Red Wines

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  • 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%

  • Recioto Negrar

    Recioto Della Valpolicella Negrar

    £23.00£125.00

    500ml Bottles

    The history of this wine goes back a long way, dating back to the ancient Romans and the famous wine called “Retico” which was so highly praised and enjoyed by Latin poets.

    Today, known as Recioto, the wine is symbolic of the viticulture of Valpolicella Classico; a wine produced after “Appassimento”, or natural drying and shrivelling of the grapes, and it is also considered to be the origin of the world famous Amarone as we know it.

    Recommended combination with food: desserts, pies, Christmas puddings

    Serve at 14-16°C

    VINTAGE: N.V.
    GRAPE VARIETY – Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
    PRODUCTION AREA – Verona
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%

     

     

     

     

     

  • Santa Margherita Refosco

    REFOSCO LISON PRAMAGGIORE D.O.C.

    £16.50£99.00
     750ml Bottles 

    In production of this Refosco the maceration of the grape skins lasts roughly ten days, and then, once malolactic fermentation is complete, some of the wine is racked into French oak barriques, to be blended with the remainder. The combined wine is then aged in steel vats, after maturation.

     On the nose:  Broad, lingering aromas, hinting at Parma violets and red berry fruits.

     On the palate:  Intense, persistent flavour is perked up by attractively husky tannins and a varietal twist of bitterness on the finish.

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Beef bourguignon
    • Moussaka
    • Braised beef cheek with chilli and lime

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Refosco
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Veneto
     ALCOHOL  – 13.0%

  • Reguengos Reserva Dos Socios

    £19.50£117.00
     750ml Bottles 

    This brand stems from the land from which it received its name, Reguengos, The Land of Wine, and the largest sub-region of Alentejo, in terms of area consecrated to vineyards. A blend of three grape varieties, Aragones (Tempranillo), contributes power, structure and complex red-fruit aromatics.

     On the nose:  The perfume is intense with ripen black fruit aromas hints of spice, vanilla

     On the palate:  Notes of black fruit, spice and graphite. Long finish evolving during the taste

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Game dishes
    • red meats and
    • Roast suckling pig
    • Traditional Cornish pasty

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Alicante Bouschet(50%), Trincadeira(20%), Aragonês(30%)
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Alentejo
     ALCOHOL  – 14.0%

  • Rubiolo Chianti

    Rubiolo Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

    £19.50£117.00

    750ml Bottles

    Sangiovese grapes the most widely planted variety in Italy. Thin skinned, late ripening extends the growing season making for richer, stronger, longer lived wines. It’s  hand picked, soft pressed, the must ferments in stainless steel tanks on the skins for 20 days, then 50% of the wine matures in French oak barriques and 50% in cement tanks for 12 months, followed by a further 3 months in bottle before release. The wine is smooth, fruit-rich, and delicious, with supple, well-balanced tannins.

    On the nose: Violets, black cherries, plum and earthy spice

    On the palate: remarkable structure, soft thanks to the presence of refined tannins, with a long, warm finish. High acidity full body, toast, sage and black currants with hints of bitter almonds and aftertastes of chocolate

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with Lamb, Pappardelle pasta with rabbit and porcini mushroom ragu, fried chicken liver, slow-roasted pork

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2018
    GRAPE VARIETY – Sangiovese
    PRODUCTION AREA – Tuscany
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Terre Avare Primitivo

    £9.50£57.00
     750ml Bottles 

    Deep red in colour, this delicious Italian Primitivo is mellow, fleshy and very persistent.

     On the nose:  Complex bouquet of plum, vanilla and tobacco

     On the palate:  aA smooth and mellow harmonious structure and nuances of figs and baked blackberries

     Recommended combination with food:  Serve with meat dishes especially lamb and beef roasts, or with mature cheeses.

    Serve at 18°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Primitivo
    PRODUCTION AREA – Puglia, Italy
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Torresella Merlot

    Torresella Merlot Veneto IGT

    £12.80£76.80

    750ml Bottles

    IGT delle Venezie is one of Italy’s best known wine appellations.  This Merlot is a rich ruby red in colour, with typical herbaceous and plum aromas and flavours.  Medium body and high acidity make it the perfect accompaniment to many meat and pasta dishes.

    Recommended combination with food: veal shanks, pasta, grilled red meats, rich poultry (duck and guinea fowl)

    Serve at 18°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Merlot
    PRODUCTION AREA – Fossalta di Portogruaro, Venice Italy
    ALCOHOL – 13%

     

     

     

  • Bornemissza Kekfrankos

    ‘Bornemissza’ Kékfrankos Grand Selection

    £19.99£119.94

     750ml Bottles 

    Bornemissza Gergely was an officer in the Hungarian army famed for his inventive use of explosives. This wine is part of the Historic Grand Selection Collection, commemorating the Siege of Eger 1552.  It was here that the legend of the “Bulls’ Blood” originated. This wine is not made every year, only in perfect vintages.  The last vintage prior to this 2016 was 2011 which won a Sommelier Wine Award medal in 2017. A full bodied kekfrankos from the North East of the country with depth and rich smooth tannins.

    On the nose: A combination of deep dark fruits, with warm engaging aromas of cocoa and licorice

    On the palate: A full body with black peppery touch of spice, figs, blackcurrant and raisins.

    Recommended combination with food: Ideal with stewed hare, lentil soup with smoked ham hock, roast beef

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2016
    GRAPE VARIETY – Kekfrankos
    PRODUCTION AREA – Eger, Hungary
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • JC Mas ‘Reserve’ Pinot Noir

    £66.00 inc. Vat

    Elegant quintessence of red berries, strawberries, cherry, soft spice and hints of vanilla. Medium bodied, delicate aromas and a long finish.

    6 x 750ml bottles

  • JCM Syrah / Viognier

    £77.10 inc. Vat

    Dark bramble fruit entwined with spice and black pepper. There’s a hint of earthiness on the palate with medium acidity and present tannins.

    6 x 750ml bottles

  • Cannonau Di Sardegna DOC

    £15.80£94.80 inc. Vat

    This best-known Sardinian red grape variety is grown in the south-eastern corner of the Sella&Mosca estate in the Alghero region in the north east part of the island, exposed to the north-easterly winds.  Late ripening grape full of deep red fruit flavours, this wine is fermented in temperature-controlled vats on the skins.  It is then part aged in oak and reblended to give the final wine lovely violet, rose and cherry notes with a hint of spice.

    Pairing: best served with roasts, braised red meats, strong cheeses, cooked tomatoes and aubergines.

    13% ABV

    Serve at 18C

    6 x 750ml bottles

    6 x 750ml bottles