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  • Tabali Late Harvest Muscat 2012 12.5% 37.5cl
    A delicate gold, yellow colour with a pink hint from the Pink Muscat grapes. The wine has an intense aroma of fresh papaya, honey and floral hints. Whilst sweet and luscious it is perfectly balanced by citrus acidity on the long finish. Very drinkable.

    Producer Details
    Situated in one of the northernmost vineyard regions in Chile, approaching the edge of the Atacama Desert, Tabal commands a unique location in the heart of the Limar Valley. The local Camanchaca fog blankets the Limar area each morning, and afternoon coastal breezes bring cool air which moderates the ripening of the grapes. The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality. The dynamic young team lead by Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have already scooped a cabinet full of the wine worlds most prestigious trophies. Tabali Chardonnay is widely regarded as one of Chiles finest but we would also single out their Shiraz (IWC Gold and 2 Decanter trophys in 2007) as one of the emerging stars from this new region, with its fine structure and peppery black olive fruit profile. Tabal has the honour of stewardship of the Limar Valleys most significant archaeological sites, the mystical Valle del Encanto (Enchanted Valley) which borders their vineyards. A sacred site of the ancient Molle and Diaguita culture, the many rock drawings and carved Tacita stones depict an ancient way of life. The Tabal mask logo has been taken from one of these rock carvings, which can only be seen at certain times of day when the suns alignment makes them magically appear.
    In the Vineyard
    Grapes are picked by hand into 20 kg cases to avoid damaging the grapes. Harvest begins when the grapes reach 16 brix, which usually occurs towards the end on March. The grapes were placed over drying sheets, which were are 20cm from the ground to avoid contamination and to favour the circulation of air. The grapes are gathered once they then reach 38 brix.

    In the Winery
    When the grapes reach the cellar, they are pressed in whole bunches, obtaining a faster settling of the must. The settling occurs at low temperatures for 12 hours and the must is then moved into stainless steel vat. Selected yeasts are added to kick off fermentation, maintaining temperature to below 16 degrees C. Given the level of sugar in the must, the fermentation is stopped by the addition of suplhur once it reaches the desired alcoholic level (13,8 - 14 Gl).

    Press Quotes
    "This sweet marvel is a real find. Tabali is one of the new stars of Chile from a brand new region far to the north of Santiago in what is practically desert but usefully cooled, like so many vineyards on the Pacific coast, by the ocean." Wine of the week, August 28th 2007, Jancis Robinson.

    91 Parker Points 2012
    £6.20
  • Moscato Passito Palazzina 2014 Il Cascinone 14.5% 37.5cl
    A deliciously well balanced sticky with honeyed, floral aromas. Ripe apricot and acacia honey characters on the palate with a core of homemade lemon curd running through to the long, fresh and lingering finish.

    Producer Details
    Araldica is Piemonte's largest and most progressive co-operative yet retains a small, family run company feel, thanks to the inspired guidance of winemaker/manager Claudio Manera (whose father Livio was the co-op's first winemaker in the fifties) and his wife Lella, also a winemaker and in charge of Quality Control. 80% of production is bottled (an extraordinarily high percentage for a large co-operative) at the company's headquarters in the Monferrato hills, home of the old cellars and a new winery, operating since September 2000. This is complimented by two estates, each with it's own vinification cellars, La Battistina in Gavi (where Araldica is the region's largest vineyard owner) and Il Cascinone. Claudio believes that effective management can preserve that most important concern for the customer - value for money: "Our intention has never been to follow an idle dream of making a great wine that is then impossible to find or difficult to afford. Our broader ambition has been to provide a range that is both understandable and accessible. Quite simply, wine for drinking and enjoying."

    We can't recommend this enough - a beautifully balanced dessert wine, lovingly crafted, and an absolute steal!
    £7.99
  • Orange Muscat & Flora Brown Brothers 10% 37.5cl
    This Orange Muscat has been blended with a rare grape called flora which combines well with the Muscat to provide mouthfeel and intensity. Sweet and rich, yet beautifully balanced in the mouth with fine acidity. Excellent with fruit tarts or blue cheese. A delight.
    £8.55
  • Chateau la Vialle 2012 Premieres Cotes du Bordeaux 13% 75cl
    Golden yellow in colour with floral notes of acacia, honey and hazelnuts. Perfectly balanced between freshness and richness.
    80% Semillion and 20% Sauvignon Blanc
    £8.55
  • Heaven on Earth Organic 11% 37.5cl
    Under the clear gaze of the Namaqualand moon and stars, organic grapes are laid down to rest on a bed of organic rooibos tea and straw. Here they remain until the time is right for the organic grapes to be crushed, pressed and the intensely sweet and fragrant juice introduced to yeast. The resultant nectar, a marriage of ripe grapes and clear airy skies, has captured and preserved those last Autumnal days. The scents and flavours of apricot and honey offer tastes of Heaven, right hear on Earth.
    £8.99
  • Trentham Noble Taminga 2013 37.5cl
    Unlike many Australian sweet white styles the Noble Taminga is very much a 'fruit driven' wine without dominating botrytis characters or excessive sweetness. The 2005 vintage, we believe, is one of the best Tamingas we have made to date and shows excellent fruit and balanced sweetness. The wine displays lifted citrus and apricot aromas with luscious sweetness and balanced acidity.

    Independents Note
    :There is a lot happening on the fragrant, flowery nose. Caramelized orange and lemon peel is fleshed out by ripe apricot, all rich and sweet. Some citrus freshness underpins and ensures that the lush richness is not too overpowering allowing the exotic tropical fruits to show to advantage. Derek Smedley MW Golden coloured wine that smells of figs and apricots with an interesting floral freshness. Well-crafted sweet tropical palate shows great flavour depth and silky-smooth mouthfeel. Winestates Best Wines of 2008
    £9.25
  • Cranswick Esatate Botrytis Semillon 2010 37.5cl

    The fruit is sourced from the a small noble rot vineyard in the Riverina area of NWS. Rich and golden in colour with intense marmalade and honey tones. Complex palate with candied apricots and pineapple smooth and moreish with clean refreshing acidity. Perfect with desserts of cheese.

    Grapes are specially selected from small parcels of vines from the Riverina, Australia. The vines are carefully cultivated to our specifications, with low yields producing intensely-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality. The 2010 season produced steady winter and spring rains which resulted in healthy strong vines and good berries.

     

    £9.99
  • Muscat Beaumes de Venise Domaine de Coyeux 15% 37.5cl
    Domaine de Coyeux is a beautifully located winery owned by Yves and Catherine Nativelle. It comprises of 130 hectares of
    vineyards in one site block, set on a hill in a prime location at Beaumes-de-Venise. The vines are planted at an altitude of
    260M, where the soil comes from one of the very rare outcrops of the Comtadine regions trias. The grapes grown are Syrah,
    Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and small white Muscat. Domaine de Coyeux produces Beaumes-de-Venise Muscat,
    Gigondas and Cotes du Rhone villages Beaumes-de-Venise wines.
    Viticulture
    :Planted exclusively with the single grape variety 'Muscat blanc a petits grains'. In the oldest vines, this ancient grape variety
    can include lack grapes with white juice which add very structured aromas to the wine. The planting density is 4000 vines per
    ha.
    Vinification
    :Cold pressing of the grapes, complete with stalks. Fermentation lasts 7 to 9 days in stainless steel, thermoregulated vats at
    low temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees. Mutage (the stopping of fermentation) by adding grape spirit in order to obtain a wine
    presenting an alcoholic degree of 15% by volume and residual sugar of 110 grams per liter. the different cuvees are made up
    according to the age of the vines, their exposure and the harvest date. Blending is made towards the end of february.
    Tasting Note
    :Delicious sweet wine, rich and grapey with full, tropical flavours combined with freshness and elegance.
    Every day serving suggestion
    :Wine Name: Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Cuve Les Trois Fonts
    Vintage: 2004
    Code: 4671104A
    Producer: Domaine De Coyeux
    Generated on 13 Oct 2011 15:40:33 from the HallgartenDruitt Wine Database
    Chilled at 8C as an aperitif or with foie gras and melon and at the end of a meal with desserts.
    £11.35
  • The Pilot Leonarda Late Harvest Semillon Alpha Domus 12% 37.5cl
    Both fully and partially botrytised Semillon grapes were harvested from our winery vineyard in May. The resulting juice reached 37 - 38 Brix showing great concentration and richness. Fermentation took 3 weeks and was stopped once the perfect balance of alcohol, sweetness and acidity had been achieved.

    Mango, orange and Turkish delight aromas give this wine an exotic bouquet. Marmalade and grapefruit characters result in an appealing citrus lift.

    Rounded and luscious with flavours of marmalade and ripe tropical fruits. Grapefruit and honey characters are supported by fresh citrus flavours. A full flavoured, well balanced wine with a velvety mid palate and clean citrus finish.

    Food
    As an aperitif with pate or great with desserts like citrus tart, pannacotta and crme brulee.
    £12.25
  • The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2016 D'Arenberg 10% 37.5cl
    This wine was named after the shrivelled grapes which are used in this wine. Affected by noble rot (botrytis Cinerea) where it removes the moisture from the grapes to leave a sugars, fruit acid and minerals.
    It's a very pretty and lifted nose with fruit characters of fresh apple, mixed peel and rose petals with a spicy background of star anise, cinnamon sticks and a hint of white pepper.
    The palate is lively and floral with yellow citrus flowers, green mango and barley sugar. The acidity is linear and spans the whole palate balancing the natural sugar nicely.
    There are restrained mineral fruit tannins which add a lovely textural element.
    £12.99
  • Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2015 10% 50cl
    A blend of three noble varities (furmint, Harslevelu and yellow muscat) this wine has a luscious apricot fruit, a hint of orange peel and a delightful seam of freshness.
    £13.99
  • Elysium Black Muscat 2014 Quady 37.5cl
    Elysium Black Muscat, another under appreciated muscat variety, is known in Europe as a table grape variety, Muscat Hamburg, one of the very few black skinned muscats. If ripened to about 25 brix, it attains a rose-like aroma and litchi like flavor. This rose-like aroma led us to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Drinking this, you can almost feel you have fallen into a rose garden and been transported to heaven.

    Elysium is used to either accompany or replace dessert. It is wonderful with blue cheeses, with desserts containing red fruits (such as Summer Pudding, an English favorite), with vanilla, with dark chocolate, with ice cream desserts, and candlelight. One favorite is to pour the wine onto vanilla ice cream. Serve Elysium Sundae with a glass of Elysium.

    A very cool cocktail is the "Angeli Cooler". Fill a wine glass with ice cubes. Combine tonic water with Elysium (1/2 and 1/2) and a lemon wedge. The Angeli Cooler is perfect on those warm summer nights.
    £14.10
  • Essensia Orange Muscat 2014 Quady 37.5cl
    Essensia From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering refreshing aftertaste, Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself. The Orange Muscat grape variety is little known. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. The wine tastes balanced, like the taste of fresh fruit.

    Essensia's vibrant flavor makes it an excellent accompaniment to desserts, particularly chocolate and those containing almonds, peaches, apples, or apricots. It is also used for dipping biscotti, for moistening cakes, or for adding to trifles. With sparkling water, it makes a refreshing spritzer; with sparkling wine it makes Essensia Royale.
    £14.10
  • Sichel Sauternes 2012 14% 50cl
    This is a 'gem of a wine', made from de-classified Sauternes from one, if not the greatest producer of sweet wine in the Bordeaux area. A typical nose of apricots, honey and floral notes abound. On the palate the luscious fruit dances in the mouth with honey, ripe peaches and a touch of citrus orange, all beautifully balanaced with clean acidity to leave you wanting another glass.
    You can enjoy this now or cellar for another 20 years +. My advice, buy some now before it's all gone, this is a wine bargain!
    £14.50
  • Jean Bousquet Malbec Dulce Organic Wine 17.6% 50cl
    A beguiling combination of cassis, chocolate, coffee and plum flavours. A four month-long maceration ensures that the maximum amount of flavoured has been extracted from the skins of the Malbec grapes. Good natural acidity is an essential factor in quality sweet wines and there's just the right amount here to keep in check the layers of plum fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, spice and marmalade flavours you'll find here. A delicious way to end dinner, serve it at no more than 15c,
    £15.99
  • Banyuls 2014 M Chapoutier 16% 50cl
    Spread out on narrow and steep terraces, the Banyuls Appellation overhangs the Mediterranean sea.
    More than two thousand years old, the vineyard is rooted in a stony schist soil and benefits from exceptional atmospheric conditions. Moreover, the rare stormy showers which water this exceptional land, still hand worked, are quickly evacuated by an unique and efficient system.
    It is only after the fortification, a technique devised in 1285 by Arnau de Vilanova, which stops the fermentation, that the Banyuls wines get their Appellation and their seal of approval.

    Colour : Deep garnet to acacia depending on the age.

    Nose : aromas of dried fruits, red fruits, and cocoa, roasted coffee appearing with the years.

    Mouth : very powerfull, long lenght in mouth, the fruits and the chocolate are the majour aromas of this very long ageing wine.

    100% black grenache.
    £16.45
  • Aleatico di Puglia, Candido 14.5% 50cl
    Crimson in colour developing hints of amber with maturity. Broad, rich, penetrating and showing maturity on the nose. On the palate, medium sweet with a good acid backbone, velvety and delicious with dried raisin characteristics reminiscent of Muscat.

    Food Matching Note
    :A very powerful wine, it stands up well to very mature, strongly flavoured cheeses, dry pastries, almond and chestnut paste and roasted almonds

    Vinification Note
    :Climate: Mediterranean with low rainfall, ranging between 300 and 700 mm annually. Ripening takes place slowly due to the striking contrast between day and night-time temperatures, resulting in a strong development of aromas, richness and concentration.
    Soils: For the most part calcareous, though also clay, medium rich and of various compositions (generally low in fertility).
    Mainly even countryside at elevations between 40 and 80 metres above sea level.
    Training systems: Alberello Pugliese (low, densely planted bush-like vines without supporting wires) for local varieties, spur pruned wire frame training for international varieties.
    Vine density: Approx. 4,500 per hectare.
    Harvest period: From mid September to late October

    Grape Varieties
    100% Aleatico
    £18.25
  • De Bortoli Noble One 2013 10.5% 37.5cl
    First created by Darren De Bortoli at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982, Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history, garnering more than 117 trophies and 376 Gold medals both nationally and internationally.
    Tasting Note
    Light golden in colour, with a captivating nose of cumquat and marmalade with a hint of almond and vanillin oak. On the palate there are layers of intense botrytis fruit including citrus, marmalade, a touch of butterscotch in harmony with attractive vanillin oak and a deftly balanced finish of sweetness and acidity.
    £18.99
  • Gould Ice Cider 2014 Batch 006 11.5% 50cl

    This is quite a rarity in the UK an Ice Cider made here in Cornwall. It ia made by freezing the cider then removing the ice. The remaing sugars and then enriched with alcohol, sugar and tannins to produce a wionderful alternative to sweet dessert wines with noytes of rich apple, and wonderful palate cleansing.

    This Batch No. 006 is light than the batch 19 and perfectly balanced.

    No added sugar, sweetneers, colours or gluten.

    £19.99
  • Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2009 Domaine de Coyeux 15% 75cl
    Domaine de Coyeux is a beautifully located winery owned by Yves and Catherine Nativelle. It comprises of 130 hectares of
    vineyards in one site block, set on a hill in a prime location at Beaumes-de-Venise. The vines are planted at an altitude of
    260M, where the soil comes from one of the very rare outcrops of the Comtadine regions trias. The grapes grown are Syrah,
    Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and small white Muscat. Domaine de Coyeux produces Beaumes-de-Venise Muscat,
    Gigondas and Cotes du Rhone villages Beaumes-de-Venise wines.
    Viticulture
    :Planted exclusively with the single grape variety 'Muscat blanc a petits grains'. In the oldest vines, this ancient grape variety
    can include lack grapes with white juice which add very structured aromas to the wine. The planting density is 4000 vines per
    ha.
    Vinification
    :Cold pressing of the grapes, complete with stalks. Fermentation lasts 7 to 9 days in stainless steel, thermoregulated vats at
    low temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees. Mutage (the stopping of fermentation) by adding grape spirit in order to obtain a wine
    presenting an alcoholic degree of 15% by volume and residual sugar of 110 grams per liter. the different cuvees are made up
    according to the age of the vines, their exposure and the harvest date. Blending is made towards the end of february.
    Tasting Note
    :Delicious sweet wine, rich and grapey with full, tropical flavours combined with freshness and elegance.
    Every day serving suggestion
    :Wine Name: Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Cuve Les Trois Fonts
    Vintage: 2004
    Code: 4671104A
    Producer: Domaine De Coyeux
    Generated on 13 Oct 2011 15:40:33 from the HallgartenDruitt Wine Database
    Chilled at 8C as an aperitif or with foie gras and melon and at the end of a meal with desserts.
    £20.50
  • Neige Ice Cider 13% 375ml
    Neige is a unique product from Canada made from apples which are harvested in autume and stores until winter. It is then pressed and the juice is placed outside in the extreme cold. The water content then frezzes leaving the concentrated sugar must. This is then collected through gravity to produce the exceptional dessert cider. More than 6 kilos of apples are used to produce 1 litre of Neige.
    £24.99
  • Domaine de Grange Neuve Monbazillac 13% 50cl
    A fabulous dessert wine, sweet and luscious with a great backbone of fine acidity for a clean finish. The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine and melon, flavours on the palate are richer, honey and toffee finishing with a twist of bitter orange zest.

    Grapes: Semillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%, Muscadelle 10%.
    £10.65
  • Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2013 12% 37.5cl
    The bright, golden hue perfectly reflects the aromas evident on the nose. These include apricot tart tatin, dried mangoes and pineapples, with hints of cinnamon, honeysuckle and peach blossom. On the palate, there is a citrus freshness that is Clementine-like. The clean finish makes it a highly pleasant after dinner drink.

    Independents Note
    :Daily Telegraph November 2009. Jonathan Ray includes the Noble late harvest in "10 of the best South African wines". "I've long been a fan of the estate's Pinot noir and their classy Gewurztraminer. This is a corker too" Tim Atkin rates the Noble late harvest as one of his top 12 sweet wines. The Observer; The Mail and Gaurdian. October/November 2009. "...lovely fruit flavours and remarkable complexity, elegance and palate length."

    Currently there is only one block of Riesling i.e. Weisser Riesling on the estate. It covers 4.64 hectares, which equates to 5% of the total plantings of Paul Cluver Wines. The vines were planted in 1987, making them 22 years old for this vintage. The soil varies across the block and is composed of a 'ferricrete' top layer (surficial sand and gravel masses) on decomposed Bokkeveld Shale and/or light clay. Vine orientation is East/West on North west facing slopes with an average gradient of 1:7. Height above sea level is 280 to 300 meters.

    2009 Decanter World Wine Awards

    Regional Trophy
    2009 International Wine Challenge Awards

    Silver Medal
    2009 International Wine Challenge Awards

    Silver Medal
    2010 John Platter Wine Guide - South Africa
    £14.65
  • Keith Tulloch Botrytis Semillon 2011 12.5% 37.5cl
    With bright gold colour and rich fruit power, this wine also exhibits botrytis influence. A refined palate of citrus flavours, wild honey, quince & pear characters offset by clean and long lingering acidity.

    In the Vineyard
    Harvesting is completed in three sweeps of the vineyard, with each selection taking only the most raisined fruit with the richest botrytis. Late harvested ripe Semillon fruit with natural Botrytis (Noble Rot), the vines are cordon cut to concentrate the fruit sweetness and preserve the fresh natural acid.

    In the Winery
    Matured for 8 months in new and one year old French barrels to add richness and balance.

    2007 Vintage: "...reveals a plate to medium straw gold colour. The nose is quite pure with just a little of the honeyed/ muskiness that is associated with botrytis but with pronounced late harvest notes lemon curd, lanolin and apple tart aromas with hints of crushed stones and hay. Very sweet with a medium to high acid and a very pleasant silken texture. Long finish, Drink now to 2016. 90 points. The Wine Advocate Issue 188, 27th April, 2010
    £17.35
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