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Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Panizzi

£18.95
Situated in the picturesque medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Panizzi produce lovely organic certified, Vernaccia di San Gimignano wines of typicity and excellent value.Vernaccia diSan Gimignano is a historically important Italian DOC, Italy’s first DOC in fact, and home to Tuscany's leading white wines. Typically dry, fresh, crisp, and mineral, with a slightly bitter after note, these wines are predominantly made from Vernaccia, but also permit small portions of other white varietals to be included in the blend.Established in 1989 Panizzi work with 60 hectares of vines spread across four vineyard sites in the San Gimignano area; Lazzaretto, Santa Margherita, Montagnana, and Larniano. Born from research undertaken by Giovanni Panizzi, into Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the terroir, ageing techniques and sustainable agriculture, the company is run today by Simone Niccolai, who continues Giovanni’s legacy and research. Sustainability is a principal focus for Panizzi. No pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers are used during the production of their wines, from the 2020 vintage onwards they are certified organic, though they have farmed using organic practices for many years, they also do as much as possible by hand to limit the use of machinery and their environmental impact. All their wines are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Driven by identity, typicity, and quality, these wines show real focus, terroir expression, and varietal purity.This is the perfect, elegant wine to accompany simple grilled fish with really good olive oil.

Cotes du Rhone ‘Bout d’Zan’, Mas de Libian

£18.95
Mas de Libian, a working farm (cereals, fruits and vines) since 1670, has remained in the hands of famille Thibon for its entire history. Hélène a remarkably energetic member of the family took over the viticulture and winemaking in 1995, and convinced her family to bottle their own wine rather than sell to local négociants. Her farming is entirely biodynamic since the 1960’s when her grandfather ran the farm, and the vines (averaging 40-45 years-old) are pruned for low yields and concentration. The terraced vineyards, composed mostly of galets rouges, in St-Marcel d’Ardèche (the west bank of the Rhône) provide stunning views of Mont Ventoux, the Alpilles, and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Hélène is in her late 20s and in June this year she was selected by the French Wine Review as one of its Young Winemakers of the Year. She makes her wines in a traditional fashion following organic principles, and the vineyards have ‘pudding-stone’ soil like that found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The stones reflect sunlight during the day and retain heat during the cold nights, thus making the vines work harder to extract water and minerals from the soil.A great wine for the price, full of real character. Perfect with roasts, stews, bbq...you get the idea.

St. Chinian ‘La Laouzil’, Thierry Navarre

£18.95
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.

Merlot 006, Aniello

£18.50
A beautifully ripe and pure Merlot from Patagonia in the south of Argentina. Aniello are one of the rising stars of Argentinian wine and are showing that Patagonia can produce World class wines. This has all the rich, ripe, plummy fruit you would want from a good Merlot, with a long smooth finish. Really well-made; a good all-rounder and a safe bet for a gift.

Three Lions Pinot Noir, Plantagenet

£18.50
This is a great value Pinot Noir from the excellent Plantagenet winery in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. Light but full of juicy strawberry flavours, and the beautiful perfume you would expect from a good Pinot. A great wine for lamb chops or roast pork.

Dehesa La Granja, Castilla y Leon

£16.95
Located in Zamora in western Spain, this 18th Century winery was taken over and renovated by the Fernández Rivera family

Zinfandel ‘Heritage’, De Loach

£16.95
De Loach was founded in 1973 by San Francisco Firefighter Cecil De Loach. The estate was later taken over by Burgundian Jean-Charles Boisset, who has converted all their vineyards to organic and bodynamic practices. This wine is unusual in that it presents great Californian wine at a sensible price, usually there is the mass-produced stuff at the bottom end of the market and then a big jump to the premium £30+ end. This is a great wine at a great price. Medium/full-bodied with loads of juicy bramble fruit and smooth, velvety tannins. A crowd-pleaser and a great pizza or BBQ wine.

Cremant de Loire, Chateau des Cosse NV

£16.50
This Cremant de Loire, made from Chenin Blanc grapes, is a great alternative to Champagne. It has lovely richness and depth of flavour, certainly more interesting than Supermarket own label Champagne.A great aperitif and party wine.

Three Lions Chardonnay, Plantagenet

£16.50
Lovely Chardonnay from the great Plantagenet winery in the Great Sothern region of Western Australia. This sees no oak contact at all but is full of rich, juicy stone-fruit flavours. All the Plantagenet wines are extremely well-made with great balance. This is delicious!

Cedre Heritage Malbec, Cahors

£15.95
Pascal Verhaeghe of Chateau de Cedre has been the driving force behind the Cahors “Quality Charter” and quality oozes from these wines. The estate was originally created by Charles Verhaeghe on vineyard land devastated by the frosts in 1956 in Viré-Sur-Lot. His sons Pascal and Jean-Marc duly studied winemaking, the former in Burgundy and California, the latter in Bordeaux. Ecological viticultural methods eschewing weedkillers and chemical fertilizers, yield reduction by serious pruning, leaf stripping for greater sun exposure and air circulation, harvesting the grapes on the verge of overripeness yield the superb raw material essential to create fabulous wines. In the cellars the Verhaeghes aim for softness, richness and harmony through gentle extraction by long vattings and limited pigeage, malolactic fermentation and sensible use of oak.The Heritage du Cèdre is the Pugsley in this Addams menagerie. The family traits of abundant dark brooding fruit are evident; the heart is black but the flesh is youthful. Its lunchtime and you could murder a Cahors, but you don’t fancy taking out one of the big guns. Heritage is for you, a bonny ruby-red, the Malbec softened by plummy Merlot soothing to the gullet.Great with sausages, in fact, any grilled red meat!

Fantasia Malbec, Mauricio Lorca

£15.95
Mauricio's high density, high altitude vineyards are in his beloved Vista Flores in the Uco Valley; and his ever expanding, though still relatively small, winery is situated in Luján de Cuyo. It's a no-frills operation with the energy and solid work ethic of every employee channelled into getting the job done.100% Malbec from Mauricio Lorca's own vineyards in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, 30% of which is lightly oaked. High density, high vertical vine training, just under 7,000 vines per hectare, approximately 2 bottles of wine per plant, this is the Fantasia philosophy.A really expressive, dark and rather serious Malbec for the money with masses of plush black fruit on the nose and the all freshness on the palate that the Uco Valley will give to the right winemaker. Superb, great value Malbec.A great wine for BBQ's or any grilled meat!

Herdade Sao Miguel Tinto

£15.95
This is a family run winery, in the heart of Redondo, in the Alentejo region, with a deep love and understanding of the viticultural heritage of their region. Alexandre Relvas started in 1997, and his two sons Alexandre Jr and António now run the show, ably supported by Head Winemaker Nuno Franco. Herdade São Miguel is the original, flagship estate which comprises 35 Ha of vineyard as well as Cork forest and olive groves and a heathy flock of Merino sheep.A blend that changes slightly each year, the last few vintages of this wine have been on fire. Beautifully defined dark fruit (there always seems to be a generous lick of cassis in this wine, even when the Cabernet component is actually quite modest), just a frame of toasty oak (although that roasted Alentejo character amalgamates with that too), and just enough Alicante crunch to keep it all fresh and energetic.Older vintages are still drinking well, and with the improvements in this great value wine, there's no reason more recent vintages won't last even longer.A great wine for a hearty roast or BBQ.