2018 Domaine du Monteillet ‘Les Hauts du Monteillet’, Blanc     COLLINES RHODANIENNES, FRANCE

The majority is Viognier, with the balance made up of Clairette Blanc and a touch of Rousanne. Peach, orange blossom and vanilla on the nose with a charming bright fruit palate. Interestingly there is a salty, tangy finish which provides real interest. Handpicked in the early morning whilst the skins are still turgid, this wine spent 11 months in French oak ‘demi-muids’

2018 Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc     CERES PLATEAU, SOUTH AFRICA

100% fruit from the unique Ceres Plateau appellation. Stone-fruit and green melon with subtle oak nuances on the nose. The palate is mineral and citrus driven with struck match and nutty lees flavours. A fresh almost limey acidity contributes to the wine’s length and gives balance to the creamy texture of the barrel fermented component. Vegetarian

2017/18 Cavit Rulendis Pinot Grigio    TRENTINO, ITALY

This new release from Cavit is a fine, linear style of Pinot Grigio.  Aromas of honeyed, ripe stone fruit with citrus and lightly spicy notes. The palate is complex with lime, citrus characters balanced by a spicy minerality, structure and length. Showing some development, but with the potential to age for 5 years or more.

2016 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Blanc    ALSACE, FRANCE

A family-run estate begun in 1958, Mittnacht Freres is a 20-hectare estate that produces expressive, beautifully made wines from traditional Alsace varietals. This Pinot Blanc has aromas of apples, pears and quince. The apple, pear, spicy mineral notes and ginger all combine to create a balanced and highly delicious wine. 

2018 Messmer Made in Pfalz Weissburgunder      PFALZ, GERMANY

A delicious Pinot Blanc from this family estate in the Pfalz region of south-west Germany. Delicately floral with aromas of stone fruit and hints of white spice. It has a generous mouthfeel, with delicious ripe lemon peel characters and a mineral finish.

2015 Jose Zuccardi Appelation Malbec     MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

Sebastian Zuccardi made this wine to honour his father José. A traditional Malbec with black fruit notes at the fore. Intense red black in colour, José Zuccardi is complex in nose, highlighting ripe black and red fruit aromas with subtle spicy notes. Firm and mature tannins that give structure to the wine, but fresh and elegant due to its great acidity. Vegetarian

2016/17 Le Riche ‘Richesse’    STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

Le Riche is the master of modern Cape Cabernet. Restrained but appealing on the nose with typical red fruit aromas of plum, cherries and milled pepper are balanced by an aroma of finely ground graphite found in Left Bank Bordeaux. The palate is a masterpiece of blending - hugely appealing with juicy mouth-filling flavours of red berries, plums and smoky hints balanced with a fine, soft tannic structure and rounded finish. Vegetarian and Vegan

2016/17 Gomez Cruzado Rioja Crianza    RIOJA, SPAIN

The Tempranillo grapes are sourced from vineyards planted in the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains, and from the lower course of the Najerilla river. The Garnacha vines are planted near the higher course of the Najerilla (near Badarán). Plum and bramble aromas with savoury, lightly spicy hints. An approachable, warm and gentle Crianza with dark fruits and supple tannins - and more toasty, savoury hints developing on the long finish.

2016/17 Innocent Bystander, Pinot Noir    YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

This Pinot Noir has beautiful fruit which shines through its velvety mouthfeel and soft, savoury tannins. With aromas of boysenberries, cherry and cranberry. Baked earth, dried spice, juniper and fresh bay tree notes also come through on the nose. On the palate, dark fruits, a velvety mouthfeel and soft savoury tannins make a lovely finish. Vegetarian and Vegan

2011 Les Calèches de Lanessan, Haut-Médoc    BORDEAUX, FRANCE

A beautifully evolved Médoc. A savoury and complex nose leads to a vibrant and herbaceous palate. Quite delicate tannins make for a very appealing, approachable wine. Planted on deep Garonne gravel beds twenty years ago, the thirteen hectares of vineyards that produce this wine lie between those of two Cru Classé Saint-Julien estates: Château Beychevelle (4ème cru) and Château Gruaud Larose (2ème cru) Vegetarian

2016/17 Michele Chiarlo ‘16 Mesi Le Orme’ Barbera d’Asti   PIEDMONTE, ITALY

The ‘Chiarlo’ philosophy “is to capture the terroir” and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for ageing and some which can be enjoyed earlier. An elegant and intense Barbera, bursting with notes of ripe cherry and redcurrant, layered with a touch of spice. Harmonious, rounded and beautifully balanced through to a lovely savoury finish. Vegetarian 

2016 La Chapelle de Bébian Rouge    COTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC

Named for the 12th century chapel on the property, La Chapelle Rouge is made from a blend of younger vine Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault planted on clay limestone and sandy clay soils. It is very Mediterranean on the nose, with black fruits interlaced with notes of the local vegetation, thyme, fennel, rosemary all wild flowers. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate, with an explosion of blackcurrant and blackberry backboned by firm but elegant tannins.

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