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Soave Classico, Monte Tondo

£14.95

Monte Tondo is a family estate located in the beautiful hillside vineyards of Soave. Here the soils range from volcanic to chalky, which alongside the varying microclimates, gives the wines distinct flavour characteristics and individualistic style.

Alongside his family, winemaker Gino Magnabosco is part of the third generation to run the estate. They believe that hard work, drive, and determination are key to obtaining the best results from their land. Maintaining, nourishing, and cherishing the land of their ancestors is of utmost importance. And although not certified, they farm using organic practices and an environmentally friendly approach to both viticulture and vinification. No chemicals are used in their production and they recycle everything excess coming from the vineyard (stems as fertilizers, skins for grappa, pruned branches for heating and fertilizer).

Small proportions of other varieties are allowed in the production of Soave, but Monte Tondo focus their concentration purely on Garganega. Garganega is a variety so versatile and easily culinary matched but also with the ability to produce complex wines with age-ability.

A very good example of Soave at a very good price. This over-delivers.. Perfect with salads and light fish and shellfish dishes.

St. Chinian ‘La Laouzil’, Thierry Navarre

£17.95
Carignan/Grenache/SyrahThierry Navarre has a dozen hectares of vines planted on dark brown schist terraces around Roquebrun. The achingly beautiful countryside is an amphitheatre of small mountains clad in a sea of green, a forest of small trees and bushes and the familiar clumps of fragrant rosemary and thyme which captures the scented spirit of the high Languedoc. The culture in the vines revolves around the respect for the soil, the cycles, the seasons. No chemical products are used, simply composting, natural preparation, plant infusions and working the soil. The harvest is manual and carried out by a small team. This wine is full of  red fruits, liquorice tones and plenty of herbs and spice, yet is unforced, supple and fresh.A proper southern French wine to accompany roast lamb or great with some good sausages or a hearty stew.

Terlaner Cuvee, Cantine Terlano

£23.95

Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.

Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives. At that time, 24 growers set themselves the goal of joint production and sales marketing. Recognition and prosperity blossomed from there. Today Terlano has approximately 100 members, it farms 150 hectares and has an annual production of roughly 1.2 million bottles.

Under the expert eye of winemaker Rudi Kofler, the wines are sold and marketed according to three different quality categories. Furthermore, special older vintages have been stored in the valuable 'vinotheque', so that today roughly 12,000 bottles from 1955 to the present day are stored and some date back to even earlier days. This wine collection of older vintages is absolutely unique in Italy and proves that Terlano’s wines are able to age harmoniously for decades.

Brilliant pale yellow colour with green nuances. On the nose green apple and white peach combine with fine nuances of lemon balm and mint to create the typical aroma of the classic Terlano. On the palate the peach is very strong, too, lending the Terlano its lively but at the same time very mellow character. The multifaceted, well structured flavor derives from an interplay of freshness and minerality and also has a wonderfully persistent finish.

Great now, but this wine will gain richness and complexity with ageing. A perfect match for grilled fish and asparagus but this very food-friendly wine is remarkably versatile and can stand up to strongly flavoured dishes.

The Bishop Shiraz, Ben Glaetzer

£27.95
This family-owned boutique winery was founded in 1995 and dedicates itself to the production of super-premium, site-specific red wine made in small volumes. Originally from Germany, the Glaetzer family settled in Australia in the late 19th century and were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.Today the winery is run by internationally acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer, who is responsible for driving the brand`s considerable loyal following. Ben sources all their fruit from the northern sub-region of the Barossa, Ebenezer, which is known for its ancient dry-grown vineyards. Glaetzer`s most exceptional fruit is sourced from 80-110 year-old, non-grafted bush vines. In the cellar, Ben believes in minimal intervention and treating musts as gently as possible.The Bishop is a big, rich Shiraz with loads of dark fruit and mocha flavours and a long, smooth finish. Very opulent in style.A good BBQ wine. Or a big juicy Cote de Boeuf would be a great match.

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Amoterra

£11.95
Great value organic wine from the Abruzzo region (Adriatic coast East from Rome). Trebbiano can be a bit bland but in the right hands can make wines of real character. This has good depth of citrus and apple flavours and a long, pure finish.A great wine to always have in the fridge in case you fancy a quick glass of something light and refreshing. Goes well with light salads and sitting in the garden on a sunny day...

Vallisto Criolla

£19.95
Vallisto is one of the most exciting projects to come out of Argentina in recent years. Pancho Lavaque is on a mission to show the world what makes the remote and beautiful Cafayate Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina, so special. Discovering long-forgotten vineyards with very old vines and often rare grape varieties.Criolla is a variety you don't see much of! Thought to be related to the Pais variety found in Chile, it is capable of producing really interesting wines, especially when coming from old vines (this vineyard was planted in 1898!)This is something different but really worth trying; it's bursting with rich juicy red fruit flavours with a slight savoury spice edge to it. A food-friendly wine that would suit a grilled rib-eye steak perfectly. Impress your friends with your hipster wine choice!

Vallisto Malbec

£19.95
Vallisto is one of the most exciting projects to come out of Argentina in recent years. Pancho Lavaque is on a mission to show the world what makes the remote and beautiful Cafayate Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina, so special. Discovering long-forgotten vineyards with very old vines and often rare grape varieties. This single vineyard Malbec from represents pretty much everything you need to know about what makes Cafayate so good and so special. For those who like their Malbec painted with a decadent splash of inky purple fruit this delivers in spades. A special wine for the best, and biggest, steak you can find. Grilled over coals would be perfect!

Verdant Lightbulb Extra Pale Ale 4.5%

£4.50
Verdant (Cornwall) are making some of the best beers around right now and this is a great example; made in a super-fresh, light style that makes it so refreshing. Think Neck Oil but with a bit more zing!

Vermentino, Cantine Lunae

£18.50
Cantine Lunae is one of the best producers in Liguria, making white wines of exceptional quality. This unoaked Vermentino is beautifully perfumed, with lots of floral and stone fruit aromatics. The palate is fresh and crisp but with layers of subtle fruit flavours. Imagine you were sitting in a restaurant on the Ligurian Coast with a bowl of Spaghetti alle Vongole and a chilled bottle of this…heaven! Amazingly, it also works at home or in the garden!