of savoury almond notes on the palate.
    £9.45
  • Akashi Tai Sake Honjozo Genshu 30cl
    Akashi Tai undiluted honjozo Akashi-tai is a satisfyingly full-bodied sake. This is the drink the brew masters reach for at the end of a working day. Because it is undiluted, this is perhaps the most direct way to savor the full palate of our sake. The flavor continues to mellow pleasingly over time.

    Waxy, woody and white flowers with a pink grapefruit finish. Strong start but surprisingly creamy on the palate. Very rich and long finish.
    £9.75
  • Moscatel de Setubal 2012 Bacalhoa 17.5% 75cl
    A delicious dessert wine made form the Moscatel grape variety in Potugal which has been aged in small oak cask. Rich with fruity floral notes silky and smooth in the mouth. It pares well with dried fruits, chocolate desserts and citrus tarts.

    These styles are fruity, floral, mind-dazzling, silky, romantic on the mouth and attractive to the eye. They are ideal for tippling, to go with some dried fruits or petiscos (small appetizer plates) as well as orange, lemon or chocolate desserts and sweets. On a social occasion, the Moscatel de Setbal invites you to enter on a senses trip and emotions, that will last in the memory. Its flavor is so intense and insinuating, thus perfect for a pleasant talk with friends at night. - See more at: http://en.moscateldesetubal.pt/#home
    £9.99
  • Krohn Ambassador Ruby Port 19% 75cl
    A mature, versatile port with deep red colour and fair concentration of warm, plummy fruit; aromatic and fruity, quite rich and full with soft finish.

    Producer Details
    Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house and each wine excels in its category. The Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley, is all A grade vineyard. Vinification takes place here, with some of the top wines still being trodden by foot. All the wines are matured in cellars at Villa Nova de Gaia.

    In the Vineyard
    The traditional grape varieties are sourced from Krohn's own vineyards, and supplemented by fruit from neighbouring farms, in the Douro demarcated region situated in northern Portugal comprising the Douro Valley and it's tributaries. Here old vines are planted in schistous soils.

    In the Winery
    Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, which is interrupted by the addition of grape spirit to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. Maturation - aged for 2 to 3 years in oak barrels.
    £10.29
  • Gonzalez Byass La Concha Amontillado She 17% 75cl
    La Concha Amontillado from Gonzalez Byass is a medium dry sherry with a fine nutty, toffee nose and clean, slightly sweet flavour. A blend of Palamino grapes and and a small amount of Pedro Ximenez and aged for over 3 years in oak casks.
    £10.50
  • Harveys Fino Extra Dry Fino 15% 50cl
    Harveys Fino sherry is pale straw in colour. It has dry, clean and fresh with and elegant finish. The perfect apertif sherry, served chilled.
    £10.75
  • Grahams Fine White Port 75cl
    Grahams Fine Port shows fresh citrus tones with a touch of almonds. Served chilled or over ice as an aperitif.
    £11.25
  • Drysack Fino Sherry Williams & Humbert 75cl
    Type of grape: Palomino
    Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbna
    Alcohol Content: 15% Alc./vol
    Type of wine: Fino Sherry
    Sugar content: Very dry, less than 1 gr./l

    Production: Bud musts from our best vineyards undergo cold, still fermentation at 22C. Then they go through early filtering and classification by quality. The best wine distillations are fortified at 15 to be racked in clean casks. They are then put into the traditional system of dynamic ageing employed in Jerez Criaderas y Soleras in the 6th criadera cask, where the biological ageing under a layer of yeast takes place in the traditional oak casks (2), preferably of American oak with a capacity of 30 and 36 @ (1@ is roughly 3.66 imperial gallons). The ageing is minimum five years while the wine passes from one criadera to another until it reaches the solera, from which it is drawn out for consumption.

    Tasting notes: A wine of brilliant, pale gold colours. Intense, complex aromas reminiscent of the yeast layer with a hint o
    £11.50
  • Walnut Brown Sherry Williams & Humbert 75cl
    Type of grape: Palomino, Pedro Ximinez and Muscatel. Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbana and Carrascal Alcohol content: 19.5 % Alc. /Vol.
    Type of wine: Sherry. Very Sweet Oloroso or Cream Sherry
    Sugar content: 142 gr./l

    Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation. Fortified at 19.5. Palomino, Pedro Ximinez and Muscatel are blended and racked into clean casks before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for physical-chemical ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least four years.

    Tasting notes: Very sweet oloroso. Dark mahogany, almost ebony. On the nose, dried nuts and faint aroma of raisins, muscatel and toasted sugar. Smooth and velvety with a warm palate owing to its alcohol content. A long finish.

    Suggestions for consumption: It can be consumed very cold by itself and with desserts, or on ice as a refreshing drink.
    £11.50
  • Drysack Medium Sherry Williams & Humbert 75cl
    Type of grape: Palomino and Pedro Ximinez.
    Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbana and Carrascal.
    Alcohol content: from19.5 % Alc. /Vol.
    Type of wine: Medium Sherry.
    Sugar content: 28 gr./l

    Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation at 28 C. Fortified with alcohol distilled from wine at up to 19.5. Palomino and Pedro Ximinez are racked into clean casks while waiting to enter the Criaderas y Soleras system. Physical-chemical ageing through oxidation for at least six years, obtaining a slightly sweetened oloroso, or medium.

    Tasting notes: An amber-coloured wine of intense aromas suggesting dried nuts. Full-bodied and balanced, with little acid and slightly sweet.

    Suggestions for consumption: It can be drunk neat or with ice. It is recommended as an aperitif or to accompany pasta.
    £11.50
  • Canasta Cream Sherry Williams & Humbert 75cl
    Type of grape: Palomino and Pedro Ximinez
    Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbana and Carrascal
    Alcohol Content: 19.5 % Alc. /Vol.
    Type of wine: Sherry. Sweet Oloroso or Cream Sherry
    Sugar content: 132 gr./l

    Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation. Fortified at 19.5. An elegant blend of Palomino and Pedro Ximinez before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for physical-chemical ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least six years. A unique sweet oloroso or Cream sherry.

    Tasting notes: Sweet oloroso. Mahogany colour and aromas of dried nuts with a hint of raisins and brown sugar. Smooth, velvety palate with warm alcohol flavours and a persistent aftertaste.

    Suggestions for consumption: It can be consumed very cold by itself and with desserts, or on ice as a refreshing drink.
    £11.50
  • Croft Particular Amontillado Sherry 17.5% 75cl
    Croft Particular is a blend of pale dry fino and the smoothness of an Amontillado. The result is a refinded sherry with a light crisp taste, medium dry sweetness and elegant nutty finish.
    £11.75
  • Classic Fino Sherry Fernando de Castilla 15% 75cl
    Pale in colour with just a hint of straw yellow at the rim. Powerful and acute on the nose, yet aromatic, intriguing and inviting. Sensuously textured rather than brittle, absolutely bone dry, aristocratic and very poised. Its profile is perfectly seamless right until the finish where fascinating savoury, nutty, ripples conjure some charming, subtle and elusive final flavours. Fino Sherry, it is beyond dispute, is absolutely the most incredible and undervalued alcoholic drink there is.

    One of the most exceptional of the small, independent sherry houses, Fernando de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian gone native with a passion for top quality sherry with 15 years experience at Osborne. After taking over the cellars of the Sherry shipper Jose Bustamante, located next door to the main facilities of Fernando de Castilla, Jan quickly established Fernando de Castilla as masters of the production and ageing of fine, unblended, untreated Sherries. The bodega's reputation is based on the excellence of the Antique range of intensely pure and complex single solera Sherries whose award winning packaging makes them even more impressive. The Antique Palo Cortado was awarded trophies for Best of Show and Best Dry Sherry at the 2009 New Wave Spanish Wine Awards, whilst the Antique Amontillado scooped the trophy for Dry Sherry over 10 and the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards.


    Grapes: Palomino
    £11.99
  • Krohn Ambassador Ruby Port 19% 37.5cl
    A mature, versatile port with deep red colour and fair concentration of warm, plummy fruit; aromatic and fruity, quite rich and full with soft finish.

    Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house and each wine excels in its category. The Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley, is all A grade vineyard. Vinification takes place here, with some of the top wines still being trodden by foot. All the wines are matured in cellars at Villa Nova de Gaia.

    In the Vineyard
    The traditional grape varieties are sourced from Krohn's own vineyards, and supplemented by fruit from neighbouring farms, in the Douro demarcated region situated in northern Portugal comprising the Douro Valley and it's tributaries. Here old vines are planted in schistous soils.
    In the Winery
    Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, which is interrupted by the addition of grape spirit to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. Maturation - aged for 2 to 3 years in oak barrels.
    £5.99
  • Akashi Tai Honjozo Sake 30cl
    Akashi Tai Sake Honjoz is thier entry level sake is a satisfyingly full-bodied sake. This is the drink the brew masters reach for at the end of a working day. Because it is undiluted, this is perhaps the most direct way to savor the full palate of our sake.
    £7.65
  • La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry Hidalgo 15% 50cl
    Manzanilla La Gitana is produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin Manzanilla-Sanlcar de Barrameda. The vines are planted in Albariza soil in the areaBalbaina andMiraflores in the Jerez Superior District (200 Ha approx). The wine is produced from only free run juice. Fermentation is controlled in water-cooled stainless steel tanks, using the natural yeast on the grape. Fortification to 15% alc.vol then takes place using grape alcohol. The wine is then matured in solera or fractional blending system in casks of American oak in the coastal town of Sanlcar de Barrameda. The maturation is under a veil of yeast or flor thereby ensuring a light dry taste. Only in Sanlcar de Barrameda can the flor grow on the wine 12 months of the year to give Manzanilla its unique style. La Gitana is bottled exclusively by Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana S.A. under original brand label La Gitana, one of Spains oldest wine brands and today one of the countrys most popular
    £7.75
  • Pellegrino Marsala Garibaldi Dolce 18% 37.5cl
    This historical Marsala Superiore comes from the best selections of Grillo and Catarratto grapes grown in the Western part of Sicily. It is aged in wooden casks for at least two years. It was chosen by Garibaldi in 1860 as his favourite Marsala
    £9.50
  • Niepoort LBV (Half bottle) 20% 375ml
    Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour. This led to the idea in the 1960s to age the wine 4 to 6 years in large casks before bottling it, thereby producing a wine with the style of a Vintage Port with its deep colour and concentration of fruit but with a more mature character caused by the longer ageing in wood.
    Brilliant red colour with a wonderful aroma of dark fruits and a classy touch of chocolate. On the palate sweet grainy seductive tannins give the wine a superb elegance and interact well with the fruit and fine spirity finish.
    The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades.
    To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend it be decanted before serving. Serve with soft cheeses, mild blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or a pepper steak!
    £10.99
  • Noval Extra Dry White Port 19.5% 75cl
    Noval Extra Dry White Port is made exclusively from white grape varieties in the Douro valley. Fresh, light, elegant and fruity, it makes an ideal aperitif when served chilled or as a long drink with tonic water, a slice of lemon and mint leaves.
    £11.45
  • La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry Hildago 15% 75cl
    Manzanilla La Gitana is produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin Manzanilla-Sanlcar de Barrameda. The vines are planted in Albariza soil in the areaBalbaina andMiraflores in the Jerez Superior District (200 Ha approx). The wine is produced from only free run juice. Fermentation is controlled in water-cooled stainless steel tanks, using the natural yeast on the grape. Fortification to 15% alc.vol then takes place using grape alcohol. The wine is then matured in solera or fractional blending system in casks of American oak in the coastal town of Sanlcar de Barrameda. The maturation is under a veil of yeast or flor thereby ensuring a light dry taste. Only in Sanlcar de Barrameda can the flor grow on the wine 12 months of the year to give Manzanilla its unique style. La Gitana is bottled exclusively by Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana S.A. under original brand label La Gitana, one of Spains oldest wine brands and today one of the countrys most popular.
    £11.99
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