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  • Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2017, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2017, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    AUS35

    Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    The Semillon was pressed quickly and cold settled to produce very clean juice for a cool flavour-retaining ferment in stainless steel while the Sauvignon blanc was crushed and sat on skins for 3 hours before pressing to extract as much flavour as possible. All juice was fermented cool to retain intense varietal characters. Wine was left on fine lees for a 4 month period before blending and bottling to maximise the flavours and character.

     

    Transparent pale green in appearance, the nose has aromas of tropical fruits with some complexity of fresh cut grass.


    Zesty palate of lime and lemon with some passion fruit and gooseberry notes.

    £8.16

  • Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS60

    Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    Fermentation took place at warmer temperatures of 20-22°C for five to seven days to optimised the extraction of desirable flavour and colour, whilst retaining a soft tannin structure.

     

    Dark cherry red in the glass, the nose is of ripe red fruits, dark plums with a fusion of vanillin oak. The palate is full and rounded with silky tannins and lingering cherry flavour. Layers of  juicy red fruits and dark plums combine with spicy notes, balanced acidity and a touch of vanillin oak.

    £9.00

  • Botrytis Semillon 2014 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 11% vol, 37.5cl

    Botrytis Semillon 2014 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 11% vol, 37.5cl

    AUS100

    The late Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them.

     

    Light golden in appearance, the nose has citrus, peach, pear, nectarine and honey and just a touch of oak.

     

    The palate is rich, sweet and rounded with peach, citrus and a slight touch of refreshing acidity to give this wine a beautifully balanced and lingering finish.

     

    Half Bottle

    £9.60

  • Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS45

    De Bortoli’s “Regional Reserve” series is composed of regional wines from premium vineyards across Victoria, Australia. The Regional Reserve Pinot Noir is from several vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley that are vinified separately before being blended and aged in old French oak.

     

    A vibrant, perfumed Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry fruit notes, soft, gentle spicy flavours with plumpness and juicy acidity.”

    Steve Webber, Winemaker

    £12.48

  • Shiraz-Viognier 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Viognier 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS36

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Parcels of Shiraz were harvested in late February and March, with each one fermented separately, using open fermenters. 5% Viognier was added to be co-fermented with the Shiraz, bringing added complexity, freshness and aromatic lift, while also helping with colour. Warm fermentation temperatures combined with regular pumpovers and plunging ensured optimum extraction. Only the best parcels were selected to produce the wine, which was matured in older French and American oak for structure and a small portion in new French oak to add complexity to the blend.

     

    Deep purple red in colour, the wine is a heady mix of dark berry fruit, with earthy nuances and lifted florals from the addition of Viognier. Excellent structure, it has great depth and richness of plums and blackberries with supportive, balanced oak and a lingering finish.

    £12.78

  • Grenache 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Grenache 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS42

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics while darker soils including `Terra Rossa` types contribute rich, bold tannins.

     

    The wine is matured in older French oak, to add complexity and mid palate richness, but not to dominate the varietal characters. The wine is bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.

     

    This lively wine displays intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, spice and hints of dried herbs. The palate demonstrates all the characters expected from a medium bodied Grenache: sandy, gritty tannin structure; lovely dryness on the finish; coupled with balanced sweet plum and strawberry fruit, a fantastic food wine!

     

    £12.78

  • “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS26

    The Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in “La Bohème”. This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880’s Paris.

     

    Act 4 combines the spicy quality of Syrah (Shiraz) with the juicy fruit of the Beaujolais grape, Gamay.

     

    A mixture of whole bunches and whole berries with some early foot stomping to create some juice to start the ‘wild’ ferment. Some additional working of the skins toward the end of fermentation. The grapes were then pressed and the wine racked in to 500 litre casks for 10 months ageing.

     

    Deep red with a purple edge, the nose is gently aromatic with aromas of red fruits & dried herbs together with some earthy, mineral complexity. The palate is supple and textural with juicy, cherry like fruits and forest notes, lots of spice and good zesty acidity.

     

    An unusual blend, but a successful one!

    £14.88

  • “Bush Vine” Grenache 2018, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Bush Vine” Grenache 2018, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS102

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

    Often described as one of Australia’s unsung heroes, Grenache is naturally lighter in colour than Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon but provides wonderful big fruit flavours. Yalumba is extremely fortunate to have access to some of the oldest Grenache vineyards in the Barossa –indeed in the world – with fruit for this wine sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1973.

     

     

    Cool nights throughout summer helped to retain the acidity and pristine fruit flavours of this Old Bush Vine Grenache.

     

    The majority of the grapes are from low yielding old vines 35-80 years of age. Fermentation is initiated by wild yeasts naturally present on the grapes from the vineyard, cultured winery yeasts are then added to finish off the process. The wines was aged for 9 months in old (3-6 years) French, Hungarian and American hogsheads.

     

    Quite pale in appearance with a nose of pure red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and elegant. Violets and liquorice show through the ripe and juicy palate. Think Pinot Noir with a touch of attitude!

    £16.86

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    AUS41

    Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith, Shaw and Smith’s aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand amongst the best of their type in Australia.

     

    Grapes were sourced from the estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers.
    All the grapes were hand picked to ensure they were in pristine condition upon arrival at the winery. This ensured no oxidation or skin contact, resulting in less need for the use of SO2. Whole bunches were de-stemmed, crushed, chilled, gently pressed and then underwent cool fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine was matured on the lees for a short period and was bottled early under screwcap to retain crispness.

     

    The 2018 vintage is the 29th vintage of this wine, and is true to style with accentuated florals and very bright natural acidity. The pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness.

     

    £17.22