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Miguel Merino Rioja Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz
Miguel explains how they are able to produce a wine from 100% of his lesser-used varietal. “Mazuelo is a fertile, vigorous plant which requires a long-cycle to reach complete ripening. It is also sensitive to many diseases. All these explains why Mazuelo is more adequate to the Mediterranean latitudes than to an Atlantic influenced land as Rioja Alta.
Only the extraordinary characteristics of our Quinta Cruz vineyard allow us to make this wine in our town.”Other Single Varietal RedOakey RedsSpain2014750 ml14%+
Quinta de San Francisco 20 year old Vinho Licoroso Doce
NEW IN. Single Estate Fortified Wine from the Estremadura region. Akin to a 20 year-old Tawny Port.Red BlendsDessert Wines/PortPortugal750 ml14%+
I Ciacca “Nostalgia” Maturano White from Lazio
I Ciacca “Nostalgia” Maturano
Once in a while a wine insists you must buy it, here’s one. Rich, fat, mouth-filling, complex, creamy and the most beautiful colour you’ll ever see on a white wine. A truly top class Italian white.
Ever heard of the “Maturano” grape variety? Nor I.
The Di Ciacca family, a third-generation Scots-Italian clan, has been working to bring this indigenous, organically-grown grape variety back to life on the family’s estate in Picinisco, in Lazio.
Italian consultant Alberto Antonini (named as one of the world’s top 5 winemakers by his peers) is guiding Di Ciacca’s Maturano mission.Other Single Varietal WhiteRich WhitesItaly2017750 ml14%+
Champagne Marc Chauvet Brut Tradition
Really! Honestly! Go no farther than Marc Chauvet for your Champagne. If you don’t want to spend £27.50, then try Blanquette de Limoux, but please don’t resort to cheap Champagne!
To my mind Clotilde’s latest cuvee is her best yet! Soft, full, biscuity and long-lasting (in the palate, that is – I suspect the bottle will be polished off very quickly!)
o 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
o 2/3 2015 vintage, 1/3 reserve wine
o Dosage 12gms
o Disgorged in after 3 years sur lattes
Previous years’ accolades;
Top 12 Fizzes for Christmas 2012 Daily Telegraph -“”Warm in style, nicely biscuity, with personality but one that will please a variety of tastes. Very box office.”
A previous cuvee was also in Oz Clarke’s 250 Best Wines of 2011: “a fascinating wine,” and recommended by Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph November 2010: “delicious.”
and recommended in The Guardian May 2010: “impressive.”Mixed BlendSparklingFrance750 ml11%-12.5%
£27.50Add to basket
Brunelli Amarone Classico
Luigi Brunelli’s Amarone Classico is a perfect example of this wine as defined by Cassiodorus: “drinkable purple of incredible smoothness”. Multiple Gold-medal winner, and for me, the best Amarone I tasted out of over 100 at the Vinitaly Trade Wine Fair in Verona.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsItaly2017750 ml14%+
Dunico Primitivo di Manduria
Based on the huge popularity of “Fellone” I thought we should have a closer look at the Primitivo grape. Here’s one of four more, each with a distinct “terroir”. What’s the Italian for “terroir”, I wonder? This one is distinctive due to the sandy soil of the vineyards. Aged for over nine months in French oak it’s a whopping 16% alc but despite that, it’s the most complex of the range, maybe that’s what you expect for nearly £30 a bottle.PrimitivoBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
Barolo La Fusina
Another top find from a hunting mission at Vinitaly; my favourite Barolo from over 120 tasted. This single vineyard beauty from the Abbona family is, like all Barolos, made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, the king of Piedmont reds! Aged for 30 mnonths in french oak barrels and then a further 8 months in bottle before release. 2016 is one ot the top vintages of the past decade.Other Single Varietal RedBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
Miguel Merino Blanco
Only 1188 bottles produced in 2016. Miguel Merino Blanco comes from two very special vineyards: La Loma (planted in 1946) and Mingortiz (planted in 1977). In
La Loma vineyard (1,4 hectares at 534 metres of altitude), apart from the red Tempranillo and Garnacha vines we have a little
treasure: a few vines of Garnacha Blanca that give us grapes of floral aromas, great complexity, body and deepness. Mingortiz is
a 0,74 hectare slope facing East; only at the top end of the vineyard there are some Viura vines (0,20 ha). Up there, the soil is
shallow, with great drainage and calcareous and clay composition. Its location, sun exposure and soil make this vineyard ideal to
provide fresh and mineral Viura grapes.
The grapes were harvested by hand early in the morning and then taken to the winery in small crates, where they were selected
and pressed. After a 24h settling the must was racked into 4 500-litre barrels of French oak, where they went through the alcoholic
fermentation.Other Single Varietal WhiteOakey WhitesSpain2016750 ml13-13.5%
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