Grenache and Cinsault blend from the sunny Pays D'Oc. Fruit-forward and rounded, with suprising texture and concentration for a rose at tthis pricepoint. We worked hard to find it! Strawberry and spice, with a lengthy finish. A great aperetif, but equally good for sunny lunches.
Lismore Reserve Syrah
500 litre wooden casks to ferment
Steep rocky stoney slopes : tick
South facing slopes to maximise sunny exposure : tick
Rich, dark, peppery Syrah with abundant sweet yet spicey currant and damson flavours : tick
Cornas : no
Garrigue : no
Fyenbos : tick
Samanatha O'Keefe : has created something really special here!
Tenuta San Guido
Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2015
From these legendary winemakers who broke the rules in Tuscany, Guidalberto has great energy and length with an aroma of dark fruits and spices with nuances of violets, roses and a hint of tobacco. Smooth textures and deep plum fruits combine with a crunchy redcurrant character and a hint of dark chocolate to create a wonderfully balanced wine with excellent definition. Plenty enough going on to improve for another decade in bottle.
Senorio de Sarria Crianza
A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Graciano from the Navarra region, the neighbouring region to Rioja. Vibrant blackcurrant and raspberry fruit offsets spicy, developed aromas, with roasted coffee notes from 12 months spent ageing in oak. Amongst the fruit are lightly floral, perfumed notes bringing complexity and nuance. With good tannic structure and weight this is a rich and satisfying wine.
Monte da Ravasqueira
Guarda Rios Tinto
A lovely, full bodied and satisying wine from a blend of regional varieties. From the Aletejano region of southern Portugal, known for its elegant yet powerful wines. Makes a great partner to sauaage and lentils, or roasted game birds.
Tenuta il Cascinone
Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore
Aromas of intense ripe damson and black cherry with a hint of spice. Ripe and generous on the palate, robust and full-flavoured with intense plum and sour cherry fruit, balanced by tangy, juicy acidity, leading to a moreish finish.