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  • Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2018, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2018, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11.5% 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

  • “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2018, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2018, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS62

    Established in 1858 and based in Pokolbin, New South Wales, Tyrrell’s are a medium sized family business with vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Limestone Coast and Heathcote, and export to more than 50 countries around the world.


    Tyrrell’s Old Winery range is named after its historic winery in the Hunter Valley, built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864.  A classic range of wines produced using fruit from premium Australian wine regions, Old Winery delivers distinctive varietal character and outstanding quality synonymous with the Tyrrell’s name.


    A multi regional blend of Pinot Noir fruit from some of the best red growing regions in the country. The majority of the fruit was machine harvested, after which the fruit was fermented in a combination of traditional hand plunged open vats and larger potter tanks. Maturation was then carried out in predominantly French oak for 12 months prior to bottling.


    Lots of varietal cherry and strawberry aromas with complex forest floor undertones. A soft but generously flavoured style with sweet aromas of berries and mushroom. The palate is long and concentrated with rich sweet fruit, subtle savoury oak support and smooth tannins.

    £12.94

  • 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.

    £13.44

  • Grenache 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Grenache 2016, “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!

     

    £13.44

  • “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS107

    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.

     

     

    The grapes for Yalumba “SC” Shiraz are sourced from several different Barossa vineyard sites that show important variations in vine age, micro-climates and soil types. All of these variations contribute to the diversity of flavours that Barossa Shiraz can exhibit. The wine was aged for 14 months in French, Hungarian and American oak.

     

     

    A classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced. This is generous and flavoursome wine with ripe tannins and a concentrated finish.

    £16.86

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that span the Yarra. The vineyards were chosen in particular for their high diurnal temperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. Yields are low.

    All grapes were hand picked. Due to exceptional fruit quality, 40% was fermented as whole bunch. This was a perfect opportunity to harness the whole bunch perfumes of the Yarra. The must was cold soaked for four days, with a mix of drain and returns and light plunging for 10-12 days. Indigenous fermentation took place in large open fermenters and large oak vats. The wine was matured in a mix of old barriques and stainless steel tanks, with four months in French oak.

    This Pinot Noir has aromas of raspberry, cherry and cranberry. Baked earth, dried spice, juniper and fresh bay tree notes also come through on the nose. On the palate, dark fruits, a velvety mouthfeel and soft savoury tannins make a lovely finish.

    £18.12

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    AUS29

    Founded in 1997 by Phil Sexton and today owned by Brown Brothers, , Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Innocent Bystander’s head winemaker, Steve Flamsteed, has worked for many years in the Australian wine industry.

     

    Fruit for this wine was sourced from three of the the Innocent Bystander estate vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack. This selective approach results in highly expressive wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

    Fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed, with the free run juice kept separate from the pressings. No racking or clarification of the juice occurred, so the free run was fermented on juice solids. Fermentation was done using indigenous yeast in new and seasoned French barriques and puncheons, with the lees stirred monthly until winter. No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was lightly fined prior to bottling.

     

    Pale gold in the glass, the nose has aromas of white peach, orange and grapefruit zest with hints of fresh ginger. On the palate, stone fruit, grapefruit and star anise come together in a wine that is tight and crisp initially, but opens into a long, fine texture with lingering touches of spice.

    £18.12

  • Giant Steps Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Giant Steps Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS14

    Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker that has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent varietal wines. The new Yarra Valley range of wines is made from hand-picked fruit from the estate vineyards which are expressive of the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

     

    Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Sexton, Tarraford, Applejack and Jobling estate vineyards.

     

    Wines from the Yarra Valley range are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking and minimal fining and filtration. All the fruit is 100% hand-picked and fermented in 500 litre French oak puncheons, of which 20% are new and 80% older oak. No malolactic fermentation took place. Lees stirring was carried out for around two months. The wine was then aged for 10 months in 20% new and 80% used French puncheons.

     

    An elegant, refined and delicate Chardonnay that is also surprisingly voluptuous. The nose shows classic Yarra characters of lemon sorbet, white peach and nectarine underpinned with notes of marzipan and hazelnut. Crisp acidity on the back palate ensures a refreshing, clean finish.

     

     

    £22.44