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Rioja Crianza, Bodegas LAN

£14.95
Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN lies in the heart of Rioja Alta. Though a relatively young Rioja house, Bodegas LAN has gained a reputation for the excellent quality of its wines. This quality is derived from the grapes they work with, grown in their spectacular Viña Lanciano vineyard and other prime vineyard sites in Rioja Alta and Alavesa, and from winemaker María Barúa’s great attention to detail in the winery.This benchmark Rioja Crianza bears all the hallmarks of María Barúa's winemaking skills. Fresh and well-balanced, with the fruit to the fore but a savoury spiciness evident from judicious use of oak.A classic that is great drinking on it's own, or is versatile enough to pair with all sorts of meaty dishes.

Rioja Gran Reserva, Bodegas LAN

£26.95
Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN lies in the heart of Rioja Alta. Though a relatively young Rioja house, Bodegas LAN has gained a reputation for the excellent quality of its wines. This quality is derived from the grapes they work with, grown in their spectacular Viña Lanciano vineyard and other prime vineyard sites in Rioja Alta and Alavesa, and from winemaker María Barúa’s great attention to detail in the winery.A classic Gran Reserva Rioja which marries beautifully fresh red fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and cranberry with a wonderful savoury complexity and notes of smoke, toast and leather from the extended period of oak ageing.A great Gran Reserva makes a perfect gift. And the perfect accompaniment to roast lamb.

Rioja Tinto, Finca Allende

£26.95
Finca Allende is the brainchild of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, one of Rioja's 'modernistas'. The winery is based in Briones, on the right bank of the Ebro river, in Rioja Alta. The soils in Briones are composed of red clay and gravel and the vineyards face north. Miguel's philosophy is that wine is made in the vineyard and he seeks to express the individual qualities of each site, rather than highlight barrel ageing. Indeed, when you visit him in Rioja, he often insists on tasting individual vineyard wines in situ, to fully understand their origin and style.Finca Allende practices sustainable viticulture without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides. Cultivation is done by hand or with the help of horses. Allende's commitment is also ethical and the winery supports various projects aimed at helping more disadvantaged groups. This wine is 100% Tempranillo, aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. It is a modern and fruit-forward interpretation of Rioja with a deep colour and lovely cedar and tobacco notes.Perfect with roast lamb or a big rib steak.

Rochebouet ‘Cave Extreme’ Extra Brut NV

£18.95
50% Chardonnay and 50%Pinot Noir

French born Jean-Edouard de Rochebouët is a man who knows a thing or two about sparkling wine; he helped pioneer 'méthode champenoise' wines from Argentina in the early days of Domaine Chandon in Mendoza. What's not to love about this? Deliciously fruity and finely balanced with superb brioche and shortbread notes on the nose due to its spending 12 months on the lees in bottle, very pale pink in colour with tiny bubbles.

 

Roqueterre Vermentino

£8.95
Vermentino (aka Rolle) is the rising star of the Mediterranean region, giving lovely fresh, citrussy flavours with a subtle peachy depth.Delicious and a real bargain; this along with the Roqueterre Carignan make an essential purchase to have on hand at all times!Great with salads, light lunches and lounging in the garden..

Saint-Veran ‘Tradition’, Domaine des Deux Roches

£22.95
This domaine is based in the village of Davayé, in the Mâconnais, and is jointly owned by Jean-Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray. Their 50 hectares of vineyards largely lie between the twin escarpments of Solutré and Vergisson and showcase the diverse terroirs of this region. The wines of Deux Roches are known for their drinkability and offer great value for money; the domaine is particularly known for its excellent Saint-Véran.The cuvée Tradition emits a floral scent reminiscent of honeysuckle and acacia flowers. Pear, green apple, peach and apricot, are all well-integrated on the palate and reinforced by creamy notes, and a long floral finish.Versatile with food but particularly good with roast chicken.

Salice Salentino Riserva, Cantele

£14.50
Cantele, located in Puglia in the 'heel' of Italy are known for producing some of the country's best value wines and this is perhaps the best value of all. The grape variety is Negroamaro and the wine is rich, full-bodied with lots of dark, brambly fruit flavours and a long, lingering finish. It tastes a lot more expensive than it is!A great wine for roast lamb with lots of rosemary and garlic. 

Sangiovese, Il Civettaio

£19.95
Il Civettaio is a beautful farm in the rolling hills of the Maremma region (coastal Tuscany). Everything here is done organically, and by hand; the owner/winemaker Gregorio is truly passionate about his farm and produces wines that really encapsulate the vivid, wild and beautiful landscape of the Maremma. This 100% Sangiovese is full-bodied, like a wilder cousin of the posh folk up in Chianti; It also has some of the savoury characteristics from nearby Montalcino but without the price accompany it. A wine of real character and the perfect wine for pasta with meat sauce (wild boar if you have any lying around, otherwise 'British Bolognese' works fine..).

Santenay ‘En Bievau’, Domaine Bart

£29.95
Pierre Bart is the sixth generation at Domaine Bart. Since 2009 he has run the domaine and its 22 hectares of vines together with his mother and his uncle. There is a strong focus on Marsannay, coupled with a few parcels in Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Santenay. Pierre’s grandmother was from the same family as Domaine Bruno Clair and inherited part of the vines when it was divided up. This is where the Bonnes Mares and Chambertin Clos de Beze parcels originated from. When Pierre’s uncle arrived at the domain, he then increased the size of the domain, mainly in Marsannay. He chose to improve quality, both in terms of equipment and in terms of winemaking.This Pinot Noir from a parcel in Santenay, is great value when compared to nearby village wines (Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis etc). Proper Red Burgundy that goes beautifully with a ripe Brie-style cheese such as Baron Bigod.

Senior Tawny Port, Niepoort, Douro, Portugal

£23.95
This is a great example of the Tawny Port style; the wine is aged for an average of 8 years in barrel, during which time, it loses it’s dark red colour and takes on a gorgeous tawny hue. The flavour is amazingly complex, with rich layers of dried fruits and a lovely nuttiness that stops it feeling too sweet. Delicious chilled as an aperitif as well as being a great wine for cheese (washed rind St Cera or creamy Isle of White Blue!)

Shrinking Violet Old Vine Syrah, Boris Kovac

£10.95
Made from old Syrah vines in the l'Herault region of the south of France, this is a real bargain. The wine spends some time in toasty new oak which complements the lovely juicy, dark Syrah flavours nicely. A good wine to take to someone's house when you don't know what you're eating and when the host may just take the bottle and put it out of sight..bt if it did get opened, everyone would love it. A nice name, a pretty label and tastes much more expensive than it is...a win all round!