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  • Aszu Tokaji

    MEGYER TOKAJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS 2014

    £35.00£105.00
     500ml Bottles 

    The aszú berries used to make this gorgeous Tokaji are harvested from the end of October through to the end of November.  The must is then fermented and aged in 220L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills, for 3 years, before bottling and released to market.  This vintage was a hard year in Tokaj, but through the expert winemaking techniques and careful grape selection they achieved this outstanding sweet wine.

     On the nose:  An intense bouqet of dried apricots, honey and meadow flowers.

     On the palate:  The delicate aromas are fully integrated with the notes of the oxidative ageing method in the form of sweet caramel notes

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect partner to lemon cake, dark chocolate citrus or orange desserts, dark chocolate caramel cake but it is also a noble companion to savoury biscuits, quiche Lorraine and roast meats with fruits and Peking duck.

    Serve at 11 – 14°C

    VINTAGE: 2014
    GRAPE VARIETY – 70% Furmint, 30% Zéta
    PRODUCTION AREA – Tokaji, Hungary
    ALCOHOL – 10%

  • Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial

    £43.00£252.00
     750ml Bottles 

    The Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial is a blend of 3 varietals – Pinot Noir offering intensity, Pinot Meunier which lends roundness and Chardonnay for elegance. The blend is crafted to be consistent in a house style year after year and relies on a proportion of reserve wines to ensure this style is acheived by the master blenders.

     On the nose:  Vibrant intense aromas of green apple and citrus fruit with the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers.

     On the palate:  Delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits leading to the alluring caress of fine bubbles and the soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry.

     Recommended combination with food:  A great partner for shellfish, oysters, fish or chicken appetisers, or as a sipping drink.

    Serve at 6-8°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – 30-40% pinot noir, 30-40% meunier and 20-30% chardonnay grapes
    PRODUCTION AREA – Champagne, France
    ALCOHOL – 12.0%

  • Mora & Memo Vermentino

    Mora & Memo Vermentino di Sardegna

    £13.60£81.60

    750ml Bottles

    The vineyard is South, South-East at an altitude  of 220 metres above sea level. The soil is clayey limestone.

    Straw colour with green tints. Intense and persistent with scents of flowers and plants, rosemary, thyme and sage.

    Flavour is predominant of vegetal notes, warm and full of good thickness and balanced with a long persistence

    Recommended combination with food:

    • Seafood dishes in general
    • Fish with delicate meat also seasoned with light sauces
    • Dry soups and in broth with not excessively tasty seasonings

    Serve at 8° – 10°C

    GRAPE VARIETY –          Vermentino di Sardegna
    PRODUCTION AREA –   Sardegna, Italy
    ALCOHOL –                       13.5%

  • Neromora Aglianico

    Neromora Irpinia Aglianico D.O.C.

    £15.90£95.40

    750ml Bottles

    The Aglianico grapes used to produce Neromora grow in the hilly volcanic region near Taurasi, which are harvested in November when they are completely ripe, followed by maturation for 8 months in French oak barrels. This is a wine that sits perfectly between your everyday reds and your mid to top-end Taurasi, to keep your dining and drinking interesting.  Its colour is dark red, turning to black, and its bouquet has dominant and intense black forest fruit sensations. On the palate it is gentle with pleasant tannins, with aromas reminiscent of currants, caramel and vanilla.

    Recommended combination with food:

    • Rabbit
    • Chicken with paprika sauce
    • Barbecued lamb

    Serve at 18°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Aglianico
    PRODUCTION AREA – Campania, Italy
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Nuovo Quadro Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2019

    £14.55£87.30

    750ml Bottles

    This wine comes from Nuovo Quadro, a single vineyard site with chalky mineral soils, at the foot of the Battistina hill. Winemaking takes place at Araldica’s La Battistina winery who took over this vineyard in 2002.  It has transformed it into one of the preeminent Gavi producers of the region. The Cortese grapes are typically hand-harvested in mid-September, and the freshly picked grapes are gently crushed before undergoing temperature controlled fermentation in small volume stainless steel tanks. The wine remains in contact with the lees for up to 6 months before being fined, filtered and bottled, giving the wine a rich full flavour, with an enticing nose of white peach and pear with hints of fresh lime and gooseberry. The refreshing and zesty citrus notes and ripe peachy characters are balanced by crisp acidity and pronounced minerality.

    Serve chilled as an aperitif or with seafood and fish dishes.

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Cortese
    PRODUCTION AREA – Lombardia
    ALCOHOL – 12%

  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    Orsetto Oro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

    £16.25£97.50

    750ml Bottles

    Montepulciano is the most widely planted grape in Abruzzo. The wine is made with rigorously selected grapes from the Terri di Chieti hills in south of Pescara on the east coast, at an altitude of about 200 metres above sea level. The south-east exposure of the vines, the limestone and clay soils and per-hectare yields kept under 120 quintals allow the production of a red wine with a great sensory complexity. The grapes are picked by hand and collected in small wooden crates in the first ten days of October. Once in the cellars, the long maceration in steel tanks at controlled temperature for approximately 45 days.

    The wines then mature for six months in concrete vats, for a further eight months in French and Slavonian oak barrels and finally for four months in the bottle.

    On the nose: Luxurious perfume of wild berries, ripe black cherries, blackberries and plum with pleasant notes of vanilla, cocoa, coffee and tobacco

    On the palate: Remarkable structure, and soft thanks to the presence of sweet tannins, with a long, warm finish. High acidity and a full, rounded body. High acidity, high tannins with full body, with hints of vanilla, cocoa, black pepper and a finish of old leather and wood

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with BBQ meats, game meats, lamb ribs in pistachio crust

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2017
    GRAPE VARIETY – Montepulciano
    PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Orsetto Oro Passerina

    Orsetto Oro Passerina

    £16.30£97.80

    750ml Bottles

    Passerina is an ancient and traditional grape variety use in the making of white wines in the March region.  There are also plantings in Emilia-Romagna and Lazio.  The variety differs significantly from region to region in its wines but all with the familiar citrus fruit character.

    The word “Passerina” comes from “passero” the Italian for sparrow.  They have a voracious appetite for ripe passerina grapes. In Italian, adding ‘ina’ at the end of a word implies a diminutive, and so indicates the relatively small size of the Passerina grape.

    The berries skin is quite thick and ripens to a deep golden colour. They ripen with high levels of sugar and high acidity. Hand harvested in early/mid September, they undergo cold temperature controlled maceration. The must is then aged in stainless for several months, before bottling.

    On the nose: Its bouquet is intensely floral with notes of acacia and citrus lemon zest and grapefruit

    On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, ripe stone fruits, zesty acidity with a clean mineral aftertaste..

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with roasted fish with lemon and anchovy, Linguine alla vongole (pasta with clams), Butterflied chicken with lentils

    Serve at 10 – 12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Passerina
    PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
    ALCOHOL – 13%

  • Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti

    £16.30£97.80

    750ml Bottles

    This lovely Pecorino wine has been awarded many awards around the wine world most recently the 2020 IWSC. Pecorino means “little sheep” and it’s believed it was fed to sheep when they came to graze.  The Pecorino grape was believed extinct by the mid-20th century, until some cuttings were taken and propagated from an abandoned overgrown vineyard. The grape is light-skinned offering high acidity and high sugar, translating into reasonably high alcohol, balanced by the acidity.

    Hand picked in late September, soft pressed, fermented in stainless tanks at 18-22C. Aged for 6 months on the leas before bottling.

    On the nose: Its bouquet is round with floral hints of acacia and broom, exotic fruit notes with balsamic nuances

    On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, with a good minerality, white peach, pear and a hint of pineapple

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with Pecorino cheese and walnut bread, Steamed white fish with ginger, Chicken thighs with roasted red pepper and onion, fresh cheeses.

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Pecorino
    PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
    ALCOHOL – 13%

  • Corvee Lagrein

    PASSOCROCE LAGREIN D.O.C.

    £20.75£124.50
     750ml Bottles 

    The Passocroce vineyard is a place of choice for the cultivation of Lagrein as it enjoys a happy south-eastern exposure. The soil is slightly sandy, with good clay, originating from lateral Moorish deposits following the disintegration of the local porphids, favouring a natural advance of ripening of the grapes.

     On the nose:  Scents of forest fruit accompanied by hints of star anise, cocoa and tobacco. Allowing for further ageing, the wine will enhance with aromas reminiscent of violet, some lilac and even sage.

     On the palate:  Full body with lush flavours of forest fruits, tobacco and cocoa.

     Recommended combination with food:  A great partner for:

    • Pork chops with fennel and roast potatoes
    • Venison stew with dumplings
    • Strong, hard cheese like Grana Padano

    Serve at 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Lagrein
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Trentino-Alto Adige
     ALCOHOL  – 13%

  • Pelissero Barbera D'Alba

    PIANI BARBERA D’ALBA D.O.C.

    £22.10£132.60
     750ml Bottles 

    The location of this vineyard, the Piani hill, has always been well-known for high quality Barbera production, and the elegance of many Barbera (a grape traditionally rich in colour and acidity but poor in tannins) from the Langhe region has a good structure which gives to this wine a particular identity.

     On the nose:  The very fine olfactory sensations grow slowly, providing first fruity nuances of blackberry and cooked plum and subsequently vinous, of fermentation, typical of Barbera, with the right aromatic contribution of wood

     On the palate:  Acidic impressions characterise this wine which does not hide its tannic endowment. The good structural breadth makes it particularly interesting and has a persistent length.

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Seared rabbit livers
    • Thai duck noodle soup
    • Roasted, herb-crusted lamb rack

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Barbera
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Piemonte
     ALCOHOL  – 14.0%

  • Primitivo di Manduria

    Primitivo di Manduria

    £14.50£87.00

    750ml Bottles

    Primitivo di Manduria is once again ranked as a top Italian red wine. This dark-skinned grape is used to make an intense, inky tannic red wine.  The flat clayey and calcareous terrain, and the hot dry climate, enable this grape to develop, ripen and mature, creating a mouth-feel that is full, smooth and silky. The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and after crushing, go through a 7 day maceration at 25-26C the a period of malolactic fermentation.  Aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled.

    On the nose: Luxurious perfume of ripe cherries, blackberries and plum with pleasant notes of chocolate and vanilla, wild berries jam, violet and pepper

    On the palate: Remarkable structure, and soft thanks to the presence of sweet tannins, with a long, warm finish. High acidity and a full, rounded body.

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with roast pork in crust, wild boar alla cacciatora. Traditionally: meat stew,  lamb with baked potatoes

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2018
    GRAPE VARIETY – Primitivo
    PRODUCTION AREA – Puglia
    ALCOHOL – 14.0%

  • Quinta de Sao Lourenco

    £16.00£96.00
     750ml Bottles 

    Made from a blend of Baga and Touriga Nacional red grape varieties, this wine is a deep ruby red colour, with concentrated dark red fruits. Fermented for 48 hours, it then goes through a process called delestages for a further 15 days, which softens the tannins and makes them lush and supple.

     On the nose:  Concentrated ripe dark red fruits, smoked notes involving suggestions of spice and chocolate.

     On the palate:  Massive and delicious mouth feel, polished tannins and refreshing acidity, reveals an elegant and sophisticated finale

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Roast pork with crackling
    • Braised beef ribs
    • Game meats
    • Fatty cheeses

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Baga 50%, Touriga Nacional 50%
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Bairrada
     ALCOHOL  – 14.0%