2019 Bourgogne Aligote, Domaine Felix & Fils 13.0%
June 13, 2022
Aligote from a warmer vintage that produced riper grapes and tames the high acidity that often characterises the variety.  This has a gentle ripe citrus nose with floral notes.  There is a hint of minerality on the palate with a nice balance of fruit and acidity.
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2019 Vouvray Cher et Tendre 11.5%
June 17, 2022
The Chenin Blanc grapes are harvested during the early daylight hours, before the sun has time to heat up the vines; this is essential in order to keep the bright, fresh character that one looks for in a just off-dry Vouvray. The wine is kept on fine lees in cool cellars that are hollowed into […]
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2020 Gruner Veltliner "Von Den Terrassen", Sepp Moser, Kremstal 12.5%
September 23, 2021
This has citrus and herbal aromas - with typical spicy Veltliner notes and hints of green pepper. The palate has mineral and flinty characters, oriental spice, and fresh citrus acidity on the finish. A subtle, understated and classy wine. Dry, with elegant purity of flavour. The grapes are biodynamically produced, and come mainly from the […]
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2019 Barbera d'Asti, Ceppi Storici, Araldica 14.5%
June 13, 2022
Warm, spicy aromas of blueberries and plums, with subtle, smoky notes. The palate combines generous ripe fruit with lively acidity, with juicy cherry characters and spicy notes beneath. Soft oak tannins offer an extra dimension to the texture. A refreshing smack of fruity acidity on the finish gives plenty of definition to the ripe fruit.
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2018 Chianti Riserva "La Scoperta", Uggiano, Tuscany 13.5%
April 7, 2022
90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo which is usually the way in Chianti.  This is a savoury red with damson depth and gentle spice.  It spends a few months in oak just to round out the flavours. Winemaker Giuseppe Losapio founded Azienda Uggiano in the early 1970s, and steadily developed the estate at San Vincenzo a […]
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2020 Borsao Seleccion Tinto Joven, Campo de Borja 15.0%
September 23, 2021
A grenache based 3-grape blend providing a full but fresh, easy but not superficial, satisfying glass of red. Bodegas Borsao was establised in 2001 and is a collection of three of the most progressive co-operative cellars in the Campo de Borja zone southeast of Rioja. Grapes come from 620 member growers covering 2,500 hectares, nearly […]
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2015 Ontanon Reserva, Rioja 14.0%
April 7, 2022
95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano.  As a Reserva Rioja this spends 12 months in oak (60% American, 40% French) followed by 24 months in bottle before release.  It is only produced in exceptional vintages where the quality of the fruit harvested is judged to be sufficient to endure the time in oak. This has plenty […]
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2021 Paso a Paso Blanco de Blancos Organico, Bodegas Volver, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 12.5%
September 23, 2021
100% Verdejo.  Very clean with delicate aromatics and a wonderfully crisp finish.  Organic. Volver is a collaboration between Jorge Ordoñez and Rafael Cañizares, who is also the winemaker. The winery is in the east of La Mancha which is the best part for viticulture. The vineyards are at 660 metres and the vines are 30-50 […]
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2020 Borsao Seleccion Blanco, Campo de Borja 13.5%
April 7, 2022
A 50/50 blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay that spends 3 months in French oak resulting in a junior white Rioja look-a-like.  It's fresh and characterful with a gentle hint of lime.  The oak doesn't really show but fills out the palate nicely.
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2021 Borsao Seleccion Rose, Bodegas Borsao, Campo de Borja 14.0%
May 23, 2022
A delightfully pale Garnacha rosé with intense aromas of bright red fruits, raspberries and strawberries. The palate has ripe red berry and cherry fruit characters, balancing acidity, and an appealing red fruit finish. Selected Garnacha grapes from 15-30 year old bush vines grown on stony, sandy soils, around 450 metres above sea level. 6-8 hours […]
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2020 Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Torres, Central Valley 13.5%
September 23, 2021
Exuberant, mouthwatering redcurrant fruit. Dry, refreshing and full. Certified Fair For Life The name Santa Digna was given to the crosses marking the district boundaries of a land. These crosses served to delimit territories and symbolised good fortune and protection for those who were leaving for other climes. This wine is a beautiful pale cherry […]
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2019 Bressia Monteagrelo Malbec, Mendoza 14.0%
September 23, 2021
Scented nose of hedgerow fruit with a juicy but refined palate. This is generously flavoured and quite clever. Bottled unfiltered. There’s something very special going on down a dusty track in one of the farther-flung out posts of Mendoza. A winemaker for years, ‘for other people...’ as he puts it, Walter Bressia has spent decades […]
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