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The roots of the Colombini family in Tuscany go back to 1592, and their tradition of excellence in winemaking began in 1790 with the founding of the Fattoria dei Barbi. It was in the 1960?s that Francesca Cinelli Colombini made a name for herself as the stalwart leader of Barbi?s top notch production, and when the next generation came into the spotlight her son Stefano took over the family estate while daughter Donatella branched off to create the neighbouring Azienda del Casato. Donatella is a major...
Established in 1967 by Maurice Grignon, the family winemaking and trading company originally specialised in the production and sale of wine-making materials. Then in 1992, the company was sold and became an Association of Cooperatives and started producing wines from Languedoc- Roussillon. In 1996, the company made significant investments into modern equipment, improved storage and now specialises in the production of high quality wines. The name Foncalieu is made up of letters of villages in the...
Founded in 1906 this is the oldest co-operative in South Africa. Today, it is one of the smallest co-operatives but with under 30 members who are focused on producing quality rather than volume, this winery has produced a attractive range of warm and robust wines with an underlying but distinctive signature. Recent re-branding has brought the packaging bang up to date to meet the demands of today`s wine consumer.
Vina Tres Palacios is a family-run wine cellar established in 1996 by the Palacios family. The winery and vineyards are situated in a beautiful sub valley called Cholqui which means `birds head` in the native language. This special location sits 250 metres above sea level and stands exposed to cool breezes that come off the Pacific Ocean. Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of vineyards in this location striving to make Chilean varietal wines which reflect the uniqueness of its terroir and place...
This little winery is located in the village of Vacqueras and produces some award winning Rhone wines. This is their `straight` red and it delivers a fantastic herb infused and scented spicy aroma followed by a rich and ripe fruitiness. Blended from Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre grapes grown on their own estate its then vinified for maximum extraction and retention of fruit character. A simply stunning example of the Rhone at its best.
Lombard & Cie House of Champagne was founded in 1925 and is situated in Epernay the capital of Champagne. The Lombard family owned vineyards in the early part of the last century in Hautvillers and has now located their vines mainly in Montagne de Reims West. All the grapes come from selected areas of the highest quality due to their area and soil and exposure.
Presented in a distinctive bottle which was inspired by King Henry IV of France, Laurent Perrier Rosé is fresh on the nose and displays a delightful concoction of small berry fruits; strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. The pretty light salmon colour results from the red grape skins being left on the wine for up to three days (a technique called ‘saignee’). This Champagne is lively and well-rounded with a fine, delicate mousse and a long finish.
Cantine Volpi`s wine-making premises are located in Viguzzolo, just outside the Piedmontese town of Tortona. Giuliano Noè has been responsible for the technical side for many years, always aiming at further improvement in the quality. When the wines have completed their initial period of development, they change surrounding for their subsequent maturation and ageing. The cellars where they complete their maturation are located in the out-skirts of Tortona, where an extensive variety of ageing barrels...
The Domaine Closerie is located on the the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, with vineyards spread over the Plateau des Garrigues. The vineyards are spread over stony mountain sides and grow grape varieties typical of the region.
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
Delight your customers or friends with this 12-bottle wine gift case - an instant tour around the world of wine! Six reds and six whites, all carefully chosen by Wine Hound's buyers to give the lucky recipient a fine selection of delicious wines to enjoy.
Geoff Merrill was born in 1953 and was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia until he was 11 years old. The Merrill family then moved to the Barossa Valley, just north of Adelaide, where Geoff`s first links with the wine industry were formed. Following his `apprenticeship` at Chateau Reynella, in 1985 he purchased the historic Mount Hurtle winery. Reknowned for his handle-bar moustache and friendship with many of crickets elite, his talents were recently rewarded when he received...
From one of the great family houses in Champagne (Louis Roederer produces the famous ‘Cristal’ Champagne), this Brut Premier is a pale golden colour with a rich yet subtle bouquet including hints of hawthorn, almonds and toast. This smooth and complex Champagne is a delightful balance between the key varietals with the finesse of Chardonnay combining beautifully with the structure and fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.
Sacha Lichine is a man of pedigree. His father, of Russian descent, and American mother, had built their wealth and reputation with a Bordeaux business which included Chateaux Prieurie Lichine and Lascombes in Margaux. Sacha Lichine has continued with the family tradition for innovation, by drawing on his wide experience of winemaking and his keen understanding of consumer needs a range of contemporary Mediterranean wines with the ?chicken? labels, whose fruit forward style makes them immediately...
Champagne Lanson formed in 1760 is the third oldest house in Champagne and one of the most prestigious. Founded by Francois Delamotte they obtained the Royal Warrant during the reign of Queen Victoria, something which remains today. Collaborating with the same winemaker, Jean-Paul Gandon, for 38 years, Champagne Lanson is one of the few houses in the Champagne region that chooses not to use malolactic fermentation. The wines are aged for longer than most non vintage Champagnes with a minimum of...
Maison Maurel Vedeau was created from the partnership of two experienced viticulturists and winemakers, Stephane Vedeau and Alain Maurel. Now under the ownership of Bonfils, the winemaking expertese and skilled viticultural disipline is maintained from the winery and estate vineyards at La Baume. The range of varietal and generic Languedoc wines are immaculate; immediately flattering yet true to their terroir.
We've hand-picked some of our best rosé wines for this lavish twelve bottle mixed wine case collection. We've included the delicately perfumed Domaine du Grande Mayne; a lusciously light, a bright, fresh wine with rich berry aromas from Angentina's Mendoza region; a delicious Temranillo-based rosé from central Spain and to round things off, a dry, salmon-pink rosé from Italy's Veneto region. Perfect wines as aperitifs and to accompany your seafood or salads.
Four wonderful Bordeaux reds in one classical case. Includes Les Hautes de Bel-Air 2008, Chateau Tanesse 2008, Chateau Peybonhomme 2007 from Cotes de Blaye and a superb Saint-Emilion, Chateau Gachon 2008. Receive a FREE 'Waiters Friend' corkscrew, 24-page 'The Pleasure of Bordeaux wines' booklet and six Jamie Oliver recipe cards.
The `Duc de Chapelle` range of French regional wines were created by the buying team to satisfy the demands of discerning restaurateur. Each autumn, as the new vintage fermentations are competed, the Chapelle blends are created from the selected vats submitted by regional producers from South West France and northern Languedoc. The resulting wines have clearly defined varietal character and universal appeal. A Duc de Chapelle wine has twice been selected into the ?Top 100 Vin de Pays?.
Golden-yellow Champagne with a matching label, Veuve Clicquot is a Pinot Noir-dominated Champagne from the historic House which was founded in 1772. An assertive, powerful Champagne with a fine, persistent mousse, it has aromas of hawthorn flowers and fresh bread with a lingering finish of apples and pears. Winner of numerous prestigious awards.
This is 148 acre property is Bordeaux`s most extensive organic vineyard, situated on the right bank of the Gironde on the best limestone and clay soils of Cars, a small commune near Blaye. The 19th century Chateaux is dominated by a magnificent crenellated tower, offering magnificent views over this ancient estate.
The name of the domaine is in memory of the Seigneur of Morluz, whose lands were bequeathed to Benedictine monks.The vineyard area covers 3 Ha on the Touraine appellation stretching from the outer limits of the Anjou region to the gateways of the Sologne, in an area of confluence formed by the Loire river and its tributaries. It extends across 104 communes in the Indre-et-Loire department and 42 in the Loir-et-Cher. The main part of the vineyard is found to the south-east of Tours, on the hillsides...
Here's a selection to delight all fans of Spanish red wines... The El Classico Spanish Reds is a fabulous six-bottle introduction to the high quality Riojas being created today. There's award-winning Azabache Tempranillo, soft and seductive Don Placero Rioja, silky Marques de Caceres Crianza and limited edition Rioja from a bodegas voted Winery of the Year in 2009, Ramon Bilbao.
Although the winery was established in Sesma in Navarra as recently as 1999, the family vineyards were planted by the Asensio brothers in the 1980s on limestone and gravel sites that benefit from both Atlantic and Mediterranean climatic influence. Javier Asensio took over the running of the winery and employed winemaker José Manuel Echeverria whose brilliant interpretation of Bordeaux varietals combined with the traditional Navarra Tempranillo grape, are exceptional.
If you enjoy your red wines in a smooth and juicy style then this 12-bottle mixed case is a must for you! Our buyers have selected six reds which are so smooth they'll glide down effortlessly and can be enjoyed either on their own or with dishes such as pasta, chilli and cheese dishes. Included you'll find our all-time customer favourite, Duc de Chapelle Cabernet Merlot, mellow Old Vine Garnacha and juicy Australian Shiraz. Plus, there's a delcious wine from South Africa's Robertson region, an organically...
Presented in a distinctive bottle which was inspired by King Henry IV of France, Laurent Perrier Rosé is fresh on the nose and displays a delightful concoction of small berry fruits; strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. The pretty light salmon colour results from the red grape skins being left on the wine for up to three days (a technique called ‘saignee’). This Champagne is lively and well-rounded with a fine, delicate mousse and a long finish.
The family owned domaine is situated in the very heart of the Cote du Rhone, by the picturesque village of Seguret, and flanked by the vineyards of Gigondas. The property extends to 50 hectares and is managed by Jean Pierre Verdeau and his son Christian.
The house of Bollinger was established in 1829, and is situated in the Grand Cru village of Ay, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims. The house own extensive vineyards in the Grand and Premier cru villages, which provide 70% of the house requirements. Bollinger is famed for producing classic Pinot dominated blends, which allow the wines to age gracefully.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
To celebrate a new year, we've compiled this 12-bottle case featuring some of our favourite wines. The whites include the ever-popular 'Borgo Del Col Alto' Prosecco , the stunning Turning Heads Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a tropical fruit-dominant unoaked Los Caminos Chilean Chardonnay .
Maison Maurel Vedeau was created from the partnership of two experienced viticulturists and winemakers, Stephane Vedeau and Alain Maurel. Now under the ownership of Bonfils, the winemaking expertese and skilled viticultural disipline is maintained from the winery and estate vineyards at La Baume. The range of varietal and generic Languedoc wines are immaculate; immediately flattering yet true to their terroir.
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
Sparkle with delight without breaking the bank with these six delicious wines. Enjoy fashionably chic Brgo Del Col Alto Prosecco from Italy's Veneto region, the delightful Familia Schroeder 'Rosa de Los Vientos' rose and the Mont Marcal Cava with creamy flavurs and a persistent mousse. Case contains two bottles of each.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
The Bodega Moya is located beside the Duero river in the village of San Roman de Hornija near the city of Valladolid in central Spain. The Moya family owns some 80 hectares, half planted with Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) and used for the sturdy red Toro wines. Additional plantings include Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Winemaker, Serafin Moya, splits his time between the family winery and making Ribera del Duero wines at Vina Vilano.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1693. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building...
The Bortolotti family has carefully selected a group of viticulturists within the Valdobbiadene appellation over the years, so that only grapes of the highest quality are vinified - all farmers practice organic methods of viticulture. The consortium of the appellation releases an agronomical bulletin to inform the viticulturists regarding the danger of diseases/ pests. Only organic fertilizers, copper and sulfur-based products are used for insect and disease control. In the majority of the vineyards...
Warburn Estate is one of the largest wineries in Australia in a region that makers 50% of the production of New South Wales. Established by the Sergi family in 1968, first exports took place in 1986 and a state of the art bottling, winemaking and distribution facility installed in 2003 has seen them increase their capability to become one of the most notable producers in the country.
Aromas of white flowers, green apples and a hint of minerality precede a vigorous flavour dominated with stone fruits and a touch of nuttiness. A lovely honey ripeness compliments a lively lemony acidity making this very sought after, indeed this was Sir Winston Churchill's favourite champagne!
Enjoy four examples of New Zealand's finest Sauvignon Blancs in this 12-bottle mixed case . Your wines include four bottles each of the aromatic and vibrant Turning Heads and the benchmark quality Wairau River Sauvignon Blancs. Also included are two bottles each of the lively and fragrant Durvillea Sauvignon 2010 and Whitehaven's 2011 Sauvignon with typical gooseberry, grassy flavours.
Tommasi Viticoltori is a family firm founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico region which extends to the northwest of Verona, Italy. From grandfather Giacomo?s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature, not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly by its perfect suitability for grapes. Today...
Enjoy four classic red wines in this exceptional 12-bottle case. Includes vintage claret Chateau le Gardera , a rich Merlot-dominant wine with excellent balance and soft fruit flavours; the silky, summer fruit-flavoured Familia Schroeder `Alpataco` Pinot Noir from a pioneering producer in Patagonia; the soft, rounded Chianti Colli Senesi Poggio Cavalli from southern Tuscany; and the mellow and seductive award-winning Azabache Rioja Crianza from a quality producer in the Rioja Baja region.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
A small estate of 14 hectares, Domaine de Saint Paul is the excellent family domaine of Eli Jeune. Grown on pebble soils in the southern Rhône flood plain, Châteauneuf is predominantly blended from Grenache with Syrah, Muscardin, Cinsault and Mourvèdre adding structure and complexity. There is an alluring intense bouquet of wild herbs, leather and pepper.
The largest Champagne producer in the world makes this wine of medium weight and full fruit, with a fine strong mousse. A generous wine of great elegance to which the Chardonnay contributes hints of brioche and hazelnut.
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
A superb discovery, and at 1.5 hectares of vineyard this really is a tiny estate (one fifth the size of Petrus even!). Located on clay and limestone soil to the north of the village of St Emilion, the vineyards benefit from an exceptional sunny southern exposition.
A premium quality Petit-Chateaux Claret made from a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.This gives the wine a good body and structure from the Cabernet and the lovely ripe luscious fruit of the Merlot grape. Aromas of cassis abound on the nose, quickly followed by hints of chocolate and spice. On the palate the elegance is enhanced with plummy fruit flavours and a creamy smooth finish with velvety tannis. Really well made and produced by one of the last of the great family wine producers.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
Enjoy this selection of white wines and instantly fill those gaps in your wine rack. Contains four bottles each of the following whites: customer favourite Duc de Chapelle Sauvignon Blanc, delicate Orvieto from the Umbrian hills and dry, lemony-fresh Chenin Blanc from a fantastic organic producer in Paarl, South Africa.
Vina Tres Palacios is a family-run wine cellar established in 1996 by the Palacios family. The winery and vineyards are situated in a beautiful sub valley called Cholqui which means `birds head` in the native language. This special location sits 250 metres above sea level and stands exposed to cool breezes that come off the Pacific Ocean. Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of vineyards in this location striving to make Chilean varietal wines which reflect the uniqueness of its terroir and place...
The winemaker, Giancarlo Tommasi, seeks to create a single vineyard wine with a distinct identity. A nose of bitter cherry, orange and woodland aromas distinguishes the Rafael Valpolicella. It has developed powerful mineral and game flavours, finishing with restrained tannins and acidity.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
Founded in 1906 this is the oldest co-operative in South Africa. Today, it is one of the smallest co-operatives but with under 30 members who are focused on producing quality rather than volume, this winery has produced a attractive range of warm and robust wines with an underlying but distinctive signature. Recent re-branding has brought the packaging bang up to date to meet the demands of today`s wine consumer.
Clear salmon and rose-wood pink. The aromas show hints of fresh fruit and Amalfi lemons, recently cut white flowers and cherries. In the mouth it has a light sensation with a fresh mouthfeel, silky finish with reminiscences of sour cherries. Subtle and elegant with a long fruity finish.
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and...
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
Lombard & Cie House of Champagne was founded in 1925 and is situated in Epernay the capital of Champagne. The Lombard family owned vineyards in the early part of the last century in Hautvillers and has now located their vines mainly in Montagne de Reims West. All the grapes come from selected areas of the highest quality due to their area and soil and exposure.
The Bodegas was established some 50 years ago by the Forner family, who at the time were owners of a Grand Cru Classe property in Bordeaux. It is situated in the village of Cenicero, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. They are true pioneers in Rioja, with a philosophy to produce wines that are an expression of the fruit and terroir of the region, with their red wines enhanced by judicious ageing in French oak, as well as introducing `unoaked` white and rose wines.
Mayfield Vineyard was established in 1998 by Richard Thomas, Australian wine industry veteran with his goal to produce the finest wines from the Orange region of NSW. It is one of the highest vineyards in Australia, at around 900 meters above sea level. With a north easterly aspect, the estate experiences an extended ripening period, allowing for the development of wines with complex flavours with natural balance. In its short and illustrious history, Mayfield Vineyard has already achieved both a...
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
This young, vibrant red wine is made from carefully selecting only quality Grenache and Syrah grapes from the heart of the southern Rhône. Rich and fragrant, La Poulardière displays notes of red and black fruits plus green peppers on the nose, with succulent stonefruit flavours accompanied by supple tannins.
One of the few remaining family owned `Grande Marque` Champagne houses, Taittinger has been a benchmark for elegance and consistency since the firm was established in 1743. The house owns nearly 600 acres of the finest vineyards in the region, making it one of the largest growers as well as a highly regarded producer.Nearly 40% of their holdings are planted with Chardonnay (collectively only 27% of Champagne is planted with Chardonnay) so the blend has an unusually high percentage of this noble grape...
Found in the heart of the Cote de Beaune, the picturesque village of Savigny-les-Beaune has for a long time earned its good name. It was here that the monks of Citeaux, the founders of the Burgundian vineyard system, became substantial property owners. In order to administer their vineyards they established a priory in the 16th century, hence the name. Today the domaine is owned by Jean-Michel Maurice, the mayor of Savigny, along with his son Stephen, who uses his international experience as winemaker...
Vigneron Jacky Marteau runs his 25 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay vines according to the principles of `lutte raisonee`, or sustainable viticulture. His vineyards are planted on some of the finest sites in Touraine, on south facing pebble and flint slopes on the south bank of the Cher.
Included is the delicious Azabache Tempranillo, perfect with slowly barbecued lamb, and a Shiraz Pinotage from the Cape which is ideal with a grilled steak. Plus, there's a ripe, juicy red from Portugal's Adriatic coast and to finish, a smooth, plummy and red fruit red from Chile's Colchagua Valley - both selected as great partners for most barbecued meats.
Haut Poitou lies a short distance to the south of the Loire Valley, near the town of Poitou. This forward thinking co-operative has long established a reputation for crisp, clean uncomplicated Loire varietals.
One of the Cape`s more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in...
Situated on a chalk rich slopes, this vineyard is situated in one of the `grosses gewachs`, which roughly equates to a grand cru. Low yielding old vines produce a dry opulent wine with silky peach perfumed fruit and excellent acidity. Delicate elderflower aromas with ripe pear lead to a crisp lemony palate.
Your case contains three bottles each of four superb reds, including rich Australian Shiraz, mellow Rioja, classic Cabernet from a multi-million dollar winery in central Chile plus a soft, seductive Montepulciano from Italy's adriatic coast . This superb collection is available to members for just £69.95 – a saving of over £28 on the normal selling price of £98.40.
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
Perrier Jouët carefully selects grapes from between 35 to 40 crus in the heart of the most prestigious sites in the Champagne region for its Champagnes. Perrier Jouët owns more than 161 acres in Aÿ, Verzenay, Avize and especially Cramant. The slope of the famous Côte des Blancs, is without a doubt the finest vineyard area in the Champagne district as it grows the best Chardonnay grapes. Perrier Jouët was in fact the first Champagne house to recognize the special merit of Chardonnay and, soon after...
Welcombe Hills Vineyard was planted in 2001 overlooking Stratford-on-Avon, near land once owned by the Shakespeare family. The south facing clay slopes are well drained and relatively frost free, probably as ideal a microclimate for grape growing as can be found in the Midlands. Owner and winemaker Chris Gallimore has a commitment to make high quality wines by adapting New World techniques and traditional methods and has established a reputation for producing award-winning wines.
Grown on this estate in the cool climate Tupungato Valley and with the guidance of world renowned consultant Michel Rolland they have crafted a beautiful dry white with bright greenish yellow tints and an intensely vibrant aroma. Elegant and exciting citrus notes of pink grapefruit, passion fruit and lime leap from the glass followed by concentrated flavours on the palate. This is distinguished and elegant and displays great character.A new breed of quality Argentinian wines.
A deliciously dry Cava with a pale yellow-colour and fine bubbles resulting in a perfect mousse. Fresh yeasty aromas from its 18 months on the lees combine with creamy ripe apple and pineapple flavours. Ideal as an aperitif and with a range of dish dishes including cockles, scampi or sardines. Made by the `traditional method` of secondary fermentation in bottle and blended using the classic Catalan grape varieties Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada, together with just a dash of Chardonnay.
LGI were created in 1999 by forward thinking partners aware of the challenge and opportunity that lay ahead for regional French wines in the competitive international market. Wines are made and blended from three main sources; Saint Chinian in the Herault, Jean d`Alibert in Minervois and from Gascogny. Quality of Languedoc and Gascogne varietals exceeds expectation and presentation is second to none.
Named after the famous ship, The Astrolabe, which visited the Marlborough region in the 1800s with French explorer, Jules Dumont d`Urville at the helm, who discovered the regions` significant beauty and potential. Today its namesake has captured these qualities and created a distinctive range of wines. Nurturing the attributes of the soil, vine and climate and combining these with his minimalist approach in the winery, Simon Waghorn transforms the regions grapes into stylish and expressive wines...
The founder, Armand-Raphaël Graser, left his native Alsace in 1915 and settled in the town of Damery, in an 18th century building which is still the company headquarters today. The house name is derived from the following; A.R. being for Armand-Raphael, and `Lenoble` being a tribute to the nobility of Champagne wines. Today the house is owned by the founder`s great granddaughter, Anne Malassagne and her brother Antoine. The house owns 18 hectares of vineyards, which provide 60% of their requirements...
Owned by Luc Choblet, who is a fanatical perfectionist, balancing both technology and tradition in his winemaking. His Muscadet sur Lie is one of intense, almost exotic fruit and clearly shows the character and quality so often missing in this region. The pure Loire Valley Chardonnay is un-oaked and lees aged in the same way that Luc makes his Muscadet.
Six bottle mixed case of this delicious Argentinian Cabernet. Deep red in colour with black fruit hues. Great aromatic intensity with blackcurrant, raspberry and interesting eucalyptus and mint hints. In the mouth, it shows firm and voluminous tannins of great balance and concentration.
Haut Poitou lies a short distance to the south of the Loire Valley, near the town of Poitou. This forward thinking co-operative has long established a reputation for crisp, clean uncomplicated Loire varietals.
Andrew Gordon, owner of Domaine du Grand Mayne, and Michel Coutin, regisseur, have made a superb team over the last 20 years, turning a derelict vineyard into one of the best vineyards in the appellation. Winemaker Michel Coutin originally comes from the Loire region. He studied in Bordeaux, and worked in California before returning to France and joining Andrew with the challenge of making top class wine. Michel is a total perfectionist. He personally supervised the planting of every vine, and vinifies...
Superb 12-bottle case, ideal as a gift for all white wine lovers. Includes Italian Pinot Grigio, crips dry Sauvignon Blanc from Chile; top-rated Chenin Blanc from the Cape and delicious, aromatic southern French Colombard Chardonnay.
Mayfield Vineyard was established in 1998 by Richard Thomas, Australian wine industry veteran with his goal to produce the finest wines from the Orange region of NSW. It is one of the highest vineyards in Australia, at around 900 meters above sea level. With a north easterly aspect, the estate experiences an extended ripening period, allowing for the development of wines with complex flavours with natural balance. In its short and illustrious history, Mayfield Vineyard has already achieved both a...
The young and dynamic François Crochet has made wines in New Zealand and Bordeaux, and now uses his broad experience wisely. The estate consists of some 10 hectares, mostly planted on the limestone slopes surrounding the prestigious village of Bué. To make Sancerre that measures with the best of the appellation, Francois pays a great deal of attention to the quality of his grapes. At harvest he handpicks and this results in expressive wines with the distinctively pungent, flinty characters that the...
During the early 1800?s Stanlake Park became the seat of Rev. Sir. Nathaniel Duckenfield, who had been vicar of St.Martin in the Fields. The Estate was bought in 1847 by George Barker and stayed in the Barker family until 1951. Around 1882, the estate enjoyed a well publicised visit from Queen Victoria and was recorded in great detail by the vicar of Hurst. The owners of Stanlake in the second half of the 20th century were the Leighton family, of which Jon Leighton had the vision to create a Vineyard...
The hilltop town of Montepulciano lies in the south of Tuscany near the town of Siena. The surrounding vineyards are planted with indigenous Sangiovese grapes (Prugnolo), used to produce one of Italy`s noblest red wines. The Crociani family blend Sangiovese with a little Canaiolo and Mammolo, and traditional winemaking methods encourage extraction of voluptuous fruit character, with a distinct mineral and subtle oak influence after two years in barrel. The wine is ruby red with an orange tint, leading...
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1693. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building...
Mayfield Vineyard was established in 1998 by Richard Thomas, Australian wine industry veteran with his goal to produce the finest wines from the Orange region of NSW. It is one of the highest vineyards in Australia, at around 900 meters above sea level. With a north easterly aspect, the estate experiences an extended ripening period, allowing for the development of wines with complex flavours with natural balance. In its short and illustrious history, Mayfield Vineyard has already achieved both a...
The founder, Armand-Raphaël Graser, left his native Alsace in 1915 and settled in the town of Damery, in an 18th century building which is still the company headquarters today. The house name is derived from the following; A.R. being for Armand-Raphael, and `Lenoble` being a tribute to the nobility of Champagne wines. Today the house is owned by the founder`s great granddaughter, Anne Malassagne and her brother Antoine. The house owns 18 hectares of vineyards, which provide 60% of their requirements...
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