Marlborough, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Named after Project Crimson, a Charitable Conservation Trust focused on saving two red-flowering native trees, sponsored by Ata Rangi. This Pinot Noir is made from younger parcels of vines from various plots on the Marlborough Terrace. It is a complex wine with vibrant acidity; the nose is full of mulberry and bramble fruits with hints of spice; the palate long with ripe red fruits and fine grained tannins.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: New Zealand | Region: Marlborough Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2018
Tuscany, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:The Carmignano region of the Chianti area was one of the earliest areas of wine production to be regulated, where Cabernet Sauvignon was one of the first wines to be permitted, gaining DOC status in 1975 and DOCG in 1990. With aromas of plums and cherries and a touch of oak, it is ripe and rounded on the palate and shows fine tannins with a touch of spice. 100% organic.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: No | Vegan: No Country: Italy | Region: Tuscany Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2018
Tokaji, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Dobogo was founded in 1869 and is in the centre of Tokaj hill at around 220 metres above sea level . It is owned by the Zwack family. The grapes for the wine come from 35 year old vineyards in Betsek & Szent Tamas areas of Mad planted with a mixture of 60% Furmint , 30% Harslevelu, and 10% Muscat Lunel. This wine is purely Furmint using short spur pruning to keep yields to 1 kilo per vine . Hand harvested , fermented using indigenous Yeasts in 3/4 year old Hungarian oak casks of 300-500 litre capacity. Lees stirred weekly for 6 months before bottling . This is one of the most mineral Furmint in Dobogo's history. Pale golden in colour , minerality on the nose with citrus and hints of orange peel . Full of character and rich on the palate .
Organic: Biodynamic | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Hungary | Region: Tokaji Alcohol Vol: 13.5% | Vintage: 2016
Marlborough, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Dog Point is an outstanding, award winning winery in Marlborough, producing this delicious wine which was awarded 94 points by James Suckling. It is a rich, mouthfilling wine full of berry and cherry fruits and earthy, spicy aromas. Intense red-cherry flavours on the palate with succulent acidity and smooth fluid tannins. Open early and serve with duck, if you choose.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: No | Vegan: No Country: New Zealand | Region: Marlborough Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2018
Fine Wines, Southern Rhone, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:This stunning red Cairanne from the 2018 vintage is made from a classic mix of red varietals and terroirs such as Les Garrigues, les Combes, Chantal. 40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 20 Syrah, 10% Carignan all farmed organically. This is a dark brooding wine full of spice and dark fruits with grippy tannins . A real statement wine.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Southern Rhone Alcohol Vol: 15% | Vintage: 2018
Piemonte, Fine Wines, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:This beautifully balanced Barolo is made by Aldo and Giuseppe Vaira from fruit harvested from 3 separate vineyards in the communes of Barolo. The wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo, all farmed organically. The nose has elegant notes of rose petals, red currants and cherries, and floral notes of liquorice and lavender. The palate is full and powerful laden with ripe tannins and elegant acidity.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Italy | Region: Piemonte Alcohol Vol: 14.50% | Vintage: 2016
Mourgues du Grès, Rosé Wines
Tasting Notes:Once again this estate from Costières de Nîme area surprises us! This is a powerful and intense dry rosé made of Syrah, Grenache, and a touch of Mourvèdre. Ripe strawberry and redcurrant on the nose, the mouth is bold without being heavy, with lots of fruits and a long mineral finish. The kind of rosé that needs food to show its best! Spicy bbq, tuna steak, Thaï cuisine
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: No | Vegan: No Country: France | Region: Mourgues du Grès Alcohol Vol: 13.5% | Vintage: 2019
Mourgues du Grès, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and a little bit of Marselan, this cuvée has been made with a minimal amount of SO² and aged in concrete tanks for more purity. Appealing nose of lush blueberries and blackberries, juicy and fruity palate with spicy and floral notes such as violet and liquorice. Grilled meat, tagines and bolognese will do!
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: No | Vegan: No Country: France | Region: Mourgues du Grès Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2019
Burgundy, Fine Wines, White Wines
Tasting Notes:"10 generations family estate, running 72 hectares of vines organically around Sancerre. These are some of their oldest vines, 70 years old Sauvignon Blancs planted on the amazing flinty terroir called “Silex”. Biodynamic viticulture, low intervention (no fining and no filtration), old cask ageing on fine lees. This wine is full of aromas such as lime, verbena but also delicate mineral nuances (flint). In mouth, fresh touch of grapefruits, almonds, hawthorn and light touch of coconuts. Its minerality gives it a great length. "
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Burgundy Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2017
Tasting Notes:Mt Difficulty was formed in the late 90's when 5 owners of newly planted vineyards in Bannockburn , Central Otago shook hands to form the group. Mt Difficulty now has some of the oldest vineyards in the area on South Island . The microclimate of the Bannockburn area is recognised as one of the best areas for premium grape growing . There are over 40 hectares of vineyards . This wine has a nose of fruit salad followed by a rich and full bodied palate with apricot and peach, melon and mango and a touch of spice , hint of sweetness and a refreshing finish.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: New Zealand | Region: Central Otago Alcohol Vol: 13.5% | Vintage: 2019
Loire, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Quincy was the first French white wine to be given AOC status in1936. Jean and his wife Chantal Tatum farm 20 hectares in Quincy making Classic crystalline Sauvignon Blanc planted on Kimmeridgian limestone giving purity and minerality . The grapes come from 4 parcels of vines in the heart of Quincy on the banks of the River Cher. 90% of the vines were planted in the 60's. All parcels have different soils . 2019 was a drought vintage. So reduced in size due to three heatwaves. Harvest started in first week of September. The wine is bright yellow with lively citrus aroma, Granny Smith apple and fresh cut grass and subtle floral notes . A refreshing palate with lemon intensity, and bright acids and a long and lingering finish.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Loire valley Alcohol Vol: 13.5% | Vintage: 2019
Alsace, White Wines
Tasting Notes:This Domaine was established in 1967 by the joining of the Rolly and Gassman families now run by Pierre . Thy have 52 hectares of vineyards in the Haut-Rhin region . The winery is famous for its collection of vintages available , 5 years worth of stock only released when ready . New winery called the cathedral built into the hillside , all gravity feed in 2019. All grapes are organically or biodynamic farmed and made although yet to be certified. The 2016 vintage needed careful management until the end of August . Traditional vinification 8-12 hours pressing followed by a wild yeast ferment for 5 months then 2 months rest on its lees . Bright yellow in colour , a very expressive nose of jasmine and exotic fruits . A complex and rich palate with a fresh finish . Outstanding example .
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Alsace Alcohol Vol: 13.50% | Vintage: 2016
Barossa Valley, Rosé Wines
Tasting Notes:This winery has produced premium reds in the Barossa since 1984 liking Rhone varieties . Great emphasis is placed on the quality of the fruit . All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the wineries 80 acres of vineyards, as well as from a select group of grape growers . Yields are low because of the age of the vines. This wine is made from 64% Grenache and 27% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. All crushed and destemed then cold soaked for 48 hours . The juice is then drained and the skins were pressed . Only the free run juice is used for this deeply coloured rose , settled then racked of there lees then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to retain elegant fruit and aromatics. The wine is named after Charles wife Virginia , vibrant cerise rose, full bodied and crisp. A bouquet of Turkish delight seasoned with pe-per and spice. Perfect summer drinking
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Australia | Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol Vol: 12.5% | Vintage: 2018
Vinessens, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Young winemakers do not fear! It is not usual to find an orange wine in the Alicante region. The nose is very aromatic showing orange peel notes, ginger & Christmas spices. Juicy on the palate, the tannins are there but not aggressive nor bitter. The vines are organically grown and the amount of added sulphites is minimal. The wine is naturally cloudy with some deposit due to the skin maceration time and the absence of filtration.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Spain | Region: Vinessens Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2019
Domaine de la Pépière, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Located at the extreme west of the Loire Valley near Nantes, this organic and biodynamic family estate is a rising star of this area. Their wines are showing pure fruits, structure and complexity. The creamy texture from the 6 months fine lees aging coming along with a refreshing acidity make it very adaptable: amazing with crab and lobster dishes, it will also pair nicely with risotto or poultry!
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Domaine de la Pépière Alcohol Vol: 12% | Vintage: 2018
La Jara, Champagne & Sparkling
Tasting Notes:Organic Prosseco made of 100% Glera. Floral and fruity, refreshing light and dry, this will be your sunny afternoon's best mate!
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Italy | Region: La Jara Alcohol Vol: 10.5% | Vintage: NV
Ciù Ciù, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Intense yellow gold colour, the nose is very expressive with citrus, almond, nuts and a floral touch. Rich on the palate with a beautiful freshness! Great on its own or with seafood.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Italy | Region: Ciù Ciù Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2018
La Jara, White Wines
Tasting Notes:La Jara is an organic estate nestled in the hills of the Veneto region, their Pinot is fresh and yummy showing some ripe peach and citrus aromas. Perfect for aperitif and sunny days! Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Italy | Region: La Jara Alcohol Vol: 12.5% | Vintage: 2019
Burgundy, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Biodynamic wine from an old family estate located a few kilometres away from Chablis, northern Burgundy. The ancient and yet underestimated Aligoté grape displays aromas of ripe citrus, pineapple and white flowers. The palate is precise, balanced and minerally. Goat cheeses, ceasar salad and oysters would be the ideal pairing with this wine.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Burgundy Alcohol Vol: 12.5% | Vintage: 2018
Catalunya, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Old vines Grenache giving a bright crimson wine with a very expressive nose of red fruits and minerals that leap from the glass. Plenty of fruit on the palate, a touch of complexity and sweet tannins. Pairs well with grilled meats and lamb.
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Spain | Region: Catalunya Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2018