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Villa des Anges Old Vines Rosé OOS until new vintage next year
Perfectly delightful, light summer rosé made from 100% Old Vines Cinsault. A wine for frriends; easy to drink, with fresh sharp notes of cherries and strawberries for a light, soft and simple touch on the palate.Other Single Varietal RedLight & FruityFrance2019750 ml11%-12.5%
Abbotts & Delaunay Carignan
Gold medal-winning traditional local varietal, old vines – Carignan from the south of France. Soft tannins, nice ‘n spicy. Long skin contact for deep colour, and over six months oak aging for complexity….rather a nice wine, really
Drink now to 2023Other Single Varietal RedSoft & Smooth RedsFrance2019750 ml13-13.5%
Anarkos Rosso di Puglia new stock on the way next week.
Anarkos Rosso di Puglia
The label is attention-seeking, as is the bright red plastic cork (not my favourite closure, I must admit, but the wine insisted I buy it! The wine has attitude and is a provocative one, railing against the plight of the region (see their website). The region reminds me of the Languedoc in France – loads of rubbish wines but increasing numbers of fanatics making really top wines as they should be made. This was one of my favourite winery visits af the last few years. The wine is made from a blend of the local varieties Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia Nera and should be consumed in conspiratorial bars in the south of Italy with huge helpings of pasta.
Previous vintages recommended; Recommended in The Daily Telegraph: “another one of Mark Hughes’ brilliant finds. Absolutely delicious blend of Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia. Lush and plush like velvet, also juicy, scented, intense, rich brimming with the smell of violets, deep purple plums and bitter cherries. Such a joy!
Recommended by Oz Clarke as one of his 250 best wines of 2012: “an excellent example of how southern Italian reds are starting to express their own fabulous originality. It’s bulging with youth and it’s soft, yet tempered by a nice edgy bitterness.”Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2018750 ml13-13.5%
Dolcetto delle Langhe La Fusina
Another top find from a hunting mission at Vinitaly; having found my favourite Barolo, I then tasted all their other wines and no surprise they we all lovely! Another single vineyard beauty from the Abbona family. I have long enjoyed the Dolcetto grape variety for its cherry-like flavours and freshness, quite a contrast to Barolo. No lengthy aging, no oak aging just vibrant fruit but still with grip.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2019750 ml13-13.5%
Du Plevaux Pinotage South Africa – Sorry OOS
New vintage of “a hidden gem” ( Platter’s 2016) just back in stock. A masculine Pinotage with a rich dark plum colour, complemented by a structured palate of coffee, chocolate & black berries which support the long soft finish. A minimal five months in barrels make it fruit-driven rather than too oaky.
Drink now to 2021Other Single Varietal RedSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2016750 ml13-13.5%
Villa Cialdini Lambrusco Rosso Dry Red
Sparkling red. Drink very chilled!
Previous vintages much recommended in the national press.
The Times Sat 10th December 2016
Daily Telegraph Star Buy last Christmas
Pick of the Summer Reds 2013 -Sunday Times.
Top 12 Fizzes for Christmas 2012 – Daily TelegraphOther Single Varietal RedSparklingItaly2019750 ml11%-12.5%
£13.75Add to basket
Dogliani La Fusina
100% Dolcetto grape variety at its most expressive here from the Dogliani DOCG. Deeply coloured, perfumed of dark cherries, brooding and soft. Not a variety to be aged in oak in my opinion and this one isn’t.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2019750 ml13-13.5%
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