1. St Peyre Picpoul de Pinet- Languedoc, France, 2018, 13%
A great new find from the Languedoc region in the South of France. This Picpoul shows typical notes of white flowers, lime and mineral aromas. On the palate enjoy a lemony zing and subtle flavours of floral, ripe, juicy pears. Great match with seafood and also with vegetarian dishes such as cauliflower and potato gratin with Gruyere cheese.
2. Bardos Verdejo- Rueda, Spain, 2018, 13%
Easy drinking Verdejo with aromas of peach, cut grass, citrus and lovely minerality! A proportion of this wine is rested on its ‘lees’ for 2 months, which adds extra richness and complexity and are not normally used in wines at this price! Refreshing and crisp on the palate with a lively acidity. Enjoy with lime chicken, carnitas or even fish tacos!
3. Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc- Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2014, 13.5%
From old vines which produce fewer grapes but of higher quality. This Chenin Blanc is rich and refreshing, with notes of pineapple, yellow melon and hints of apricot. Regular lees stirring for the first three months adds to the complexity and rich mouth feel to the wine. Perfect match with mild camembert cheese topped with toasted nuts and wild honey.
4. Tahbilk Marsanne- Victoria, Australia, 2015, 12.5%
Marsanne is an exciting grape variety most famous for producing wines from the Northern Rhone, but is even better suited to the climate in Australia! This is a mouth-wateringly refreshing wine with an attractive bouquet of bright citrus fruits with a hint of lime. On the palate, waxy lemon and juicy grapefruit flavors lead to a racy finish. Enjoy by the fire.
5. San Marzano Talo Verdeca- Puglia, Italy, 2018, 12.5%
In San Marzano, vine growers take care of their small vineyards as if they were gardens. This is a superb value for money white wine using one of Puglia’s best white grape varieties. It’s rich in flavour and full of delicious minerality and intense aromas. Serve with rich fish dishes or drink on it’s own if you like a bold white wine.
6. Vidal Sauvignon Blanc- Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019, 13%
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys where typical warm days and cool nights provide classic flavours, intensity and definition. Aromas of passionfruit and citrus lead into a palate showing vibrant, tropical fruit flavours. A distinctive and classical Marlborough style. Perfect with seafood canapes.
1. Camp Cabernet Sauvignon- Sonoma County, USA, 2016, 13%
Camp wines were created to showcase the quality and value of Sonoma County wine. This blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Malbec expresses pleasant aromas of strawberry, raspberry, ripe plum, baking spice and mint. All parts are aged 8 months in neutral French oak barrels. Enjoy with big rich burgers.
2. Berton Winemakers Reserve Shiraz- Padthaway, South Australia, 2016, 13%
This red is a fantastic example of an Australian Shiraz, with deep colour and aromas of blackberry and plum over toasty coffee and spicy oak. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich plum, blueberry and mocha notes. Great with lamb cutlets served with a rich, red wine sauce.
3. Esporao Pe Tinto- Alentejo, Portugal, 2018, 13%
Produced from various Portugese varieties including Moreto, Castelao and Trincadeira. An easy drinking style with bags of fruit while retaining a perfect balance of tannin and acidity to keep everything in check. Aromas include notes of dark cherries and blueberries. Enjoy on its own or with casual food like pizza!
4. Zuccardi Los Olivos Malbec- Uco Valley, Argentina, 2018, 14%
2018 was a great year for the Uco Valley- good yields and great quality fruit resulted in wines of intensity and character. This Malbec is no exception! Vibrant elegant plum, blackberry and white pepper notes, with a long fruity finish. Rich and chewy with subtle French oak adding some savoury spice and lots of complexity. An ideal accompaniment to a Chargrilled steak.
5. Tapas Enate Tempranillo- Somontano, Spain, 2018, 14.5%
This Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend is produced by a leading Somontano producer at high altitude in the Pyrenees. Notes of strawberry and liquorish mingle playfully with red berries and cherries. Smooth and versatile with a lovely, fresh finish. It is the perfect accompaniment to Spanish tapas such as cod croquettes and black pudding.
6. Mas Belles Eaux Petit Verdot- Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2017, 14.5%
This Petit Verdot is a staff favourite. Mas Belles Eaux owes its name to the clear natural springs that flow around the estate supplying fresh water to the vineyards, which can be traced back to antiquity. Enjoy a wonderfully aromatic nose with notes of violet, kirsch and vanilla. It is a very drinkable style by itself or is a great match with cheese or duck dishes.
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