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  • Verdicchio Vecchie Vigne 2001 Umani Ronchi 14% 75cl
    Vecchie Vigne Casal di Serra was created to preserve and glorify the great historical and qualitative heritage of the old vineyards on the Montecarotto farm.
    The old vines were planted in the early 70s, and their particular position and fine balance between fruit and leaf growth means that the grapes can be harvested when they have reached a slight degree of over-ripeness. The wine is aged over a long period, first in concrete tanks in contact with the native yeasts and subsequently in bottle, and that gives this cru its particular fullness and brings out the typical Verdicchio character.

    Winemakers notes
    The magnificent colour, brilliant golden yellow with lively greenish tints, and sumptuous oiliness anticipate an amble bouquet of broom, camomile, ripe apricot, pineapple and peach, with pleasant overtones of wild mint, sage and hazelnut.
    In the mouth, it is striking for its elegance: dry and fresh with an acidity which is balanced perfectly by the softness of the alcohol.
    Long, pungent finish.
  • Domaine Michel Girard, Sancerre 2016 37.5cl
    The wine shows pure Sauvignon style - fragrant aromas of grapefruit and citrus with a waft of mineral pungency, full and round in the mouth with further fruity grapefruit and orange flavours but also almond nuttiness, supported by elegant zingy lees and acidity.

    Producer Details
    Terroir plays an important role at this estate. Michel, Philippe and Benot Girard own 19 hectares of vines planted in the three different soil structures of Sancerre: Terres Blanches (clay and limestone), Caillottes (chalky limestone) and Silex (flint). Rather than produce a range, they favour judicious blending of the separately-vinified cuves to create a delicious Sancerre they are proud to call 'Domaine Girard'.

    In the Vineyard
    The estate of Domaine Michel Girard comprises of 12 hectares which is made up of 30 parcels of vineyards where the average age of vines is 15 years. Terroir plays an important role in this estate where three different soil structures of Sancerre exist: Terres Blanches (limestone), Caillottes (chalky limestone), Silex (flint). The result is several cuves vinified separately each reflecting the different styles.

    In the Winery
    The grapes are hand-picked and gently pressed, fermented at 18C by indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats - all to preserve natural aromas, elegance and complexity. The final blend brings together these different elements and flavours to create a balanced whole wine.
  • Chateau Fortia Blanc 2012/13 Chateauneuf-du Pape 14% 75cl
    This white Chateauneuf du Pape, a blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette, is a lovely example of the style produces in Chateauneuf du pape
  • Nevis Bluff Pinot Gris 2006 75cl
    This pinot gris is in the style of our previous pinot gris, and the first edition has been
    released in time to meet market demands for Christmas. It shows flavours of white peach,
    nectarine and honeysuckle amid spicy aromatics and has an oily, rich mouthfeel with a
    long, dense finish.
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2015 11% 75cl
    This has full ripe Pinot Gris spiciness in the nose, with a lovely lemon lift. It is medium weight,but with a full, stony impact on the palate, where it is long and satisfyming with good acidity. No malolactic fermentation is allowed, so the wine retains a bright crisp citrus acidity.
  • Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2012 75cl
    The 2006 Cloudy Bay Te Koko is an intriguing and alternative style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A tantalising infusion of jasmine flowers and sweet garden herbs with lemon and mandarin citrus steeped in ginger spice. The palate is creamy and full yet finishes with an intuitively balanced lemon citrus twist. Subtle smoky oak, and fermentation with indigenous yeast, bring an appealing savourine ss to this wine.
    The sauvignon blanc grapes for this wine were sourced from four Cloudy Bay estate vineyards and two grower vineyards, spread across the Brancott Valley, Rapaura and Renwick sub-regions.
    The soils are predominantly free draining gravels equiring irrigation. A combination of Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) and Scott-Henry canopy training systemswere employedwith vines planted at a density of 1,850 vines per hectare. In 2006 the vineyards yielded an average of 8.4
  • Esk Valley Verdelho 2015 14.5% 75cl
    This Verdelho is a blend of two Hawkes Bay vineyard sites. The now 11 year old vines in our stony Omahu Gravels Vineyard provide the wine with a mineral infused note and flavours of orange citrus. The Joseph Soler Vineyard on more fertile silty gravels produces a richer and fuller wine style with flavours of tropical fruit. Both vineyards are intensively managed and cropped at low yields.

    This is a full bodied and dry style wine, rich but with a fresh acidity. Aromas and flavours of peach, musk and orange citrus predominate with a grapefruit like acidity providing length.

    Grapes: Verdelho
  • Chateau de Jacques Clos de Loyse 2014 Louis Jadot 13% 75cl
    A splendid Chardonnay from the Clos de Loyse vineyard on the Chteau Jacques estate. This barrel fermented and barrel aged wine has a rich toasty and creamy nose while the palate is smooth and balanced with great poise. Louis Jadot purchased the Chteau des Jacques estate in Moulin Vent at the end of 1996. The estate is well known as one of the most prestigious in Beaujolais and is made up of 5 different "clos" totalling 20.4 ha, which are now all vinified seperately. The property includes 9 ha of Chardonnay vines that make this very individual wine.
    Enjoy with:
    Grilled and Roasted White Meats
    Mature Strong Cheese
    Try with roast pork and lots of crispy crackling
  • Torres Gran Vina Sol Chardonnay 2015 75cl
    Chardonnay and Parellada are harmoniously blended after careful fermentation of a percentage in Limousin oak barrels, thus retaining the character of each variety. The result is a magnificent, intense wine.

    Wine and Food
    A wonderful accompaniment to fromage frais, salt and freshwater fish, seafood (particularly good with seafood paella), even chicken and turkey.

    Tasting Notes
    Thanks to the presence of the Chardonnay, the wine is intensely aromatic and full-bodied, with a profusion of flowery notes over a fruity background (very ripe peaches) and a hint of fennel. On the palate the wine has a long aftertaste and is silky with an elegant fullness. A touch of vanilla in the finish is indicative of the wines short ageing in French oak.

    Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin (France) 2006 (2004 Vintage)
  • Macon Village Chardonnay 2015 Cave de Lugny 13% 75cl
    Fresh and fruity with a smooth nutty texture. Lovely clean zesty finish with some mineral complexity. This Macon has won lots of major awards for previous vintages and this one is also excelllent.
  • Santa Rosa Viognier 2011 13% 75cl
    A great example of Viognier lovely and clean without being blousy. Full structure, tropical fruit combined with amture fruity aromas; peaches, apple and pear and damson fruit.
  • Terra Barossa Pinot Gris 75cl
    Sourced from fruit grown high up in the Eden Valley, away from the heat of the Barossa Valley floor, this Pinot Gris displays crisp, lemon and honeysuckle fruit. Well balanced with great texture coupled with hints of floral, toasty citrus character.
  • Pra Staforte Soave 2007 13.5% 75cl
    A fine and poised wine with nutty, leesy characters on the nose and citrus notes. The palate is structured and refreshing with citrus zing balanced by some weight and a focused finish.

    This 20 hectare estate in the commune of Monteforte D'Alpone in the very heart of the Soave Classico district is run by brothers Sergio and Graziano Pra. A long-standing, working tradition of the vineyards, handed down through the generations has made Sergio an expert in vine growing systems. Winemaker Graziano does a fantastic job of producing authentic, top class Soave.

    Universally regarded as one of a handful of world-class producers in Soave who have revitalised the region, Pra's 5 wines, all based on Garganega, cover a wide spectrum of styles and flavours. The most celebrated is the opulent Monte Grande, awarded 'Tre Bicchieri' 5 years in a row. Arguably the latest release, the intense, incisive, unoaked 'Staforte' takes the range to new heights but for us the most impressive achievement is the delicious 'basic' Soave.
  • Les Beaux Cailloux Chardonnay 2008 Craggy Range 14.5% 75cl
    Les beaux cailloux translated from French means 'the beautiful gravels'.
    It is these soils of our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard that seem to impart a finely textured mineral quality into the finished wine, unique to Chardonnay made from this region.

    Always traditionally made from a single Chardonnay block planted with a variety of clones,
    "Les Beaux Cailloux" represents the ultimate expression of our winemaking art.
    Finely flavoured, complex, tautly structured.

    Deep mellow gold in colour, with flecks of green. Fresh peach and citrus aromas dominate the nose, with an echo
    of buttered toast. The palate is a generous, silky medley of peach and grapefruit flavours, framed by the sensitive use of oak and clean cool acidity, leaving an invigorating, powerful finish.
  • Tabali Viognier Reserve 2015 13.5% 75cl
    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.

    This Viognier presents rich aromas of citrus and dried apricot, with hints of candied fruit. On the palate floral, honeyed and citrus flavours combine with a soft rounded texture and great purity.

    This beautifully aromatic and delicate wine is a good match to delicate and rich seafood such as langoustine but will equally stand up to aromatic Thai and Pan Asian cuisine. Try seabass in ginger.
    Grapes: Viognier
  • Still Bay Chardonnay 13.5% 75cl
    Still bay chardonnay offers lovley ripe tropical fruit flavours in this easy drinking style wine from the Western Cape of South Africa.
  • Torres Natureo Blanco 2014 De-Alcoholised Wine 0.5% 75cl
    For those who wish to enjoy natures pleasures with all its flavour but the minimum of alcohol.

    Tasting Notes
    Pale yellow, very clear. Rich and fresh floral aromas of green apples, peaches and citrics. Fresh and lively on the palate

  • Albet I Noya Xarel.Lo 2008 13% 75cl
    An absolute favourite which is full to bursting with animated citrus fruit

    Xarel.lo is indigenous to Spain and we are real fans of it at Vintage Roots HQ. Here it's unoaked with a fine seam of crisp acidity and come the sunshine, this is one of the most enlivening dry white wines we know. Very good indeed.
  • GPG Garganega Pinot Grigio Vinazzi 2016 12% 75cl
    Pale straw yellow colour. Lightly aromatic with ripe citrus and baked apple characters. A fresh, crisp and easy to drink dry white with soft, lightly honeyed fruit.
  • Camel Valley Bacchus Dry 2015 12.5% 75cl
    Times 21 April 2009, Best Value English Still Wine': Young, aromatic, fresh and zesty, England's answer to Sancerre. A bright accompaniment to seafood, full of zip and fruit. They like it in The House Of Commons.'

    Bacchus is a modern Sylvaner/Riesling cross that produces wine with a distinctive fruity bouquet and a grapey flavour. Perfect with seafood. Recommended by Jancis Robinson and served at Le Gavroche.
  • Murrieta Capellania Blanco 2006 13.5% 75cl
    Established in 1852, Murrieta are one of the oldest and most respected bodegas of Rioja. Their wines are made in a "classic" Rioja style and receive long ageing in barrel before release. Their wines are concentrated and long-lived, both red and white, and some - like the Gran Reserva "Castillo Ygay" - have become legendary amongst Rioja-lovers. Marqus de Murrieta have not stood back and stagnated however: Their 300 hectare estate now has Cabernet Sauvignon planted for their Dalmau blend which represents Murrietas avante-garde expression of Riojan terroir.

    100% Viura

    Vineyard: Capellania single-vineyard, a fifty year- old plot located at the highest altitude in our 300 Ha. Ygay Estate (Rioja Alta).

    Harvest:took place on the 29th and 30th of September, 2004. The grapes are harvested by hand and then taken to the winery in a short time.

    Wine Making
    The grapes are first carefully squeezed and then pressed gently in a vertical, wooden basket press (S.XIX). This is a smooth and slow process that favours the extraction of the maximum aromatic potential from the grapes. Fermentation takes place in a temperature controlled, stainless steel tank, for 20-25 days, at 12-13C, in the absence of the grape skins.

    Time in casks: 17 months in 225 L new French oak barrels.

    Food Matching
    Smoked fish, and duck liver. Pates, cheeses and rice dishes. Serve between 14 and 15 C.
  • Torres Vina Esmeralda 2014 11.5% 75cl
    In the mountainous area of the Upper Penedes the more delicate and aromatic white grape varieties are grown. Moscatel and Gewurztraminer form the basis for Esmeralda, an exceptionally delicate and strikingly fragrant wine.

    Wine and Food
    Excellent with shellfish (a sublime match for an avocado and shellfish salad, for instance), as well as with fish, fresh melon with cured Spanish hams, poultry or pork in a sweet and sour sauce.

    Tasting Notes
    A voluptuous, exotically perfumed nose, with deliciously well-defined primary aromas (some floral notes, roses, lilies...), complemented by secondary aromas derived from the wines controlled fermentation. Silky and sappy on the palate.

    Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin (France) 2006 (2005 Vintage)
  • Sancerre Domaine Hubert Brochard 2014 13% 75cl
    Hubert Brochards Sancerre Blanc is sourced from small parcels of vineyards located in the best hills of the villages of Chavignol, Sainte Gemme, Menetreol, Amigny, Thauvenay and Sancerre. The vines have an average age on 30 years, which addes depth and concentration to the wine.
    The Sancerre Blanc is a wine that can be kept for roughly 5 years. It is dry, fruity, and best enjoyed chilled.

    SERVE WITH: It is ideal with seafood, fish in sauces, and with certain cheeses, especially the Crottin de Chavignol goats cheese.
    GRAPE VARIETIES: 100 % Sauvignon.
  • Orballo Albarino 2016 12% 75cl
    Ripe aromatics with layers of peach, floral and honeyed notes which mingle with mountain herbs and a sweeter mandarin skin and apple note. Generous on the palate with a weighty leesy texture, ripe fruit and minerality all balanced by a refreshing smack of acidity.

    Producer Details
    La Val is a relative newcomer who, since the bodega was founded 20 years ago, has grown to become one of the largest vineyard owners in Ras Baixas, with over 90 hectares. As a result, this is one of the most reliable sources of good quality, moderately-priced Albario.

    In the Vineyard
    Made from estate grown grapes.

    In the Winery
    Fermented using natural yeasts and matured on the lees in stainless steel with temperature control.
  • Domaine de Bahourat la petite parcelle VDP de Gard 13% 75cl
    A Viognier of intense power, character and zest. Rich fruit flavours of peach, apricot and pear dominate the senses. Though full in flavour and weight, the wine remains very balanced and textural with a clean, fresh finish.

    Producer Details
    The Gard region lies at the southern end of the Rhne valley, a river valley which stretches from Lyon in the north to the Mediterranean delta in the south. The red wines here bear the supple textures and peppery influences of the Rhne in their Grenache and Shiraz, but also in their style of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Whites too extend the Rhne thread into the Gard - with Viognier infiltrating from the north (from its rarefied hideouts in Condrieu and Cte Rtie) and Clairette spreading its reach from the top southern Rhne enclave of white Chteauneuf-du-Pape. These grape varieties and the domaines we work with (Bahourat, Mas Barrau, Sources de la Marine and Montval) are all situated on the high plateau of the Costires de Nmes - old river beds of stony, free-draining soil of immaculately tended rows of vines on flat land in large blocks of vineyards, which facilitate very efficient farming and value-for-money pricing.

    In the Vineyard
    Viognier grapes are picked at optimum ripeness - a decision made by Eric Monnin in consultation with the grower, to deliver rich, concentrated flavours. Situated in the Vins du Pays du Gard in the Languedoc, the vineyard is abundant with apricot trees that surround the vineyards, and which, like the vines benefit from the terroir and climatic conditions of the region.

    Food Recommendations
    Thai dishes, chicken and curries
  • Santa Rosa Chenin Chardonnay 2010 13% 75cl
    Brilliant yellow colour with green hues its a lovely dry wine with floral and citrus notes. Crispy, with good harmony in the palate and a refreshing finish. Delicious with chicken, seafood and salads.
  • 3 Stones Pinot Gris 2012 13% 75cl
    Great value Pinot Gris with soft lemon and luscious flavoours of pear and white peach. Elegant, with zesty acidity which gives structure and a refreshing finish.
  • Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2010 13.5% 75cl
    Classic Chardonnay. The nose beckons with appealing notes of citrus and white flowers, hints of oatmeal, but no overt oak. The intensity and complexity follows through onto the palate which contains a combination of white peach and mineral flavours. The fine acidity adds poise and focus ensuring a long, elegant finish.

    Independents Note
    :The richness and ripeness of the fruit gives flesh to the nose and melon fleshiness on the palate. The lush ripeness is balanced by fresh grapefruit and lime that crisps up the mid-palate and ensures that the fruit mix lasts well on the finish. 92 pts, Derek Smedley MW

    What to eat with
    :Good acidity and good balance between wood and fruit forms this wine's backbone. We would recommend pairing it with lighter dishes like fresh fish, poultry, pork and game birds. It will also suit creamy pastas. Salmon dishes are a perfect match; especially local cold smoked Salmon Trout.
  • Torres Fransola Sauvignon Blanc 2014 13% 75cl
    The best wines are achieved by listening to nature. That's why more than twenty years ago, we chose the privileged surroundings of Fransola, a historical estate located in one of the highest areas of the Peneds, to plant one of our most highly renowned vineyards. Ice cold nights and mild days provide an excellent climate for growing vines, giving us the best Sauvignon Blanc and Parellada grapes with which we produce this elegant, balanced wine

    Crystalline bright, with a barely perceptible yellow color. The nose displays distinct mineral notes that verge on metallic, along with rapidly alternating layers of intriguing vegetal aromas such as chili pepper, tomato leaf, and lime, and the attractive mouthfeel features the liveliest acidity seen in years. In short, an intensely aromatic wine with a full flavored palate.
  • Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon 2011 Margaret River 13% 75cl
    The temperate maritime region that is Margaret River stretches a north south distance of 100kms.

    Subtle climatic changes and soil diversity along this substantial stretch of coastal land, allows for an extensive array of varietal expressions in both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It is the regions climatic ability to fully ripen Semillon that sets this regional blend apart.

    From this treasure trove of choice the regions signature blend has evolved.

    Appearance: pale straw

    Aroma: Elder flowers, black currants and gooseberries with nettles and sweet herbs, yellow and pink citrus zest and just a dash of vanilla pod spice.

    Palate: A bundle of flavours layers and textures. Lemon /lime citrus all fresh and crunchy. Exotic veils of sweet herbs, nettles, gooseberry, stone fruits and cardamom spice. A citrus oil and lemon thickness is finished with a fruit tingling acidity.

    Food Idea: Goats cheese, pistachio and rocket salad or marinated, barbecued prawns.
  • Alma de Blanco Godello 2013 Monterrei 13.5% 75cl
    Like its more renowned cousin, Albarino, this 100% Godello is crisp and fresh with light peach notes and a floral finish. Cool climate Spain is arguably producing some of the best fresh white styles in the world.
  • Conde Villar Alvarinho 2016 Minho 13% 75cl
    Seriously impressive! Aromas of orange blossom and floral scents. This is modern, full and rich. Cristal clear with light hay reflexes; Abundant yet elegant floral scents paired with pleasant and fresh fragrances of lemon and orange tree blossoming. Finishes with tropical aromas; Very nice structure with a full body and soft feel. Good finish.
  • Stella Bella Chardonnay 2014 13.5% 75cl
    The most critical site selection is applied to vineyard sites for growing Stella Bella Chardonnay. Each location adds to the complexity of the wine due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites. Applied to this rich collection of unique vineyards is the inspiration and skill of our winemaking team that draws upon traditional Burgundian winemaking methods and the use of fine grain French oak to craft a layered, flavoursome and complex wine with the capacity to age gracefully.

    Appearance: Vibrant green gold.

    Aroma: Delightful and bold scents of white field flowers, pear drop essence and citrus oils enriched with nutmeg spice and caramel.

    Palate: From the fermentation and malo lactic in oak, the palates pliable core of citrus, peach, honeydew and dried pear are moulded around a fine nut -meal texture and crme brulee richness. A distinct and soft mineral acidity finishes the wine

    Food Ideas: Char grilled marron, smoked chicken salad, brie and pistachio nuts
  • Lugana Campo Valentino 2014 Montresor 13% 75cl
    Incredibly stylish, knockout 100% Trebbiano di Lugana wine. Puts all Trebbiano detractors to shame!

    Tasting Notes
    A subtle and restrained white with peach and pear aromas. The palate is textural with nutty, waxy characters and a broad mouth-feel, all beautifully balanced by stone fruit and a dash of citrus acidity on the finish.

    Producer Details
    This long established Veronese family company, headed by Giorgio Montresor, is producing wines which increasingly rival the offerings of the region's more fashionable names. The estate wines, from 100 ha of vineyards in Valpolicella and Garda, offer remarkable value for money, particularly the Capitel della Crosara vineyard near Negrar which produces fine, richly-flavoured Ripasso and a generous, classically-styled Amarone with great concentration and texture.

    In the Vineyard
    Montresor's Lugana Campo Valentino is made exclusively from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes cultivated on selected vineyards in the Lugana zone on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Only vineyards that are on relatively flat terrain with clay-calcerous soil are considered suitable. The grapes are hand harvested in September.

    In the Winery
    The grapes are softly pressed with a short maceration on the skins and fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is actively prevented. The wine is matured for a few months in stainless steel before being bottled.

    Food Recommendations
    Ideal with light starters and nearly all fish dishes.
  • Lands End Sauvignon Blanc 2010 14% 75cl
    This classic Sauvignon Blanc shows wild tropical fruit flavours that intermingle with flinty and herbaceous notes, creating a rounder, fuller mouthfeel. A profile of succulent fruit and freshly picked herbs was unmistakably tempered by the cool sea breezes to form a unique combination of luscious flavours with mineral undertones.
    This wine shows incredible weight and length on the palate and has the potential to age well.

    One of the most exciting aspects of the South Africa scene at the moment is a new found confidence in associating particular grapes with certain regions. In particular, developments in Sauvignon Blanc viticulture have led producers to seek out the cooler regions of the southern areas of the Cape. Pioneers such as Neil Ellis began the march south but theres only so far you can go and those people producing from the new Cape Agulhas region are literally living on the edge.

    At the southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas is an exposed martime influenced region with strong winds and temperatures cooled by the proximity to the sea. The iconic Lands End lighthouse marks the southernmost point and provides the focus for the eponymous estate. Lands End Estate has recently been bought by Dave Hidden of Hidden Valley with the aim of producing world class, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah and early indications are more than promising.

    Land's End Estate produces iconic Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah from an extreme microclimate. The strong maritime influence has ensured that the Sauignon Blanc wine has a tight, intense mineral style coupled with great palate weight and texture. This is a wine that will open up over time and reward a year in bottle before drinking in order for it to show its full potential. In vineyards where the pruners sometimes have trouble standing up because of the wind, the grapes ripen slowly giving great intensity of flavour and texture. Low yields and careful winemaking further add complexity to make what will become one of the textbook Sauvignons from the Cape.
  • Finca del Alta Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 75cl
    This wine is complemented by lemon and ripe pear flavours, with a moderate influence of oak. On the palate this wine is delicate and round, making it Ideal to drink on its own or perfect with grilled chicken or seafood risotto
  • Muscadet de Sevre et Main Sur Lie 2014 Les Grands Presbyteres 12% 75cl
    Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of lime on the nose. Pear and apple on the palate. Smooth texture with freshness and complexity.

    Domaine les Grands Presbytres is based in St Fiacre, southeast of Nantes, at the mouth of the beautiful River Loire and was established by Nelly Marzelleau's grandfather in the 1950's. Due to the high proportion of flint in the soil, Dt Diacre is considered one of the best sites for Muscadet Svre et Maine.Nelly Marzellau runs the estate and is passionate about what she does. She qualified in vinification and winemakeing top of her class and completed her first vinification in 1985, aged 18. The winery is in the best sub-region between the rivers Sevre and Maine, where the soils are layered with 'orthogneiss', a cracked mineral rich rock. Wines are made from vines close to 50 years in age - a rarity in the area as most are dug up after 40 years. All of her wine is bottled 'sur lie' ensuring prolonged contact with fine lees, enhancing the overall richness. The depth of flavour from these wines is amazing!
    Grapes: Muscadet (Melon de Bourgogne
  • Domaine Schlumberger Pinot Blanc 2013 12.5% 75cl
    Seven generations and nearly two centuries have passed since the founding of Domaines Schlumberger. In 1810, Nicolas Schlumberger established his vineyards on the renowned, sunny slopes above the town of Guebwiller. Through successive generations the holding has grown from the original few small plots to one of Frances largest and finest vineyards. Seventh generation Alain Beydon-Schlumberger runs the domaine.

    30% Pinot Blanc, 70% Auxerrois

    Although the Pinot Blanc is a very ancient grape variety (already know in the 16th century), it was only truly recognized a few years ago. It does not come from Burgundy, but the north of Italy. It was first introduced by the Anglo-Saxons, and then gradually discovered by the French who appreciated its freshness, suppleness and ability to go with food.

    Our Pinot Blanc mainly comes from our Saering and Spiegel Grand Cru plots and Bux and Bollenberg plots.

    Wine Making
    Pressed pneumatically. Static settling of the must. Fermented in temperature controlled tuns from 1 to 4 months. Raised on the lees for 4 months. Bottled within the year.

    Tasting Notes
    Light golden yellow with golden reflections and good intensity. The wine has a fine youthful quality. The nose is pleasant and expressive and gives out scents of citrus fruits and refreshing lemon peel as well as a delicate vegetal hint. The palate is well balanced. The range of flavours is focused on citrus fruits, lemon peel but also white flesh fruits and pastries. The finish offers a moderate length and a sharp vivacity. The wine shows a slender and lengthy character without losing the freshness of the grape variety.

    Food Matching
    Shellfish, Scallops, Fish, Goats Cheese, Chicken, Veal, Chinese Dishes, Sushi, Salad, Light Pasta Dishes.
  • Vergelegen Chardonnay Reserve 2014 14% 75cl
    The grapes were harvested from Vergelegen's two premium white wine vineyards: Schaapenberg and Lower Schaapenberg. These are south- and south-west-facing vineyards 200-240m above sea level. The soils are Clovelly and granite with a clay base. The R110 rootstock was used for its suitability to dry-land vine cultivation.

    Grapes were whole-bunch pressed and not given any skin contact. The juice, not clarified too much, was racked into 50% new French oak barrels (Francois Frre, Dargaud & Jaegle) and 50% second-fill barrels for alcoholic fermentation. No cultured yeasts were used. The wine was matured on its lees for 12 months with regular bttonage.

    The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus, vanilla, butterscotch, tropical fruit and mineral tones. The palate is long and full with delicate wooding. Complex, powerful yet still elegant.
  • The Landings Colombard Chardonnay 2011 75cl
    The Landings is a refreshing dry white wine with lively citrus fruit characters and crisp acidity perfect on its own or as an ideal accompaniment to chicken, seafood and summer salads.
  • Don David Torrontes Reserve 2015 Michel Torino 14% 75cl
    Gold medal winning wine at the IWC 2013 award, thir Torrontes from Michel Torino has a touch of oak to add complexity, it shows lovely aromas of rose petals and orange witha freah palate full of citrus fruits and spicy notes on the finish. A benchmark Torrontes.
  • Meerlust Chardonnay 2015 13% 75cl
    Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognised for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history.

    100% Chardonnay

    Sourced from 2 vineyards on the Estate planted in 1991 (15 years old in year of vintage) situated on alluvial Dundee soils. Crop thinning at runing and at veraison. 5 Seperate picking stages at optimum ripenus.

    Wine Making
    Picked by hand, partial whole bunch pressing and immediate transfer of free run to 300 liter French Oak Hogsheads. 60 % new barrels, 40% second fill. Fermentation in oak, partial un-innoculated ermentation. Partial malo-lactic fermentation. Maturation in oak for 12 months with occasional lees stirring before bottling.

    Tasting Notes
    Very youthful, vivid and with a brilliant bright platinum colour and pronounced green hue. Complex nose with citrus fruit, green apple & cream flavours, the nose becomes creamy & nutty with delicious ouquet of marzipan, halva & oatmeal.

    On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of the variety. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.

    Food Matching
    Grilled fish, white and red meat.
  • Felino Chardonnay 15% 75cl
    The wines of Via Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker and two partners from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Their founding aspiration: to produce a malbec of power and elegance unequalled anywhere in the world. The inaugural 1999 vintage of Cobos Malbec received the highest score upon release for any Argentine wine. Since then, Paul and partners have grown their family of wines, which continue to receive even greater accolades. Cobos, Bramare and Felino offer three tiers of exceptional chardonnay, merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon sourced from Marchiori Vineyard and other select properties within Mendoza.

    This lively, full-bodied chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of white peach, golden delicious apple and guava that carry through as generous flavors on a satiny, mouth-filling palate. Citrus and mineral notes create a refreshing finish.
  • Adobe Reserva Gewurztraminer 2015 Organic Wine 14.5% 75cl
    The nose shows high jasmine tea notes and white roses with a touch of lychee. On the palate there are bright floral and mineral nuances with a lingeringly spicy and exotic finish.

    Producer Details
    With prime vineyards in Casablanca, Maipo, Rapel and Bio-Bio and access to the newest and best clones in Chile (through Jose Guilisasti, brother of Emilianas General Manager Rafael who runs Chiles foremost nursery) Emiliana is a very substantial and impressive organisation. As South Americas largest organic producer, with 250 hectares of IMO and Demeter certified vineyards and a further 250 hectares in conversion,their spectacular vineyard and winery at Los Robles has the added benefit of being biodynamic and features the sensory delights of roaming Alpacas, dung heaps and dynamised biodynamic mixtures to treat the vineyards.

    In the Vineyard
    The Rapel Valley lies with the Pacific Ocean to the West, to the east the Andes Mountains, and to the south the province of Colchagua. The climatic characteristics of this valley include frost-free springs and warm summers that allow the grapes to ripen well.

    In the Winery
    The grapes were hand-picked and carried in bins starting the last week of April, when they reached the desired ripening.

    Press Quotes
    2009 Vintage, Sommelier Wine Awards 2010, Judges comments: "Lighter floral notes with a touch of perfume mix neatly with rose petal, lychee and green fruits. There's a tropical acidity here, too, that would make this a good match for scallops."

    2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Silver
  • Zios Albarino 2012 13% 75cl
    Top quaility Albarino from a small estate in Lusco right on the edge of the river Minhao. They only make 3000 cases of Zios, to capture the very essence of Albarino. It shows both green herbaceous notes and tropical fruits. A wondeful wine
  • Quinta de Raza Vinho Verde 11.5% 75cl
    Raza is located in Celorico de Basto, in the Vinho Verde region. Raza is a special blend from all the native grape varieties which includes Arinto, Azal and Trajadura. It is fresh and fruity crisp tasting white perfect for pairing with salads, fish, seafood or light meat dishes.
  • Ciconia Branco 2014 13% 75cl
    Ciconia Branco is and interesting blend of Antao Vaz, Viognier and Verdelho amongst other varieties grown on sany loam and granite soil. A lovely clean wine with passion fruit aromas white flowers and a clean fresh finish
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