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  • Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir

    Lovely soft, yet food-friendly version of this classic red grape. Medium-bodied and bursting with red berry flavours. Hints of spices and rosemary? 20% aged in 1-2 year old barrels for 6 months to raise the complexity of the wine.

    grape typePinot Noir
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Domaine de Cray Sauvignon de Touraine

    I went to the Wine Fair in Paris in February to hunt out a Loire Sauvignon Blanc. After much tasting )over 100) found a firm favourite in Domaine de Cray.

    Sauvignon Blanc can often be quite sharp, especially from a so-called “cool” climate region like the Loire Valley. So imagine my pleasure after many, many  slurps of quite sharp and acidic versions this lovely softer Sauvignon tickled my palate. No compromise on the flavour, nor on the freshness and summeriness, but nice and round. A beaut for the summer.

    grape typeSauvignon Blanc
    wine styleDry & Soft WhitesLight & FruityUnoaked Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Domaine de Cray Touraine Rouge

    I went to the Wine Fair in Paris in February to hunt out a Loire Sauvignon Blanc. After much tasting found a firm favourite in Domaine de Cray. As luck would have it, they also produce this very classic Loire red made from 50% Gamay (as in Beaujolais), 30% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cot. It’s fresh, it’s light and combines hints of freshly mown grass from the Cabernet with the parma violets from the Gamay. A really super summer wine with great complexity.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleLight Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur “Libertae” No added Sulphur

    With 75% rich, supple, smooth Merlot backed-up by (frankly rare) Malbec this sulphur-free addition to The Lamothe-Vinvent range  yet again breaks new ground.

    First of all it’s just simply a really good claret! But the work needed to allow a fine wine to show its best without the addition of any SO2 at all is a testament to the skills of the winemaker and the philosophy whch runs through the Chateau from top to bottom.

     

    grape typeRed Blends
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £12.50

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  • Plein la Vue Organic Sauvignon Blanc by Jeff Carrel

    I selected this wine first and foremost because it’s a lovely mouth-filling Sauvignon Blanc, fat and fruity -no edge to it. A happy extra is that it’s a slight 12.5% alcohol and it’s certified organic. What’s not to like?

    grape typeSauvignon Blanc
    wine styleDry & Soft Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £12.50

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  • Domaine de Cray Touraine Rose

    I went to the Wine Fair in Paris in February to hunt out a Loire Sauvignon Blanc. After much tasting found a firm favourite in Domaine de Cray. As luck would have it, they also produce this very smart pink. New in.

    grape typeMixed Blend
    wine styleLight & Fruity
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £12.50

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  • La Bette Cotes du Roussillon Villages Red by Jeff Carrel

    Big, deep colour, good grip due in part to 65% Syrah in the blend but also to Jeff’s preferred style of reds which retain those firm tannins and acidity making them great food wines.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.00

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  • Ultime Recolte by Jeff Carrel

    I last shipped Ultime Recolte several years ago when it was a late harvest Viognier dessert wine. It’s now a Muscat.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleDessert Wines/Port
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £13.00

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  • Domaine d’Ansignan “Les Grenadines” by Jeff Carrel

    Never say never…I wasn’t convinced by the pre-taste description, but why worry? If Jeff makes it chances are it’ll be a cracker. Guess what? I loved it.

    It’s somewhere between a light red (Beaujolais Nouveau) and a Rose. Drink it nicely chilled and enjoy the cherry, redcurrant, strawberry flavours resulting from the blend of Grenache / Maccabeu / Carignan / Syrah / Pellut.  Just perfect for the summer.

    Les Grenadines comes from the fact that they are planting pomegranate trees next to the vineyard.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleLight Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £13.00

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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Heritage White

    Now we have the full range of Lamothe-Vincent’s great Bordeaux. This Sauvignon Blanc blend has been aged in barrels for a brief time and the resultant wine is full and rich but not obviously oaky. Lovely food wine, but also great on its own.

    grape typeSauvignon Blanc
    wine styleOakey Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £13.50

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  • Morillon Blanc by Jeff Carrel

    A trusted old friend….rich, fat, with just a hint of oak….I put this in the category of White Burgundy look-alikes. Not the lean Chablis style, but the richer Macon end of Burgundy. Grapes with a touch of botrytis (noble rot) make this a soft, satisfying white. Drink now to end 2022

     

    grape typeChardonnay
    wine styleRich Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Minervois

    A blend of Carignan and Syrah which really showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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