Terras Gauda, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Founded in 1989, Terras Gauda has established itself as one of the leading winemakers in DO Rías Baixas in northwest Spain. Based in the sub-region of O Rosal, they specialise in the Albariño grape. Grown in cool, high-altitude vineyards, fermented and matured in stainless steel, that wine shows elegant notes of fresh citrus and tropical fruits coming along with peachy aromas. The mouth is round with a refreshing acidity that makes it perfect to go with seafood!
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Spain | Region: Terras Gauda Alcohol Vol: 12.5% | Vintage: 2019
Veneto, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Made from 86% Corvina and 15% Rondinella, this age-old style of wine is made from air dried and concentrated grapes and is the top wine of the Valpolicella region, often high in alcohol with concentration and a hint of sweetness. The wine has an aroma of dried cherries, spiced Autumn compote and a slightly savoury cherry note on the palate.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Italt | Region: Veneto Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2017
Paarl, White Wines
Tasting Notes:Unusual blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc & Roussanne. Doran vineyards have created a fresh and fruity wine, displaying aromas of white fruits with zesty notes. The palate is rich and fresh. A wine to have on its own as an aperitif, but will go well with pork and poultry.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: South Africa | Region: Paarl Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2018
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
Burgundy, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:100% Pinot Noir from the Côte Chalonnaise in the south of Burgundy. Fruity with earthy notes, light and delicate but concentrated and long palate. A perfect cheese and charcuterie friend!
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Burgundy Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2017
Champagne, Champagne & Sparkling
Tasting Notes:Made with 50 year old vines, this wine has a blend of 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir. Originating at a 130 year old family estate in the heart of the Côtes des Blancs, 40 km south of Reims, it is full of red berries and brioche notes on the nose. Luscious and mineral with a beautiful length on the palate.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Champagne Alcohol Vol: 12% | Vintage: NV
Bordeaux, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Château Larose Trintaudon has long been a highly regarded Medoc estate, a neighbour to Château Latour situated on the border of Pauillac and Saint Julien appellations , and having some of the oldest and finest soils in the Medoc. It frequently produces highly enjoyable wines and this 2014 has a lovely freshness typical of the vintage . A blend of 51% Merlot , 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a little Petit Verdot as well as the wine being aged for 12 months in barrel. Fresh red berry and dark cherry aromas followed by a medium bodied palate of plum , cassis , cinnamon and dried fruits with fine and precise tannins and balanced refreshing acidity. Would benefit from decanting.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: France | Region: Bordeaux Alcohol Vol: 13.50% | Vintage: 2014
Languedoc, Champagne & Sparkling
Tasting Notes:Made by a traditional sparkling method on an organic 13 hectare family estate in the South of Languedoc, this Champagne is floral and fruity on the nose while the mouth is savoury with fine bubbles. A Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac blend, with no dosage (Brut Nature). Fried scallops are its best friends!
Organic: Yes | Vegetarian: No | Vegan: No Country: France | Region: Languedoc Alcohol Vol: 12.5% | Vintage: NV
Bierzo Galicia, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:Vines and brown bears in the beautiful Bierzo mountains! The estate is very much committed to the protection of the endangered species; the discovery of four bear footprints in the vineyard inspired the name of this wine – Cuatro Pasos or Four Steps. Mencia was often mistaken to be a Cabernet Franc cousin, but recent studies have proven that it is a different grape, indigenous from Galicia! This wine has some intense fruity and floral notes, along with smoky aromas from the ageing oak. Grilled meat makes the perfect pairing for this wine.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Spain | Region: Bierzo Galicia Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2017
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, 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
Burgundy, Fine Wines, Red 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
Victoria, White Wines
Tasting Notes:This stunning Yarra Valley vineyard changed hands in 2016 being brought by the Brown Brothers who straight away decided to build a new winery in Healesville just across from Giant Steps , they also resigned all grape contracts previously used, continuing the cool climate style previously made. The grapes for this wine were sourced from 3 estate vineyards, Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack . All this fruit is very expressive, all was hand picked , whole bunch pressed , the free run juice was fermented on its solids using the indigenous yeast sin new and seasoned oak barrels , lees stirred monthly . No malolactic fermentation used . The nose is full of fresh pear and lemon with hints of white flowers , the palate is full of poached apple and nuts , crisp acidity and a stoned fruit core.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: Australia | Region: Victoria Alcohol Vol: 13% | Vintage: 2019
Paarl, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:This wine was matured in 225L French oak for 12 months with 10% new oak. It shows profound fragrances of dried prunes, wild cherries and fresh raspberries, complemented by the subtle notes of clove and cinnamon.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: South Africa | Region: Paarl Alcohol Vol: 14% | Vintage: 2018
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
Hawkes Bay, White Wines
Tasting Notes:This is a stunning white made by classic Rhône white varietals on the special stony soils of Hawkes Bay that are deposited by a meandering river that crosses the region. The two varietals are fermented then rested in a mix of old and new French oak barrels for 12 months. Marsanne gives the palate weight, structure and flavours of citrus blossom and honey, whilst the Viognier gives tones of apricot and jasmine. A great wine to match with white meats or spicy dishes.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: New Zealand | Region: Hawkes Bay Alcohol Vol: 13.50% | Vintage: 2018
Hawkes Bay, Red Wines
Tasting Notes:This Syrah is grown on the famous Gimblett Gravels from a very special vintage harvested at the perfect time. It is deep and vibrant in colour, with red liquorice, black pepper and Provençal herbs on the nose and fresh acidity and firm but ripe tannins, giving it great structure. It is ready to be drunk, preferably with full flavoured red meats and game, but the development of mineral, gamey characters will result from bottle aging for 5-7 years.
Organic: No | Vegetarian: Yes | Vegan: Yes Country: New Zealand | Region: Hawkes Bay Alcohol Vol: 12.50% | 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